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  • top notch

    Elektron Analog FourPublished on 01/19/13 at 01:45
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    THE SEQUENCER:

    4 synth tracks
    1 FX track
    1 CV / Gate track
    128 patterns
    Up to 64 steps per pattern
    128 Sounds
    128 Kits
    16 Songs
    6 arpeggiators
    Individual track lengths
    Swing, slide and focus functions
    Track transposes
    Micro timing
    Parameter locks
    Friendly Live Performances
    Sound-per-step changes
    Instant kit, pattern, track and Sound reload
    Full real-time control
    Full MIDI support

    SEND EFFECTS:

    Wideshift Chorus
    Saturator Delay
    Supervoid Reverb

    VOICE SYNTH (x4):

    Fully analog signal path
    2 analog oscillators
    Variable waveshape is all waveforms
    Oscillator AM and Sync modes
    2 sub-oscillators
    1 noise generator
    April 1-pole......
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    THE SEQUENCER:

    4 synth tracks
    1 FX track
    1 CV / Gate track
    128 patterns
    Up to 64 steps per pattern
    128 Sounds
    128 Kits
    16 Songs
    6 arpeggiators
    Individual track lengths
    Swing, slide and focus functions
    Track transposes
    Micro timing
    Parameter locks
    Friendly Live Performances
    Sound-per-step changes
    Instant kit, pattern, track and Sound reload
    Full real-time control
    Full MIDI support

    SEND EFFECTS:

    Wideshift Chorus
    Saturator Delay
    Supervoid Reverb

    VOICE SYNTH (x4):

    Fully analog signal path
    2 analog oscillators
    Variable waveshape is all waveforms
    Oscillator AM and Sync modes
    2 sub-oscillators
    1 noise generator
    April 1-pole analog lowpass ladder filter
    January 2-pole analog multi-mode filter
    1 analog overdrive circuitry
    Filter feedback
    2 assignable LFOs
    1 dedicated vibrato LFO
    2 dedicated waveshape LFOs
    1 amp envelope
    2 assignable envelopes
    2 dedicated LFO fade envelopes
    1 dedicated noise fade envelope
    1 dedicated vibrato envelope
    1 envelope dedicated AUTOBEND
    3x individual effect Sends

    ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

    Impedance balanced audio outputs:
    Headphones out level: +19 dBu (55)
    Main outputs level: +19 dBu
    Output impedance: 440 unbalanced
    Unbalanced audio inputs:
    Input level: +19 dBu maximum
    Audio input impedance: 9 k
    Digital S / N ratio: 102 dBFS (20-20,000 Hz)
    Unit power consumption: 8 W typical, 18 W maximum.
    Recommended power supply: 6 V DC, 3 A

    HARDWARE:

    122x32 pixel backlit LCD
    MIDI In / Out / Thru with DIN Sync Out
    2 x 1/4 impedance balanced audio out jacks
    2 x 1/4 audio in jacks
    1 x 1/4 stereo headphone jack
    2 x 1/4 dual CV / Gate outputs
    48 kHz, 24-bit D / A and A / D converters
    Flash EEPROM upgradeable OS
    Electrically isolated USB 2.0 port

    PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

    Steel casing
    Dimensions: W340xD176xH63mm
    (Including knobs, jacks and rubber feet)
    Weight: approximately 2.4 kg

    POWER SUPPLY (PSU-3) ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

    Input voltage range: 100-240V (43-60Hz)
    Input connector: IEC320-C8 (2 prong)
    In-rush current: 40-60 A maximum
    Output voltage: 12 V DC
    Output current: 2.5 A max
    Output connector: 5.5x2.5mm DC plug, power at center

    USE

    No manual but easy to understand if you know the basics

    (PDF on the site)

    Screen a bit tight but very intuitive !!

    SONORITS

    Unlimited Possiblit !!

    The analog filters (2 per voice) are wonderful !!

    No spares alas outputs but luckily the effects are effective (nice reverb)

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    No competition this price !!

