Elektron Octatrack II – Better Screen, More Buttons, Sturdier Than Ever

Elektron just announced the Octatrack II, the version 2 of their popular flagship sampler.

Given the recent release of the smaller (and considerably more affordable) Digitakt, we didn’t see this coming so early – but we’re happy to see it’s actually happening.
It’s an evolution rather than a revolution, but in my opinion the Octatrack didn’t need one anyway.

What’s New
In Elektron’s words, Octatrack MKII is a better version of itself, boasting high quality buttons and hi-res encoders, a crisp OLED screen with fantastic viewing angles, a professional contactless crossfader and an increased count of dedicated buttons.

Especially the new screen and the extra buttons are a welcome improvement in terms of workflow. After all, this is a performance sampler.
Overbridge support is not listed in the new features, but according to Elektron’s guru Dataline, is “planned”.

Here you can see the main specs:

8 stereo audio tracks
8 dedicated MIDI tracks
Instant stereo sampling
Real time sample time-stretch & pitch-shift
2 × insert FX per audio track
3 × LFO per track
Contactless performance Crossfader
Crisp 128 × 64 OLED screen
Hi-res encoders
Durable back-lit buttons
1 × ¼” headphones output
2 × ¼” impedance balanced main output
2 × ¼” impedance balanced cue output
4 × ¼” balanced external input
1 × USB 2.0 High Speed port
Fully compatible with Octatrack MKI projects/data

Price and Availability

Available in August for €1449/$1349. We’ll update the article as more details become available. More info and preorder (soon) on the Elektron web page.

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