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.
A chiptune made with the Elektron Monomachine SFX6 using only the SID emulation synthesis.
Headphones highly recomended
An afternoon improvisation.
Gear used: Waldorf Blofeld and MicroQ, Arturia Microbrute through Eventide H9, Elektron Machinedrum, Akai mpc500 as main sequencer, Korg Ms2000, Clavia Nord Modular G2 and DSI Tetr4. Hardwire DL7 and RV8 were used on the Tetra.
This video demonstrates the sound of the Elektron Monomachine! Enjoy!
Each of the six Monomachine tracks is loaded with sound shaping devices. At your command is a tape style delay, a resonant multi mode filter, a sample rate reducer, a distortion effect, an arpeggiator and no less than three LFO’s – per track. The sound palette is limitless.
Despite the depth of the Monomachine it is very easy to use. Every parameter is close at hand and no confusing menus are in your way. Everything is laid out in a logical and usable manner. This is particularly useful when you perform live and don’t want to press the wrong buttons.
A special MIDI mode gives you control of six dedicated MIDI tracks. Use the versatile arpeggiators and all the other special sequencer features to take MIDI sequencing to the next level. The Monomachine is a given centre piece in any studio.
You can upload your own customized waveforms and use them in the Monomachine environment. This, plus the ability to treat sound incoming through the two external inputs using the special FX machines, makes the Monomachine a sound designer’s dream come true.
The Monomachine SFX-60+ MKII comes equipped with a +Drive by default. With a +Drive there is no risk of running out of storage space. Over 16’000 patterns, 16’000 kits and 8’000 waveforms can be internally stored.
Man and machine have never been closer to each other.