    I sold my Tetra for the A4.
    Well it's not the same price but the sound is different (much better my taste) and OS better finished ...

    Strongly polyphony !! (That is apparently PRVU ... pray that has be done !!)
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  • top notch

    Elektron Analog FourPublished on 01/19/13 at 02:03
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    The squenceur

    4 synth tracks (mono although perhaps bientt polyphonic ??)
    1 FX track
    1 CV / Gate track
    128 patterns
    Up to 64 step patterns
    128 Sons
    128 Kits
    16 Songs
    6 arpeggiators
    Individual track lengths
    Features Swing, slide and accent
    Track transposes
    Micro timing
    Parameter locks
    Friendly Live Performances
    Sound-per-step changes
    Instant Pattern, Kit and Sound reload
    Full real-time control
    Full MIDI support

    Track Effects

    Wideshift Chorus
    Saturator Delay
    Supervoid Reverb

    Parameters of synthesizers

    Fully analog signal path
    2 analog oscillators
    Drives waveforms on each oscillator
    Oscillator Sync modes AM
    April 1-pole analog......
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    The squenceur

    4 synth tracks (mono although perhaps bientt polyphonic ??)
    1 FX track
    1 CV / Gate track
    128 patterns
    Up to 64 step patterns
    128 Sons
    128 Kits
    16 Songs
    6 arpeggiators
    Individual track lengths
    Features Swing, slide and accent
    Track transposes
    Micro timing
    Parameter locks
    Friendly Live Performances
    Sound-per-step changes
    Instant Pattern, Kit and Sound reload
    Full real-time control
    Full MIDI support

    Track Effects

    Wideshift Chorus
    Saturator Delay
    Supervoid Reverb

    Parameters of synthesizers

    Fully analog signal path
    2 analog oscillators
    Drives waveforms on each oscillator
    Oscillator Sync modes AM
    April 1-pole analog lowpass ladder filter
    January 2-pole analog multi-mode filter
    1 analog overdrive circuitry
    2 Ssub oscillator
    1 noise oscillator
    2 assignable LFOs
    LFO 1 vibrato ddibr /> 2 LFOs waveshape ddis
    1 amp envelope
    2 assignable envelopes
    2 LFO envelopes fade ddis
    1 bland noise envelope ddibr /> 1 vibrato envelope ddibr /> 1 AUTOBEND envelope ddibr />
    Hardware

    12232 Display LCD pixel
    MIDI In / Out / Thru with DIN Sync Out
    2 1/4? audio out jacks symtriques
    2 1/4? audio in jacks
    1 1/4? stereo headphone jack
    2 1/4? dual CV / Gate outputs
    48 kHz, 24-bit D / A converters and A / D
    Flash EEPROM upgradeable OS
    USB 2.0
    Symtriques audio outputs
    Headphone Output Level: + 19dBu (55?)
    Main Output Level: + 19dBu
    Output Impedance: 440? asymmetric

    Among asymtriques audio

    Level of: + 19dBu maximum
    Audio Input Impedance: 9 k?
    Digital S / N Ratio: 102dBFS (20-20.000Hz)

    Electrical Specifications

    Unit power consumption: 14 W typical, 24 W maximum
    Food recommends: 12 V DC,> 2 A

    Other

    Sturdy steel frame
    Dimensions: L 340 P 176 H 63 mm
    Weight: about 2.35 kgs

    USE

    No manual but easy to understand if you know the basics.

    (PDF on the site)

    Screen a bit tight but very intuitive !!

    SONORITS

    Unlimited Possiblit !!

    The analog filters (2 per voice) are wonderful !!

    No spares alas outputs but luckily the effects are effective (nice reverb)

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    I sold my Tetra for the A4.
    Well it's not the same price but the sound is different (much better my taste) and OS better finished ...

