K's Analog Four Soundpack vol. 4 - FM Punch


!3 days ago (July 6 2017), the Analog Four MK2 instrument was announced by Elektron and this soundpack has not been tested on the MK2 machines at this time.

Thank you for purchasing K's Analog Four Soundpack vol.4 - FM Punch! This soundpack contains 109 sounds that I've carefully crafted in the Analog Four MK1 (no overbridge used or needed). So here they are in a .syx file.

I spent a lot of time carefully crafting the punchiest basses i could using the new FM LFO tracking feature. Of note are a few patches in particular with "flam" in the patchname, which are tempo synced (percussive) patches that will speed up repititions based on keytracking (high notes will generate faster percussions). This allows for the sequencer to fake rythm changes or arp plock settings, opening up the a4 for a lot of percussive potential!. Try patches like hcflam or flamnotes for yourself by plocking some notes and playing with note lenght, tempo and transposing. You could even hook up an analog style sequencer like the korg sq-1 for crazy possibilities!

There are some more long release harsh basses as well that lend themselves well to drop in the sequencer. Also I have included some nice soft FM pads that emerged from my tweaking sessions. If you like those, you may want to take a look at Vol 1 and 2 of my A4 soundpacks.

-Koen Bakker

How to load the sounds:

Included is a .syx file that carries all the sounds for your Analog Four +drive.
I can only explain how to do load these using Elektron's C6 application, but sending the syx file with another application should also be possible. These are the settings I use for C6 and work for me and my Analog Four.

1)Get the Elektron C6 app.
2)Connect your Analog Four with USB, turn it on, open C6 and drag and drop the .syx file in the main blank area .
3)To get the settings I use in C6, click configure and make sure Elektron Analog Four is selected at MIDI in. Elektron Analog Four should also be selected at MIDI out. Reload files is unchecked, delay (ms) 0, turbo limit none, sample settings tickboxes are unchecked. SDS devNo is set to 0 Rec format SDS.
4)Click OK if you have made any changes or cancel if it's already correct.
5)On the Analog Four click Function+global - sysex dump - sysex receive, select +drive sound, then select the bank where you want to save the soundpack and click yes/save. Note: A bank with (256) next to it, is empty, since a bank can contain 256 sounds and the analog four is telling you how many free slots are left in the bank. The analog four now indicates "waiting data..."
6)In C6, click on the file and then click "Send".
7) Analog Four shold display "received sound (119)"
8) Keep clicking no/reload to exit the sysex dump menu on the A4 until you're in the main screen.
9) Thats it, your sound are now loaded and ready to rock! Click function + sound and select sound manager or double tap a track button to browse the sounds. Bank A is stored under trigger A, bank B under trigger B and so on. So navigate to the bank where you stored the sound pack to check it out.In C6, click exit.
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