Overbridge 2.0.16 Public Beta

Overbridge 2.0.16 Public Beta

This version focuses on bugfixes and driver improvements.

Improvements since last version (2.0.14)


  • Added zoom level 140%

  • Added a setting in the control panel to turn off auto start of Engine

  • Added the uninstaller to the Elektron program folder

  • Fixed an issue where the plugin would crash some hosts on load that loaded them in unconventional ways.

  • Fix bug in communication that could sometimes corrupt data stream, causing the plugin and unit not to sync parameter settings.

  • Fixed an issue where the FX/CV track on the Analog Four did not react to Note On or Mod Wheel.

  • Fixed an issue where the CV track on the Analog Four was not editable from the plugin.

  • Fixed an issue where the CV page was not responding to changes in Globals

  • Fixed an issue when changing any sound setting parameter in the DN plugin the Arpeggiator parameter would sometimes change as well.

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when changing machine type on the Rytm

  • Fixed a crash caused by sounds in the A4 plugin or on the unit having a specific envelope shape selected or changed to.

  • Fixed the order of the Digitone voice layer

  • Changed the text of the delay time.

  • Engine icon is now always white/black even on idle

  • Fixed an issue with the oscillator in the A4 plugin waveform display being in the wrong order and showing the wrong waveform.

  • Fixed an issue where the FX LFO destinations where in the wrong order in the A4 plugin.

  • Runtime optimizations to improve CPU performance

  • Minor graphics issues

MacOS Driver:

  • Fixed an issue where for some users the USB-MIDI was not showing up when in Overbridge mode.

  • Fixed an issue where for some users the units did not show up as audio devices.

Windows Driver:

  • Lowered DPC latency by 90%

  • The driver now auto-selects a connected ASIO device if the preferred device is unavailable

This beta release requires you to have the listed firmware installed on respective units. These are beta OSs and are not guaranteed to work in any other setup.

  • Analog Four mkI/mkII running OS 1.36_BETA2
  • Analog Keys running OS 1.36_BETA2
  • Analog Rytm mkI/mkII running OS 1.46_BETA1
  • Analog Heat mkI/mkII running OS 1.11_BETA3
  • Digitakt running OS 1.11_BETA6
  • Digitone running OS 1.20 (Not the Beta version)

This is a public beta, as opposed to a stable release. As a result, we encourage you to submit any queries or issues to our support channels. The public beta will continue until we are in a position to release a stable version. Make sure you read the manual, the topic How to report issues and the section below with Known Issues.

Each Elektron Overbridge device typically exposes all individual track/voice channels as separate USB Audio channels, for multi-track recording into DAWs. Some Elektron Overbridge devices such as the Analog Rytm and Analog Four also allow you to route audio from a computer host into individual track audio paths for intricate processing. The Analog Heat acts entirely as a sound processing unit. The plugin routes audio from your computer host, through the effects chain and back into the host. All Elektron Overbridge devices allow you to play audio from the computer host directly to the device’s main output, making the device act as a sound card for playing back music etc. The Overbridge Control Panel application is bundled together with the drivers, providing a simple channel monitor for your devices.

The suite includes

  • Audio over USB functionality for all Overbridge-enabled devices
  • Overbridge Control Panel
  • Overbridge Engine
  • Standalone Editor for Analog Four, Analog Heat, Analog Keys, Analog Rytm, Digitakt and Digitone
  • VST Plugin macOS and Windows for Analog Four, Analog Heat, Analog Keys, Analog Rytm, Digitakt and Digitone
  • AU Plugin for Analog Four, Analog Heat, Analog Keys, Analog Rytm, Digitakt and Digitone

USB Audio drivers for Windows and macOS
The USB Audio Drivers will expose Audio and MIDI-interfaces for Elektron Overbridge devices.
On Windows, WDM and ASIO audio interfaces are provided.
On macOS, HAL and CoreAudio audio interfaces are provided.

Standalone Editor for Windows and macOS
The Standalone Editor allows for controlling the Overbridge enabled devices parameters via a GUI desktop application and also managing sounds and samples on the device.
The Overbridge Engine handles all USB communication between your connected Elektron device and the standalone editor.

VST Plugin for Windows and VST/AU for macOS
The Plugin allows for controlling the Overbridge enabled devices and stream audio via a VST Plugin. This makes it possible to sequence, sync and automate the device with your DAW. Audio will be streamed to the plugin making it possible to use your audio interface of choice in your DAW while still receiving audio from your unit.
The Overbridge Engine handles all USB communication between your connected Elektron device and the VST/AU Plugin.

