Elektron Digitakt II Offers More Sample Memory + Storage, Longer Sequences, New Sound Design Options

Today, Elektron officially introduced the Digitakt II, an updated version of the drum machine and sampler.

The Digitakt II is a big update of its predecessor, offering 400mb sample memory, instead of the original’s 64mb; 20 GB of internal storage; 16 tracks, double the original; support for stereo samples; 128 steps per pattern, vs the original’s 64; new FLTR machine options; 3 LFOs per track; new effects; and more.

What they say about it:

“Send yourself to another sampling dimension, weaving splinters of sound in stereo, ripped from the moment and brought to your fingertips for marvelous audio manipulation and beat arraying. Preserve or distort reality as you so desire with 16 tracks ready for stereo or mono samples, or MIDI.

Choose from several swappable filters for each track and utilize a wide assortment of effects and modulation, pull on massive processing power, and enough memory for a lifetime of samples. And with further tasty features like a Euclidean sequence generator, an extended 128 step sequencer, kits, trig modes, an extensive sample library, and a modular workflow to play with, your sonic-montage sculpting potential will know no beat-making bounds.”

Digitakt II Overview:

Digitakt II Sonic Demos:


  • 16 tracks, each assignable to be audio or MIDI tracks
  • Support for both stereo and mono audio samples
  • Internal sample storage increased to 20GB
  • 400MB of RAM to support longer audio files
  • Up to 1024 samples per project
  • New modular workflow with more machine types, selectable filter modes, routing options, and more
  • Base-width filter per-track
  • Selectable Multi-Mode, Lowpass 4, Comb, EQ, or Legacy LP/HP filters per track
  • 3 LFOs per track
  • Enhanced per-track effects: delay, reverb, chorus, bit reduction, sample reduction, and overdrive
  • Expanded Elektron sequencer with up to 128 steps per track
  • 4 Trig modes: Tracks, Velocity, Retrigs, Preset Pool
  • Euclidean sequence mode
  • Pattern chaining and Song Mode
  • Stereo audio input for sampling and external audio processing
  • Stereo audio output + headphones output
  • MIDI In, Out, and Thru Ports
  • USB-B port for class-compliant audio interfacing, USB MIDI, and Overbridge support

The Elektron Digitakt II is available now for $999 /€1,049.

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