Struggling to get the info on this (thanks to Simon Forsyth for the tip), as the Elektron site is running slow as molasses, but it appears that a new version of the Elektron Octatrack has just been announced in a MKII form.
We were already commenting on the pace of new Elektron releases picking up pace, and that was before this news. They are obviously on a mission.
Seems to have borrowed heavily from the look and style of the Digitakt digital sample drum machine. The Octatrack, is a cult machine which is used by many at the heart of a live performance system, though its legendarily difficult machine to get to grips with, its capabilities are highly valued.
The Octatrack MKII takes much of the new look of the Digitakt - buttons, higher grade OLED screen and more dedicated buttons for a faster and more direct workflow. Also upgraded are the knobs, which are high precision.
Available in August for €1449/$1349
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