Status update on Overbridge


#206

Ti was not working as it does now in the first place and it streams less channels iirc.

OB is working fine btw. Just not on the MKII or new units.
A whole lot of the problem is Apple, messing with their USB stack from release to release and the users which follow that route. I bet OB2 could be up and running already if the outer circumstances would stop fucking around with elektron’s ob dev team.
A PC/Mac which is used for music creation should neither be connected to the internet nor should every unnecessary update be applied to it. Hassle gone instantly.


#207

dude they were over 1 year late on OB v1 and approaching 1 yr now on Ob v2’s intended target. clearly they have no CLUE on any timetables


#208

It’s beginning to be quite certain OB will never be finished properly. Elektron seems to be unable to accept the situation after putting lots of resources into the development. It’s a situation that sometimes happens with software development. The sooner they stop banging their heads on the wall and scrap OB, the better.


#209

That is to say, they will do absolutely nothing. The biggest rub for me is that they are completely unwilling to give even an inch to atone for any of their shortcomings. It’s as if they feel they’ve done no wrong. CEO has his head in the clouds. Meanwhile Elektron can’t even post a single thing anywhere on social media without at least a few people, if not more complaining about when Overbridge is coming. Until they do SOMETHING tangible (feature udpates, free sounds packs…SOMETHING) as compensation for under delivering their promised product people will continue to be angry and their brand will continue to lose popularity. As it stands, where once it was hard for the local music shop to even keep stock of their product, now their shelves are filled. The writing is on the wall.


#210

Is it perhaps likely that they can give us individual outs over usb before overbridge? Or is that going to be an all or nothing type of thing?

Thats really all i want. I could care less about the software editor etc.


#211

At this point it needs to be an all or nothing because of how many units are tied in to overbridge. Releasing x feature would leave some people feeling like overbridge issues were not fixed for them as everyone is waiting for different features that have been tied into and are reliant on overbridge.


#212

I think they handle individual cases differently from the general problem. You might still be right, but in my experience they’ve handled all the issues I ever had very goal oriented and to my complete satisfaction.


#213

I think that’s very unlikely and I assume that audio streaming is at the heart of the problem, not the software editor side of things.


#214

If the issues in first OB are any indication, reliability of the audio-over-usb feature is one of the most challenging things for OB. Personally, I suspect it’s because Elektron has chosen too low quality usb chipsets and/or cpu’s for their devices.


#215

The sooner they announce that they are abandoning the Overbridge project, the better for everyone.


#216

Not a bad idea. Kind of safe mode working on different platforms / OS…


#217

The issue with that is the way overbridge works is it is a program through which the audio is streamed independent of your audio interface. They could release a audio interface driver pretty quickly, but in order to get those channels into your daw without something like asio4all or soundflower you’d also need to let it be your audio interface. Which means you couldn’t get multiple devices streaming. I think this is what they haven’t released just the driver.


#218

They’ve been very good at resolving technical issues and poor to completely ignoring any customer service issues. That’s been my experience with tickets.


#219

Usb 2 was a mistake for mkii imo. You may not need the extra speed but the chipsets give you more bandwidth to work with.


#220

I would say the Octatrack is a pro Digitakt no need for it


#221

Starting to agree with this. Use the manpower to update features on the devices instead. Back in the days companies made expansions/breakout boxes for extra outputs. Why aren’t hw companies doing this anymore? Since multiple out via USB ha become the new standard leaving only stereo out for us that prefer not to use the dongle called computer. I could care less for software editor as well.


#222

I think it’s cause this is supposed to be the future where everything is slick and seamlessly connected by one single stylish wire but it clearly doesn’t work and there’s still wires fucking everywhere anyway


#223

I can see that. But I’m going to have to disagree. I think a Digitakt mkII with individual outs would be very welcome on the market. Some people like a more stripped-down machine without a cluttered interface and a billion features they’ll never use. I think the success of the Digitakt speaks to this. It’s already a nice machine but could be even better, or more well-rounded, with a few improvements - most of all, in my opinion - free it from OverBridge dependency with separate outs.


#224

I’ve been pretty chill about this whole Overbridge thing, but a Digitakt MK2 would not be cool with me at all. I’d be very, very disappointed that my new groovebox is essentially obsolete.

EDIT: I’d have no problems with an MK2 in a few years, just having one announced now would be annoying.


#225

How is it ebsolete only bc a new one comes?
My OT is old. My MD is old. My MnM is old, even the virus Ti is. But obsolete?

Never.