Elektron Octatrack 8-track Performance Sampler

8-track Sampling Workstation/Sequencer with Compact Flash Card and USB
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The Future of Sampling Is Here

Here's an easy approach to on-the-fly sampling. The flexible Octatrack treats loops with 100% in-sync elasticity. You can pitch shift them and change the tempo of the device, but everything will remain strictly in place. What's more, you can mold single sounds into practically any shape imaginable with the Octatrack. Assign any parameter you want to the optical cross fader for precision control. There's even a flash card and USB port for massive storage or fast file transfers. Do all this and much, much more with the Octatrack from Elektron.

Superior audio mangling and flexibility

Sweetwater engineers and musicians appreciate the Elektron Octatrack's audio disfigurement facilities that let you warp and mangle your audio any way you hear it. Octatrack's real-time time pitch-shifting and audio-stretching capabilities let you say goodbye to inflexible samplers of yesteryear. Octatrack is a fluid performance machine with amazing flexibility that makes it easy to improvise. Stream huge samples for backing tracks. Control your external MIDI equipment. Even use it as a compact mixer. Say hello to the future of sampling: Elektron Octatrack.

Elektron Octatrack 8-track Sequencer Features at a Glance:
  • Eight stereo audio tracks
  • Each track includes:
    • One specialized machine
    • One track recorder
    • One amp envelope
    • Three LFOs
    • Two user-selectable FX
  • Onboard 16-track sequencer (eight internal, eight MIDI)
  • Real-time pitch shifting and time stretch
  • Playback Modes: Slice, Slots, Chromatic, Delay Ctrl, and Quick Mute
  • Assignable Crossfader
  • Allows straightforward recording of samples on the fly
  • Loops are treated with complete elasticity:
    • Remaining in sync when pitch- or tempo-shifted
  • Single sounds can be molded into virtually any shape
  • Compact flash card for massive library storage
  • USB port for rapid file transfer
  • Three-year Elektron warranty
Step into the future of sampling with Elektron Octatrack!

Additional Media

Octatrack User Manual
Elektron Updates Octatrack to Version 1.25C

Tech Specs

Sequencer 8-track
Analog Inputs 4 x 1/4"
Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4" (Cue), 2 x 1/4" (Main), 1 x 1/4" (Headphones)
MIDI I/O In/Out/Thru
Sampling Yes
RAM 85.5MB
Additional Media Storage Compact Flash
USB 1 x Type B
Depth 6.8"
Width 13.3"
Height 2.3"
Weight 5.2 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number ES_DPS1

Customer Reviews

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Wonderful service from Sweetwater!

Sweetwater is the best! They called me shortly after my order and were extremely professional and kind. I will always recommend Sweetwater to my friends and family. I love the Octatrack so far (I've only had it for 2 hours) and can't wait to start making some original compositions with it. The possibilities look pretty endless with this little machine!

Best Hardware Sampler Ever!

The Elektron Octatrack is the most versatile musical tool ever: sampler, effects processor, midi sequencer, multi-gigabyte audio tracker, etc... It's a powerful sampler with real-time manipulation. Recording and editing samples is easy (once you read the manual) and creating and arranging patterns can lead into complete songs without touching a computer. It can also process external audio in real-time with the internal audio effects. Such an incredible and powerful MIDI sequencer... blows my mind how easy I'm controlling my Moog SLIM Phatties (x3) and Roland Octapad SPD30. Elektron Octatrack is built like a tank (very solid), is a lot of fun to play with and sounds amazing!

Incredible instrument

The Octatrack is an incredible powerhouse of an instrument. You could feasibly record an entire album using just this device. I am currently using it as a drum machine and a master MIDI controller for an Analog Keys, eurorack, and an array of Korg Volcas. And of course, for chopping up, editing, mangling, and jamming with samples. Triggering multiple samples on a single track takes you well beyond the seeming 8-track limitation, and can be accomplished in two 2 ways: either using parameter locks, or chaining multiple samples into a single file and then making slices of each sound. I personally found the commonly-cited complaints about it's difficulty to be largely unfounded. It is indeed a very deep machine so it can be easy to get overwhelmed at first, but if you are modestly technically proficient, and willing to read the manual (and perhaps watch some Youtube tutorials by Cuckoo and others), you shouldn't have too much problem integrating this into your workflow or jam sessions. The first unit I received had a missing button, however this was quickly remedied and Sweetwater issued a replacement unit as soon as I shipped the other one back. This was a manufacturing defect and not Sweetwater's fault.


Simply put ... Amazing...I though at first I was just getting some bad *** sample mangling device. But am using the MIDI sequencer to control all my equipment with a step by step accuracy. All the parameter changes are controllable to do exactly what you want when you want it.. This has been an ableton live replacement for me ever since
Music background: MTV producer

super sampler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the best of de best! i love this machine!
Music background: home studio
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