Elektron introduces Analog Rytm drum machine
January 24, 2014
Gothenburg January 23rd 2014 -- Swedish music machine maker Elektron has just announced their latest
machine. The Analog Rytm is an 8 voice analog drum machine with sample
The eight drum voices take advantage of several dedicated analog circuit
designs, each of them fine-tuned for generating specific classes of
analog drum sounds. A diverse range of software parameter sets provide
direct access to various parts of the circuitry, ingeniously enabling
the unusually wide spectrum of drum sounds the Analog Rytm is capable of
The full percussive potential is realized by the clever sample engine.
It allows every voice to be spiced up with customizable and highly
bendable samples, which can be layered with the analog drum sounds. The
perfect unity of analog circuits, a flexible sample engine, and a
lightning-fast digital control system simply goes beyond.
Plenty of tools are available for shaping the vibe of the beats. The
parameters controlling the analog circuits and the sample engine can
push rhythms to extremes. The special warmth and rawness of the Analog
Rytm are courtesy of the analog multimode filter and analog distortion
circuit of each voice. The FX send section, comprised of a reverb and a
delay, adds polish and shimmer to the beats-and before they hit the
sound system, the analog compressor and analog distortion of the master
channel will ensure their proper pump and grit.
Twelve backlit, multi-colored, pressure & velocity sensitive pads
are used in tandem with the Elektron step sequencer for easy and
immediate beat creation. When on stage, the performance mode and the
scene functionality provides several ways of drastically manipulating
beats live. The Analog Rytm is a one stop solution beat machine, suited
for any rhythm-oriented context.
Analog Rytm will be available Q1 2014. Preliminary price is set to $1549/?1489.
Analog Rytm Presentation video: http://www.youtu.be/51-2dmJko0k
Analog Rytm on the Elektron website: http://www.elektron.se/products/analog-rytm