ELEKTRON OCTATRACK MKII
RRP: $2,199 • innovativemusic.com.au
This meticulous little beast is much more than just your run-of-the-mill MIDI sampler – the eight-track dynamic performance unit makes it possible to handle tasks formerly thought to be inconceivable with a single instrument. Designed for rigorous use onstage (its ultra-durable backlit buttons are rated for 50 million presses), users can record samples in realtime, add live time-stretching and pitch-shifting controls, and use the sequencer to control both internal sounds and external MIDI gear.
Plus, the Octatrack MKII doubles as a miniature mixing rig for your whole setup – perfect for experienced musos looking to refine their setup, but an all-out game changer for beginners. Features include a depth-enhancing contactless crossfader, sharp OLED screen for dimly lit environments, precise and hi-res encoders, and balanced audio inputs with all the headroom you could ask for.