Ekektron Releases Analog Four & Analog Rytm OS Upgrades

Elektron today followed up on its announcement yesterday the updated Analog Four MKII & Analog Rytm MKII by releasing free updates for all Analog Four & Analog Rytm devices.

The upgrades extend all the way back to the MKI versions of both instruments (and Analog Keys). They add features like Step Recording, Trig Probability, Trig Preview, USB Audio for the mkII models and more.

Here’s Elektron’s summary of what’s new in Analog Four v1.5 & Analog Rytm v1.6:

Class Compliant USB Audio (MKII only)

Class Compliant USB Audio is now available on the Analog Four MKII and Analog Rytm MKII. Connect to a compatible phone, tablet, or computer, and record or process your audio easier than ever before. Add software superpowers via apps to give you countless possibilities: Parameter automation, bi-directional audio processing, audio recording, MIDI sequencing & sync, and that’s just the start. More modulation, more LFOs, more magic.

Step Recording mode

Step Recording comes to the Analogs! Fresh from its splashdown on the Digis, the machines can now input notes into the sequencer step by step. For Analog Rytm users, you can even input multiple tracks simultaneously. On Analog Four, things stay tasty allowing you to input chords per step. Flex the feature’s power to the max by controlling other gear using Midi, CV, and Gate!

Trig Probability

The Analog Four and Analog Rytm now have the power of Trig Probability in their arsenal. With great power comes controlled unpredictability. Take a pattern, take a chance, and see where you go!

Trig Preview

Trig Preview on the Analog Four and Analog Rytm lets you beat the pattern to the punch. Preview individual trigs quickly and easily whenever you want, keeping you ahead of the track and never missing a step.

Improved sample & sound management

Keeping your Analog Rytm and Analog Four organized is now easier than ever. Improved sample and sound management lets you remove whatever you’re not using, giving you more room for new sounds and new music. Get purging!

More improvements & fixes

You also get access to the sweet new factory content released with the new look MKIIs on all machines except Analog Four MKI & Analog Keys. For a full list of improvements and bug fixes – check the release notes.


To use the upgraded Analog OS with Overbridge, please update to Overbridge 2.0.41, also released today to support the new firmware.

See the Elektron site for details.

16 thoughts on “Ekektron Releases Analog Four & Analog Rytm OS Upgrades

  1. fickin trig preview should have been in from day one, considering how p-locks work and especially when you can p-lock an entirely different preset for each step

    but yeh better late than never IN THIS INSTANCE

    1. From above:
      “The upgrades extend all the way back to the MKI versions of both instruments (and Analog Keys). They add features like Step Recording, Trig Probability, Trig Preview, USB Audio for the mkII models and more.”

      Upgrading tonight!

    2. Not sure if this is the reason, but the mkII devices do have upgraded/changed audio paths and do sound a little different. Content developed for mkII devices might sound a little different on mkI devices.

      I’ve got an Analog Keys, and I’m actually amazed that they’ve released two MASSIVE updates this year for a 6-year old synth. Who else is doing that?

      The Analog Keys was a great synth when I got it, but it’s WAY more powerful now. I use it as the ‘brain’ of my rig and have it’s not just a poly synth, but it sequence my modular and it also is a mixer and effects box.

  2. When i first got my Elektron Analog Four and Rytm, i didn’t know what to expect. Now they are the machines i use most. Easy to use, great sound, lots of depth. And great support. Nice to see them still supporting MK1 machines.

    As AnalOG wrote, you can sequence / mix / fx other gear with the A4.

  3. Come on, Seymour, don’t be a putz
    Trust me and your life will surely rival King Tut’s
    Take some initiative, work up the guts
    And you’ll git it

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