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Octatrack MKII

More than a sampler

Discovering the perfect sample is the start of the process. Then twist it, mess around with it and rebuild it into something uniquely yours. The Octatrack MKII sets new standards for sampling as an art form.

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What does the MKII version bring?

Octatrack MKII is improved, enhanced and modified. A better version of itself, built to mangle samples in demanding environments. Ensured by: 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.

Octatrack MKII features several upgrades compared to the MKI version:

  • Crisp OLED screen providing optimal feedback in dimly lit environments
  • Ultra durable back-lit buttons. Rated for 50 million presses
  • Contactless silky smooth performance crossfader
  • Precise, hi-res encoders
  • Increased amount of dedicated buttons enabling quicker workflow
  • Balanced audio inputs with plenty of headroom

8 track dynamic
performance sampler

Game-changing hardware

The Octatrack MKII brings enormous sample processing ability into a machine designed for live performance. It redefines how you transform your sounds, as well as how you interact and play with them. It lets you do things that were previously impossible with a single instrument.

Natural born performer

Record samples in real time. Add live time-stretching and pitch-shifting. Use the sequencer to control both internal sounds and external MIDI gear. The Octatrack MKII can also be treated as a small mixing desk for your whole setup. The immediate control makes all the difference.

Audio mutation

The crossfader adds immense depth to your sound. First, choose how you want it to affect your samples. Then nudge the crossfader gently for the most subtle and natural-sounding changes – or knock it back and forth like you’re scratching for rapid and extreme enhancements.

The legend continues

During its seven year life span, the original Octatrack quickly became one of the most widely used live performance samplers. An industry standard if there ever was one. It undoubtedly changed the way gear setups look like and gave artists the power to perform live in the truest sense of the word. Now the Octatrack MKII is here. Sharper, better, more robust. It proudly carries the legacy of its predecessor, confirming the position as the creative artist’s instrument of choice.

Nine Inch Nails | Boyz Noise | MGMT | Laurel Halo | Del the Funky Homosapien | Wilco | Andreas Tilliander | Susanne Sundfør | Mogwai | Zombie Nation | The Horrors | Kid Koala | Puscifer | The Field | Basecamp | The Bug | Claude Violante | Simonne Jones | Youth Code | Klute and many many more

Octatrack MKII specifications


Audio track features (x8)
  • 1 × Specialized machine
  • 1 × Track recorder
  • 1 × Amplitude envelope
  • 3 × LFOs
  • 2 × User selectable track effects
MIDI track features (x8)
  • 1 × Arpeggiator
  • 3 × LFOs
  • 10 × configurable CCs
Sequencer
  • 8 × Audio tracks
  • 8 × MIDI tracks
  • Up to 64 steps per pattern
  • Individual track lengths
  • Individual track time signatures
  • Chromatic, slice, slot, and delay freeze modes
  • Parameter locks
  • Trig conditions
  • Sample-per-step change
  • Micro timing
  • Retrig functionality
  • Swing and slide
  • Full real-time control
Storage
  • CompactFlash card storage
  • Amount of Projects dependent on CF card size
  • 80 MB Flex RAM per project
  • Static sample streaming from CF card
  • 256 patterns per Project
  • 256 sample slots per Project
  • 8 Arrangements per Project
Track effects
  • 12/24dB multi mode filter
  • 2-band parametric EQ
  • DJ-style kill EQ
  • 2-10 stage phaser
  • Flanger
  • 2-5 tap chorus
  • Spatializer
  • Comb filter
  • Compressor
  • Lo-Fi (SRR, BR, Dist and AM)
  • Echo freeze delay
  • Gatebox plate reverb
  • Spring reverb
  • Dark reverb
Hardware
  • 128 × 64 pixel OLED screen
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru
  • 2 × 1/4” impedance balanced main audio out jacks
  • 2 × 1/4” impedance balanced cue audio out jacks
  • 4 × 1/4” balanced/unbalanced external input jacks
  • 1 × 1/4” stereo headphone jack
  • 44.1 kHz, 24-bit D/A and A/D converters
  • Hi-speed USB 2.0 port
  • Power inlet: Center positive 5.5 × 2.5 mm barrel jack, 12 V DC, 2 A
Balanced audio outputs
  • Main outputs level: +17 dBu peak
  • Output impedance: 440 Ω unbalanced
  • Digital S/N ratio: 104 dB (20–20,000 Hz)
Headphones outputs
  • Headphones out level: +17 dBu peak
  • Output impedance: 55 Ω
Balanced audio inputs
  • Input level: +17 dBu peak
  • Audio input impedance: 21 kΩ
  • Digital S/N ratio: 106 dB (20–20,000 Hz)
Electrical specifications
  • Unit power consumption: 7 W typical
  • Compatible Elektron power supply: PSU-3b
Physical specifications
  • Sturdy steel casing
  • Dimensions: W 340 × D 184 × H 63 mm
  • (13.3” × 7.2” × 2.5”) (including knobs, jacks, and rubber feet)
  • Weight: approximately 2.3 kg (5 lbs)
  • Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature: +40˚C (+104˚F)
Miscellaneous
  • 16 GB high speed CompactFlash card included
  • 2 GB of Loopmasters samples on the CF card
  • USB cable included
  • Printed user’s manual included
  • 3 year Elektron warranty
Included in the box
  • 16 GB high speed CompactFlash card
  • Power Supply PSU-3b
  • Elektron USB cable
  • Quick Guide