Elektron has announced Digitone, a polyphonic digital synthesizer which they say features a powerful yet user-friendly take on FM synthesis. Here's the story in their own words...
Digitone is a very special eight voice digital synthesizer. It combines a modernized FM implementation with a classic subtractive synthesis signal flow, making it a powerful source of highly unique tones and timbres. The FM sound generators have been optimized for a clean and efficient sound design process. Turn a few knobs, and something interesting and musically relevant is bound to happen.
Naturally, the world class Elektron sequencer is an integral part of Digitone. Four tracks are available for the internal sounds and four dedicated MIDI tracks stand ready for controlling external gear. Use the sequencer to quickly add chords or create melodies adhering to a specific scale. Add probability settings to individual notes. Create tracks with different lengths. Digitone makes it easy to create intricate and musical patterns.
"Digitone is the sound explorer's choice. It is like a vortex to completely new sound territories. Its tone is so unique, and handling it is a delight. This synthesizer will take you to places you didn't think existed", says Jonas Hillman, CEO of Elektron.
Synth voice features
Send & master effects
In- and outputs
Overbridge for Digitone brings new-school FM synthesis to DAW environments. Edit Digitone parameters directly from your computer screen. Record all internal tracks individually. Overbridge greatly enhances the Digitone workflow. Overbridge for Digitone will be released later this year. Stay tuned for more information.
Pricing and Availability:
Digitone is 759 USD/779 EUR/699 GBP and is available for purchase now, either from the Elektron website or from retailers carrying the Elektron range of products.