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Elektron Analog Four Synthesizer/Sequencer
Elektron Analog Four Synthesizer/Sequencer

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Elektron Analog Four Synthesizer/Sequencer

Tabletop Analog Synthesizer Module, 4-voice, Multi-Track Step Sequencer, CV/Gate, MIDI
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Elektron Analog Four Synthesizer/Sequencer

The Analog Four is the best of two worlds. The power of analog synthesis is enhanced with precise Elektron sequencing for a machine par excellence. This is an analog synthesizer for the modern age.

The Analog Four is a four voice polyphonic analog synthesizer. Analog oscillators and filters ensure the most organic sounds imaginable and the Elektron step sequencer caters for the innovative sound control. With sequencer features like parameter locks and variable length per track, intricate Analog Four compositions can be created quickly and efficiently. Add the completely new and incredibly well-crafted effects to the mix and experience the next chapter in analog sounds. It just sounds right.

Not only a splendid sound making device, the Analog Four can also make other gear sing. Thanks to the CV/Gate and DIN sync outputs, legacy analog gear can be controlled in great detail. Multi Map Edit lets you freely assign any functionality of the Analog Four to the keys of an external MIDI keyboard. Sequencer features like arpeggiators and parameter locks will breathe new life in old equipment and make any modular synthesizer rig truly come alive.

Live performance features are aplenty. The special performance mode gives direct access to user-defined parameters and direct pattern change makes it possible to change patterns at any sequencer step. The arpeggiator can be instantly toggled on or off for swirling melody lines. Improvising when playing live has never been this easy. The Analog Four was born for the stage.

Synth Bliss
The Analog Four offers four synth voices capable of providing that inimitable analog sound. Two analog oscillators, two sub oscillators and a noise oscillator per voice give enormous room for experimentation. They are the starting point for those deep basses, piercing leads, mellow bells and haunting drones - all with a distinctly analog flavor. The power is striking.

A voice for every situation
Voice allocation is fully customizable. The Analog Four can be used as a polyphonic four voice synthesizer, as four separate monophonic synthesizers, in a four note unison mode with user defined pitch spread between the voices, or anything in between. Lush chords and huge mono sounds: have it all.

Dual filter force
Each synth voice features two separate analog filters. The 4-pole lowpass ladder filter and 2-pole multi-mode filter are incredible tools when shaping sounds. To add more sonic crunch, the filter section also contains a fully analog overdrive circuit. The saturation can range from gentle warming to total destruction. All bases are covered.

Brilliant FX
The effects section of the Analog Four has been constructed from the ground up and is a perfect match for the strong analog tones. Use the Wideshift Chorus, Saturator Delay and Supervoid Reverb for situating sounds in acid cathedrals, the deepest abysses and head-spinning rotating rooms or for simply adding a final, subtle, audio finish. They make things shine.

Total Sound Control
The critically acclaimed Elektron step sequencer gives unprecedented control over synth and FX parameters. Create patterns and songs with ease and use parameter locks to lock track parameters to specific values. It is even possible to change synth patches per sequencer step; an unbeatable method when creating expressive patterns. The dedicated track, of course featuring parameter locks, sending CV/Gate signals is perfect for sequencing external analog instruments. Analog Four is in control.

Wild modulation
The internal architecture opens up for extensive modulation possibilities. Each synth voice offers two assignable LFOs and envelopes, AM cross-modulation, oscillator sync and dedicated LFOs for both pulse width modulation and vibrato. The range of potential sounds is as wide as it possibly can get.

Convenient storage
Sounds can of course be stored. Kits contain complete settings for all tracks, Sounds contain settings for the synth tracks. Save the best Kits and Sounds and create a collection of the most inspiring analog patches, ready to be recalled at all times. No tedious and time-consuming recreation of analog sounds is necessary. This machine is instant and direct.

Full connectivity
All the ports necessary to incorporate the Analog Four in a modern studio are at hand. A headphone output, two main outputs, two external inputs, two dual CV/Gate outputs, a USB port and MIDI IN/OUT/THRU ports featuring DIN sync out means the Analog Four can communicate with everything from legacy instruments and modular synthesizers to computers. It is at home everywhere.

Now shipping with Ableton Live Lite 9 license

Ableton Live Lite 9 provides:
  • Audio recording and MIDI sequencing on up to 8 tracks
  • Unlimited use of the included Ableton instruments and effects
  • 600 MB of loops and samples
  • Unlimited use of VST and AU instruments and effects

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review »

The ultimate analogue groovebox. March 6, 2016
Reviewer: Drazen Saric from Springfield Gardens, NY United States  
There are no obvious alternatives. Elektron's own Monomachine comes to mind, if the analogue part isn't important, and there are various 'X0X' boxes if you want to limit yourself in that way. From there, you progress to digital grooveboxes such as the Korg Electribes or your own combinations of sequencers and synths, for example the Doepfer Dark Time and DSI Tetra. Even the DSI Tempest offers some parallels, although its focus is different to that of the Analog 4.

As a self-contained step sequencer for your analogue needs, the A4 is without peer. The effects are just enough, and the ability to drive external analogues is a major bonus. Indeed, it was while sequencing a Korg MS20 alongside a Roland SH1 and feeding their output back through the effects that the obvious conclusion hit me: the Analog Four is very probably the ultimate analogue groovebox.