Elektron Machinedrum Gets Unofficial Firmware Update

The Machinedrum, one of Elektron‘s retired instruments, is getting new life, with an unofficial firmware update.

Machinedrum SPS1-UW OS 1.71 is intended to fix outstanding bugs and enhance the device’s MIDI support.

Here’s what developers v-yadli and JustinValer have to say about it:

The improvements to the MIDI spec allow for better integration with attached MIDI devices, such as the MegaCommand.

For those unfamiliar, the MegaCommand is a small, open hardware MIDI controller that provides the MD with modern sequencer capabilities and other great features.

The developers note that they are not affiliated with Elektron.

If you’ve used the unofficial Machinedrum firmware, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!