Introducing Octatrack MKII


#277

OTMKII reminds me a of a kid who reworks an old school essay with a different layout and turns it in again… LOL


#278

Yes! You got to love them for it, best feature ever :ecstatic:

Press FUNC + CUE to erase hours of work aka RELOAD PART


#279

It makes no sense to me to update but not include Overbridge, I wonder if this is something they have now ‘made possible’ and it will come as an update at a later time?


#280


#281

Probably not. I doubt Cenk would say that there are no plans for overbridge if hardware changes to support it has been made.


#282

There will be no Overbridge for Octatrack MKII.


OT Feature Requests Thread (active)
Need help setup Elektron A4 with No Coast over CV
Octatrack multitrack USB question
#283

looks like the new screen is in fact smaller?!


#284

Weird update. As an owner of an original Octatrack, Keys and Rytm, the only thing I want on the OT is Overbridge support.

No OB. Why bother? I would have sold and upgraded if it had Overbridge. Pretty big oversight imo.


#285

Nop it’s the AKAI MPC Live as we speak…I own both OT & Live :wink:


#286

All these people whingeing are being silly. I know everyone wants an OT2 with probability and overbridge etc. But Elektron have never said that was on the cards. I doubt Elektron’s intention is for all us OT owners to sell our machines and get the new one. But new customers buying an OT can now have a nice OLED and better encoders and backlit buttons.

And to call it a missed opportunity is nonsense. Given that the we know that the hardware has reached it’s limit on the OT then adding all these extra features would be have A LOT of work. If Elektron decided it’s not worth it, then fine. They don’t owe us anything. The OT is still the greatest piece of electronic music hardware ever made.


#287

Beautiful colourway! Glad to see Elektron trying bolder product design again.


#288

A post was split to a new topic: DIY audio upgrade to OT


#289

Indeed. And removed the OT logo.


#290

Well considering the amount of they’ve invested in their post Octatrack line of products over the last few years, to have come out with re-issue of the OT and not have it conform to the newer line of products in any way whatsoever… is definitely a missed opportunity


#291

High precision knobs might mean something new for the parameter precision in the OS? Will they not be meaningless in the current OS or am I missing something?


#292

90% of this feels right to me:

Same layout with some workflow enhancements - good
No overbridge (surely if not stated) so all stays in the box - (maybe good)
OLED display - good

But a bit too pricey. Unless it’s got keys on it, £1000 should be the max.


#293

Changed the size and shape of the whole machine too


#294

I expect in not too long you’ll be able to get it for a grand new.


#295

Maybe but these things hold their price


#296

The Elektron prices are usually significantly higher than what you can get them for at, say, Juno.