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.