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Elektron Analog Four MK2 gallery

The Elektron Analog Four MK2 is reminiscent of the Swedish company's older silver boxes.  ·  Source: elektronauts.com

Following the Octatrack MK2 announcement, Elektron went on to update its Analog Four polyphonic synthesizer! The Analog Four MK2 is styled in the same vein as the Octa MK2, colored in silver and featuring new back-lit buttons in the style of the Digitact sampler and sequencer. Elektron went far and ahead into revitalizing the synthesizer, which is several years old now. The unit costs 1449 EUR / 1349 USD and will be available in September. Elektron also unveiled the Analog Rytm MK2, check out our article with a first feature list…

Notably, Elektron has reworked the analog circuitry to deliver deeper and more defined low-end. The overdrive has been touched up as well, now sounding angrier, with more bite and growl. An OLED display has been added for better visibility in the dark, and the buttons have been changed for durable back-lit ones. More dedicated controls are available as well, for easier navigation and performance. There’s a pair of stereo outputs for each voice. The unit is housed in a sleek cast aluminum box and now has expression and CV inputs for external control. Overbridge performs faster, too, thanks to increased bandwidth. Do you think these changes justify the unit being costlier than the Analog Keys with its integrated three-octave keyboard?

The complete changelog and spec sheet are available below.

What’s new in Analog Four MKII?

Reworked analog circuitry delivering very deep and defined bass
Enhanced analog overdrive for more bite and growl
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
Increased amount of dedicated buttons enabling quicker workflow
Stereo audio outputs for each voice
Expression/CV inputs for external control of Analog Four MKII parameters
Overbridge with higher bandwidth
Premium cast aluminium enclosure

Analog Four MKII specifications

4 synth voices, each with:
Fully analog signal path
2 × analog oscillator
2 × sub-oscillator
1 × noise generator
1 × 4-pole analog lowpass ladder filter
1 × 2-pole analog multi-mode filter
1 × analog overdrive circuit
2 × assignable LFO
1 × amp envelope
2 × assignable envelope
Up to 4 notes of polyphony
Up to 4 part multitimbrality
Up to 4 note unison playback
Chorus, Delay and Reverb send FX
Quick Performance controls
Live friendly Elektron sequencer
CV/Gate sequencing
1 × ¼” headphones output
2 × ¼” impedance balanced main output
4 × ¼” separate stereo voice output
4 × ¼” CV/Gate output
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. 2.4 kg (5.3 lbs)
Fully compatible with Analog Four MKI projects/data

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