This is my second patch pack for the Analog Keys/ Four! There's a SYSEX pack containing all the 49 patches in their original format for the synthesiser.
Many of the patches make use of features introduced in OS 1.22. So make sure your synthesiser is up to date.
Then there are two bigger zip packs with samples of almost all of the sounds. 712 samples, to be exact. I've divided the samples into octaves, and recorded them with different expressions. This way you can enjoy the sounds on any sample playing machine, such as the Analog Rytm, Octatrack, Ableton Live or whatever makes sense to you.
As always I've been creating sounds with the keyboard player in mind. They're prepared with a velocity response that makes sense to a keyboardist, and they're also rigged with interesting joystick settings for extended expressiveness.
When demoing sounds you might enjoy whacky and alien sounds - but often as a keyboard player you'll need "normal" sounding patches, that you can play in a band situation. So I've been trying to make sounds that could fit in a band or song production situation.
Of course it works great with the Analog Four as well. Use the velocity parameter with you're programming. It's a simple way to express dynamics, and an external keyboard can send pitch bend, mod wheel and breath control CC parameters to access the joystick settings.
I've made two versions of many of the sounds. The first version often occupies a big part of the spectrum, making the sound big. But the +versions are often thinner, moving the sound either to a brighter and more narrow part of the mix, or to a more bassy register. This might be handy when combining playing the sounds in a band, or in a mix.
In this video I'm going through all of these sounds.
To load the sounds onto your Analog Four/ Keys, you'll need a sysex librarian called C6, found on Elektron's support sites. https://www.elektron.se/support/?connection=analog-keys
In 2017 an updated Analog Four MKII was released.
Although these patches are 100% compatible, they will load, and the parameters are the same, in many of the patches I'm making aggressive use of precise filters and heavy overdrive. These sounds will not sound right, and tend to peak on the new MKII. It's easy to adjust. Dial the Overdrive parameter to the same value but negative and it'll sound more or less the same as on the MKI. So if overdrive is at +50, dial it to -50 to bring out the sound like it was meant to be. The MKII model has a much fatter positive Overdrive, and a revised signal chain to bring out a more mature lower spectrum. New sounds are possible.