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Elektron Octatrack Dynamic Performance Sampler

B&H # ELOCTTRDSPS1 Mfr # OCTATRACK DPS-1
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Product Highlights
  • Sampler & Sequencer with 8 Tracks
  • Sample Tempo Syncing
  • Sample Pitch Scaling & Manipulation
  • Internal Effects Engine
  • Step Sequencing
  • Assignable Fader Controller
  • Internal Flex RAM - 80MB Per Project
  • USB 2.0 & Compact Flash Card Reader
  • Resolution: 24-Bit / 44.1kHz
  • Loopmaster Samples on 2GB Flash Card

The Elektron Octatrack Dynamic Performance Sampler is intuitive, powerful yet portable hardware designed to deliver flexible sampling, loop manipulation, effects processing and pattern sequencing for producers, remixers, live performances, DJs and more. The Octatrack reads samples from a compact flash card or USB 2.0 device, and features up to 80MB of internal RAM. There are 4 audio inputs for sampling from external audio devices and instruments.

The Octatrack's powerful engine is devised of 4 software "Machines" (Flex, Static, Thru & Neighbor Machines). Easily sync loops and samples to the sequencer's tempo, create swinging grooves, apply micro-timings, add real-time effects to grooves and more. The Octatrack is well suited for live performances, allowing for lengthy samples to be streamed directly from a compact flash card, while allowing for real-time pitch and tempo control.

The Step Sequencer features 8 recording tracks, 16 banks per project, 256 patterns per project, 8 arrangements per project, 4 parts per bank and 16 scenes per part. There are plenty of internal effects that include 12/24dB multi mode filter, 2-band parametric EQ, 2 - 10 stage phaser, flanger, delay, echo and much more. Audio signals from external devices may be routed through the Octatrack's effects engine. In addition Elektron includes a 2GB flash card loaded with a sample library courtesy of Loopmasters.

Octatrack OS 1.25 is a software download for all Octatrack owners that includes three new effects - a stereo image shaping Spatializer, a Spring Reverb, and a smooth and wide Dark Reverb.

The Sequencer

8 internal tracks
16 banks per project
256 patterns per project
8 arrangements per project
4 parts per bank
16 scenes per part
Supports swing and slide
Micro timing
Parameter locks
Sample locks
Full real-time control
8 track external MIDI sequencer

Track Effects

Spatializer
Spring Reverb
Dark Reverb
12/24dB Multi Mode Filter
2-band parametric EQ
DJ-style Kill EQ
2-10 Stage Phaser
Flanger
2-5 tap Chorus
Echo Freeze Delay
Gatebox Plate Reverb
Compressor
Lo-Fi (SRR, BRR, Dist and A.M.)

Hardware

128 x 64 pixel backlit LCD
MIDI In/Out/Thru
4 × 1/4" impedance balanced audio
4 × 1/4" audio in jacks
1 × 1/4" stereo headphone jack
Advanced triple DSP system
44.1kHz, 24-bit D/A and A/D converters
Flash-EEPROM upgradable OS
USB 2.0 port
Compact Flash card reader
Infinium optical crossfader
80MB Flex RAM per project
Static sample streaming from CF card
Sample engine reads 24 bit samples
Sequencer 8 internal tracks
16 banks per project
256 patterns per project
8 arrangements per project
4 parts per bank
16 scenes per part
Supports swing and slide
Microtiming
Unlimited parameter locks on each pattern step
Full real-time control
8 Track external MIDI sequencer
Software Machines:
Flex Machines (RAM-based Sample Playback)
Static Machines (Streaming Playback from Compact Flash)
Thru Machines (External Input Playback)
Neighbor Machines (Track Chaining Playback)
Effects Spatializer
Spring Reverb
Dark Reverb
12/24dB Multi Mode Filter
2-band Parametric EQ
DJ-style Kill EQ
2-10 Stage Phaser
Flanger
2-5 Tap Chorus
Delay with Repeat Functionality
Gatebox Plate Reverb
Compressor
Comb Filter
Audio Output Headphones out level: +15dBu
Main/cue outputs level: +10dBu
Output impedance: 560 Ω unbalanced
S/N ratio: 102dBFS (20Hz - 20kHz)
Audio Inputs Input level: +8dBu maximum
Audio input impedance: 9k Ω
S/N Ratio: 99dBFS (20Hz - 20kHz)
Connections MIDI In/Out/Thru
4x 1/4" impedance balanced audio out jacks
4x 1/4" audio in jacks
1x 1/4" stereo headphone jack
USB 2.0 port
Hardware 128x64 pixel backlit LCD
Compact Flash card reader
Infinium optical crossfader
80MB RAM per project
Advanced triple DSP system
44.1kHz, 24-bit D/A and A/D converters
Flash-EEPROM upgradable OS
Construction Sturdy steel chassis
Power Supply Unit power consumption: 8W typical, 18W maximum
Recommended power supply: 6 VDC, 3A
PSU-2 Electrical Specs:
Input voltage range: 100-240V (43-60Hz)
Input connector: IEC320-C8 (2 prong)
In-rush current: 50A maximum
Output voltage: 5.7-6.3 VDC
Output current: 3.5A maximum
Output connector: 5.5 x 2.5mm DC plug, power at center.
Dimensions (WxDxH) 13.4 x 7 x 2.4" (340 x 181 x 63mm)
Weight 5.2lb (2.4kg)
Elektron Octatrack Dynamic Performance Sampler
  • PSU-2 Power Supply
  • 4GB High Speed Compact Flash Card
  • 2GB Samples from Loopmaster Compact Flash Card
  • USB Cable
  • User Manual
  • 3 Year Warranty
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    ElektronOctatrack Dynamic Performance Sampler
     