    Strongly polyphony !! (That is apparently PRVU ... pray that has be done !!)
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  • Very good analogue machine

    Elektron Analog FourPublished on 08/19/14 at 06:00
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    It is best to go on the Elektron site to get an idea of ​​the capabilities.
    In addition to providing four lanes 3 effects are available: chorus, delay and reverb. The effects are shared between the channels, but you can of course adjust the volume for each channel.
    The sequencer is excellent, and function parameter lock is great (ability to change the settings or even the sound for a particular step).
    The small built-in keyboard is extremely convenient.
    Since the last update, you can play chords on the slopes, but be careful, it is limited to 4 global channels (so kind if you make an agreement of 4 ratings on the step 1 of track 1, there is more opportunity to play a sound on......
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    It is best to go on the Elektron site to get an idea of ​​the capabilities.
    In addition to providing four lanes 3 effects are available: chorus, delay and reverb. The effects are shared between the channels, but you can of course adjust the volume for each channel.
    The sequencer is excellent, and function parameter lock is great (ability to change the settings or even the sound for a particular step).
    The small built-in keyboard is extremely convenient.
    Since the last update, you can play chords on the slopes, but be careful, it is limited to 4 global channels (so kind if you make an agreement of 4 ratings on the step 1 of track 1, there is more opportunity to play a sound on the other step 1 of the other tracks).

    UTILIZATION

    Quick grip. Personally, I'm somewhat in the menus, there is enough surface controller. If you are a regular Elektron machine, it does not pose any problems.

    SOUNDS

    Excellent I think. I wanted to make good bass, and beautiful tablecloths. It is possible, mission accomplished. Go take a look at videos made by users to report to you.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Before buying it I watched a lot of video on youtube to be sure of his abilities.
    This is the machine that I always expected (multichannel synth, built-in effects, built-in sequencer, integrated mini keyboard). I used Ableton live, I do not use anymore.

    What I like most is the parameter lock, as I have described above.
    Since my purchase prices rose a bit apparently. I do not regret this purchase instead, since I bought an Octatrack.
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  • Snthé hallucinating!

    Elektron Analog FourPublished on 06/24/14 at 15:38
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    512 presets, drive to include 4096 + sounds! effects demented, this is a crazy machine that I will strongly Design Tips to buy as soon as possible, you really will not regret it! Elektron more in September will release the overbridge which enables you to control your synth VST, Audio Unit via your favorite sequencer ... it is awesome ... you need all the connectors ... Audio IN, CV gate, Midi Out, In, Thru, The Analog oven blends wonderfully with other machines, all you can do with this is amazing, I use it with analog rytm I just buy m and it's heavy! and then connect a roland SH 101 CV gate sequencer .... The Elektron is very powerful and very well done ...

    UTILIZATION

    You must......
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    512 presets, drive to include 4096 + sounds! effects demented, this is a crazy machine that I will strongly Design Tips to buy as soon as possible, you really will not regret it! Elektron more in September will release the overbridge which enables you to control your synth VST, Audio Unit via your favorite sequencer ... it is awesome ... you need all the connectors ... Audio IN, CV gate, Midi Out, In, Thru, The Analog oven blends wonderfully with other machines, all you can do with this is amazing, I use it with analog rytm I just buy m and it's heavy! and then connect a roland SH 101 CV gate sequencer .... The Elektron is very powerful and very well done ...

    UTILIZATION

    You must know that there is a little time to adapt with Elektron machine ... because there is a lot of function and sub menu, but when you mastered this, you will really take your foot because the sounds of these machines are just AMAZING!

    SOUNDS

    Preferably for Zik Elektro ... or sound design ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's been over a year since I used the and I can not do without ... ds we find all my songs ... I used with the Live 9 ... this is insane! Price sobering indeed ... but next to happiness provided ....
    C'mon dark if your finances allow!
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  • Elektron Analog FourPublished on 04/09/14 at 01:54
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    - 4 channels
    - Midi in out thrue
    - CV gate (which I do not use)
    - 2 outputs
    - 3 effects
    - Built-in sequencer

    The machine is equipped with all what we used with Subtractive synth. I had some VA, I was surprised to not see more routing option between filters (it has two filters in series: a LP filter and a multi function), but all this works fine. Many editable parameters and automated. Enormous possibilities.

