Elektron makes Overbridge just Overbridge again... and yes, it’s free once more

Elektron has made what will be a very popular decision to make Overbridge free for all compatible products.

This comes after the Swedish firm decided to split its software editor into both Basic and Premium editions, with the latter costing $69/€79 back when Digitakt was released earlier this year.

We’re sure most users will see the u-turn as a positive move going forward, though we’re not too sure what those who had already paid for the premium version will make of it.

So what does this all mean? Well, in a nutshell normal service has been resumed. You will get all the features in both Premium and Basic editions of Overbridge for free. 

The new update will be available in February 2018 and compatible with Analog Keys, Analog Heat, Digitakt, Analog Four MKI/MKII and Analog Rytm MKI/MKII. More information can be found on the Elektron website.

Overbridge main features

  • Free of charge
  • New standalone editor, allowing for DAW-less operation
  • Improved plugin compatibility for several DAWs
  • Enhanced performance using our new multi-process architecture
  • Lower latency*
  • New reworked and unified graphics design with increased contrast and usability
  • Faster Total Recall and Automation*
  • Configuration-less USB audio streaming of all available channels simultaneously at maximum quality*
  • *Only for high-speed USB products (currently Analog Heat, Digitakt, Analog Four MKII and Analog Rytm MKII)
Simon Arblaster
Video Producer & Reviews Editor

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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