Total Recall
This feature lets you save projects from Overbridge enabled devices into your DAW’s project.

Total Recall can be enabled by pressing its icon in the plugin. The unit will then sync the project files with the DAW. When opening a DAW project that has Total Recall enabled and a synced project the unit will ask you to confirm that you want to transfer the project from the DAW to the unit’s active project. Any unsaved projects will be lost.

This beta release requires you to have the listed firmware installed on respective units. These are beta OSs and are not guaranteed to work in any other setup.

  • Analog Four mkI/mkII running OS 1.36_BETA2
  • Analog Keys running OS 1.36_BETA2
  • Analog Rytm mkI/mkII running OS 1.46_BETA1
  • Analog Heat mkI/mkII running OS 1.11_BETA3
  • Digitakt running OS 1.11_BETA6
  • Digitone running OS 1.20

Minimum Computer Requirements
Overbridge 2.0 requires a high-performance computer optimized for audio production. Elektron recommends the below specs as minimum specs.

  • At least 8GB of RAM.
  • At least Intel Core i5 CPU.
  • OpenGL 3.2 capable GPU.
  • Dedicated USB host port for each Overbridge hardware device. USB Hubs are generally not supported and may cause problems with both connectivity and performance.
  • Windows 10/macOS 10.12

The specs are not the only thing necessary to have a smooth experience. Real-time performance of the system is equally important. This is affected by other running processes and by different manufacturers of computer hardware. There are tools available to analyze systems.

DAW Support
This version will work best with Ableton Live. But other DAWs will be supported as the beta progresses.


Elektron_Overbridge_2.0.16.6_Beta.dmg (69 MB)

Elektron_Overbridge_2.0.16.6_Beta.zip (50 MB)

Analog Four/Keys MKI:
Analog-Four_Analog-Keys_OS1.36_BETA2.zip (870.4 KB)

Analog Four MKII:
Analog-Four_MKII_OS1.36_BETA2.zip (905.0 KB)

Analog Heat MKI:
Analog-Heat_OS1.11_BETA3.zip (485.3 KB)

Analog Heat MKII:
Analog-Heat_MKII_OS1.11_BETA3.zip (494.2 KB)

Analog Rytm MKI:
Analog-Rytm_OS1.46_BETA1.zip (1.1 MB)

Analog Rytm MKII:
Analog-Rytm_MKII_OS1.46_BETA1.zip (1.2 MB)

Digitakt_OS1.11_BETA6.zip (800.8 KB)

Digitone_OS1.20.zip (1.0 MB)

Overbridge User Manual_2.0_Beta.pdf (5.4 MB)

Update Notifications

Run the Overbridge Control Panel application regularly to ensure you get automatic notifications about the availability of software updates directly from Elektron.

Upgrading from previous Overbridge versions

If upgrading from Overbridge 1.15 or earlier, note that a complete uninstall of the previous version will be performed first. This means you will lose any previously installed Overbridge plugins and Overbridge drivers if you install the Overbridge 2.0 Public Beta.

Known issues

  • Automation using external MIDI CC or using Overbridge may slowdown the units GUI.
  • In some occasions there are dropouts when using multiple Overbridge devices, even at lower loads.
  • Higher loads on the CPU may cause dropouts when using the units as Audio Interfaces.
  • Unit selection list in the plugin stays visible when hiding the plugin if it has been left open.
  • Issue with latency for MIDI when sending MIDI from the device to another external device.
  • On some systems, Bit Accurate driver is not showing any channels in Studio One and Bitwig.
  • Stability issues.
  • VST plugin does not utilize retina resolution (Windows).

To think about when using an Overbridge unit as a sound card:

Most Overbridge enabled devices can be used as 2 in 2 out interfaces in addition to the audio over USB for each individual voice. This means that if you are not careful with your routing and where/what you are monitoring, you might get feedback or voice doubling. Especially when software monitoring in your DAW.

In the Digitakt, doubling of audio can be prevented by turning off all internal audio sent to the mains out on the Digitakt. This is done by changing Settings > System > USB config > “Int to Main” to “Off”. Auto has no effect when using the Standalone Editor.

The Heat is a 4 in 4 out interface and will not be affected by the issue described above. If you still experience issues, check in the Heat manual that you have set up the routing correctly.


