Elektron Octatrack OS v1.2
Elektron has released OS 1.2 for the Octatrack.
This OS update adds, among other things, the Pickup machines. Pickup machines make the Octatrack function as a looper. You can record, overdub, loop, reverse, time stretch and pitch shift loops. Automatic sequencer to loop sync is designed to make it easy to blend pre-programmed Octatrack patterns with recorded takes. Pickup machines are suited for guitarists, beat boxers, DJs...
For a tutorial on how to use the Pickup machines, Elektron has uploaded Octatrack Know-How #8. It can be seen below:
To celebrate the release of the OS 1.2, all Octatracks sold and registered until the end of July 2012 will come with three sample packs, assembled by audio content creators Loopmasters. The Octa Pak bundle is specifically made for the Octatrack and normally retails for 120 USD/90 EUR.
Octatrack OS 1.2 is available for download from the Elektron website. The OS update is free of charge. You can download the OS including release notes at www.elektron.se.