Elektron Transfer 1.4.0 Release Notes

Elektron Music Machines

May 28, 2021


Elektron Transfer is your go to tool for managing the content of your Elektron instruments. It offers great expandability in terms of updgrading your instrument with new samples and sounds. You can also backup your projects, including samples, in order to share with others or save them in a safe spot. Please read the full Transfer User Manual for more detailed instructions on how to use the application, and for a list of compatible Elektron devices. Also pay attention to the system requirements.


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

Elektron support: http://www.elektron.se/support


The Elektron development team

System Requirements

Computer Operating System

Transfer 1.4.0 supports the following computer operating systems.

Elektron recommends the following hardware specifications.

List of changes from 1.3.7 to 1.4.0


Update sample services to protect against corrupting data

Added prefix with locations when backing up multiple sounds or projects

Add extra checks for free memory when restoring backups

Only allow single move internally for soundbanks and projects, copy can still be used for multiple entries

Added .mcpst and .mc-pst in the supported file format list on the drop page

Added warning when there are not enough free slots when sending multiple backups

Green light in previously used now means connected to the device

Hide connect button when connected in previously used

Fixed errors related to special characters in folder and file names

Fixed upgrade crash

List of changes from 1.3.6 to 1.3.7


Shows correct error message when +DRIVE is full

Fixed when a previously used device shows green but is not available

Added control-click for secondary click on macOS

Fixed double clicking file formats to make left column to go to computer view

List all Model:Cycles preset formats in Computer View

Fixed apply to all sometimes not begin applied

List of changes from 1.3.5 to 1.3.6


Fixed same device showing up multiple times in device history

SysEx Sender: Disable send button until file has been selected

Fix crash when dragging sound from device

Fix slow refresh after moving samples

File listing caching

List of changes from 1.3.4 to 1.3.5


Analog Heat preset support

Special recovery mode for when sending OS Upgrade through early startup (macOS only)

Don't disconnect when SysEx file contains sounds/projects/patterns

File extensions recognised by macOS

Secure file transfer integrity

Fix machine file listing refresh after sending a file

List of changes from 1.3.3 to 1.3.4


Updated SysEx Transfer view

Moved refresh animation to refresh button

Hide connect button from previously used when device is not connected

Fixed keyboard shortcut for copying between sound and project columns

Fixed apply to all toggle button

Connect button in previously used list should never get the machine name

Removed firmware version from previously used list

Clear navigation history when connecting to a device

Time indicator in audio preview doesn't stop before the end if sample finishes

Fixed file ending duplication if sample name on device ends in .wav

Use error message from device if available when finishing sample transfer to device

Removed navigation history from computer side column

List of changes from 1.3.2 to 1.3.3


Add a previously used connections list

Reduce the size of audio preview and move sample stats into the file list

List of changes from 1.3.1 to 1.3.2


Show "Apply All" only when multiple backups are being sent

Fixed sample transfering to non existant folder

Fixed Computer file list update when auto removing transfers

List of changes from 1.3.0 to 1.3.1

Breaking changes

Dropped usage of - in file extensions

New Features

Added "Apply To All" to backups containing samples popup

Added option for auto removing successful transfers from transfer list

Added "Open on double click" for all backup files (opens Transfer with the file selected)

Added a right click menu to the Transfer Queue

Empty folders will now be exported

Unload sample by right clicking the loaded sample in audio preview

"Save to Computer" will open the last folder that was used to save

Bug fixes

Fixed bug where you could not back up your projects if they contained the "/" character

Fixed bug where the connect button was disabled when there was only one MIDI device available

Fixed startup menu OS Upgrade transmission for macOS

Fixed bug where you couldn't connect if the device was in more than 16th place in the MIDI drop down

Fixed intermittent crash after OS Upgrade

Fixed situation where the path was not updated on Explore page

Fixed header when importing Sounds

Dropped features

Removed rename from computer side

List of changes from 1.2.2 to 1.3.0


Backup/Restore projects.

Backup/Restore sounds/presets.

Manage projects (List/Move/Delete/etc).

Manage sounds/presets (List/Move/Delete/etc).

Desktop file formats for projects and sounds/presets for all devices (xx-prj, xx-snd, xx-pst).

Reorder files between banks by choosing the same device in both columns (samples/projects/sounds/presets).

Supported files can be drag n dropped to the Drop tab.

List of changes from 1.2.1 to 1.2.2


Improved connectivity to device.

Support for multiple devices removed.

Device list in Connections removed.

Model:Cycles support.

List of changes from 1.2.0 to 1.2.1


Catalina Support.

Automatic update check added.

List of changes from 1.1.0 to 1.2.0


Transfer is now the main tool for upgrading your device.

OS Upgrade is now automatically initiated on your device when you drop an OS in the Drop tab (no need to menu dive on the device).

OS Upgrade via MIDI RPC added for current devices.

Jobs in waiting state are cancelled, not removed.

Files with special characters can be transferred if they are inside a folder.

Small notification when there is a new version available (disabled).

Device list now shows which type of transport you're using (midi or overbridge).

OSes not supporting MIDI RPC OS Upgrade can be upgraded via SysEx.

Devices can be disconnected and reconnected in Connections.

Better stability in Connected/Disconnected state.

List of changes from 1.0.0 to 1.1.0


Remove folder from machine.

Show more stats in preview panel.

Playhead now moves in preview.

Auto-scroll transfer list (disable by right-clicking).

File exploring UI.

Version 1.0.0


Basic drop to send functionality (samples and .syx).