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  • Manufacturer: ELEKTRON
  • Model: DPS1
  • Item Condition: NEW
  • ID: #102256



Octatrack is designed to revolutionise the concept of sampling. Never before has so much potential been offered by just one machine.

The Octatrack is an 8 track performance sampler. Recording of sounds is a breeze thanks to the intuitive user interface, but the fun really starts once the samples are inside the machine. All audio content can be heavily processed and radically transformed. Loops do not have to be restricted by tempo or tone and can always stay in sync no matter if they are pitch shifted or if the tempo of the sequencer is changed. The inflexible nature of samples is finally a thing of the past. With the Octatrack you will be able to treat samples in radical ways. You will appreciate functions like changing the melody of certain sections of a vocal sample without the sample going out of sync. The extensive audio mangling capabilities paired with the user friendly interface make the Octatrack an outstanding studio tool.

Thanks to the immediate real time sampling function of the Octatrack you can sample your turntable and instantly play back the recorded loops. Add effects to the captured audio and use the sequencer and the assignable optical crossfader to really add a twist to your set. The Octatrack can be regarded as an extremely flexible second turntable. Each of the eight stereo tracks can stream gigabyte-large samples which is great if you need backing tracks during a live gig. All samples can still be subject to time stretch and can of course also be processed by the effects or rearranged by the sequencer. The Octatrack is the most capable performance instruments available.

The Octatrack is at all times ready to sample. Sample from any of the input pairs or any internal track by using the eight constantly available Track Recorders. It's quick and rewarding and it doesn't matter if the sampled source is in a different BPM than the internal sequencer of the Octatrack. All samples can be time stretched to ensure everything stays in sync. This is live sampling made easy. Ruggedness and durability is paramount in a live setting and the smooth action 45mm crossfader meets these criteria with ease. Due to it being optical it is very resilient to both dust and humidity and with a life time rated to more than 5 million operations it is definitely going to stand the test of time.

The crossfader in conjunction with the Scene functionality makes live improvisation with the Octatrack easy and rewarding. Add sudden bursts of effects to a sound, make smooth transitions between tracks, pitch one loop up while another loop is being pitched down or completely and utterly change the sound of a whole pattern. The choice is yours. The Octatrack step sequencer carries the legacy of the sequencers found in the Machinedrum and the Monomachine but offers substantial improvements. Every track can be up to 64 steps of length and all the tracks of a pattern can have both unique length and time signature settings. This amount of control makes it easy to create intricate and continuously evolving poly rhythms.

The Micro Timing menu brings detailed and very precise note trig editing to the Octatrack. Every note trig can be nudged back and forth on a 1/384th step resolution note grid. Lightning fast flams through special repeat parameters, off-kilter stutters and organic grooves are all made possible by the Micro Timing feature. The parameter lock feature allows individual parameter settings for all note trigs. Through the use of parameter locks the melodic structure of for example a vocal loop can be completely changed. If the loop is subject to timestretch the pitch can be altered without affecting the timing.

Apart from the eight internal tracks the Octatrack offers eight dedicated MIDI tracks. Every MIDI track features an arpeggiator, three assignable LFOs and two pages of CC parameters. Micro Timing and individual track length and time signature settings further enhance the MIDI experience. The dedicated MIDI tracks make the Octatrack well-suited for controlling other instruments during a live performance. The Octatrack LFOs are indispensable audio processors. The new LFO designers take things even further. The Octatrack has plenty of LFO power under the hood. All internal tracks have three dedicated tempo-synced LFOs at their disposal, meaning 24 LFOs in total are available. The LFOs can be assigned to a wide range of parameters and are useful for adding evolving changes to samples.

The LFO designer is used to create customised LFO waveforms. A designed LFO waveform can for example be used to make rhythmic track parameter changes or, when modulating the start point of sampled drum loops, function as an instant remix tool. Each track contains an LFO designer and all designed waveforms are available for all LFOs.


The Sequencer

8 internal tracks
16 banks per project
256 patterns per project
8 arrangements per project
4 parts per bank
16 scenes per part
Supports swing and slide
Micro timing
Parameter locks
Sample locks
Full real-time control
8 track external MIDI sequencer

Track Effects

12/24dB Multi Mode Filter
2-band Parametric EQ
DJ-style Kill EQ
2-10 Stage Phaser
2-5 tap Chorus
Echo Freeze Delay
Gatebox Plate Reverb
Lo-Fi (SRR, BRR, Dist and A.M.)


128x64 pixel backlit LCD
MIDI In/Out/Thru
4 1/4 impedance balanced audio out jacks
4 1/4 audio in jacks
1 1/4 stereo headphone jack
Advanced triple DSP system
44.1kHz, 24-bit D/A and A/D converters
Flash-EEPROM upgradable OS
USB 2.0 port
Compact Flash card reader
Infinium optical crossfader
80 MB Flex RAM per project
Static sample streaming from CF card
Sample engine reads 24 bit samples

Balanced Audio Outputs

Headphones out level: +15dBu
Main/cue outputs level: +10dBu
Output impedance: 550 unbalanced
S/N ratio: 102dBFS (20-20.000Hz)

Unbalanced Audio Inputs

Input level: +8dBu maximum
Audio input impedance: 9 k
S/N Ratio: 99dBFS (20-20.000Hz)

Electrical Specifications

Unit power consumption: 8W typical, 18W maximum.
Recommended power supply: 6V DC, 3A

Physical Specifications

Sturdy steel chassis
Dimensions: W340D181H63mm (13.472.4) (including, audio outputs, knobs and rubber feet)
Weight: approximately 2.4 kg (5.2 lbs)


16 GB high speed compact flash card included
2 GB of Loopmasters samples on the CF card
USB cable included
Printed User's manual included

Store Information


When you shop at Mannys you don’t just get the gear, you get the knowledge and expertise of 25 years of experience as one of Australia’s most influential independent music retailers.

In the beginning…

After managing the Allan’s city store for 10 years, an ambitious Manny Gauci-Seddon decided to open his own music store. He wanted his shop to uphold the values of true support and after-sales service, and to form genuine ongoing relationships with his customer base. The trends of the industry at that time were pointing to more of a disposable, corporate mentality and so in the early years he set out to make a name for himself as a serious independent alternative.

The first store was a funky shop in Smith Street, Collingwood in 1991. By 1998 Manny had outgrown this store and saw the need to focus more on the upcoming computer based recording revolution. He established an address in Johnson St Fitzroy as the arts were booming on the north side of the city. In the same year the opportunity came to acquire a business on Chapel St – the Revolver Music Gallery. With a two store operation Manny was now making the difference he set out to 7 years earlier. The Mannys brand was known for knowledge and service, with the staff greatly sought after for their experience. Unlike the other major players, the focus was not just on sales but also on the process of making music.

When the opportunity came to consolidate into one superstore, the North Fitzroy address seemed perfect for the move. Manny wanted to expand his customer base to include more of the musicians turning to the internet due to the lacklustre service of his competitors. He took the best from both stores and moved his operation to the hub of music and musicians just north of the city.

In November 2016 Mannys was sold to SoundBay Pty Ltd, the operator of Australia’s largest DJ and production retailer, Store DJ. While the essence of Mannys Music will always exist, our mission for Mannys Music moving forward is to ensure that we continue to build the ultimate experience for our customers online or in store. Our sales staff remain knowledgeable, professional musicians first and sales people second. Mannys Music gives you one hub to purchase all of your gear, and if we don’t have it, we’ll try our hardest to get it for you.

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