OS 1.31 adds a screen saver to Octatrack MKII machines that dims the screen after 5 minutes of inactivity and turns off the screen after 60 minutes. Press any key or move any controller to wake up the screen.

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7 posts were merged into an existing topic: OT Feature Requests Thread (active)


There’s already a long-standing feature request thread for the Octatrack, so I’ve moved the inevitable replies for more features to that thread. Let’s keep this one on-topic.

OT Feature Requests Thread (active)

Not concerning MKIs at all?

Keeping 1.30B then.


Ah, much needed!! Thanks! :elot:


The mk1 screen doesn’t need it, and likely can’t be dimmed in the same way (I’m guessing it’s using PWM to dim the OLED?)


Right. This OS release was a necessity for the MKII screen’s well-being over time.


I mean this sincerely, why was this much needed? Do you have really bad ghosting or artifacts?
I’m going on 2 years with my mk2 and I’ve never had an issue with my screen.
I was honestly perplexed when I read the notes.

Ah, Simons post above answered it. I know Oleds can have some trouble so if this helps long term, that’s good. Hopefully more bug updates soon…?


yes, long term solution.


on a sort of related issue, is there a known bug when coming out of Arranger mode where a line of ghost pixels are left over on whatever screen you return to when exiting Arranger? - this happens on mine. They go away once I’ve pressed something else (stop for example). I searched on here but couldnt seem to find anything, but I thought I’d ask before considering raising a ticket.

Im on a mk2 on 1.30D btw.


THANK YOU!!! I can finally relax about leaving my Octatrack turned on for ages.

THANKS!! :smiley:


I also see these artifacts when exiting arranger, mk2, 1.30C.

Good news about the update, my screen has suffered burn in for awhile, but I couldn’t see the point of getting it replaced until there’re was a SW fix.

Now onto fixing the pattern LED brightness :sunglasses:


Not a bug, that’s how this type of OLED behaves.


that’s weird… why not in any other scenario, just exiting arranger?


Look again. Try test mode. You might just notice it more then.


@Ess, will the displays with mild burn-in recover over time?


Wow. That was coming really unexpected. I much appreciate this change.

Thanx, @Elektron!


Sweet, thanx @Elektron


My gratitude overfloweth