Rytm specifications, sounds and waiting list
Analog Rytm is just around the corner, and today we publish the full specifications, and the first proper audio demos. We're not quite ready to start taking orders, but you may sign-up to the waiting list to be notified the second we are.
Announcing Overbridge, Computer Integration for Analog
We are very proud to reveal the forthcoming Overbridge implementation for Analog Four, Analog Keys, and Analog Rytm. This breakthrough technology completely erases the line between analog hardware and software plug-in instruments. For the first time in history, seamless DAW integration of analog synthesizers and drum machines is a reality.
Full VST/AU control
Thanks to Overbridge, the Analog range of Elektron machines can be deeply integrated with PC and Mac computers. The customized and machine specific software plugins, available in VST and AU formats, give direct parameter access over USB and allows efficient DAW based sound editing and sequencing. Overbridge merges the functionality of software plug-ins with the unmatched sound of analog hardware.
Bi-directional USB audio streaming
Overbridge makes multi tracking easy. Connect a USB cable and record multiple Elektron machine voices to separate DAW tracks in 24 bit quality. Or send audio from a DAW, process it with the analog circuitry of the Elektron machines and bring back the results to a new DAW track – all over a single USB cable and without timing issues. Overbridge even allows the Analog range of machines to be used as multi-channel USB sound cards.
Management of analog sounds and sequences has never been easier. Any adjustments made either directly on the Elektron hardware or via the software plug-in can be automatically recalled when loading a DAW project. Overbridge offers ultimate convenience when handling Elektron machine data.
Overbridge will be a part of a free OS update expected to be released Q4 2014. The OS update will work on all Analog Four, Analog Keys, and Analog Rytm units in existence.
Octatrack Sound Pack: Indie Dance
Put on the ritz! Octa Pak 6 - Indie Dance is here, bristling with sounds inspired by the disco era and the sounds of the 1980s. The sound pack is filled with cutting edge samples from Loopmasters, pre-arranged and loaded for ease of use.
Listen to sound examples from Octa Pak 6 - Indie Dance in the Octatrack Sound & Video section.
Get Octa Pak 6 - Indie Dance in the Elektron Online Shop.
Introducing: Analog Rytm
Ladies and gentlemen - we are incredibly proud to present our latest machine. We give you: Analog Rytm.
It is an eight voice analog drum machine with sample support. Distinguished by the power of analog drum sounds fused with samples. Perfected by the immediacy of drum pads coupled with Elektron sequencing.
Analog OS 1.1 + updated manual released
Analog OS 1.1. has finally arrived. This is a major OS upgrade, adding polyphonic operation, resonance boost, and MIDI multi map. Oh yeah, it also unlocks the pre-installed +Drive of all units, vastly increasing the storage space of the Analog Four. To top it off, 512 factory presets are also included. The OS announcement video highlights the main new features.
Also, the Analog Four Reference Manual has been updated as well.
Get both OS 1.1 and the updated manual in the Analog Four Downloads page.
Elektronauts just got boosted
The Elektronauts community just got seriously boosted with new sections and more content! Enjoy a user-generated media feed, loads of interviews with Elektron users, and a handy file repository. The definitive Elektron community just got even better.
Limited number of Analog Keys available
The first unit from production (Serial #1) is being auctioned out by Musikhjälpen (swedish for music aid), a yearly fundraiser for good causes. This year the funds raised will go be geared towards helping women all over the world to survive their pregnancy. The winner will also get two days together with the Elektron crew musikmesse 2014, with hotel and flight out of Gothenburg paid.
The site is in Swedish, but the bidding is open to anyone, anywhere!
Analog Four voted Hardware Of The Year
We are honoured having Analog Four voted Music Hardware Of The Year in Future Music's readers poll. In their review earlier in 2013, Future Music wrote that "the Analog Four can achieve pretty much anything you can conceive sonically" and gave it a full 5 star rating, and it's a source of immense pride on our part that their readers seem to agree with that verdict. Thank you!