Swedish music company Elektron today announced version 1.15 of Overbridge, a ground breaking and award-winning software suite that allows full DAW integration for compatible Elektron hardware.
Most notably, Overbridge 1.15 adds support for the stereo analog sound processor Analog Heat. In addition to this, Overbridge 1.15 adds macOS Sierra support, along with a host of other improvements and fixes, for the Analog Rytm and Analog Keys/Four software.
In order for Analog Heat, Analog Rytm and Analog Keys/Four to take advantage of Overbridge 1.15, new firmware for the products has also been made available.
Overbridge for Analog Heat
With Overbridge, Analog Heat can essentially be handled just like a software VST/AU plugin. All parameters are accessible from a beautiful and streamlined graphical user interface and all audio can be conveniently streamed between Analog Heat and DAW via USB. Overbridge even allows the Analog Heat to be used as a 2 in/2 out sound card.
Overbridge for Analog Heat highlights
- Fully integrate Analog Heat with DAW environments
- Control Analog Heat with a dedicated VST/AU plugin interface
- Stream multiple audio channels via USB (24 bit/48 kHz)
- Use Analog Heat as a 2 in/2 out sound card (CoreAudio/ASIO/WDM)
- High resolution parameter automation from DAW
- USB 2.0 compliant, compatible with USB 3 ports
- Dark and Light GUI themes
- Supports a wide range of DAWs
- Mac (including macOS Sierra) and Windows support
Overbridge 1.15 for Analog Rytm and Analog Keys/Four
- macOS Sierra support
- Dark and Light GUI themes
- MIDI keyboard/pad for note triggering integrated in GUI
- Stability and performance improvements
To enjoy the benefits of Overbridge 1.15, Analog Heat, Analog Rytm and Analog Keys/Four require the newly updated firmware to be installed.
The new firmware versions are:
It is important to notice that Overbridge 1.15 requires OS upgrades for all your Elektron machines. It is not possible to use Overbridge 1.15 with previous Elektron OS:es, and it is also not possible to use the new Elektron OS:es with older Overbridge installations!
The updated firmware can be downloaded for free in the Support section of the Elektron website.
Elektron creates innovative and magnificent electronic musical instruments and devices, widely acclaimed for their stellar sound and immense creative potential. The company was formed in 1998 and consists of a head office located in Gothenburg, Sweden and subsidiaries in Tokyo, Japan and Los Angeles, USA.
About Analog Heat
Analog Heat is a stereo analog sound processor. The eight different stereo analog distortion circuits, in combination with a stereo analog multi-mode filter and a stereo analog EQ, can add a beautiful sheen or a gnarly character to any kind of audio source.
Overbridge is a breakthrough protocol that completely unites hardware and software. It essentially allows analog synthesizers and drum machines to be handled as VST/AU plugins. Elektron products currently supporting Overbridge include Analog Heat, Analog Rytm and Analog Keys/Four.
About Analog Rytm
Analog Rytm is an 8 voice analog drum machine with sample support. The analog circuits and the sample engine are effortlessly handled by clever software and convenient controls. Drum pads and an Elektron sequencer provide premium playability.
About Analog Keys
Analog Keys is a performance optimized analog synthesizer. Four analog voices, digital controls, Elektron sequencing, and unprecedented playability all combine to make this an instrument for the expressive musician.
About Analog Four
Analog Four is a four voice analog synthesizer with state-of-the-art digital controls. The power of analog synthesis is enhanced with precise Elektron sequencing, resulting in an analog synthesizer for the modern age. Digital mind, analog soul.