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Momo Cycles Editor

Momo Cycles Editor  ·  Source: Momo

Momo breathes life into the dullest looking Elektron FM groove box by pulling out all the parameters into a VST plugin Model Cycles editor.

Model Cycles Editor

Neither the Cycles or its sister box Samples currently has access to Elektron’s Overbridge software and so this is really useful way to save configurations within your project. Momo has already tackled Samples and so it’s no surprise that Cycles followed closely behind.

You get all the parameters for all 6 tracks pulled out into a GUI that borrows the bland look of the hardware. You get a knob for everything and those handy XY pads for creative modulations. This makes it easy to program, automate and design sounds with a mouse or MIDI controller.

What’s the difference between the Samples and Cycles editors? Not much and I’m not sure if I can remember the difference between the hardware. Oh yes, Cycles is about FM and Samples is about… samples. You’d expect Cycles to have loads more controls than Samples as it deals with FM synthesis but actually they are quite similar. Unfortunately, only a few parameters are editable which limits the flexibility in sound design. This is surprising given the complex options you find on the larger Elektron offers.

But anyway Momo brilliantly gives us access to all available parameter to give all Model:Cycles users an easier life.

The editor is available now for €5.70.

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5 responses to “Momo Elektron Model Cycles Editor VST plugin and stand-alone”

  1. Leroy says:

    Wow! Bash on Model:Cycles much? Why not save all the trash talk on something it seems you have never actually used (if you had then you’d know what a bad ass little machine this puppy is) and focus your article on it’s subject – Momo’s software!

  2. Daniel says:

    Why the Model:Cycles hate?

    • Robin says:

      Gosh, “hate” is a strong word. I find the look of the Model range a bit dull especially from a company that usually emphasises design and aesthetic. No other hate or trash talk intended. I was surprised at the lack of additional FM synthesis parameters. The weird thing about having a news site based on opinion is that opinion doesn’t always have to be glowing and enthusiastic.

      • Daniel says:

        I did not know this is a news site based on “opinion” like you seem to understand it.

        Most posts (at least by other editors) are just news in terms of information what is released, perhaps with a little comparison to similar product and mentioning limitations. I am not here to read gut feeling or some person’s mood or personal preference.

        “You’d expect Cycles to have loads more controls than Samples as it deals with FM synthesis but actually they are remarkably similar. Which makes you wonder about the nature of the synthesis.”

        Sorry, this is just trash talking. Do you really imply it is NOT FM? Did you ask Elektron? Did you do research? Do you refrain to “irony” or “sarcasm”?

        Better approach: “You’d expect Cycles to have loads more controls than Samples as it deals with FM synthesis but actually they are quite similar. Unfortunately, only few parameters are editable which limits the flexibility in sound design. This is surprising given the complex options you have on the larger Elektron offers.”

        This is still opinion, but based on facts and not some random accusation (“Is it even FM?”). I hope you see the difference. It is 2020 and the beautiful art of criticism without insult is slowly becoming forgotten, I know…

        Thanks.

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