The World’s Fastest

Audio Operating System

Ultra Low Latency
1ms round-trip

Elk is an Audio Operating System developed from the ground up to deliver real time audio performances in embedded systems and remote networks.

Connected Audio
Connecting Musicians

Elk opens the door to a new generation of connected musical instruments and audio devices. One where musicians get the best of software combined with the best of hardware in one and the same instrument.

Full Plugin Support

Elk is officially endorsed by Steinberg and is supported in the VST3 SDK, making Elk to perfect solution for companies interested in developing new digital hardware instruments.

Get your
Plugins on Hardware

VST Plug in Hardware Retrologue
Muse on tour with Elk Muse's Guitar
The Smart Guitar Sensus

Scalable performance that Matches your ambitions

Linux based
Flexible to its core

With Elk hardware companies can move away from dedicated chips and use general purpose ARM and x86 CPUs without any compromise in terms of latency, performance and scalability.

Cut costs
Cut dev. time

Unlike dedicated DSP systems, the Elk SDK allows existing VST titles to be simply recompiled for Elk. Most developers get their titles running on Elk the same day they receive the SDK.

SW to HW in a snap

Developing for hardware has never been simpler. Elk comes with full support for plugins written in JUCE, making it easier than ever before to get started creating new and exciting hardware instruments and audio applications.

Connected Everywhere

Due to its ultra low latency, Elk Audio OS has become a development platform for 5G audio applications. Working with our 5G partner Ericsson, Elk will open up completely new products and network services to connect musicians and equipment remotely over the internet in real time.

Ableton Link
Get in sync

Elk comes with Ableton Link integration. It lets you play devices together with the freedom of a live band. Anyone can start and stop their part while others keep playing, and anyone can adjust the tempo and the rest will follow.

Wifi, MIDI, Bluetooth, USB
Fully Featured

Elk comes fully loaded with different connectivity options. This means your Elk Powered equipment integrates perfectly with existing instruments and devices.

Open Source
 Elk For Raspberry Pi

Get started

Get Development Kit

Elk for Raspberry Pi is the easiest way for you to get started exploring or prototyping with the Elk Audio OS. Our Development Kit includes everything you need to get started.

Get Development Kit

Get the SDK

This way forward to get access to Elk Audio OS software & official documentation.

Software & Documentation

Works with Elk