Elektron Analog Keys - its Official

Four voice synth is announced      26/11/13

A mercifully short teaser campaign for this one, but no less anticipated. After last Saturdays launch party at trendy Berlin nightclub, the official Elektron Analog Keys launch has been held until today - I've been sitting here hitting refresh on the Elektron.se site all morning...


The Analog Keys goes on sale December 5. Shipping starts Dec 9. List price: 1849$/1749?/1449£

So details:


  • *100% analog signal path
  • *Four voices, each with 2 analog oscillators, 2 sub-oscillators, dual analog filters, analog overdrive per voice
  • *37 key semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch
  • *+Drive storage hosting up to 4096 Sounds (+Drive Sound Library)
  • *Elektron sequencer with CV/Gate sequencing
  • *Parameter assignable joystick
  • *Extensive modulation possibilities
  • *Supervoid Reverb, Saturator Delay, Wideshift Chorus send FX
  • *Polyphonic, multitimbral, unison modes
  • *Dedicated MIDI controller mode
  • *1x headphones output, 2X main outputs, 4x stereo separate track outputs
  • *2x audio inputs
  • *MIDI IN/OUT/THRU with Din sync out
  • *2x dual CV/Gate outputs
  • *USB 2.0 port



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6 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
waveformTX    Said...

Nice to see some real talent for demoing new gear. Although, if I had that kind of money for an Analog, I think there are better options with more voices.

27-Nov-13 12:27 AM

Champ    Said...

Nice features. I like the trailer. If its purely the sound and fx of the A4 keys then I'm sold. To me the sounds are a little different then what the competition brings to the table. It won't cover every genre but probably very good in those it can.

I think its going to be the engine combined with the workflow on this synth that gets you to interesting places you might not normally go for.

What I would've liked to have seen is expandability but unfortunately thats not possible. Seems like arn't editor plugins either, hopefully that will be added.

The biggest question I have now...

When does Nick get his review model? :D

27-Nov-13 04:26 AM

blox electrix    Said...

I think that someone from Elektron will have to join him for a review a bit like the A4. There's too much ground to cover for someone who just got hold of one.

27-Nov-13 08:54 AM

raphus    Said...

The DSI tetra and a controller keyboard make more sense in terms of price and (I suspect, but we'll find out) synthesis quality. Hoever, having one box that does the whole shebang sure does sound appealing. You get what you pay for.

27-Nov-13 05:23 PM

GTRman    Said...

What a cool synth, but that small screen is a bummer. At this price I expect a larger screen with better graphics. The graphics look like something from a 1980's synth. Come on Elektron get with the times.

01-Dec-13 01:49 PM

Mattias    Said...

Now selling. Serial number #1 of the Elektron Analog Keys goes to charity, and is auctioned now! More info at http://www.elektronauts.com/home/news

14-Dec-13 04:48 PM

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