Elektron Analogue Four Keys
The Analog Keys is a flagship analogue synthesiser. Analogue synthesis, digital controls, and unprecedented playability make it an instrument for the expressive musician. Overbridge is the easy way in. For the first time in history analogue synthesisers and drum machines can be seamlessly integrated into DAW environments. The magic of using an Elektron Analogue instrument as a fully featured VST plugin is a breakthrough experience.
The Analog Keys is a four voice polyphonic analogue synthesiser, capable of generating the finest basslines, chords, leads, and sounds imaginable. The warm and deep tone represents the pinnacle of analogue synthesis and the acclaimed Elektron sequencer stands ready to arrange and warp the analogue sounds in real-time. Complete the experience by treating the four voices with incredibly well-crafted master effects. A new world of sounds awaits. The 37 semi-weighted keys of the keyboard give instant fingertip control of the analogue tones.
Simply press a button to transform the Analog Keys into a MIDI keyboard, ready to control external MIDI gear. Thanks to the dedicated CV sequencer and the CV/Gate and DIN sync outputs, analogue instruments of both today and yesteryear can be played, sequenced, and controlled with precision. Use the multitude of control options to breathe new life in vintage and modern rigs alike. The 100% analogue signal path of the four synth voices has been designed for providing a best-in-class analogue sound. Two analogue oscillators, two sub oscillators, dual analogue filters and an analogue overdrive circuit per voice provide that inimitable and organic sound.
Voice allocation is fully customisable. The Analog Keys can be used as a polyphonic four-voice synthesiser, as four separate monophonic synthesisers, in a four note unison mode with user defined pitch spread between the voices, or anything in between.
The 4-pole lowpass ladder filter and 2-pole multi-mode filter of each voice are incredible tools when shaping sounds. The filter section also contains a fully analogue overdrive circuit. The saturation can range from gentle warming to total destruction. All bases are covered. The effects section of the Analog Keys has been constructed from the ground up and is a perfect match for the strong analogue 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.
The step sequencer gives full 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 Sounds per sequencer step; an unbeatable method when creating expressive patterns. The dedicated track sending CV/Gate signals is perfect for sequencing external analogue instruments. Analog Keys is in control. 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 +Drive is the secret behind the vast internal space of the Analog Keys. Thousands of patterns and kits can be stored and recalled with ease. The over 4000 Sounds, all taggable and easy to locate, that can reside in the +Drive Sound Library are always close at hand.Individual stereo outputs for each voice plus a main output give audio routing freedom. The two audio inputs allow radical analogue filtering and FX treatments of external sounds. Two dual CV/Gate outputs, a USB port and MIDI ports capable of sending DIN sync means the Analog Keys can communicate with everything from legacy instruments to computers.
- 37 key velocity-sensitive Keyboard with aftertouch
- Sequencer w/ 4 synth tracks
- Up to 64 step per pattern
- 6 × arpeggiators
- Individual track lengths
- Parameter locks
- Store up to 128 Projects
- Chorus, Delay and Reverb FX
- Fully analogue signal path
- 2 × analogue oscillators
- Variable waveshape on all waveforms
- Oscillator AM and Sync modes
- 2 × sub-oscillators
- 1 × 4-pole analogue LP ladder filter
- 1 × 2-pole analogue multi-mode filter
- 1 × analogue overdrive circuit
- 1 × amp envelope
- 2 × assignable envelopes
- 4 note polyphony
- 4 part multitimbrality
- Full MIDI support
- Assignable X/Y joystick with pushbutton
- 122×32 pixel backlit LCD
- MIDI In/Out/Thru with DIN Sync Out
- Flash-EEPROM upgradable OS
- USB 2.0 port