Elektron announces major OS update for Analog Four synth
December 20, 2013
Analog Four was recently
voted Hardware of the Year by the readers of Future Music, and now
Swedish instrument maker Elektron is releasing a powerful new OS, making
the analog tabletop synthesizer even better.
Analog Four OS 1.1 introduces polyphony, resonance boost, and MIDI multi
map. Oh yeah, it also unlocks the pre-installed +Drive of all units. As
always the OS update is available free of charge via www.elektron.se
Fully customizable voice allocation. With the upgrade, the Analog Four
can be used as a polyphonic four voice synthesizer, as four separate
monophonic synthesizers, in four note unison with user defined pitch
spread between the voices, or anything in between. Get ready for lush
chords, huge mono sounds and multitimbral magic!
The resonance boost turns the Analog Four into a screaming beast. The
feature is especially useful for creating deep kicks and powerful bass
sounds. The resonance boost provides the sound palette with new colors.
The +Drive non-volatile memory increases the amount of storage space by
two orders of magnitude. Thanks to the +Drive, Analog Four users can now
enjoy working with up to 128 projects. Each project contains up to 128
patterns, 128 kits, 16 songs, 4 globals, and 128 sound pool Sounds. The
machine you know and love just got multiplied by a factor of 128.
Furthermore, every project has access to the +Drive Sound library,
capable of storing 4096 Sounds. The Sounds are taggable for ease of use
and identification. After activating the +Drive, 512 factory preset
Sounds are instantly available.
MULTI MAP EDIT
. Lets you freely assign functionality to any of the keys on an external MIDI keyboard controlling the Analog Four.
. Multi map allows custom mapped sounds, pattern trigging and trigging of external MIDI units.
. Also, full analog drum kits, bass lines, and lead sounds can be played simultaneously.
. Record multi map trigs with the sequencer.
The Analog Four Reference Manual has been updated to reflect all
changes. Get both OS 1.1 and the updated manual in the Analog Four
Elektron creates innovative, user friendly and magic sound sources.
Their product lines are widely acclaimed for their stellar sound and
unique sequencer capabilities. The company was established in 1998 and
consists of a head office located in Gothenburg, Sweden and subsidiaries
located in Tokyo, Japan and Los Angeles, USA.