    There is a built-in sequencer, making it a machine quite independently, it's great.

    I'm not a fan arpeggiator but it is super well done, with the possibility of programming a lot there and mutate Rating: excellent.

    I rather regret is the fact that there are only......
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    - 4 channels
    - Midi in out thrue
    - CV gate (which I do not use)
    - 2 outputs
    - 3 effects
    - Built-in sequencer

    The machine is equipped with all what we used with Subtractive synth. I had some VA, I was surprised to not see more routing option between filters (it has two filters in series: a LP filter and a multi function), but all this works fine. Many editable parameters and automated. Enormous possibilities.

    There is a built-in sequencer, making it a machine quite independently, it's great.

    I'm not a fan arpeggiator but it is super well done, with the possibility of programming a lot there and mutate Rating: excellent.

    I rather regret is the fact that there are only 2 outputs and 3 effects for all tracks (it's OK), it is mainly because the animal needs only a small little help in the bass, but in the end there other ways that it sounds.

    At the sub menus, I find very disturbing ca not because everything is very well thought out. This is normal given the number of things that we should go to edit in some menus, but the machine is not lack of controls. More than three quarters of the things I need is accessible to me directly. In addition you can make "shortcuts" to change the settings you want via a single page (perf).

    Level memory management and sound, it is almost like a computer.

    Last longer, it opens the possibility of sequencing / modular control / old analog which opens great perspectives that I had not thought because it seemed to me very complicated.

    UTILIZATION

    No manual in french, if the basic options are easy, advanced features are more hassle to capture. I am not a pro synthesis, I needed to ask some explanations on forums.

    At first I was a little confused on the "stained" too. Non-experts work to tame the machine. So it is not easy at first, when one is accustomed and we understand, everything seems to flow naturally. (I say that but I made a pretty basic use, ie just pattern mode, I do not chain, and do not use the song mode, which a priori is another world.)

    I will not repeat what has been said about the sequencer. It is very well done, it really is a huge plus for the machine. Length of track and a different scale for different parts would have been a plus.

    It really is a very complete synth with lots of possibilities and ergonomics of its own. Personally, I'm in and ca annuity works very well despite the complexity and possibilities (I'm not gone as far as possible).

    Say that it sounds not direct, it requires a little work.

    One regret is that even when the backup is less instinctive, one must navigate a bit.

    SOUNDS

    We can do many things with this synth.

    Sounds still good analog at first, but a lot of very fine adjustments are possible. You can really get a lot.

    The effects of adding to its thickness. He deserved to have independent effects for each track.

    It lacks bass, but with a good set we come to something good and down very low.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have 2 months.
    I'm not a musician at the base, I agree not too computer music. I am a true fan of hardware, I like machines that avoid having to program dozens of things in the machine A to B for the machine so something. The is a treat.

    In synth, I've had a virus, evolver. Otherwise, I've had and tons of groovebox / bar / samplers.

    It complements well the other Elektron machines, I have a OT and MD.

    The machine is excellent, very complete, very independent, many possibilities.
    Anyway, I was looking for Forsythe with a real sequencer, it is quite unique in its class.

    Its weakness:
    - Lack of separate outputs
    - Lack of ease in the low

    Maybe I dream to complete a specialist bass mono.

    I bought OCCAZ (per usual), I remake choice. Given the options, it was worth every penny.
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  • Free Elektron

    Elektron Analog FourPublished on 03/02/14 at 15:37
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    In very short:

    4 voice synths used in mono or poly
    analog subtractive synthesis: Tilt 2 + sub, noise, LPF + HPF series, about 3, 4 LFO
    Digital effects: chorus, reverb, delay
    Sequencer: Step 6 lines, 64 steps with automation (p-locks)
    1 stereo output, 2 inputs, 2 outputs CV-Gate

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is not simple at-first. The whole is to assimilate the logic Elektron.
    It is rather well done, not as sub-menus that, we control the machine quickly.

