We reported yesterday that the UK music tech retailer Juno seemed to have spilled the beans on an imminent release from Swedish electronic instrument manufacturer Elektron. The website had listed the Elektron Octatrack Mk II sampler for sale, although no such product had yet been announced by the company itself. All that has changed this morning with Elektron officially releasing details of the new version of their widely popular 2011 sampler.
Touted as an improved, enhanced and modified sampler and sequencer, the Octatrack Mk II features an OLED designed to be easily read in dimly lit situations, while the other buttons are backlit.
Other physical changes are the contactless crossfader, a larger amount of buttons and balanced audio inputs for increased headroom.
Elsewhere the model features eight stereo audio and eight MIDI tracks, three LFO’s and two effects inserts per audio track and instant stereo sampling enabled.
Elektron are distributed in Australia through Innovative Music Australia.