Elektron Introduces Digitakt II

US 16 track digital drum computer and stereo sampler      25/04/24

Elektron has launched Digitakt II, a 16 track digital drum computer and stereo sampler. Here's the full details direct from the company's press release...

Endless drum collage
Take your sampling to another dimension, weaving splinters of sound in stereo, ripped from the moment and brought to your fingertips for marvelous audio manipulation and beat arraying. Utilize super-powered versions of classic features and a whole bunch of new ones via an updated modular workflow, an expanded sequencer, and tons more goodies. Preserve or distort reality as you so desire with 16 tracks of samples in stereo, mono, or MIDI. And with enough memory for a lifetime of samples and the capacity to take them on audio adventures, your sonic-montage sculpting potential will know no beat-making bounds.
 
The Digitakt experience, multiplied
Digitakt II offers many times the power - and sonic possibilities - of its predecessor. It may be a familiar shape, and offer the same recognizable playfulness, but there is so much more power under the hood. And that brawn is at your disposal whatever the sound. Drums aren't all it's capable of. There are all kinds of melodic and harmonic possibilities to play with, not least straight out of the box via the revamped sample library. Of course you can capture your own splinters of sound too. Sample, either externally or internally, freely or quantized to the tempo. With a radically enhanced memory capacity, and up to 30 minutes of stereo samples per project, you can take your ideas anywhere. Whatever the thunderclap, whatever the whisper, they're all waiting to be triggered from over a thousand sample slots available in each project.

Machines, modularity, modulation
Digitakt II offers a more modular approach to sound creation. Mix and match the layers of your sonic landscape using any of the five distinct sample-manipulating Machines. Slice samples into precise fragments with Grid, or venture into new sonic territories with Werp. Use Repitch or Stretch or to fit your sample to the beat, and of course there's One Shot for those crisp drum hits and tones. Choose from several swappable filters for each track. One filter is fixed as a base/width filter, but the other lets you swap between Multi-mode, Low pass 4, Comb, EQ, or Legacy LP/HP. You also have a filter envelope and a separate amp envelope of ADSR - for more definition and control - and AHD - ideal for those short barks of percussion. Three LFOs per track give you the chance to go wild in modulation land. Try different waveforms and destinations on for size. Go subtle or go weird, both can be wonderful.
 
Cause & FX

Transform your sounds with the built-in effects palette. Dip your brush into vibrant delay and reverb, widen your spectrum with chorus, and get destructive with bit reduction and sample rate reduction, or Overdrive. Apply as liberally as you like. Navigate to the mixer page to apply compression and master overdrive, sculpting unique sound textures at will. And with parameter locks, the application of your effects is supercharged.
 
Sequencer × II
For the first time in years, the Elektron sequencer has had a significant growth spurt. There are 128 steps on Digitakt II for your digits to traverse - double the previous amount. That's a whole lot of P-Locking. And that's just the start. Mix math and music, with the Euclidean sequence generator, courtesy of ancient algorithms, leading to the discovery of surprising rhythms; let the pattern roll the dice with conditional trigs. And use trig modes for a variety of fun functions - 16 levels of velocity, retrig mode, or bring the Preset Pool to the surface of the 16 triggers to record multiple sounds into one track.
 
 

Pricing and Availability:
Digitakt II is available to purchase from the Elektron website or from retailers carrying the Elektron range of products. Pricing on the website is 999 USD/1049 EUR.

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