Elektron Model:Cycles, New 6 Track FM Groovebox Leaked

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The new Elektron product is called Model:Cycles and is a compact groovebox with 6 instruments based on FM synthesis and advanced sequencing features

It has been known for a few days that Elektron is introducing a new instrument on Wednesday. I can imagine that your curiosity is very high. If you can’t wait until tomorrow, I have something for you. A few minutes ago the Elektron Model:Cycles leaked, a new 6-track FM groovebox in the same design as the Model:Samples.

This time they don’t rely on samples but on 6 instruments based on FM synthesis. Available are 6 machines (kick, snare, metal, perc, tone, and chord). So we now know why Elektron advertises the teaser with the slogan “Meet The Machines”. Each of the instruments offers 4 controllers for shaping the sound. Your tracks can be refined with a delay and reverb effect processor.

Elektron Model:Cycles

Audio Or MIDI Sequencer

In total there are 6 audio tracks for the FM instruments which can also be used as MIDI tracks. So like the Model: Samples, the Model: Cycles can also be used as a MIDI sequencer. You can create up to 96 projects and in each project, you can save up to 96 patterns which is enough for bigger performances.

The rest remains like the Model: Samples. A bit of a shame that they do not use better knobs or includes battery operation in this new Model version.

Features (leaked)

  • 6 machines (kick, snare, metal, perc, tone and chord)
  • 4 controllers (color, shape, sweep and contour) for shaping the sound depending on the selected machine
  • 6 audio tracks (can also be used as MIDI tracks)
  • 6 velocity-sensitive pads
  • 96 projects
  • 96 patterns per project
  • delay and reverb
  • real-time and step input of notes and parameters
  • 1x 6.3mm jack headphone output
  • 2x 6.3mm TRS jack output
  • 3.5 mm standard audio mini-jack (TRS) for MIDI In
  • 3.5 mm standard audio mini-jack (TRS) for MIDI Out/Thru
  • PSU-4 power supply unit included
  • USB cable
  • MIDI adapter (5-pin to 3.5 mm TRS mini jack)
  • dimensions (WDH) 270 x 180x 40mm) including buttons and rubber feet)
  • weight: approx: 0,814kg

Model:Cycles will be available for 329€ according the website. All information will follow tomorrow including videos.

More information here: Elektron

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    • You can still get a Machine Drum or a Mono Machine on eBay. I just picked up a mint MD MKII for £550. A new product of that calibre is going to be way more expensive than that.

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