Elektron has announced the Analog Keys, its new flagship analog synthesizer.
Fully analog signal path, digital controls, and unprecedented playability make it an instrument for the expressive musician.
The Analog Keys is a four voice polyphonic analog synthesizer, capable of generating the finest basslines, chords, leads, and sounds imaginable.
The warm and deep tone represents the pinnacle of analog synthesis and the acclaimed Elektron sequencer stands ready to arrange and warp the analog sounds in real-time.
Complete the experience by treating the four voices with incredibly well-crafted master effects. A new world of sounds awaits.
Analog Keys features
- 100% analog signal path.
- Four voices, each with 2 analog oscillators, 2 sub-oscillators, dual analog filters, and analog overdrive.
- 37 key semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch.
- +Drive storage hosting up to 4096 Sounds (+Drive Sound Library).
- Elektron sequencer with CV/Gate sequencing.
- Parameter assignable joystick.
- Extensive modulation possibilities.
- Supervoid Reverb, Saturator Delay, Wideshift Chorus send FX.
- Polyphonic, multitimbral, unison modes.
- Dedicated MIDI controller mode.
- 1 × headphones output, 2 × main outputs, 4 × stereo separate track outputs.
- 2 × audio inputs.
- MIDI IN/OUT/THRU with Din sync out.
- 2 × dual CV/Gate outputs.
- USB 2.0 port.
The Analog Keys will be available to purchase on December 5th, 2013, priced at $1849 USD / €1749 EUR / £1449 GBP. Shipping starts December 9th.
More information: Elektron / Analog Keys
Elektron has announced it will launch its new product at Night of Machines, taking place November 23rd in Berlin.
A new machine from Elektron is on the horizon. To celebrate it, Elektron will throw a big party in Berlin.
The event is called Night of Machines, the date is set to November the 23rd, and during the evening the new machine will make its official debut.
The launch party will include live performances by Very Special Guest (Kompakt), TM-404—a.k.a Andreas Tilliander (Kontra-Musik), Cascandy (Monaberry), and Andre Kronert (Stockholm LTD, Neurotron), and DJ’s Dataline, and Marlon & Karxman.
The event will take place at Humboldthain in Berlin (doors open at 23:00 hours).
More information: Elektron / Night of Machines
Loopmasters has released Octa Pak Vol 6 – Indie Dance, a sample library for the Octatrack performance sampler from Elektron.
Indie Dance is the Sixth Octa-Pak produced using only the finest cutting edge loops and samples ranging from Alternative Dance, Disco and 80s Classic Tracks expect to hear Funky Guitars, Disco Synths, Live and Synth Basses, Deep Grinding Beats and Uplifting SFX.
Indie Dance weighs in at 350MB and is comprised of 390 Samples, with 134 Loops between 110 – 130Bpm, and 256 Single One Shot Samples. 1 Octatrack Set is included, with 16 Scenes and 16 ready to play Patterns.
In detail producers worldwide should expect 38 Bass Loops, 52 Drum Loops, 31 Music Loops, 4 ComboLoops, 9 Drum Fill Loops, 19 One Shot Basses, 5 Cymbals, 48 Hi Hats, 26 Kick Drums, 39 Percussive Hits, 61 Snares and Claps, 14 Toms, 24 FX, 20 One Shot Synth Samples.
The pack is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Octa Pak Vol 6 Indie Dance
Justin Sullivan wrote in to share this video of “clips and stuff in Bitwig studio”.
Here is a video I put together on Saturday. It covers some features of the Polysynth in Bitwig Studio. I’m using the Panorama P1 in Instrument Mode to control it.
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Elektron has announced MPC Memories, a new sound pack for the Octatrack 8 track dynamic performance sampler.
The MPC Memories Sound pack pays a tribute to the MPC60, the beat making machine that forever changed the course of musical history.
Goldbaby has put this gem of an instrument to work and has used it to sample hundreds of vinyl hits, drum machine one shots, and FX sounds. From now on, the Octatrack can’t stop, won’t stop.
PC Memories features
- 79 MB content, 24 bit/44.1 kHz WAV samples.
- Includes 1 set, 1 project, 16 patterns, 4 parts, 16 scenes per part.
- In detail: 15 drum machine kicks, 13 drum machine snares, 5 drum machine claps, 18 drum machine toms, 10 drum machine hihats, 8 drum machine cymbals, 20 drum machine percussion, 27 vinyl kicks, 30 vinyl snares, 7 vinyl claps, 12 vinyl toms, 22 vinyl hi-hats, 12 vinyl cymbals, 28 vinyl percussion, 100 FX and melodic samples, 23 melodic vinyl samples.
MPC Memories is available to purchase in the Elektron Online Shop, priced at 30 EUR.
More information: Elektron / MPC Memories
Elektron has introduced Hell Bent on Circuits, a new Sound Pack by Puremagnetik for the Octotrack performance sampler.
Frankensteined gear alert! The Puremagnetik team has ripped up dozens of electronic instruments and totally rearranged their innards. If you ever wanted to know how demon possessed gear might sound, this is the Sound pack for you. Included is also a thorough collection of digital speech synthesis samples.
The sound pack is specifically made for the Octatrack. Included is an Octatrack set featuring 1 project, 16 patterns and 4 parts. Also included are 16 scenes per part, providing a great starting point for experimenting with the demo patterns.
The Sound Pack costs 30 EUR.
More information: Elektron / Hell Bent on Circuits
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on Sep 06, 2013
Tonebuilder has announced that the Driven Machine Drums Strikes Back + M.D. Bundle – featuring 4,805 designer drum samples for electronic music, is almost sold out.
Only 25 licenses remain, then DMD Strikes Back is being pulled…
I get emails all the time from people wanting the first collection that sold out, and I have to politely say “sorry”. If you were on the fence, now is the time.
DMDSB + DMDMD Bundle features
- 4,805 Samples
- Driven Machine Drums Strikes Back: 2,072 Samples subdivided into 7 percussion types.
- Driven Machine Drums M.D. Collection: 2,184 Samples subdivided into 4 machine types.
- BONUS: FR-909 (Hi-Res) featuring 549 TR-909 Samples.
- Formats: 24-Bit/96kHz WAV, 24-Bit/96kHz AIF, 24-Bit/44.1kHz WAV (Optimized for Elektron Octatrack), 16-Bit/44.1kHz WAV (MPCs and Classic Sampler format).
- 41 NI Maschine Kits, 41 Ableton Drum Racks, 41 FXPansion Geist and Guru Kits.
- Deluxe only: 175 Kontakt Mappings (by instrument/texture), 175 EXS-24 Mappings (by instrument/texture).
The bundle is available to purchase for $97 (Standard) / $107 USD (Deluxe).
More information: Tonebuilder
Elektron has introduced Elektronauts, the ultimate Elektron user forum.
The Elektronauts community is a meeting point for anyone interested in music production in general and Elektron gear in particular.
The site will be officially unveiled Monday the 9th of September. We welcome you all to hook up with fellow musicians all over the world, partake in discussions and arguments, exchange production techniques and share your music.
It is already possible to pre-register for Elektronauts. Head on over to Elektronauts.com to sign up and you’ll be an Elektronaut from day 1.
See you at Elektronauts!
More information: Elektron / Elektronauts