Elektron Transfer 1.5.0 Release Notes

Elektron Music Machines

March 9, 2022


Elektron Transfer is your go-to tool for managing the content of your Elektron instruments. It offers great expandability in terms of upgrading your instrument with new samples and sounds. You can also back up 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 1.5.0 supports the following computer operating systems.

Elektron recommends the following hardware specifications.

List of changes from 1.4.0 to 1.5.0


New layout.

Added the ability to move multiple Sounds between banks.

Added the right-click option “Retry rename" on failed transfers.

Elektron MIDI interfaces are now auto-selected.

Added a warning when trying to drop a non-supported external file.

The "Keep active in view" setting is now saved between sessions.

Added Destination/Source folder cells in the progress row.

Added the functionality to show how much available storage is left.

Added "Save To.." to the right click context menu on items in the EXPLORE page.

The loop points are now kept when resampling.

Changed the popup window displayed on OS upgrade complete to CONNECTION page overlay.

Bug fixes

All data was in some cases not included when sending a project .syx via the SYSEX TRANSFER page

The transfer progress bar was full before starting to send.

Samples/Presets/Projects stayed selected when they should have been deselected.

Pressing OK after OS Upgrade could in rare circumstances cause Transfer to become unresponsive.

The sample list could in rare circumstances show content from an earlier connected Elektron device.

It was not possible to drop a folder with Sounds to a specific Sound bank.

Clicking "Clear all" triggered multiple refreshes causing the device file lists to not update.

In some circumstances, it was not possible to drag and drop Sounds.

Dropping files from explorer/finder to the Transfer Computer view did not work.

List of changes from 1.2.2 to 1.4.0


Added Backup/Restore projects/sounds/presets support.

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

Updated sample services to protect against corrupting data.

Added prefix with locations when backing up multiple sounds or projects.

Added a previously used connections list.

Added a right click menu to the Transfer Queue.

Added control-click for secondary click on macOS.

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

Updated SysEx Sender design.

SysEx Sender: Disable send button until file has been selected.

Moved refresh animation to refresh button.

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

Empty folders will now be exported.

Unload audio preview sample by right-clicking the graph.

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

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

Removed navigation history from computer side column.

Removed rename from computer side.

Bug fixes

Fixed errors related to special characters in folder and file names.

Shows correct error message when +DRIVE is full.

Fixed machine file listing refresh after sending a file.

Fixed time indicator in audio preview to not stop before the end if sample finishes.

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

Fixed sample transferring to non existent folder.

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.

List of changes from 1.2.1 to 1.2.2


Model:Cycles support.

Support for multiple devices removed.

Device list in Connections removed.

Bug fixes

Improved connectivity to device.

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).

Small notification when there is a new version available.

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.

Bug fixes

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

Better stability in Connected/Disconnected state.

Jobs in waiting state are cancelled, not removed.

List of changes from 1.0.0 to 1.1.0


Added file exploring GUI.

Added remove folder on devices.

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

Show more stats in preview panel.

Bug fixes

Playhead now moves in preview.

Version 1.0.0


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