We wanted to take the guitar to the 21st century. Along the way, we had to craft a Music Operating System.

Why? Because without a MOS musical instruments would always be limping on, supported by computers. And we all know how unstable and laggy those things can be. Can’t have that. Since we started, we have understood that many musicians and gearheads understand this, and riding on everyone’s support we made the music operating system of our dreams.
Today we are very happy to announce – directly from NAMM 2018, the most important event of our industry – the launch of ELK, the first available ultra-low latency Music Operating System.

Developed from the technology we created for our SENSUS Smart Guitar prototype, ELK is an operating system designed for optimal audio performance and capable of making any musical instrument smart and connected – just like SENSUS.

All musical instruments Powered by ELK will allow musicians to:

  • Add new sounds and features to their instruments via online upgrades
  • Easily connect their instruments to mobiles, computers and to the broader Internet
  • Instantly share their performances online

ELK is also a revolution for the musical instruments industry: it allows musical instruments manufacturers to switch from complex purpose-specific systems to state-of-the-art computer architectures, with significant user experience and performance improvements: no more designing a new “brain” for each and every instrument. It also allows software developers to easily release software, sounds and effects originally developed for computer environments on Powered by ELK musical instruments.

ELK’s capabilities will be demoed LIVE at NAMM starting tomorrow (you will find us at booth 14026) in collaboration with our first partners DVMark, MarkBass and Overloud (TH-U) (booth 5044).

Let the revolution begin!

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