Elektron Analog Four Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
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from Akron Ohio
May 6, 2013Music Background:
Electronic punk rock musician
On fire!I got away from the groove box thing about 7 yrs ago.
I just was never satisfied with the end result.. Tho they were always
Easy for me to program... Someone turned me on to the elektron machine drum I was floored buy its performance. And easy use. Picked up a mono machine again floored! Stacking analog track that didn't end up sounding like mud.. So I purchased the analog 4. Same results! I'm pleased to not always be working with VST's and starring at a computer monitor for hrs on end.. Plus I can control all my CV out board patch synths as well! Worth the money!
April 12, 2013
Incredible value.The Analog four shines in the sequencer department. Being able to sequence my other CV compatible gear along with the very good sounding A4 synth engine is really incredible. With the ability to assign almost any parameter to every step of the sequence you have much more than 4 analog voices. There is really 2 osc per voice plus 1 sub osc per voice that can even be tuned to a 5th. So you have 12 Osc per step times 64 steps plus the ext input.
I really like the drum sounds that can be created. To my ears my Moog Slim Phatty has a more pleasing and musical sound in the monosynth department but the Analog 4 complements it nicely.
The A4 also has beat synced LFOs transmitted through CV.
To purchase a CV controller, An analog sequencer, and a 12 voice analog synth would cost much more than the A4.
from United States
March 4, 2013Music Background:
Fantastic Bread and Butter MachineFor nearly two years, I owned a DSI Tetra 4-voice analog synth. While the thing was a fantastic poly synth, what I really wanted was to exploit it's capacity to run 4 monophonic channels simultaneously. Unfortunately, the Tetra's lack of a competent software editor rendered this wish obsolete, and the tiny programming screen meant that doing it in the box was just not reasonable.
Then came the Analog Four. I knew that the synth gods had heard my cries, and they released this wonderful little beast. Unlike the Tetra, this one has no poly mode (for now), but what it does have is so much better. Four independent step sequencers with 2 Osc, 24db/oct analog filter and multimode analog filter, envs, lfos, and the lot. It is truly a great piece of kit, and the sound is quite usable and functional. It lacks some grit and rawness that the Tetra had, but its functionality is unmatched for step sequenced analog synths. Of course, you can make 303 acidlines and fat analog kicks. But, there is so much more hidden inside this bad boy. Get one and explore! You won't regret it.
from Los Angeles, CA
February 6, 2013Music Background:
Engineer, Musician, Producer, Sound Designer
SYNTH INSANITYElektron make top notch gear with innovative features and approaches to workflow...it's no different here! Great sound quality, intuitive and easy to get going on, unique all around. GET IT!
from Boston, MA
January 25, 2013Music Background:
Bedroom producer, semi-pro performer.
Great synth, great customer service!These synths are awesome, and the customer service at sweetwater is top notch. Also they added candy to the box sweet!
There is nothing else like this on the market. 4 analog mono synths, deeply integrated digital modulation, and sequencing. The sound is excellent. The synth engine is a basic solid analog design, but the modulations capabilities are what put this thing in another league. The price is really very reasonable, considering what you get.