Introducing Analog Four & Analog Rytm MKII

Introducing Analog Four & Analog Rytm MKII

Swedish musical instrument company Elektron today announced Analog Four MKII and Analog Rytm MKII. They are the successors to the analog synthesizer Analog Four and the analog drum machine Analog Rytm. The MKII versions are improved in many areas and offer several new features and upgrades.

Analog Four MKII is a four voice analog tabletop synthesizer. The sequencer gives total access to all aspects of the active sounds and the four CV/Gate outputs mean external gear can be controlled as well. The analog circuitry of Analog Four MKII has been thoroughly reworked and provides deep, clear and defined bass plus a more prominent analog overdrive/distortion effect. Integrating the Analog Four MKII with external gear and computers is easy thanks to dedicated audio outputs for each voice, two expression/CV inputs, and high bandwidth Overbridge. The aluminium enclosure, the durable back-lit buttons, the big OLED screen, the hi-res encoders and the dedicated quick performance controls are other notable enhancements. They make the workflow quicker and more efficient. The total Analog Four MKII package is very complete, and offers an experience as close to sublime you can get.

Analog Rytm MKII is an 8 voice analog drum machine and sampler. By combining analog drum synthesis with a digital sample engine and a sequencer, it offers vast beat sound design possibilities. Sampling with the Analog Rytm MKII is quick and effortless and perfect for adding a customized touch to any beat. General playability is stellar thanks to the large pads, the generous amount of dedicated buttons and the quick performance controls. High bandwidth Overbridge and two expression/CV inputs for external control further strengthen the Analog Rytm MKII case. The feel and look of the unit itself is stunning, thanks to the cast aluminium enclosure, the back-lit buttons, the hi-res encoders and the big OLED screen. All in all, the Analog Rytm MKII represents a major leap when it comes to beat making instruments.

We are so proud of Analog Four MKII and Analog Rytm MKII. Not only do they feature such a strong feature set, which I am sure will be appreciated by analog aficionados all over the world, they are also beautiful to behold. Their design is elegant and timeless. True workhorses in magnificent form”, says Jonas Hillman, CEO of Elektron.

Analog Four MKII

What’s new in Analog Four MKII?

  • Reworked analog circuitry delivering very deep and defined bass
  • Enhanced analog overdrive for more bite and growl
  • Crisp, large OLED screen providing optimal feedback in dimly lit environments
  • Ultra durable back-lit buttons. Rated for 50 million presses
  • Precise, hi-res encoders
  • Quick performance controls
  • Increased amount of dedicated buttons enabling quicker workflow
  • Stereo audio outputs for each voice
  • Expression/CV inputs for external control of Analog Four MKII parameters
  • Overbridge with higher bandwidth
  • Premium cast aluminium enclosure

Analog Four MKII specifications

  • 4 synth voices, each with:
    • Fully analog signal path
    • 2 × analog oscillator
    • 2 × sub-oscillator
    • 1 × noise generator
    • 1 × 4-pole analog lowpass ladder filter
    • 1 × 2-pole analog multi-mode filter
    • 1 × analog overdrive circuit
    • 2 × assignable LFO
    • 1 × amp envelope
    • 2 × assignable envelope
  • Up to 4 notes of polyphony
  • Up to 4 part multitimbrality
  • Up to 4 note unison playback
  • Chorus, Delay and Reverb send FX
  • Quick Performance controls
  • Live friendly Elektron sequencer
  • CV/Gate sequencing
  • 1 × ¼” headphones output
  • 2 × ¼” impedance balanced main output
  • 4 × ¼” separate stereo voice output
  • 4 × ¼” CV/Gate output
  • 2 × ¼” unbalanced external input
  • 2 × ¼” expression/CV input
  • 1 × USB 2.0 High Speed port
  • MIDI IN/OUT/THRU ports with DIN Sync out
  • Ultra crisp 128 × 64 OLED screen
  • Precise hi-res encoders
  • Durable back-lit buttons
  • W385 × D225 × H82 mm (15.2 × 8.85 × 3.3″) including knobs, power switch and rubber feet
  • Weight approx. 2.4 kg (5.3 lbs)
  • Fully compatible with Analog Four MKI projects/data

Analog Rytm MKII

What’s new in Analog Rytm MKII?

  • Sampling capability
  • Crisp, large OLED screen providing optimal feedback in dimly lit environments
  • Ultra durable back-lit buttons. Rated for 50 million presses
  • Precise, hi-res encoders
  • Quick performance controls
  • Large pads for maximum playability
  • Increased amount of dedicated buttons enabling quicker workflow
  • Expression/CV inputs for external control of Analog Rytm MKII parameters
  • Balanced sampling inputs
  • Overbridge with higher bandwidth
  • Premium cast aluminium enclosure

Analog Rytm MKII specifications

  • 8 drum voices, each with:
    • 1 ×  selectable analog percussion sound generator
    • 1 × sample playback engine
    • 1 ×  analog multi-mode filter
    • 1 × analog overdrive circuit
    • 1 × filter envelope
    • 1 × amp envelope
    • 1 × assignable LFO
  • Analog Distortion and Compressor master FX
  • Delay and Reverb send FX
  • Sampling capability
  • 1 GB internal sample storage on +Drive
  • Quick Performance controls
  • Live friendly Elektron sequencer
  • 1 × ¼” headphones output
  • 2 × ¼” impedance balanced main output
  • 8 × ¼” impedance balanced mono voice output
  • 2 × ¼” balanced sampling input
  • 2 × ¼” unbalanced external input
  • 2 × ¼” expression/CV input
  • 1 × USB 2.0 High Speed port
  • MIDI IN/OUT/THRU ports with DIN Sync out
  • Ultra crisp 128 × 64 OLED screen
  • Precise hi-res encoders
  • Durable back-lit buttons
  • W385 × D225 × H82 mm (15.2 × 8.85 × 3.3″) including knobs, power switch and rubber feet
  • Weight approx. 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs)
  • Fully compatible with Analog Rytm MKI projects/data

Pricing & availability

Analog Four MKII will be €1449/$1349. Shipping starts in September.
Analog Rytm MKII will be €1699/$1549. Shipping starts in October.

About Elektron

Elektron creates innovative and magnificent electronic musical instruments and devices, widely acclaimed for their stellar sound and immense creative potential. The company was formed in 1998 and consists of a head office located in Gothenburg, Sweden and subsidiaries in Tokyo, Japan and Los Angeles, USA.

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