Elektron Drops Silent Servant 12″ Grammofon Record

Swedish music hardware company Elektron has released the third Elektron Grammofon 12″ vinyl record. The featured artist for this disc is Silent Servant, a DJ and producer “whose gloomy rhythms stay with the listener long after the music has faded out.”

Elektron says of the record, “The two brand new tracks, along with a live excerpt, found on EGR45-00003 are gritty, hyper-engaging and highly personal takes on techno.” The first track on the album, “Run,” is streaming on Thump. Reviewer Alexander Iadarola calls it “the kind of track you have to fight against to keep up with—intentionally disorienting you like an M.C. Escher drawing and exacerbating the experience with doses of anxiety and dread.”
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Elektron Machinedrum, Monomachine Get Price Cuts

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Elektron has announced permanent price cuts to the Machinedrum UW, Machinedrum and Monomachine.

“Our shelves contain too many Machinedrums and Monomachines. Simply put, we are a tad over-stocked,” they note.  “To remedy this we permanently lower the prices for these venerable machines.” Continue reading

SDS Drop Streamlines Sample Transfer For Elektron Analog Rytm

sds-drop-ipadDeveloper Jakob Penca has introduced SDS Drop for OS X – a utility that’s designed to make sample transfers to your Elektron Analog Rytm drum machine ‘a breeze’.

To use, you drag & drop your files onto the drum pads, and the app takes care of the rest. Samples are loaded into the current Rytm project and assigned to your current Kit, ready to play.

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