    5.0

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Portable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Electronic music (3)
      • MIDI (3)
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      5.0

      A live performers dream machine.

      By JVonD

      from Boulder, CO

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Playability
      • Realtime Sampling
      • Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Confusing Setup

      Best Uses

      • Live Performance

      Comments about Elektron Octatrack Dynamic Performance Sampler:

      Created by a genus. Allows you the chance to never have to use mutes when jamming. Instead you use "scenes" making it super versatile and way more fun. The flex samples can be sent through a bunch of different setups that all get interpolated when crossfading. Super sick! Confusing to program but well worth it. It's like having a Super Multi-track Looper, effects processors, synths, and drum machines all in the same unit. Buy it now and improve your sound!

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      5.0

      Amazing

      By Drobot

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Portable
      • Responsive / Good Action

      Cons

      • Difficult to Use

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Concerts
      • Electronic Music
      • MIDI
      • Travel

      Comments about Elektron Octatrack Dynamic Performance Sampler:

      This sampler is only limited by your imagination. The build quilty is far better than the MPCs, and the sound manipulation is stellar. I would say my only complaint is the shortcuts. There are just so many features that you need to learn a new language of shortcuts to implement these features. It would also be nice to have multiple outputs too, but you can use the cue to some degree. Overall you are not going to find a sampler that even compares to this. I also got a great deal using B & H. Buy it!

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      5.0

      Absolutely brilliant device.

      By hydroid

      from NYC

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            Comments about Elektron Octatrack Dynamic Performance Sampler:

            I've owned previous Elektron products so I didn't have that difficult of a time getting going with this. The functionality of the Octatrack goes so deep that it would take a very long figure out every single feature. I love this thing so much. Everything i want it to do i realize it can do and usually very intuitively. Makes making sound so much fun and without the hassle of the computer that most of us have to stare at all day long already. LOVE IT

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            5.0

            This box is fun, inspiring and addictive

            By Dagny Ehm

            from Sedona, AZ

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Flexible
            • Portable
            • Responsive / Good Action

            Cons

            • Steep Learning Curve

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Electronic Music
            • MIDI
            • Travel

            Comments about Elektron Octatrack Dynamic Performance Sampler:

            I purchased the Octotrack for live PA service -- but was instantly impressed with its studio possibilities.

            Its time stretching/ warping power and effects combination allows you go places you would not have thought of otherwise. It will break through limitations you didn't know you had and entirely change how you work with, or feel about samples. Add to this its insanely creative sequencer and you'll be hooked!

            No mouse, no keyboard, just direct experimentation and aural bliss. The sound quality is great, the output loud and the feel of the knobs, buttons and fader perfect!

            One caveat is that there is a bit of a learning curve. This is an instrument after all. However, you'll be rewarded in ways I can't explain. You'll have to see, hear and feel for yourself.

            My music production sounds different than anything I had done before. I guess sometimes you have to get into a box, to think outside the box. Who knew?

            I would recommend this to a friend, but only a friend. You want your competition getting their hands on this!

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            5.0

            Nice

            By ernest

            from new orleans

            About Me Experienced

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            Pros

            • Portable
            • Realistic Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Electronic Music
              • MIDI

              Comments about Elektron Octatrack Dynamic Performance Sampler:

              Like all Elektron instruments this is designed for pros or, people that have time to learn it . It has a big sound and is built very well .

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