Elektron has a remarkable reputation for providing ongoing support and development for both their new and old products, through firmware upgrades which add new features. Their recent 1.70 OS upgrade for the Analog Rytm, both MKI and MKII adds a new flavour of sequencer, five new machines, additional parameters, scales, and a whole bunch more. It may be a drum machine at heart, but this upgrade raises Analog Rytm’s melodic potential to a new level.
Euclidean sequencer mode
The Elektron sequencer is getting a new mode. Euclidean sequencer mode offers a new way to unleash your Elektron superpowers. Euclidean rhythms come from algorithms that divide ranges of time into equal parts, controlled by three parameters: steps, pulses, and offset.
Elektron have added two Euclidean generators that you can combine to create complex patterns on your sequencer. Giving compositions so much unique adaptability, and so much potential for unexpected fun, all at the twist of a knob.
There are five new Machines arriving on the Analog Rytm. Bringing it up to a whopping 33.
The new arrivals are HH LAB, a laboratory for the most outrageous of metallic experiments. SY CHIP, a mini celebration that echoes the SidStation, Elektron’s very first machine. BD and SD ACOUSTIC bring a fresh kick and snare to proceedings, with which to erupt to your heart’s content. And finally, there’s SY RAW, a versatile favorite from Syntakt using Rytm waveforms, that can conjure deep bass tones, towering leads, and melodic percussion.
More parameters. More melody.
Four existing machines are getting new parameters to play with.
• Square waveform has been added to BD SHARP’s WAV parameter.
• A new pitch envelope parameter has been added to BT CLASSIC.
• Two new pulse width parameters are available in both CB CLASSIC and CB METALLIC.
With the arrival of new melodic machines and even more parameters, Elektron have added refined tuning, hi-res semitones, pad scales, and fold functionality when using the pads in Chromatic mode.
The newly added Page Loop lets you work continuously with a specific sequencer page. Easily replay the page and take your time to get the sound just right. Or go nuts in a live setting.
Plus lots more
Additionally, they’ve added sound saving from sequencer trigs, random Slew option for LFOs’ RND waveform, customizable record length for sequencer in sampler, advanced parameter lock preview, random pattern name generator, GUI improvements, performance improvements, and plenty more. For a full list of all the new features, improvements, and bug fixes – please check the release notes.
Please calibrate your Analog Rytm after upgrading. You will be prompted after rebooting to begin calibration, and this is necessary for certain feature improvements such as tuning to be functioning correctly. Please bear in mind that calibrating can take 2-3 hours.
To use the upgraded Analog Rytm OS with Overbridge, please update Overbridge to 2.7, via the new version released today to accompany the new firmware.
Elektron is exclusively distributed in Australia by Group Technologies Australasia