ELK Live Bridge - Low Latency Music Collaboration Hardware On Sale

US 1ms Per 100km quoted      07/07/21

The ELK hardware has been in the works for some time now, based on the real time audio optimized OS designed for embedded use.  It allows the running of VST/AAX/AU and Rack Extensions on hardware which has the ELK OS embedded. The realtime latency is quoted at 1ms. 

 You can see the piece we filmed at NAMM 2019 (remember that?):

The ELK Live platform is the first hardware product available from the fruits of the ELK Audio OS and is designed to give hardware network bridges to allow distanced networked collaborations. Each participant will need to own the ELK LIVE Bridge. Connections are handled directly to the router, but also have a video conference interface.

ELK ALive Bridgr

You can preorder for Q4 (US, EU and Canada for £279 *full price will be £349 here:


The hardware features:

2 analog inputs (XLR / TRS combo connector)

  • Line (balanced and unbalanced +22dBu max input level)
  • Microphone preamp (-12dBu max input level)
  • Instrument (unbalanced on TRS/TS connector only +13dBu max input level)
  • Selectable 48V phantom power per port (XLR only)
  • 4 analog outputs:
  • 2 unbalanced 1/4" line outputs, +2 dBu maximum output level
  • Stereo headphone output (selectable 1/4" or 3,5mm), +4dBu maximum output level
  • USB class-compliant (UAC-2) Audio/MIDI device
  • A/D and D/A conversion 24-bit up to 192kHz
  • Network - Gigabit (1000BASE-T)
  • Power - 5 V, 3 A(15W) USB type C
  • Dimensions - 140x140x45mm
  • Weight - 483 gr
  • Audio OS: Elk Audio OS - Ultra Low-Latency Audio Operating System


LATENCY It depends on distance and your specific internet connection, but in general you get about 100 km/millisecond (62 miles) on an average fiber connection (Approx 50% of what you can technically get from a pure fiber connection). This means that playing with someone 1000 km (621 miles) away will give you an overall latency of 10 ms. About the same latency you will get from standing 3 meters apart in the same room.


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