Dataline vs Cuckoo Elektron Balkan Beats Jam

Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a live Elektron jam session, featuring Dataline on the Analog Rytm and Cuckoo on Analog Keys.

The performance was improvised at Musikmesse 2014.

Here’s what Cuckoo has to say about the jam: Continue reading

Analog Rytm Specifications & Audio Demos Now Available

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Elektron has released full specs on the new Analog Rytm, its new drum machine.

Eight analog drum voices take advantage of several dedicated analog circuit designs, each of them tuned for generating a distinct class of analog drum sounds. For percussive flexibility, every voice can also be ‘spiced up’ with customizable samples. Continue reading

Elektron Overbridge ‘Complete Erases The Line Between Hardware And Software Plugin Instruments’

elektron-overbridgeAt Musikmesse 2014, Elektron introduced Overbridge, a new technology that they say ‘completely erases the line between analog hardware and software plug-in instruments’.

Elektron Overbridge is designed to deliver seamless DAW integration of analog synthesizers and drum machines. Here are the details:

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 â?? 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

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.

Pricing and Availability

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.

New Analog Synths At The 2014 NAMM Show

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At the 2014 NAMM Show, there were more new analog synths than we have ever seen at the show. There were new analogs from companies like Korg, Moog and Elektron; there were a lot of interesting new synths from smaller companies; and there were several all-in-one Eurorack synth modules.

murmuxp2Here’s a roundup of the full-fledged analog synthesizers introduced at the 2014 NAMM Show: Continue reading