    Good: copy / paste at all levels: notes, patterns, patch, etc ... You can set up something quickly. P-locks that allow to vary any parameter can be the thing that makes the machines elektron pretty cool.

    Less:......
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    In very short:

    4 voice synths used in mono or poly
    analog subtractive synthesis: Tilt 2 + sub, noise, LPF + HPF series, about 3, 4 LFO
    Digital effects: chorus, reverb, delay
    Sequencer: Step 6 lines, 64 steps with automation (p-locks)
    1 stereo output, 2 inputs, 2 outputs CV-Gate

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is not simple at-first. The whole is to assimilate the logic Elektron.
    It is rather well done, not as sub-menus that, we control the machine quickly.

    Good: copy / paste at all levels: notes, patterns, patch, etc ... You can set up something quickly. P-locks that allow to vary any parameter can be the thing that makes the machines elektron pretty cool.

    Less: false manipulations irreversible: removal of bad pattern. I wonder also if there is an "undo" function as computer?
    I also find it lacks some tricks like: select all notes at once per 16 steps, or to apply a transposition and not the entire length of the pattern.
    After I also love messages Pitch Bend / Modulation entered by external keyboard are recorded in the sequencer, well ...

    SOUNDS

    So how does it sound?

    To make "bold, broad, deep, cosmic, funcky" genre Moog, Oberheim, etc. ...: NO.
    It sounds pretty chiseled, precise, sometimes I can find a skinny, it lacks serious in low (must compensate the amount of resonance with HPF) I speak in comparison to the Pro One to kick it has. So for the big American sound that will not self.

    Finally must stop trying to compare to any of vintage moog, the Analog Four precisely allows colder tones in any case less connoted. I therefore suggest more amateur electro minimal, experimental, techno delusions as to those who are looking for sounds analos conventional and stereotyped (that A4 can also in theory).

    For my part I like to use it as a rhythm box synth or FX, the possibilities offered by the sequencer and P-locks make a different machine.

    What bothers me most filters can generate significant noise (sort of breath) when the resonance is pushed (res boost enabled on the first filter) and self oscillation is quite hard to manage I think we pass too quickly from nothing to a very high level. After I also find that the filter is a little too "driven" I often drop the level of oscilloscope because of it.
    Finally I regret the absence of wave tables, thus increasing the possibilities.

    OVERALL OPINION

    This machine I agree to the possibilities offered by the sequencer, the ability to control the old CV / Gate and the 4 voice synthesis. A similar price was something different than the usual offering.

    That being said I think the A4 needs to be worked thoroughly and perfectly controlled. We can do things very well but you have to look with, spend time experimenting.

    Recommended for those who enjoy home Korg electribe especially to complement the Octatrack, we go much further, but it requires more work and this is normal.

    Others may prefer something more familiar in analog as a Prophet 08 or a Moog Voyager where it is easier to find the classic sounds.
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  • the future of analog

    Elektron Analog FourPublished on 01/04/14 at 01:12
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    good features are available on the internet and on the site of elektron so no problem on that side of.

    no control noon, otherwise it would be a ten.

    UTILIZATION

    So first it is necessary to recall the elektron philosophy is to equip these machines a super powerful sequencer to change sounds and sound settings at each step that can give totally organic electronic sequences or very but so very busy at this level limitation to four tracks is not really a problem I think.

    You really have to try it before judging it as sequencer and how this machine is designed gives you total freedom in creation and all these options can be used. for example you have trig sound (not containing a......
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    good features are available on the internet and on the site of elektron so no problem on that side of.

    no control noon, otherwise it would be a ten.

    UTILIZATION

    So first it is necessary to recall the elektron philosophy is to equip these machines a super powerful sequencer to change sounds and sound settings at each step that can give totally organic electronic sequences or very but so very busy at this level limitation to four tracks is not really a problem I think.

