Superbooth 2017: Elektron Digitakt Digital Drum Machine & Sampler First Look

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At NAMM 2017, the newest product of Elektron was hidden under a glass case but at Superbooth this year, I could finally see it and touch it. The Elektron Digitakt is a mono digital drum machine & sampler without synthesis options. For me personal, the Digitakt was one of the highlights from this Superbooth because it’s a very clever and easy-to-use instrument. The build quality is perfect and does not come cheap. It’s a good decision from Elektron to offer finally a product with a lower price point which many musicians can afford. All other Elektron devices are great instruments with a lot of cool features but the higher price discourage many users to buy them. 

In my opinion, the Digitakt is more than just a drum machine but a very versatile instrument with a lot of music making potential. Looking forward to see performance from musicians with this new devices. Check out my Digitakt coverage from Superbooth 2017. 

Digitakt is a new compact drum machine from Elektron. It contains all the necessary tools to make people move to the beat. A digital and highly flexible sound engine, sampling capability, a live-friendly sequencer, the means to control external MIDI gear, and Overbridge support.

All new hi-res encoders and extremely durable back-lit buttons (rated for 50 million presses) ensure superior operation. The ultra crisp OLED screen perfectly renders the clear and streamlined user interface.The first Digitakt production batch is about to be assembled, and it has been reserved for pre-orders. Pre-ordering starts March 15 and will last until the batch is sold out.

Features of Digitakt 

  • 8 internal audio tracks.
  • 8 dedicated MIDI tracks.
  • 1 × Digital multi-mode filter per audio track.
  • 1 × Distortion effect per audio track.
  • 1 × Assignable LFO per track.
  • Delay and Reverb send FX.
  • Sampling capability.
  • 64 MB sample memory.
  • 1 GB +Drive storage.
  • 2 × ¼” input & 2 × ¼” balanced output.
  • 1 × High Speed USB 2.0 port.
  • MIDI IN, OUT and THRU ports.
  • Overbridge enabled.
  • Dimensions: W215×D176×H63 mm (8.5×7.2×2.5″) (incl. knobs and rubber feet).
  • Weight: approximately 1.45 kg (3.2 lbs).
Digitakt retails for $679 USD/769 EUR. Shipments start in May. To pre-order Digitakt, visit the Elektron webshop or contact your favorite Elektron retailer.
More Informations here: Elektron Digitakt

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