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Dirtywave M8 Tracker Model:02: USB-C support and longer battery life.

Dirtywave M8 Tracker Model:02: USB-C support and longer battery life.  ·  Source: Dirtywave


The Dirtywave M8 Tracker Model:02 is the latest version of the handheld beat creation station from Dirtywave, now available for preorder.


If you haven’t seen it before, the M8 Tracker is a portable tracker-based sequencer and synthesizer, powered by the Teensy micro-controller board. Originally, its design was inspired by the Gameboy tracker.

This little handheld powerhouse gives you 8 assignable sequencer tracks that can use wavetable, FM, or virtual analogue synthesis engines, as well as sample triggering. What’s more, you can also use its sequencer to control external devices via MIDI.

Dirtywave M8 Tracker Model:02

For those who have already been initiated into the tracker cult, the new Model:02 now features a USB-C port that supports device mode exclusively. In addition, the battery life is increased, now providing up to 12 hours of use.

Dirtywave M8 Tracker Model:02
M8 Tracker Model:02

If you look carefully, you’ll also notice that the Model:02’s IPS TFT display is slightly larger than the Model:01. Now, the beautifully lit screen is 3.5-inch rather than 2.8-inch.

Also, the overall build quality has been improved, with a new machined aluminum body. Meanwhile, the Model:02 also has a built-in microphone for spontaneous sampling.


Pricing and availability:

The M8 Tracker Model:02 is currently available for pre-order, directly from Dirtywave for $650. The first orders are expected to ship in May.

Included in the package is a USB-C cable, soft microfiber bag, MIDI TRS-A to MIDI DIN adapter, travel case, as well as a 64GB microSD card with demo content, samples, and presets.

The good news for current Model:01 users is that future firmware support will continue, with identical features to the Model:02. Simply download the correct version for your M8 Tracker from the Dirtywave support page.

Dirtywave M8 Model:02 Side view.
Rear view.
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Dirtywave M8 Tracker Model:02: USB-C support and longer battery life.

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3 responses to “Dirtywave M8 Tracker Model:02: USB-C support and longer battery life.”

    Goran Đorđević says:

    Already sold out. Go figure.

    Terry says:

    Says in stock at Thomann.
    B stock, too.

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