    You really have to try it before judging it as sequencer and how this machine is designed gives you total freedom in creation and all these options can be used. for example you have trig sound (not containing a locked audio), the trig without sound (containing just change the settings for a sound that would have been played previously, the trig mute (which allow you to mutate not previously activated but retaining those settings it to recall at any time. settings as well as swing and even a general transposition that can be applied to any (or any set) tracks.

    more there is a performance mode or you can assign a dozen knob to the features you want and the Four-tracks, which can permetre if you have other machines handle live have fewer manipulations do some basic functions (mute tracks, change the parameters'' macro ")
    And finally for the enthusiast exploration and improvised live you can use the save that will allow you to save a pattern as well love you and be able to live with the crazy pattern function, change all the parameters before returning to two seconds on your initial pattern, really strong.

    In addition you have a well furnished and very flexible effects section, delay and reverb are really far away and the last update brings polyphony, a treat, with a setting for the assignment of the vote, plus two mono type poly track has two voices, or 3 + 1 or 4 voice poly.extraordinaire!!

    in short it is a machine that will charm hundred percent. single (that is what I like with this machine) and very ergonomic, and do not be fooled by those who write the logic elektron is hot to take in hand etc.. This arch is wrong, and I repeat this machine can be tamed within hours of grip, manual and clear and precise and everything is organized with logic such as faith mastered it is almost longer necessary to read the manual. there is no button combination'' fanciful'' because everything has a meaning, and it's really very simple.

    The only complaint I could make just the outer part sequencer'''' which offers only one track and cv / gate. which does not allow to control a lot of external synths and flange not evil beast at this level. (But this is relative depending on the price)







    SOUNDS

    Electronic sounds are very early, but when we triffouille well, you learn the differences between the two filters has made available and we ventured into the jungle proposed parameters, we understand that we will never around.

    Sure the sound is not exactly that of a very big slobbery analog but with the last update and boost possible resonance is approached wild nature of certain analog ancestors.

    in fact it is a bit like your girlfriend, if you guide it well it will be elegant and wild according to the desires, you really spend time with and exploring the boundaries (and even the word is poorly chosen, the beast) which is more simple with integrated sequencer, you create a sequence, the rejoinder on two or three tracks, mute it by turns each of the tracks and sought the sound you want.

    more for novices synthesis, this machine is a godsend, you load a sound you like, on a track, you start with a basic sound on the track two trying to get closer to the original sound, then you will check or you are planted herself watching the parameters of the original track.

    if you are passionate about synthesis and sound creation is the machine you need, besides the number of parameters available far exceeds anything I've tried.

    In a word it sounds like you want it to sound when you are stubborn and motivated. and it does not try to copy any such existing trademark.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for almost a year, almost every day and I am far from having done the trick.
    I use it with a Octatrack for resampling and add some effects as well as for drum maschine mostly part.

    I love being able to do anything with, analog bar, synth madness, integrated sequencer and making it a tool built for live effects. I love the new update with 4000 sounds available at any time. I love the look, monolithic kubrikien, I love the modern sound and unlimited.

    in fact one of the questions I ask myself is why buy something else, because in the new analog, (unless purely a keyboard player in mono), they have no advantage I think (and j 've tried a bunch.) in general they can internal effects (MiniBrute, microwave, latest innovation, the sub phatt etc.), they do not have that great sequencer, they do not have the 4000 available at any time, you can not also easily compare two or three phases of creating sounds. they have fewer parameters syntheses. and they do not compete price level.
    Because for a few thousand euros, four tracks (and yet it is closer to six parameters with locks), effects, memory, unique modes of performance, size, etc., we get a sentence of two neo analog which do not offer half of them has two functions. if one wants a pedal effect is added, then a sequencer, etc., and the budget of the A4 you explode.

    I know that all tastes are in nature but honestly if you hesitate on this machine, go for it, there are guarantees 30 days on websites etc, in case you change your mind, but you can not have Reviews on this machine without having to spend a good week at least above.

    I hope this review has helped in at least one and I wish you all good music.
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  • Excellent potential / price ratio!

