SDS Drop – A New Utility To Transfer Samples To The Elektron Analog Rytm

Good news these days for Elektron Analog machines owners. A few days ago Elektron announced the release of the new OS and the new beta version of Overbridge.
Today, an independent developer (Jakob Penca) has released the first version of his SDS Drop, a Mac utility application for the Elektron Analog Rytm.

Yes, you already have Elektron’s free C6 software, but SDS Drop is focused on making sample transfers to your Elektron Analog Rytm drum machine “a breeze”.

The software boasts a drag & drop workflow. It’s just a matter of dragging your files onto the drum pads, and the app will take care of the rest. Samples are loaded into the current Rytm project and assigned to your current Kit, ready to play.

The cool thing is that SDS Drop allows you to transfer any filetype (yep, even images or videos of your cat!), taking care of the conversion on-the-fly.

Core-Audio compatible media files are converted to 48kHz 16bit PCM audio, the native format for the Rytm. The high-quality conversion is handled by the Core-Audio framework.
You can even use video files – SDS Drop will extract the audio. Any other kinds of file are interpreted as 22kHz 8bit PCM audio.

Where to buy?
SDS Drop costs $9.99 and is available on the Mac App Store.

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