The radical sampling engine of the Octatrack: expanded with infinity
Elektron has released OS 1.2 for the Octatrack. This major OS update adds, among other things, the Pickup machines. Pickup machines make the Octatrack function as a looper. Record, overdub, loop, reverse, time stretch and pitch shift loops on the fly. Automatic sequencer to loop sync makes it easy to blend pre-programmed Octatrack patterns with recorded takes. Pickup machines are great tools for guitarists, beat boxers, DJs and in general anyone wanting to experiment with loops.
For a detailed tutorial on how to use the Pickup machines, Elektron has uploaded Octatrack Know-How #8. It can be seen here.
To celebrate the release of the OS 1.2, all Octatracks sold and registered until the end of July 2012 will come with three sample packs, assembled by audio content creators Loopmasters. The Octa Pak bundle is specifically made for the Octatrack and normally retails for 120 USD/90 EUR.
Octatrack OS 1.2 is available for download from the Elektron website. As always, the OS update is completely free of charge. Download the OS including full release notes here.
About the Octatrack DPS-1
The Octatrack DPS-1 is an 8 track dynamic performance sampler. The Octatrack is ideal for radical audio processing and performance oriented sampling. Every track features real-time pitch scaling & time stretch and the next generation Elektron step sequencer has been designed with maximum usability and efficiency in mind.
About Elektron Music Machines
Elektron Music Machines pioneers the development of electronic instruments by creating innovative, user friendly and magic sound sources. Their Machinedrum and Monomachine product lines are widely acclaimed for their stellar sound and unique sequencer capabilities.