Talk: Daniel Birczynski
Did you know that a slew of Elektron instruments were used to make some of the most memorable video game music and sound effects of recent years? We decided to talk to three insiders in order to learn more:
Daniel Birczynski, Senior Sound Designer at Sony Computer Entertainment, Santa Monica. He uses the Analog Keys for otherworldly sound effects heard in some of the most thought-provoking and original Playstation games to date (like Hohokum).
Pawel Blaszczak, Audio Director at Techland in Wroclaw, Poland. He's been using nearly every Elektron instrument (from Sidstation to Rytm) to date for his beautiful cinematic soundtracks (heard in games such as Dying Light, Witcher and Dead Island).
Stuart Ross, Lead Sound Designer at Codemasters, Southam, UK. Once the creator of the Grand Theft Auto soundtracks, now in charge of music and sound for the awesome Dirt Rally games.
Be sure to check out all three of the Talks, published back-to-back in the upcoming few weeks. You'll be surprised to learn what goes on behind the scenes in the making of a great videogame. We sure were.
Read the first Talk, with Daniel Birczynski here
Posted 2016-05-25, 13:42
Overbridge + Analog OS updates
We just released Overbridge version 1.10.1, as well as Analog Rytm OS 1.30B and Analog Keys/Four OS 1.23B. The releases improve performance and stability.
Download Overbridge 1.10.1
Download the firmware for the Analog machines
Posted 2016-05-13, 14:34
Codex Sound Pack for Analog Keys/Four by Inhalt
Matia Simovich (who, togetther with Philip Winiger is Inhalt, one of USA:s finest contemporary synth outfits) has crafted 128 sounds for the Analog Keys/Four. These classic, highly playable and malleable sounds cover so much ground of past, present and future synth history that it's tempting to say these are all the sounds you'll ever need, especially if Polished and Professional are two of your favorite P's.
Get the Codex Sound Pack here
Check out the Inhalt Talk here
Posted 2016-05-13, 11:42
We had the great privilege of interviewing Will Brooks the other day. I can't make up my mind what's more awesome, the music, rhymes or attitude of his hiphop outfit. One thing is for sure, though, mere words cannot describe the sheer originality, impact and sway of Dälek.
If you really want to pick the brain of Mr. Brooks, though, don't read this Talk. Instead, check out the Dälek Sound Pack here. It's genuine 160-proof old Anglo-Saxon baby. I'm not kidding. Go get those samples. They're the grain from which the album Asphalt for Eden was made. Enter the Deadverse.
Read the talk and check out the brand new Dälek Soundscapes Sound pack for Analog Rytm at Elektron.se
Posted 2016-04-28, 12:49
Major Overbridge and Analog OS rollouts
Overbridge version 1.10.1
Overbridge 1.10.1 is one substantial update, introducing a multitude of improvements to nearly all aspects of the software. Highlights include:
- Total Recall of all Elektron instrument parameters from DAW project
- Considerably updated GUI
- AU plugin format support
- Support for Mac OS X El Capitan
- Improved support for numerous DAW hosts
- Tighter sync between Elektron instruments and DAW host
- Support for smaller DAW host buffers
- Plugin sidechaining allowing analog processing of DAW audio directly via the plugin
- Automatable track mutes for the Elektron sequencer
- Usability refinements
- Numerous stability and performance fixes
OS 1.30b for Analog Rytm
Analog Rytm OS 1.30B is a major update, adding no less than 12 new synthesis models - nearly doubling the range of available models! Enjoy new synthesis models specifically tailored for kick drums, snare drums, hi-hats, cymbals, and more. Total sound palette boost. Analog Rytm just can't stop, won't stop.
When using Analog Rytm together with Overbridge, please note Overbridge 1.10.1 is needed to take full advantage of Analog Rytm OS 1.30B.
To really highlight the OS 1.30B, we've also created a little free Sound pack for you all. New Blood gives a taste of the new synthesis additions.
Download Analog Rytm OS 1.30B + updated user manual
Check out the New Blood Sound Pack for Analog Rytm OS 1.30B
OS 1.23B for Analog Keys/Four
The 1.23B firmware update for Analog Keys/Four addresses a few bugs and makes the instruments fully compatible with Overbridge 1.10.1.
Download Analog Keys/Four OS 1.23B
Posted 2016-04-28, 10:06
Disturbance Sound pack for Octatrack
These crisp, spectrally rich, highly original and expertly curated sounds - created by ModeAudio - will prove to be essential for drones, atmospherics, percussion and scoring, or provide the exotic element for any conventional beat or tune.
Get Disturbance Sound pack in the Elektron webshop
Posted 2016-04-15, 11:18
A night of machines
Thanks Berlin! Crowd, artists, crew - everyone.
Posted 2016-04-04, 15:02
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Posted 2016-03-18, 08:28
Elektron Talk: Factory Floor
Factory Floor (Nik Void and Gabriel Gurnsey) is the bright new binary star on the London night sky. They formed in what was literally a factory of arts and musical expression in a, back then, not-yet-gentrified patch of North London, and they're as comfortable in the contemporary arts scene as they are in a nightclub.
On their debut album, and even more so on their upcoming second album, Factory Floor manage to combine utterly dance-inspiring, liberating music with dashes of industrial, experimental and unsettling elements.
You can tell they've been in musical cahoots with legends such as Cosey Fanni Tutti, Chris Carter, Stephen Morris and Nick Cave, but the works of Factory Floor will more likely warp your feet and heartbeat than your mind.
Factory Floor will perform at the Elektron Night of Machines in Berlin on April Fool's Day. You don't want to miss that.
Read the Talk
Posted 2016-03-16, 14:55
Elektron at SXSW
Wanna win an Elektron synthesizer? Come play Octapong at the Elektron booth at SXSW, highest overall score wins! Also, take the opportunity to get expert guidance in Overbridge.
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 4, Level 1
Posted 2016-03-16, 09:49