Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Elektron reveal more details of the Octatrack

Elektron reveal further Octatrack details
Great deals on musical instruments

Innovative synth and sequencer manufacturer Elektron have conducted an interview with the user forum, revealing even more groundbreaking details of the Octatrack sampler.

Speaking to a member of the Elektron User's Forum, Jon from Elektron highlighted several key exciting features of the new sampler.

The Octatrack features 8 stereo tracks, with all samples streamed from a Compact Flash card.

The samples can be time-stretched without changing the tempo of the sample, and can be pitch shifted in real time.

Each track features 2 effect blocks which can be assigned to various effects, with an independent LFO routable to any of the track's parameters.

One of the most revolutionary features is the introduction of "scenes" - these contain specific parameter values for all tracks that Jon described as "a sort of giant parameter lock."

By assigning the scenes to the cross fader musicians can quickly fade between two parameter values meaning a lot of interesting results can be had.

Jon went on to say, "the setup page settings will affect the available parameters on the track page.

"This makes the Octatrack more customizable, but without compromising usability."

A lot of people are comparing the Octatrack to the Akai MPC, but Jon feels that the comparison isn't wholly accurate.

"The main difference is the speed of the workflow and the extensive sample manipulation possibilities.

"Just like the Machinedrum and Monomachine we opted to implement a very friendly user interface.

"The Octatrack will work as a standalone instrument, but many people are claiming it's most appreciated in a full setup with the Monomachine and Machinedrum.

"The four inputs, configured as two stereo pairs, of the Octatrack will of course be useful when connecting them all together."

In addition, a USB port allows for straightforward and quick adding of samples to the machine, meaning workflow is always fast and fun.

Posted on 1 Apr 2010 14:49 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

The KHDK Kirk Hammett Ghoul JR Overdrive delivers signature overdrive/distortion tones in a tiny micro-sized pedal format

17 Nov 2017 13:25
thumbnail

The exciting 2018 PRS SE range of guitars has been announced and will be available soon

10 Nov 2017 17:01
thumbnail

Fender Releases Limited Edition Blues Deluxe Reissue Guitar Amplifier

2 Nov 2017 17:26
thumbnail

Ableton Live 10 updates the Live range and is available soon

2 Nov 2017 15:32
thumbnail

With select Capsun ProAudio purchases, get the critically acclaimed Capsun ProaAudio software absolutely free. Take your production to a brand new level.

1 Nov 2017 10:01

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Wampler announces the Tumnus Deluxe Overdrive Pedal - a new and improved tribute to a renowned overdrive pedal

16 Nov 2017 13:08
thumbnail

The Epiphone Ltd Ed Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V Guitar Outfit is a highly collectable yet gig-able instrument, with special signature appointments

15 Nov 2017 13:55
thumbnail

The Apogee MiC Plus builds on the success of the 2011 MiC, bringing plug-and-play studio-grade recording quality to iOS devices and laptops

14 Nov 2017 17:00
thumbnail

Fender releases new Ed O'Brien signature model Stratocaster loaded with a sustainer pickup; ideal for creating lush layered soundscapes

14 Nov 2017 10:17
thumbnail

Until 30th November 2017, save up to 50% on Komplete 11 bundles with Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware.

14 Nov 2017 10:01
thumbnail

The Yamaha EAD-10 system is the latest in hybrid drum technology, providing studio-quality sounds triggered from an acoustic kit

13 Nov 2017 16:14