Overbridge @ Musikmesse

Overbridge was the big thing at Musikmesse 2015. Cuckoo came by for a demo, check out the tight sync and other neat features in his report.

Posted 2015-04-20, 15:13


At this year’s Frankfurt Musikmesse, we will show you the VSTi part of Overbridge for the first time. Our booth is in hall 5.1, booth number B33.

Click through to elektron.se to see release schedule and features
Posted 2015-04-15, 04:17

Free Sound pack: Oxford Overdrive

This sound pack, made exclusively for the Monomachine, contains a smattering of user waveforms of a very special kind. Contrary to what many people believe, there were in fact some rare and beautiful synthesizers produced during the mid-80’s. The OSCar, made by the UK-based Oxford Synthesizer Company, was a 2-oscillator programmable synth capable of harmonic synthesis, various special filter modes, including a highly musical overdrive, that gave it a beautifully imaginative sonic character. If you’re close friends with Stevie Wonder or Jean-Michel Jarre you may want to ask if you can borrow one of theirs. If not, the next best thing is to dig into these Oxford Overdrive waveforms.

Your Monomachine, equipped with these, will be able to produce some of the most warm, rich and evocative sounds hitherto reserved for those lucky few who own an actual OSCar. All waveforms are assembled by Radek Rudnicki. The Patterns and Kits are crafted by Elektron. Please note that this Sound Pack will only work on MKII +DRIVE versions.

Check the Oxford Overdrive presentation video
Listen to SoundCloud sound examples

Download it for free in the Support and Downloads section
Posted 2015-04-10, 12:54

Elektron Talk: Jesper Kyd

Meet Jesper Kyd, composer of some of the most original and acclaimed video game music of the past fifteen years. If you have ever played the Assassin's Creed, Hitman, Darksiders or Borderlands series of games, among many, many others, rest assured that your heart was musically massaged, unsettled and warmed by his sounds. To many of us, though, Kyd was already a legend. Back in the late eighties and early nineties, he made some unforgettable sonic contributions to the C64 and Amiga demo scenes.

Read the interview.
Posted 2015-04-02, 06:08

Analog Rytm Sound pack: Total Tabla

The Tabla is a set of musical drums, originally sprung from Indian classical music, thousands of years ago. With the Total Tabla Sound Pack, you get 123 distinct Tabla samples. You also get a custom made project, with kits, patterns and macros designed to show off the combined power of Tabla and Analog Rytm. The samples were recorded by the elusive Neybuu, who spent 10 years of intense training in India with one of the most prominent contemporary Tabla artists.

Check out the Total Tabla presentation video 

Listen to four sample Total Tabla tunelets

Read an interview with Neybuu

Buy the Total Tabla Sound Pack
Posted 2015-03-27, 12:59

Elektron Talk: Cherushii

Cherushii has been keeping the parquetry industry busy across the USA and choice parts of Europe for the past fifteen years. Her undulating, crisp and utterly enjoyable music is what every club wants, but very few get. If the following Talk is a bit too prolix for you, the fault is all mine. And Cherushii's. Mostly mine. Anyway, read on. You'll learn stuff and have fun.

Read the interview.
Posted 2015-03-20, 08:50

Elektron Jam Session 7: Yaybahar meets Elektrons

Rarely does a completely new acoustic instrument get as recognized as the Yaybahar. Mere days after being published online, the video featuring musician/inventor Görkem Şen playing his creation had been seen by literally millions of viewers. There's a reason for this level of popularity. The Yaybahar sounds like nothing else. Strange and majestic. Part string instrument, part apocalyptic dream generator.

When the Yaybahar is teamed up with Elektron machines two very similar worlds meet. One acoustic, one electronic - both of the progressive kind. The essence is the same, only the means are different. And the outcome defies categorization.

In between Jam Session video takes, we also took the opportunity to talk to Görkem about his instrument. Read the interview here.
Posted 2015-03-13, 10:12

We have a winner!

After an extraordinarily laborious week, we have finally crowned a winner in the Science Lab Challenge. After a multitude of listening sessions and serious consideration, we are proud to crown Zillamatic and his Analog Rytm creation You're Not A Device as the overall winner. Congratulations to Zillamatic, who wins a machine of choice. Runners-up are PongFu with The Science Of Tullio Ecclesias (created on the Octratrack) and Wan123 with Dnuos (created on the Machinedrum UW).

For all the 12 semi-finalists, listen to this playlist on the Elektronauts SoundCloud page.
Posted 2015-03-06, 15:34

Unmechanical Sound pack for Analog Keys/Four

Floppydisk Pirates has created 128 sounds for the Analog Keys/Four. The Unmechanical Sound pack consists of 100% royalty free sounds, ranging from dreamy pads to sharp drum sounds.

Download the Sound pack from the Elektron Support & Downloads section.
Posted 2015-02-26, 12:11

Want to work with Elektron Customer Support?

We are looking for an addition to the Elektron Customer Support crew. If you want to work in a creative and forward-thinking environment, helping other Elektron users to the best of your ability - do not hesitate to apply.

Job description

You will be a part of the Elektron Customer Support team, aiding the Elektron user base by handling and answering support requests. By being responsive, efficient, and friendly, your efforts will contribute to Elektron support keeping the highest level of standard.

This is a 50% position and you will be based at the Elektron HQ in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Your tasks

- Answering support errands via the online Elektron Support system.

- Monitoring and keeping track of support errand statistics.

Your profile

- Understanding of, and experience with, one or more Elektron products.

- Fluency in English.

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

- Extensive experience of working with DAWs.

- Proficient in troubleshooting MIDI/audio interconnections.

- Familiarity with both Windows/OSX environments.

- Knowledge of basic studio/music production nomenclature.

If this might be a job for you, please mail your resume and a cover letter to info@elektron.se. The subject of the mail should read "Job application: Elektron Customer Support". Deadline for sending your application is March 13.
Posted 2015-02-25, 10:15