My Octatrack MK2 has just arrived. Happily I plugged it in, turned it on, and realized a few problems:
The screen horizontal lines vary in brightness and this changes when a pop up window opens. See photo
Some button text is partially illuminated by the backlight in the button. See photo
Some knobs have some small resistance that I can feel on my fingers. Another friend (who owns an Analog Heat) also felt it and said her Analog Heat does not have this on the knobs
Edit: these seem to be “imperfections” and not malfunctions as one person in the Elektron team said did sound ok to me at first, as I was really hoping that the OT MK2 was alright, but after spending the day outside and finally reading other opinions, I am not satisfied with this explanation. A screen that does not work properly and shows inconsistent behaviour from user to user is not “normal”, especially on a unit that’s sole marketing point is new, better hardware.