Stimming reviews the Elektron Digitakt (Electronic Beats TV)

Stimming reviews the Elektron Digitakt (Electronic Beats TV)

Elektron’s Digitakt digital drum machine and sampler has been one of the most highly anticipated pieces of kit this year. Telekom Electronic Beats TV entrusted Stimming to put this versatile machine through it’s paces.
INFO: N.B. Software version 1.01 was tested in this review, 1.03 is now available.

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  1. Daugarti Daugarti on July 22, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    Cool spring reverb, when the digitakt fall 😂

  2. Prism House on July 22, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    What’s the deal with the Digitakt only being in mono, but it has a L/R input and output? I was considering one but that’s kind of a deal breaker because I use a lot of stereo samples. Weird choice by them but I guess they want you to get an Octotrack if you want stereo.

  3. Ushan DeLucca on July 22, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    sehr trockenes und ehrliches review<3 man muss und kann nicht alle glücklich machen

  4. Florian Kornmüller on July 22, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    Stimming…. awesome

  5. Charlie Dronkers on July 22, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    so funny, that’s a long time ago that I laughed so much watching a demo! And we got the point, it’s a little beast. Thank you!

  6. Mike Vamp on July 22, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Oh Mann, danke für dieses klasse Review, aus den Augen eines Produzenten und Liveperformer. Hat mir sehr geholfen.

  7. Honeyball Lecter on July 22, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Hauptsache erstmal den Reverb mit einem Gerät vergleichen, dass über 3000€ mehr kostet – alles klar.

  8. Ward de jager on July 22, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Renoise in a box

  9. ROOTSCONTRA on July 22, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Ganz ehrlich, Stimming sollte mehr Reviews machen. Das Ganze ist echt informativ und außerdem ziemlich unterhaltsam.

  10. Andro Lectric on July 22, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Respekt! hier werden auch mal einige Nachteile dieser Maschine angesprochen und vorgestellt 😉

  11. peter m mahr on July 22, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Besten Dank für diesen sehr guten und amüsanten Test!

  12. bionic23 on July 22, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Nimm dir nen Beispiel an Cuckoomusic. Der ist relaxed und macht Bock auf mehr

  13. Theo Void on July 22, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    I can’t believe I watched this whole review reading Sub titles. I usually can’t do that but for some reason this one was an exception.
    Good on ya Stimming

  14. rrrnzr on July 22, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    mucho sympatico, da zweifel ich doch glatt an meiner heterosexualitaet und lass direkt mal cherry bud auf repeat laufen. digitakt kommt hoffentlich morgen hier an <3

  15. EliteZockerWorld on July 22, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Das Teil ist der totale crap. Unausgegorene Firmware. Hardware die klappert wie sau und dazu mini winzig ultra kleine Button und Regler, die viel zu nah beieinander sitzen. Völliger low end Fummel mist

  16. mingawon_n on July 22, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Cool cool ,sag mal könntest du auch mal ein tutorial vom octatrack mk2 erstellen ?
    Damit würdest du unter anderen auch mir ein Riesen gefallen tun !
    Lg pascal ✌

  17. bib993 on July 22, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    This video was the first one I saw about the Digitakt. I had actually never heard of Elektron before, cannot remember how I stumbled on it. When I heard the "deadly delay" I knew I needed this. Now I’m a happy Digitakter. Danke !

  18. Stefan Michael on July 22, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Engagiert mal bitte irgendjemand den Stimming dauerhaft als Hardware Tester? Lange nicht mehr so ein amüsantes und trotzdem informatives Video gesehen. Mehr davon!

  19. Marc Wittenborn on July 22, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    besten dank für das großartige video, gekauft und begeistert!

  20. Tazmanian Ninja on July 22, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    16:04 I have a friend who has the Digitakt and brought it with him to my place the other day, and the reverb really isn’t particularly spectacular. Stimming is being nice, in this video.

    To me, the relatively uninspiring reverb is no-go for this unit. It’s a self-contained unit – i.e. a groovebox kind of device, with a single stereo output. So the built-in effects should be better quality – else they’ll detract from everything one does.

    Another, albeit much smaller let-down of the Digitakt, is its buttons. They feel very "clickity-clackity". I’d prefer rubber. Quiter. Firmer feel. Especially for a primarily percussion device.

    And I’m not down with the bitmap graphics of the screen. Makes everything harder to read.

    The conditional programming the Digitakt can do however, is really interesting. I like making technology work for me, in peculiar ways. Lots of cool "controlled randomness" can be done with this.

  21. Son Of The Sun on July 22, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    M E N U D I V I N G

  22. Sheik Yerbouti on July 22, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    Gutes Review, aber oh man, was für eine Klicki-Klacki Orgie.

  23. Devil's Advocate on July 22, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    It’s incredibly refreshing to hear such an honest review…thank you!

