elk-herd is a device manager for some Elektron instruments:
+Drive Sample management for Digitakt and Analog Rytm
- Transfer files to and from your computer with simple drag-n-drop
- Reorganize the +Drive with drag-n-drop
- Easily rename files and folders
- View your whole +Drive structure at once
Project & Pattern management for Digitakt
- Transfer projects to/from your computer
- Reorganize patterns, the sample pool, and the sound pool with drag-n-drop
- All sounds and plocks are kept in sync with all changes
- Find unused sample and sound slots
- Move free space in the sample and sound pools to the end
- Import patterns, sample pool entries, and sounds from one project into another
elk-herd is free, and hosted on the web. You need a browser that supports WebMIDI - which means Chrome for now - and once loaded it runs locally on your machine:
If you prefer, you can download the archive, unpack it, and open it on Chrome locally on a computer with no internet net access: https://electric.kitchen/crunch/elk-herd-live.tgz
Local Elektronaut @DaveMech’s awesome walk through:
Demonstration of project import:
Short manual for other features:
Thanks to all the people who tested the alpha and beta versions over the last four months! You were very brave to trust your Digitakt projects to me, and I couldn’t have done this without you!
If you were using the rc1 version, 3.0 release is exactly the same save the version number.
- Be aware of LFO Dest set to Sample Slot (in the track or plock’d): If you rearrange the sample pool, you have to know which samples need to be kept next to each other.
- There are still problems with using
elk-herdon Linux due to known Chromium browser bugs. I’m still trying to work out a work around.
You can report bugs here, or if you have a github account in the elk-herd-project repo.
It’s free: Enjoy, have fun, make music.
And if you like it, buy me a beer!