Dirtywave, a company created by Timothy Lamb, is announcing the launch of the M8, an interesting portable Tracker concept packed with synth, sampler and sequencer functions.
The rebirth that trackers have had in recent years is interesting. From small machines like the Nerdseq Portable from XOR Electronics to complete workstations like the Polyend Tracker. In the case of the M8, it is a portable device that fits in the palm of the hand and integrates sequencer and instrument functions, as well as offering several ways to connect with other systems.
Allows up to 8 monophonic voces / tracks, 255 patterns / phrases and chains, 256 tables of instruments for advanced modulation, possibility of integrating up to 128 instruments per song, and various MIDI control possibilities, instant song loading and live mode.
Among the devices that the M8 system incorporates, there is a synthesizer based on Mutable Instruments Braids, another oriented to classic chip emulation consoles, and another one for FM synthesis with 4 operators and 12 algorithms. There’s also a stereo and mono sampler mode, plus MIDI instruments and global effects like reverb, chorus, delay, and a master bus limiter.
It has MIDI input and output via 3.5mm TRS port, main headphone output, stereo audio input, USB with audio and MIDI support and SDHC Micro SD card slot. It incorporates a 2.8 “touch screen and is powered by an internal battery, which promises a duration of up to 6 hours.
M8 will be available in July, but they are already accepting pre-orders. It is offered for $ 450.
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