Elektron Octatrack DPS-1 (Beat Meshing With Richard Devine)

From Richard Devine on Vimeo:
First session with the Elektron Octatrack. Checking out some of the capabilities of this new machine. No drum loops used in this short jam. Just triggering single shot samples of nord percussion and analogue drum sounds. Using the three stages of LFO’s for each track to control effects animation and various other parameters. Making some use of the re-trigger sample functions spanned across 4 patterns.

From: http://www.elektron.se/

The Octatrack is an 8 track performance sampler. Recording of sounds is a breeze thanks to the intuitive user interface, but the fun really starts once the samples are inside the machine. All audio content can be heavily processed and radically transformed. Loops do not have to be restricted by tempo or tone and can always stay in sync no matter if they are pitch shifted or if the tempo of the sequencer is changed. The inflexible nature of samples is finally a thing of the past.

The Compact Flash card compability allows for huge amounts of samples to be constantly accessible. The USB port is ideal when transfering sample libraries between your computer and the Octatrack. The optical fader can be assigned to any of the parameters, adding a wealth of live control possibilities.

The producer will be able to treat samples in radical ways. The extensive audio mangling capabilities paired with the user friendly interface make the Octatrack an outstanding studio tool.

Stats at a glance:

* 8 Internal Tracks
* Real-time Time Stretch
* 64 step Variable Length Tracks
* Real-time Pitch Shift
* 2 FX Blocks per Track
* 16 Instantly Available Banks
* 8 Recorders
* 256 Instantly Available Patterns
* 3 LFOs per Track
* 64 Instantly Available Scenes
* 8 Arrangements per Project
* Unlimited Amount of Projects
* Infinium Optical Crossfader
* Unlimited Amount of Sets
* Compact Flash Card Reader
* 3 Year Elektron Warranty
* USB 2.0 Port
* Total Sample Control

What’s in the box:

* 1 Power Supply Unit
* 1 Power Supply cable of your selection (EU, US, UK, AUS)
* 1 Octatrack User’s Manual
* 1 4gb Compact Flash card
* 1 USB cable

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