The Octatrack DPS-1 is a sampling workstation with a built-in sequencer and effects (a ‘dynamic performance sampler’ in Elektron’s words), but the overall concept is quite different to what you might expect from obvious alternatives like MPCs. The Octatrack is based around x0x/Electribe-style step sequencing rather than the sample pads and real-time MIDI recording found on MPCs, Roland SPs and the like. Physically, the Octatrack shares the same general layout of its Machinedrum and Monomachine brethren, although there are some obvious differences (like the switch from silver to black) that make it clear that its makers wanted to distinguish it as an entirely new creation.
According to several user reviews, they have praised an Elektron Octatrack DPS-1 for the performance sampler reloaded; It’s an interactive sequencer and backing machine. Also, some users have complained it for the getting started takes perseverance; Some operations are a bit clunky; The effects are a bit conservative.
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Follow these steps:
- Enter to EARLY STARTUP MENU by power on while simultaneously holding the [FUNCTION] key,
- Press the second [TRIG] key.
Warning! This procedure will reinitialize the battery backed RAM and clear all data. Before you perform this operation, check whether there is any data you want to keep. Hopefully the article of “Performing a Empty Reset in Elektron Octatrack DPS-1” can help you.
Reference: Elektron Elektron Octatrack DPS-1 manual