MESSE 2014: Elektron Overbridge Links All Analog Machines to DAW (Video)

Turns out the USB does have audio after all..   12-Mar-14

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MESSE 2014: Elektron Overbridge Links All Analog Machines to DAW (Video)

We caught up with Cenk AKA Dataline  who showed us some more features of RYTM before telling us about this:

Elektron announces the forthcoming Overbridge implementation for Analog Four, Analog Keys, and Analog Rytm. This breakthrough technology completely erases the line between analog hardware and software plug-in instruments. For the first time in history, seamless DAW integration of analog synthesizers and drum machines is a reality.

Full VST/AU control
Thanks to Overbridge, the Analog range of Elektron machines can be deeply integrated with PC and Mac computers. The customized and machine specific software plugins, available in VST and AU formats, give direct parameter access over USB and allows efficient DAW based sound editing and sequencing. Overbridge merges the functionality of software plug-ins with the unmatched sound of analog hardware.

Bi-directional USB audio streaming
Overbridge makes multi tracking easy. Connect a USB cable and record multiple Elektron machine voices to separate DAW tracks in 24 bit quality. Or send audio from a DAW, process it with the analog circuitry of the Elektron machines and bring back the results to a new DAW track â   all over a single USB cable and without timing issues. Overbridge even allows the Analog range of machines to be used as multi-channel USB sound cards.

Total recall

Management of analog sounds and sequences has never been easier. Any adjustments made either directly on the Elektron hardware or via the software plug-in can be automatically recalled when loading a DAW project. Overbridge offers ultimate convenience when handling Elektron machine data.

Pricing and Availability:

Overbridge will be a part of a free OS update expected to be released Q4 2014. The OS update will work on all Analog Four, Analog Keys, and Analog Rytm units in existence.

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Mr.Octa    Said...

Great! Free! But whait, no Octatrack support? Why?

12-Mar-14 05:27 AM

BLN    Said...

Great idea! I just hope they use quality AD coverters, and it will support 96khz. Such fine sounding synths...

12-Mar-14 05:55 AM

Wow    Said...

This means they have all the time been selling their machines with dormant A/D and D/A converters! 6 x A/D and 2 x D/A if I got it right.

12-Mar-14 06:30 AM

brianfromusa    Said...

Only negative I can see is the wait. I'm a huge fan of USB audio integration.

12-Mar-14 08:10 AM

Ghosteeez    Said...

This is amazing. There goes another $1500 for the Rytm, which I was on the fence about. That I can master everything in the DAW seals the deal for me

12-Mar-14 03:24 PM


So if I got this right the left /Right in & Left/Right Out, turns into 4 Mono outs into lets stay my protools interface for example?

13-Mar-14 08:51 PM

todd    Said...

I left out I have an Analog Four

13-Mar-14 08:55 PM

RonKleet    Said...

Elektron have a lot of history with Teenage Engineering, so I can't be the only one tentatively hoping that Overbridge somehow finds its way onto the OP-1 as well.

I can also see room for a new Elektron device that would be some kind of Overbridge mixer. Ideally it would allow for sequencing, multitracking, re-sampling and re-sequencing.

Sure it would step firmly on the OT's toes, but as the OT is so obtuse and lacks the current OB tech, I think it's time to let it go and stop building feature sets that strive to keep OT relevant.

No need to pay me Elektron, you can have those ideas gratis :)

17-May-14 06:44 AM

WIGGLE    Said...

Octatrack support please! For live remixing, sequencing, uploads, and set preparation while in the studio or on stage.

24-Jun-15 12:24 PM

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