Elektron News Archive

  • 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.

    Posted Mar 28th 2014 | Permalink |
  • 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. 

    Total Recall

    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. 

    Posted Mar 12th 2014 | Permalink |
  • 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.

    Posted Feb 21st 2014 | Permalink |
  • 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.


    Posted Jan 21st 2014 | Permalink |
  • Elektron at NAMM

    If you're going to the NAMM show, be sure to stop by the Elektron booth to say hi and see Analog Keys and the mystery machine in action for the first time! We're in Hall B, Booth 5304!

    Posted Jan 21st 2014 | Permalink |
  • Mystery box opened

    As you might recall, at the Night of Machines party in Berlin we showed a box of frosted glass containing a secret machine. The mystery box has now been opened.

    Posted Jan 17th 2014 | Permalink |
  • 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.



    Posted Dec 19th 2013 | Permalink |
  • 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.

    Check out Elektronauts.

    Posted Dec 19th 2013 | Permalink |
  • Limited number of Analog Keys available

    A very limited number of Analog Keys are now available for purchase in the Online Shop. If you want to be among the first to get your hands on this analog monster, we advise you to act fast! 

    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!

    Posted Dec 12th 2013 | Permalink |
  • 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!

    Posted Dec 6th 2013 | Permalink |
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