In MacOS 10.14.5 have the error

Overbridge Engine is already running

but none of the plugins (VST, standallone) can connect to the Overbridge Engine or see any of the devices.
Had the same error in 2.0.14 and could not resolve it.
Tried this approach, too Solution for some mac connectivity issues (disabled software) without any sucess
Also tried

sudo sqlite3 /private/var/db/SystemPolicyConfiguration/KextPolicy ‘.dump kext_policy’ | grep overbridge

which returned

INSERT INTO kext_policy VALUES(‘348SCJ68PR’,‘se.elektron.overbridge.driver’,1,‘Ploytec GmbH’,1);
INSERT INTO kext_policy VALUES(‘KS6W2DLCW9’,‘se.elektron.overbridge.driver’,1,‘Elektron Music Machines Mav AB’,1);

and did

spctl kext-consent disable
spctl kext-consent add [above keys]
spctl kext-consent disable

in Recovery Mode

and wrote a support ticket a month ago or so…

Any mode ideas?

apologies if this has been reported before but i only just got my AK so haven’t been following its progress until now…

In OB, the whole Aftertouch section of the FX>Modulators is screwed at the moment. Nothing works, no matter the assignment. That’s understandable - it’s beta and all… but even when altering the FX’s aftertouch assignments/amounts directly on the AK itself (not a fun button combo to reach), nothing works there either. And when adjusting assignments/amounts directly on the AK with the encoders, the destination list in AK’s Overbridge window jump all over the place.


Nice update, but still unable to use the pads of the digitakt to record midi into my daw (Logic).

The pads control and auto-select each sound in the digitakt plug in, and outputs audio, but midi information won’t register in the DAW. (e.g. if you hit record and hit a pad, nothing records)

If I want to record from the pads, I still need to use MIDI.


I also have issues in the FX track modulation section. Aftertouch, breath, mod wheel, pitchbend, the hardware and software do not synchronize.

Have you tried setting FX mods manually on the AK without being connected to OB? Doesn’t work here at all. Only non-FX params can be modulated as expected. As I’ve only just got an AK, I’m not sure if it’s an old issue or a new one with the beta firmware

I have no issues with FX track modulation assignments when OB is not connected.

Just checked it with Aftertouch, PB, Modwheel, Breath.
Manually, hardware only, it works as expected.

Are you in the FX track when making the assignments and using the joystick/kb ?
You can only use the KB/joystick to modulate actual FX parameters if you are on the FX track while using them. If you’re in a synth track, the only FX type parameters you can modulate are the send levels.

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Yes that’s correct, I’m in FX track. Press func and synth param button to access menu, scroll to bottom for aftertouch, open to see the assignments menu. Here, when pressing down the keys for AT, the top-left knob animation doesn’t move. When connecting OB and turning an encoder in this menu, the assignment list in OB’s AK gui goes wild - all assignment selectors randomly change. Weird stuff!

All my latency probelms seem to be solved now (Win 10, Ableton 10.1)… No increasing latency or crackles… The recorded audio is more accurate (max 1/4096 jitter).


When you make aftertouch assignments in the FX track with OB (and USB) disconnected, are you pressing the key ALL the way down? It won’t animate until you’ve pressed it so far you hear a little “click”

And just to confirm, you’re using Firmware 1.36Beta2 ?

yes i’m using 1.36 b2 and am pressing all the way down :slight_smile:

in tracks 1 to 4 you can see the top-left knob icon animate as you press down, but in the fx track, the icon doesn’t move at all.
[EDIT] i now see that i need to press the FX track button twice to ‘properly’ be in FX aftertouch editing mode - sorry about my ignorance here! However, the next issue still persists in OB:

Turning any of the encoders while on the AT mapping page causes the standalone OB AK app’s mod sources to randomly change - like this…

I’ve reported the flickering AT destinations list to support. Cheers for looking into it Adam.


This solved my stability issues on Win10 and FL Studio 20 with DT.

Best regards,


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This is new.



The vst:s still won’t show up in Live 10.1. Even though I made a manual rescan.

This issue still persists - USB midi is grayed out on OSX when Overbridge is active on the machine

Can you make sure that the .zip that is downloaded is extracted before starting the setup. In Windows, the .zip looks similar a folder but is not. Right click on it and select extract all. After that run the setup.

If this doesn’t help please report the issue.
How to report issues

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Digitone isnt able to connect to overbridge engine all the time. Rythm mk1 and a4 mk1 working without any issues. Sent two tickets but still waiting for a solution.

Has anyone got automation working in Logic?

As soon as I turn on any automation whatsoever I get this glitchy slow down:

Soundbrowser on Analog Keys only displays banks from bank A to H. Anything after that it’s just displaying bank H again.

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