Elektron has announced that Analog Rytm, a hardware 8 voice analog drum machine with sample support, is now available for purchase.
- 8 drum voices, each with:
- Specialized analog percussion sound generator.
- sample playback (16-bit/48kHz/mono).
- analog overdrive.
- analog multi-mode filter.
- 12 velocity & pressure sensitive pads.
- Analog stereo master compressor & distortion.
- Reverb & Delay send FX.
- Elektron step sequencer.
- Chromatic, Performance, and Scene mode.
- Live oriented beat control.
- Individual voice outputs.
- Drive storage for projects, patterns, kits, songs, sounds and samples.
- Included in the box:
- 1 Power Supply Unit.
- 1 Power Supply cable of your selection (EU, US, UK, AUS).
- 1 Analog Rytm Quickstart Guide.
- 1 USB cable.
Pricing & Availability
Analog Rytm can be purchased in the Elektron Online Shop or from your favorite Elektron dealer. It costs $1549 / €1489 / £1249 / ¥174900. The demand is high and initial supplies are limited, so please note that it will be sold on a first come, first served basis – and that early orders might take a few days extra to process and ship.
Overbridge, the technology that erases the line between analog hardware and software plug-in instruments and makes it possible to seamlessly integrate the Analog Rytm in a DAW environment will be a part of a free OS update expected to be released Q4 2014.
Synthesis and Samples are used in this demo. Wanted to focus on the Performance Mode during this composition. This mode allows you to assign parameters from any tracks to the pads and manipulate them with pressure!
Elektron has released full specs on the new Analog Rytm, its new drum machine.
Eight analog drum voices take advantage of several dedicated analog circuit designs, each of them tuned for generating a distinct class of analog drum sounds. For percussive flexibility, every voice can also be ‘spiced up’ with customizable samples.
- 8 drum voices, each with: Specialized analog percussion sound generator. Sample playback. Analog multimode filter. Analog overdrive.
- 12 velocity & pressure sensitive pads
- Analog master compressor & distortion
- Reverb & Delay send FX
- World class Elektron step sequencer
- Chromatic, Performance, and Scene modes
- Performance oriented beat control
- Individual voice outputs
Analog Rytm, the analog drum machine from Elektron, is just around the corner. Now the full specifications- and the first proper audio demos – have been published online. Elektron describes Analog Rytm as an 8 voice analog drum machine with sample support. The analog circuits and the sample engine are ingeniously handled by clever software. Drum pads and an Elektron sequencer provide maximized playability. Here’s some details in Elektron’s own words…
A more powerful drum machine
The Analog Rytm pushes the limit of what is possible to achieve with a single machine. The eight analog drum voices take advantage of several dedicated analog circuit designs, each of them fine-tuned for generating a distinct class of analog drum sounds. For ultimate percussive flexibility, every voice can also be spiced up with customizable samples. The perfect unity of analog drum sounds and samples simply goes beyond.
Beats with character
Plenty of tools are available for shaping the vibe of the beats. Affect every voice with its own analog multimode filter and analog overdrive circuit. To add shimmer and polish to the rhythms, the reverb and delay send FX will prove invaluable. And before the beats hit the sound system, the analog compressor and analog distortion of the master channel will ensure proper pump and grit. The sound of the Analog Rytm has no match.
The twelve back-lit, velocity and pressure sensitive drum pads offer beat smiths a quick and spontaneous way of creating rhythms. At the same time, the critically acclaimed Elektron step sequencer offers features like manipulating sounds on a per sequencer step basis. The combination of drum pads and step sequencing gives both instant results and the opportunity of detailed editing. The ultimate beat is just around the corner.
Pricing: $1549 / 1489 Euro /£1249
It is not possible to order the Analog Rytm just yet, but you may sign-up to the waiting list to be notified the second it becomes available.
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Background video information below:
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All pattern changes and filter actions are performed live, this would have been impossible without the incredible MIDIbox Sequencer. Many thanks to TK. for his work!
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