  24. J R on July 22, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    The best

  25. David K on July 22, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    Also Links und Rechts als Eingang macht dahingehend Sinn, dass sich die beiden Inputs beim Samplen separat wählen lassen – Also kann ich zwei Geräte anschließen und so beide getrennt von einander aufnehmen. 😉

  26. Ganael Dumreicher on July 22, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Stimming ended up getting one and he’s using it in all of his new sets (or at least in those that I saw). In a new video by telekom beats he described it as the one drum machine/Sampler he would keep if he would have to only keep one.
    I’m writing this comment because this review almost convinced me not to buy one (During months I was comparing so many different Drum Machines, because I needed one which I could use for my live setup and in the studio as well). I finally ended up getting the Digitakt and it was the right decision for me. Here’s why:
    1. It has overbridge (a beta version which works fine) now. Which means that you can record all of the 8 Tracks separately via USB. I’m making 80% of my drums w/ Digitakt now. I even use it for the productions which are not meant to be played live (I’m not only producing techno but Hip-Hop as well)
    2. It is the perfect brain for a live setup. You can control every parameter on your synth and automate it in advance. The 8 drum tracks are way enough for a live track. and w/ Overbridge you are able to save a Pattern on your computer and when you come back from your live set you’re able to plug it in and tell the machine to get everything back the way it was before.
    3. There is some menu diving and a little learning curve, but the moment you really understand this machine and its menu (it took me about 4 weeks) you can play it like an instrument. I already did some live gigs with real instrumentalists (I made the drums & fx sounds) and it worked fine.
    4. Because it’s a sampler it can do so much more than just a drum machine. During my Hip Hop Productions I’m often making the melodies and the fx sounds with my digitakt.

  27. memorial2k8 on July 22, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    "Elektron Delay ist gefährlich […] Hat sich nichts geändert dran – Gut so!" 😀

  28. Kenig_der_Alpen on July 22, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Stimming ist ja mal ein Party Pooper

  29. Toni Laznik on July 22, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    to much effort to be important . . . . the worst review ever . . . .

  30. _ EST _ on July 22, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Zzzzzz….. Bad ass machine tho’!

  31. antfactor on July 22, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    I don’t speak German, and thought this was a FANTASTIC review! (and I’ve watched MANY in English) Why all the negatives?? This guy knows his stuff in a musical way. Great job, Stimming!

  32. Deniz S on July 22, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Wundervoll gemacht

  33. Paul Louth on July 22, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Stimming should review all hardware. This was brutally honest and informative.

  34. Wolfgang Gähtgens on July 22, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    Stimming, du bist der Knaller.

  35. Jonas Foged Kristensen on July 22, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Super cool review – but a lot has happened in 4 months, would be cool to see a short revisited video, maybe when the overbridge software is out and about for real?

  36. Klaas J on July 22, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    so this drum machine makes german voice sounds?

  37. Mar Habrine on July 22, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Any update on the Digitakt being able to receive chords from a keyboard? Was this successfully included in their recent firmware update?

  38. Manuel Walter on July 22, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    lol, das rasseln ist ein bisschen tiefer geworden. unverständlich warum elektron nicht wenigstens für den sequenzer velocity sensitive Pads anstatt dieser klacker knöpfe verbaut hat. Die Digitakt wäre ernste konkurrenz für eine MPC, aber so ist sie bei mir erst mal raus.

  39. Bertolt Bricht on July 22, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Weis jemand ob die Bugs und Abtürze, von denen er redet, behoben wurden? (25:30)

  40. Tazmanian Ninja on July 22, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    15:08 "… Lo-pass, hi-pass, abfahrt." 😄

  41. Kristofer Kristensen on July 22, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    The buttons are really noisy. *clank clank clank *

  42. vince on July 22, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    16:41 LOL

  43. Jimi Grok on July 22, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Nice Review – i bought now one 😉 – it is nice to see that update come time to time
    the last digitakt release is from June 25, 2019 – seem they watched your video ..
    "Added the possibility to revert changes made by using the Control all functionality"

    List of changes from OS 1.10 to 1.11
    Added support for Overbridge plugin.
    Added scale per track functionality to the sequencer.

    Added functionality to randomize page parameters. [PARAMETER] + [YES] to randomize. [PARAMETER] + [NO] to reset PARAMETER page to its last saved state.

    Delay Time parameter values are now displayed as note values on relevant steps.

    Added the possibility to revert changes made by using the Control all functionality.

    Implemented reload track Sound functionality. ([TRK] + [TRIG 1-8] + [NO]) Several track Sounds can be reloaded at the same time by pressing multiple [TRIG] keys.

    Added the option to select if audio over USB is Post or Pre track level.

    The screen saver now turns off the screen after 60 minutes of inactivity.

    Added option to mute internal output from main (USB CONFIG menu).

    Added USB to main volume setting (USB CONFIG menu).

    Added support for pattern mutes over CC/NRPN.


  44. DI MB on July 22, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    teilweise erfrischend, aber bei ‘ner review eines 700€ samplers mit seinem 4000€ reverb zu prahlen finde ich ganz schön vermessen. so wie vieles in dem video, eben von oben herab kommt.


  45. ccsc/ on July 22, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Der stimming ist ja mal chillig
    Video taugt ungemein

  46. Justin Brown on July 22, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    1:32 That’s the spring reverb rattling inside

  47. HairFord X Spect on July 22, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Sound gut aber der Rest ist schrott.

  48. cfcreative on July 22, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    This is just a hipster toy compared to the fat sound of most hardware from the 80s.

  49. theinvisibleman on July 22, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    What i find strange is why not use a higher bit rate and sample rate? 16bit 48khz is so 1990’s

  50. Dirty Dieter on July 22, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    sehr ehrliche und gute Review. super!!

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