Analog Four mk 1 (Just bought) my questions

indeed. This video alone convinced me to get one


i sort of feel like the A4 is the underappreciated one of the trinity - and maybe actually the deepest…


It’s the first time I’ve seen that video. I really enjoyed what sounds he was able to get out of it.

Just off the bat, one complaint (being an old dude), the ‘red’ functions label/print under the buttons are very hard to read, I realize they did it to look hi-tech at the time, but yellow would have been a better color choice for ‘at-a-glance’ views, or even blue. This may cause me to order a Mk2 sooner than I thought.

What is latest Firmware/OS on Analog four mk-1?
where do I go to get it and instructs how to do it? Thanks.

The latest supported firmware is always available on the Support page of Elektron’s website:

The instructions for installation are given in the download files.

If you want to use the existing version 1.15.0 of Overbridge with your AF Mk I you need v1.24C of the firmware.

However, if you want to use the public beta testing version 2.0 of Overbridge with your AF Mk I you need to look here instead:
and download a special beta testing version of the AF firmware.

Make sure that you also download the latest version of the manual from the Support page.

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thank you.

I’m in my mid 40’s mate, so define ‘old’ :rofl:

I’ve not had any issues with that particular concern, but I can imagine in dark lights it would probably be better to have a gooseneck lamp nearby.

If you can get the mk2 though, then definitely do that.

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got you beat… 65. yes, old. But feel 30.
I think the improvements on the MK2 will make it worth the jump.
Might hang onto the Mk1 , then sell after I get MK 2.


65? Sell your buss pass and buy two!!

Another question:
If I want to go DAW-less, using only hardware synths and Eurorack:
I would buy an Analog Four-Mk2, keep my Analog Four-Mk1(at least for now), and my Digitakt… How do I connect and use all 3 Elektrons and Eurorack ?
I may need to get a Midi to CV converter module or box for my Eurorack, but not sure.
I am using the Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 as my main interface for my Mac/Logic Pro X.
Any advice on setting this up?

It depends on what you want to do, and what role you intend for each device.

You might not need a MIDI-CV interface given that two AFs would provide 8 channels of CV/Gate control over your modular.

Not exactly sure, or what is possible, but would probably want the A4 mk2 to be the Master controller and clock, using the 4 tracks, and use Digitakt as a slave somehow for sampled sounds and drums, and 4 more tracks with the A4 mk1 and eurorack to have same clock to run my other eurorack sequencers etc etc.

Does anyone know if there has been any discussion of an Analog Eight being developed? I dont mean an Octatrack, but a Analog Four clone version with 8 tracks? That would be awesome. I would hate to buy an A4 mk2 prematurely, and have it become obsolete, since its been out a few years already. Since most of the architecture on the A4 is already there, Elektron could do it reasonably, maybe $1600 list total…I would buy it on day 1… Now that I think of it, isn’t that kind of a Digitakt? which I already own…hmm.

Several forum members have wished for this, but Elektron does not pre-announce products so anything you read about such a product is pure speculation.

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Well, that is certainly possible.

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so, how do I configure the Digitakt to work with the Analog Four? Thru midi or is there a better way? I want to be able to hear all 12 sounds at once. 4+8. I haven’t used midi in about 15 years. Quickest way possible, please.

on Analog Four, if I change a track or Pattern and want to go back to the original, how do I do it?

Trying to upgrade OS for MK1 A4 from my Mac, 1.35B from Sept 14,2018 upgrade.

I downloaded the sysex file, and connected the USB cable, I am in OS Upgrade on Global setting menu, Message window in a4 says ’ waiting for Sysex’ but don’t know how to get it sent into the A4… there is nothing on my Mac screen where I can send the file to the A4, no icon to copy to, no Application etc. ?? Please help.thanx

Never mind, I figured it out…
I needed to download the Elektron C6 OSX for Mac. it worked! Cant believe I did it, I’m never good at these upgrades.

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