When tools and gadgets finally retire, after a long and productive life of chore and utility, a few lucky ones may enjoy a second spell of virtue as musical instruments. The classic one-piece Estwing hammer, for instance, was originally designed to produce a pitch perfect tone when struck straight-on-the-nail. Handle worn off, face dented and shaft rusted, it would still serve its sonic purpose. A good sound can never die. What is trash to the eye may be a treat to the ear. Enjoy.
The Junkyard Sound Pack contains a selection of samples created by Loopmasters, optimized for use on the Analog Rytm. The bundle also includes a custom Analog Rytm project featuring patterns, kits and live-friendly scene and performance macros. The samples (but not the patterns, kits and macros) may also be used on the Octatrack and the Machinedrum UW.
Animoog is doing pad duty, sequenced by iPad / Genome MIDI.
Various inversions of Dm, Fadd6, FM7sus2, Gadd2, Fadd2
Boomstar is doing bass, CV controlled from the A4.
A4 = leads, Machinedrum = kick,snare,hat
The acoustic instrument Yaybahar was recorded using two separate mics. During the session, the Elektron setup was monitored with headphones for best possible audio recording of the Yaybahar. The Octatrack sends MIDI clock and program change messages to Analog Rytm and Analog keys. It is also used as a mixer as Rytm and Keys outputs are fed into the Octatrack stereo inputs.
Parameter Locking is Elektron’s name for their approach to step sequencing parameter automation. Parameter locks give you the ability to do per-step parameter changes on your sounds.
Elektron Product Specialist Cenk aka Dataline walks us through the version of Elektron Overbridge shown at NAMM, which despite being labeled a ‘work in progress’ looks remarkably slick and stable.
Overbridge is Elektron’s first foray into computer software and will be a free add-on for Analog Four, Analog Keys and Analog Rytm. The key features of Overbridge are full VST/AU control—essentially the ability to treat your Elektron hardware like plug-ins—over the compatible products, bi-directional USB audio streaming at 24-bit quality, and total recall of analog sounds and sequences, where settings for your Elektron hardware are automatically recalled along with your DAW project.
Elektron Analog Rytm Live Demo
Only Elektron Analog RYTM
Analog Rytm, the Future House Sound Pack.
Biome Digital has created a set of envelope pushing samples specifically tuned for deep, enchanting and pioneering beats. A treat for the sound systems of the world.
The Sound pack is specifically made for the Analog Rytm. Included is an Analog Rytm project featuring 16 patterns and 16 kits. The kits also feature performances and scenes, great for live tweaking the patterns.
- Sound pack size: 11.7 MB. 16 bit/48 kHz/mono WAV samples.
- 1 project. 16 patterns. 16 kits.
- Scene and performance macros for each kit.
- 9 kicks. 1 snare. 1 crash sample. 1 ride sample. 1 closed hithat . 1 open hihat . 1 tambourine. 1 percussion sample. 1 shaker. 6 claps. 16 synth samples. 9 bass samples . 5 vox samples. 3 piano samples. 2 orch hits samples. 6 FX samples.
The Future House Sound Pack is available now for US $15.
NAMM 2015: Elektron Ovwerbridge Progess Audio routing and a sneak of the UI for the editor
Elektron’s Overbridge was announced last year, its a technology that allows Elektron instruments – Analog Four, Analog Rytm and Analog Keys to feed their audio and MIDI over USB and into a host plugin that will run inside the host DAW and route discrete inputs and outputs.
Addtionally MIDI can be routed and more interestingly given the complexity of these instruments, an editor to access the voice and setup parameters for each instrument – this would certainly make the editing process more pleasurable – one of my criticisms was that the screen is just too small to see enough detail for serious editing and my tired eyes.
Cenk (aka Dataline) gives us the headsup on where the Overbridge technology is, the seamless integration of audio streams in and out of the DAW is impressive.
A demo of the Arturia iSEM app being sequenced by the Elektron
Monomachine. The patch used was DN_PULSEECHO_KB on the iSEM. The signal
was fed through the Eventide Space.