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I am a huge fan of the Elektron Analog Rytm. I’ve had it since it debuted years back. Today is a good day. Elektron announces Analog Rytm MKII with sampling capability, larger pads, OLED screen, backlit Digitakt style buttons, a new paint job and a dope angled aluminum body. Did I mention that it samples now?!!!!

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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 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.

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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

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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 Rytm MKII will be €1699/$1549. Shipping starts in October.

More info at Elektron.se

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