DirtyWave M8: The Pocket Tracker

US Pre-orders already sold out on new device      24/07/21

Many established artists started life on trackers; Calvin Harris and Infected Mushroom are notable examples. They're still popular today, with the likes of Renoise to host VSTs and play samples. As yet unreleased, the M8 looks set to be a portable tracker for those who take it seriously. It comes with a sizable price tag but does look gorgeous as is loaded with features. 

The portable tracker sequencer and synthesizer M8 is powered by the Teensy micro-controller and inspired with love from the renowned Gameboy tracker Little Sound DJ. Featuring 8 tracks of freely assignable instruments capable of a wide range of sounds including waveform synthesis, FM, virtual analog, sample playback, and MIDI output.

Sequencer Specifications

  • 8 Monophonic Tracks/Voices
  • 255 Patterns/Phrases & chains
  • 256 Instrument Tables for advanced modulation
  • 128 Instruments per song
  • Song Arranger with Live mode
  • Instantaneous song recall
  • Full MIDI input & Output support

Instruments & Effects

  • Wavsynth - Classic console & computer chip emulation.
  • Macrosynth - Based on Mutable Instruments Braids
  • FM - 4 OP 12 algorithm with feedback per operator.
  • Sampler - 8/16/24 bit mono and full stereo wav format.
  • MIDI Instruments with 10 user definable CCs.
  • Global reverb, chorus, delay and a master bus limiter.
  • Sample recording and song rendering/bouncing.
  • No sample memory or length limitation.

Hardware Specifications

  • 3.5mm TRS MIDI (Type A) input and output.
  • Stereo audio input and Headphone/main output
  • USB MIDI and Audio compliant (Micro-USB)
  • SDHC Micro SD slot for storage
  • 1200mAh USB rechargeable battery - up to 6 hours use.
  • High quality 2.8" IPS display with capacitive touch
  • Dimensions: 96mm x 133mm x 18~20mm

Check out #M8Tracker on Twitter and our Discord Server meet-up videos on Youtube. Pre-orders are now closed, but we're pretty sure if the source code is shared, you could make your own.

 

About the author [midierror]: midierror makes nifty Max For Live devices, innovative music hardware, award winning sample packs and hosts a podcast speaking to people in the music world.



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