    Elektron Analog FourPublished on 10/11/13 at 08:19
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    This is a machine that is positioned halfway between the groovebox and analog synthéthiseur mono part.
    The groovebox part consists of a step sequencer in which all parameters of the machine can be recorded for each step. There are dozens of settings at all levels: oscillators, filters, amp, LFO, effects, ... Making it a formidable groovebox! To complete the groovebox part there is a performance mode that can act on 5 different parameters from a single knob and no less than 10 pots can be configured for it. Making it one of the most powerful to live interargir machines (my little demo:


    The synth part is extremely rich (see the listing on the Elektron site). Each parameter (among the......
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    This is a machine that is positioned halfway between the groovebox and analog synthéthiseur mono part.
    The groovebox part consists of a step sequencer in which all parameters of the machine can be recorded for each step. There are dozens of settings at all levels: oscillators, filters, amp, LFO, effects, ... Making it a formidable groovebox! To complete the groovebox part there is a performance mode that can act on 5 different parameters from a single knob and no less than 10 pots can be configured for it. Making it one of the most powerful to live interargir machines (my little demo:


    The synth part is extremely rich (see the listing on the Elektron site). Each parameter (among the dozens) can interact with any other parameter. Making it one of the richest synthesizer sound design.
    In fact it is four independent mono synths that Every one has its own synth part, its own arpeggiator, its own effects.

    It is not (yet possible 1.06) past noon to control an external device.

    That's what interests me, others will be interested in taking the CV / Gate ...

    UTILIZATION

    Operation is extremely simple and all was well pensé.Il just takes a little time at the beginning to understand the phylosophy of the machine.
    The manual may not be necessary, especially given the richness of the machine. Anyway it would take several hundred pages for completeness of the description of all its functions.

    This is an extremely rich machine. I had quite a machine, but none that offered so many possibilities. The only limit is the creativity of the user, and the time he wants to spend ...

    SOUNDS

    The sounds are quite special. Sounds analog with a digital touch. The advantage is that you get a broad range of sounds. The downside is that crazy pure analog will be a little disappointed.
    I like that it is possible to get with this machine. I had a virus and I have a KingKorg and none of these 2 machines can not escape the sounds of the Analog Four.

    I have a big disappointment to the sounds provided and banks provided. This is not a machine made variment to play quickly even if these features may suggest otherwise. If you want to make your own sound, its own sequence ... it takes time!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had almost two months. It is a machine that leaves me perplexed. One day she made me crack and one day, saw the work it requires to make his own movies, I'm two fingers to spare.
    I use to accompany keyboards (Jupiter 80 KingKorg). The problem is that it quickly becomes repetitive if you do not take the time to program multiple patterns to accompany.
    I also use it in fashion synth controlled from a keyboard. Same structure is monaural, the sound is huge! (Another little demo:

    I do not know if I would keep a long time in my set, but it is a machine that has a very strong potential for those who want to spend a little time.
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  • A new 'UFO' signed Elektron

    Elektron Analog FourPublished on 09/25/13 at 06:22
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    What a good idea come from our Swedish friends. After the beautiful and intelligent Octatrack here the Analog 4, the body is not unlike its predecessor. Be careful not stop there because the two machines have nothing to do.

    The sequencer

    4 synth tracks
    1 FX track
    1 CV / Gate track
    128 patterns
    Up to 64 step patterns
    128 Music
    128 Kits
    16 Songs
    6 × arpeggiators
    Individual track lengths
    Features Swing, slide and accent
    Track transposes
    Micro timing
    Parameter locks
    Friendly Live Performance mode
    Sound-per-step change
    Instant Pattern, Kit and Sound reload
    Full real-time control
    Full MIDI Support
    Track effects

    Wideshift Chorus
    Saturator Delay
    ......
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    What a good idea come from our Swedish friends. After the beautiful and intelligent Octatrack here the Analog 4, the body is not unlike its predecessor. Be careful not stop there because the two machines have nothing to do.

