Elektron has released Analog Rytm OS 1.01, and update that introduces two new machines. BDFM (Bass drum FM) and SDFM (Snare drum FM) are based on linear FM synthesis and give the Analog Rytm with new sonic possibilities. Continue reading
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
At 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.
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.
Author Neil Ritchie has published an iBook about the Elektron Analog 4 synthesizer, The Analog Four Cookbook.
The Analog Four Cookbook offers tutorials, walkthroughs and offers a quick reference guide to the Elektron Analog Four synthesizer.
Here’s the official video trailer: Continue reading