Swedish musical instrument company Elektron has announced major firmware updates for their analog synth, Analog Four (MKI and MKII models), and their for analog drum machine, Analog Rytm.
The updates (OS 1.40 on the Analog Four and 1.50 on the Rytm) expand the instruments’ performance control, add sequencing potential, and increase machine power, among other improvements.
OS Update Highlights:
Sequencer MIDI Out. With Sequencer MIDI Out, the user can link to the rest of their gear with ease. Control velocity, note, and length on each step of the Elektron sequencer, and “breathe new life into old machines” with conditional trigs.
Scale per Track. Following on last summer’s OS upgrades for Elektron’s Digitakt and Digitone instruments, “and by popular demand,” Scale per Track is now possible on the Analog Four and Analog Rytm (MK I and MK II) machines! This new capability adds an element of “extra unpredictability and excitement” to users’ compositions.
Parameter Randomization. The OS update allows users to instantly randomize a parameter page, to let the machine take charge.
Graphics improvements. New graphics have been added to make users’ machine navigation easier and more enjoyable.
Other fixes and improvements are detailed on the Elektron support page.