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.
Major Analog Four OS update
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 Downloads page.