Elektron Free Upgrade For Digitakt & Digitone: Incredible New Features

Ready for a game-changing update for your Elektron Digitakt and Digitone? There's some sweet new features including being able to capture audio from compliant USB devices, step recording and more.  

You don't necessarily expect a host of wonderful and incredible new features from a firmware update for music hardware machines. Elektron didn't get the memo though and with Digitakt 1.20 and Digitone 1.30 there are literally some jaw-dropping additions that will make such a difference to music-making workflow it's hard not to get excited.

Where to start...!? How about being able to plug in virtually any class-compliant USB device (read phone, tablet, computer) so you can capture audio in real-time! OK. Here's what Elektron have to say about the new FREE firmware updates.

Here's what's new:

Class Compliant USB Audio

Class Compliant USB Audio has come to the Digi machines. Connect your Digitakt or Digitone to a compatible phone, tablet, or computer, and easily capture the audio recording from your unit on the fly. And this is just scratching the surface of what is possible. Hook up to all kinds of apps to add extra control in any number of ways: more effects, more LFOs, more freedom.

Step Recording mode

A new sequencing mode is available on the Digitakt and Digitones - Step Recording. This feature lets you input chords and notes into the sequencer step by step. Or use jump mode to skip to the next predetermined spot in the sequence via the Length parameter, making it even easier to control your melodies and build them a step at a time.

Trig Probability

Adjust Trig Probability on the Digitakt and Digitones to introduce a little controlled randomness to proceedings. Chance really is a fine thing.

Trig Preview

Stay a step ahead of the pattern with Trig Preview on the Digitakt and the Digitones. You can now preview individual trigs whenever you want, without having to wait for the track to catch up.

New Play Modes for Digitone

The Digitone Keys and Digitone now have four different Play Modes to choose from: Switch between Poly, Poly with mono LFOs, Mono, and Mono Legato and gain deeper control of envelopes and LFOs, and increased playability.

Increased sample skills for Digitakt

You can now use Parameter Randomization on the Digitakt to shuffle sample slots. And keep your sample list or sound pool better organized across all Digi machines with easier removal of unused sounds. Purging power, leveled up.

Parameter Randomization

Lots more improvements & fixes

For a full list of improvements and bug fixes, check the release notes.

Note: When installing an OS please set your device to USB-MIDI mode.


To use the upgraded Digi OS with Overbridge, please update to Overbridge 2.0.39, also released today to support the new firmware. Find out more about the latest version of Overbridge.

To download Digitakt 1.20 head here.

To download Digitone 1.30 head here for the Digitone and here for the Digitone Keys.

Learn tips, tricks and tech for Digitone, Digitakt and other Elektron machines here.



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It is truely awesome to see how much some hardware synths grow over time. Elektron Analog Four is so much more than when it came out, as is Novation Circuit. Class compliant USB audio is very relevant today and that opens up the digiboxes for a whole new range of uses. It's like free DLC in a season pass or something!

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