Electronic hardware pioneers Elektron have a new piece of kit and it's in the form of a compact digital drum machine/sampler. Elektron have moved away from Analog Circuitry in favour of digital. Gone also are the MPC style rubberized pads that we saw on the RYTM in favor of smaller dedicated trigger buttons to play each sound.
Eight voice digital drum computer & sampler Alive and kicking
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.
Drum machines are something of an Elektron speciality. With the Digitakt we show why. Super quality
Digitakt is made for heavy use. It features all new hi res encoders and extremely durable back-lit buttons (rated for 50 million presses). The ultra crisp OLED screen perfectly renders the clear and streamlined user interface.
Overbridge and Digitakt Overbridge is a software suite from Elektron, offering powerful tools when using Digitakt together with computers. Overbridge for Digitakt comes in two variants: Basic and Premium.
Overbridge Premium Highlights Fully integrate Digitakt with DAW environments Control Digitakt with a dedicated VST/AU plugin interface Use Digitakt as a 2 in/2 out sound card (CoreAudio/ASIO/WDM) Stream the eight internal tracks to separate DAW tracks (24 bit/48 kHz) Recall all Digitakt settings when loading a DAW project Plus all features of Overbridge Basic
Overbridge Basic Highlights Sample manager/librarian functionality MIDI over USB Digitakt sequencer/DAW sync Computer screen visualization of Digitakt parameters Audio streaming of Main outs over USB (time limited sessions)
Elektron Digitakt Specifications:
8 internal audio tracks 8 dedicated MIDI tracks 1 × 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/Thru with DIN sync out Overbridge enabled Dimensions: W215×D176×H63 mm (8.5×7.2×2.5″) (including knobs and rubber feet) Weight: approximately 1.45 kg (3.2 lbs)
Elektron Digitakt System Requirements:
Overbridge: Overbridge is an award-winning software suite offering powerful tools when using Elektron instruments together with computers. For the first time in history, both analog and digital instruments can be seamlessly integrated with DAWs.
Fully integrate your Elektron instruments with DAWs like Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic, Bitwig, Studio One and others Control Elektron instruments with dedicated software plugins Stream multi-channel audio over USB Affect computer audio with hardware instrument processing Recall all instrument settings when loading a DAW project Make your Elektron instrument function as a stand alone sound card
Overbridge for Digitakt will be free of charge, and become available at a later date. Read more on Elektronauts.
** Please note, system requirements may change. For the most recent system requirements please visit the manufacturer's official product listing **