Model:Samples OS 1.02A Release Notes

Elektron Music Machines

March 29, 2019

How to upgrade:

Upgrading from within the OS

When the update is done the unit will restart by itself.

After some OS upgrades the bootstrap is also upgraded. This operation must not be aborted, so never turn the power off until the Model:Samples tells you to reboot.

Upgrading from the STARTUP Menu

During the transfer a bar in the display shows the progress.

When the update is done the unit will restart by itself, booting the new OS.

After some upgrades the bootstrap is also upgraded. This upgrade is performed right after the first restart of the Model:Samples, do not turn the power off during the upgrade.

To transfer the SysEx file, Elektron recommend using either Elektron Transfer application (not available when upgrading from the STARTUP menu) or the Elektron C6 tool.

Downgrading the Model:Samples OS is not supported, and is performed at your own risk. User content may be lost.

Should you experience any problems or find any bugs, please report this to

Elektron support:


The Elektron development team

List of changes from OS 1.02 to 1.02A

Bug fixes

In rare cases, certain devices failed to boot properly.

List of changes from OS 1.01 to 1.02


Sample locks functionality has been added. It lets you assign a specific sample on any step of the sequencer. It is possible to sample lock up to 26 different samples in each pattern.

Bug fixes

Using [FUNC] + various keys to open multi choice windows put the device in MUTE mode. After pressing YES or NO to cancel the operation, the device was stuck in mute mode until [FUNC] was pressed again.

The samples had some degree of saturation/distortion added to them when played, regardless of the VOLUME+DIST setting.

The samples were played back with an inverted phase through the analog outputs.

Micro timing could not be cleared.

The filter cutoff screen graphics flickered when going from parameter value -2 to -1.

List of changes from OS 1.00 to 1.01


Improved behavior of how Control All affects the LOOP and FLIP parameters. It now toggles the settings on each individual track.

The TRIG NOTE menu is now accessed by pressing and holding a [TRIG] key in GRID RECORDING mode.

It is now possible to set separate MIDI channels for sending and receiving MIDI data.

Simplified the procedure of how to parameter lock LFO destination/depth. In GRID RECORDING mode, press [LFO] to open the LFO menu. Press and hold a [TRIG] key and then use LEVEL/DATA or a TRACK PARAMETER to change the settings.

Simplified bank and pattern change procedure.

Default MIDI note length increased to 1/16th note. The note length setting is also available in the TRIG NOTE menu.

Added splash screen on start up.

Undo functionality is added to the NAMING menu. PASTE and CLEAR commands can be undone by repeating the command.

Bug fixes

MIDI OUT POL (out polarity) setting STD was in fact inverted.

It was not possible to control the FX settings on the MIDI channel specified for FX In.

Audio was not muted when streaming bidirectionally over USB.

After pressing [FUNC] + other keys that brought up pop-up windows relating to certain functions, it was no longer possible to mute tracks by pressing [FUNC] + [T1][T6] after the pop-up disappered.