Elektron Overbridge 2.0 Public Beta Now Available

After 6 months of closed beta testing, Elektron Overbridge 2.0 is now available as a public beta.

The long-awaited update to Overbridge promises to bring new capabilities to older Elektron instruments and compatibility for recently introduced ones:

The Overbridge 2.0 Public Beta is now available, offering audio over USB functionality for all Overbridge-enabled devices and both Standalone Editor and VST Plugin for Mac and Windows for: Digitakt, Analog Heat, Analog Four, Analog Rytm and Analog Keys.

The Digitone Standalone Editor and Plugin are currently in development and will be released at a later date.

Note: The purposes of public beta testing is to determine if software is ready for broad release, so users should expect the possibility of encountering problems.

If you’ve used the Overbridge 2.0 beta, leave a comment and share your experience with it!

20 thoughts on “Elektron Overbridge 2.0 Public Beta Now Available

  1. While waiting for this day since release of the digitakt, i can say i found my workaround to live without that crickle crackle latency pipeline …
    After doin that beta testing stuff i‘m even more tired of this thing.

    1. That’s interesting. I use rytm all the time, it’s just that it’s already so great that I can’t really imagine why would I need a software for it. But I use it more like an instrument not a sound generator tool (for that Microtonic is just as good or even better – in DAW at least).
      If I could drag and drop samples onto the pads, then that’d be great and if I could edit patterns. But for the rest – internal ADC aren’t that great so I’m not going to route audio directly from RYTM to DAW with Overbridge anyway as most decent audio interfaces have better DAC-s inside.

      1. They should really have worked on file/kit transfer more. How many sample packs they would have sold to Rytm if they had an easy front to transfer and/or buy kits?

        I really like my Rytm, but sample management is so shitty. And why no proper “Kits”, it’s a mystery?! MD had kits the right way.

        1. 100% agree, this is the same for all Elektorn stuff, loading presets and samples over ‘midi systex’ is a pain, I would have bought a lot more of there (very reasonably priced) preset and sample packs if it wasnt for this…it would simply be ‘good business’ to make these load and be managed simply.

      2. fwiw there have been A/B tests conducted on this subject. overbridge audio fared quite well against mid-tier audio interfaces, after levelmatching the sq differences were neglible. YMMV against something like mytek-tier conversion though..

  2. Weird I just posted a comment about this yesterday. Unfortunately it’s too little too late. Sold my Digitakt a year ago. Broken promises and bad communication is not a good look, especially considering there are so many other options out there.

    1. your comment is the only thing that came too late, you sold your digitakt a year ago why were you posting crap about it yesterday or today. For everyone who didn’t sell their digitakt it’s not too late, it’s good news…. btw what do you mean there are so many other options out there, there isn’t anything else like the digitakt out there.

    1. From my experience with Overbridge 1, the audio is present on the physicals too but it is not “synced” like the usb audio is. I did a test recording both and the physical was all over the place (jittery as hell) and the usb audio was tight with a consistent lag of about 30ms. Either way, it was crap for me. I bought an Expert Sleepers USAMO and haven’t looked back since.

      1. how can one audio stream have more jitter than the other one ? Just wondering. I’m also using expert sleepers solutions to send midi to most of my synths, but with overbridge it’s not possible sadly ! If only they could release a simple vst editor and stop the nonsense with audio usb etc… Lame.

  3. Overbridge is over complicated.

    What Elektron users really need is just a simple tool for loading content to their gear and for backing it up.

    I’ve been using Overbridge with my Analog Keys and – while it improves patch editing, it doesn’t let you load sound libraries and it doesn’t let you back up your synth. This is basic stuff that most other synth editors get right.

    1. You use Elektron’s program C6 for this. You’ve been able to do this since day one and the instructions are in the manual and it’s easy.

      1. ….And it still can’t back up the Analog Keys all at once and restore it, like most modern tools support.

        Read any forum about Elektron’s gear, and nobody likes trying to do this piecemeal with C6.

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