Category Archives: music

Battery powered Elektron machines

Can Analog Four or Analog Rytm be powered from battery?

Elektron support answers:

“If the voltage goes below 10V the analog electronics will stop working but the OS still runs down to 6V. Max voltage is 15V but only for a short time so don’t push it.”

So 3 cell Lipo works just great. Don’t forget low battery alarm!

Use Logic loops in Ableton Live

Apple’s Logic comes with plenty of nice loops. These files are stored in “/Library/Audio/Apple Loops/Apple/Apple Loops for GarageBand”. However the files are in .CAF file format (Core Audio File). OS X comes with tool to convert these files, called “afconvert”.

To convert the files to for example AIFF (which is supported by Ableton Live) you can use command:

afconvert -f AIFF -d BEI16 infile outfile

You can find a script to batch convert all files from here: https://gist.github.com/1073217

MainStage 2 comes with plenty of nice samples (with the Jam Pack extensions which can be freely downloaded within the application). These files are stored in “/Library/Application Support/GarageBand/Instrument Library/Sampler/Sampler Files”.