    The sequencer

    4 synth tracks
    1 FX track
    1 CV / Gate track
    128 patterns
    Up to 64 step patterns
    128 Music
    128 Kits
    16 Songs
    6 × arpeggiators
    Individual track lengths
    Features Swing, slide and accent
    Track transposes
    Micro timing
    Parameter locks
    Friendly Live Performance mode
    Sound-per-step change
    Instant Pattern, Kit and Sound reload
    Full real-time control
    Full MIDI Support
    Track effects

    Wideshift Chorus
    Saturator Delay
    Supervoid Reverb
    Synthesizer parameters

    Fully analog signal path
    2 × analog oscillators
    Variable waveforms for each oscillator
    Oscillator and Sync modes AM
    1 × 4-pole analog lowpass ladder filter
    1 × 2-pole multi-mode analog filter
    1 × analog overdrive circuitry
    2 × ssub oscillator
    × 1 noise oscillator
    2 × assignable LFOs
    1 × vibrato LFO dedicated
    2 x LFO waveshape dedicated
    1 × amp envelope
    2 × assignable envelopes
    2 x LFO fade envelopes dedicated
    1 × noise fade envelope dedicated
    1 × vibrato dedicated envelope
    1 × AUTOBEND envelope dedicated
    Hardware

    Display 122 x 32 pixel LCD
    MIDI In / Out / Thru with DIN Sync Out
    2 x 1/4 "audio out jacks symmetrical
    2 x 1/4 "audio in jacks
    1 x 1/4 "stereo headphone jack
    2 x 1/4 "dual CV / Gate outputs
    48 kHz, 24-bit converters, D / A and A / D
    Flash EEPROM upgradable OS
    USB 2.0 port
    Balanced audio outputs
    Headphone output level: +19 dBu (55 Ω)
    Main output level: +19 dBu
    Output Impedance: 440 Ω unbalanced
    Unbalanced audio inputs

    Input level: +19 dBu maximum
    Audio input impedance: 9 k Ω
    Digital S / N Ratio: 102dBFS (20-20.000Hz)
    Electrical Specifications

    Unit power consumption: 14 W typical, 24 W maximum
    Recommended Power: 12 V DC,> 2 A
    Other

    Sturdy steel frame (very strong)
    Dimensions: W 340 x D 176 x H 63 mm
    Weight: approx 2.35 kg (nomadic what!)

    UTILIZATION

    The use requires a period of adaptation, it is very logical and ultimately habits are consistently. For a first-hand take it goes fast if the basics of synthesis are there if ... It will take longer.
    The manual is very well done but only available in PDF format on their website.
    The sequencer is extremely simple to handle and promises of beautiful moments.
    The interface is clearly to make interactivity 'live' studio or live.
    In short this is a machine that allows 100% independent, with the exception of deep bass, to do everything without worries.
    Editing is done with ease via the button 'Function'. Everything depends on the memory kits and sequencer with two different memory allocation. Logic but a little unsettling when you are not used to.

    SOUNDS

    The sound is very particular, very typical 'Elektron' shall we say. This is not trivial and it gives a special dimension to the machine. Here we are in one dimension 'hybrid', but nothing to do with the Evolver no, we're in a register more 'end' more 'digital'. I do not know in detail what it's related but I had the feeling of COD. In this video we see one of two bosses Elektron to demo the A4:

    And what exactly is 'sound' of this machine! There was a demo that speaks well of the A4.
    For me it is the new scene electro experimental ',' minimal ',' dubstep '' ambient 'etc ... To those who grew up with the warp or Kompakt label.
    For lovers of the 'Moog', 'vintage 70's' and 100% analog should be tried before you and make your own opinion. It can be pleasing to the opposite effect.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used a good week and I had plenty of time to set the camera in all directions. Nothing to say, this is extremely well done, thought, designed and manufactured. The synthetic possibilities are enormous and we feel a strength worthy of a Soviet tank. But because there is a but, the sound is focused, clearly assumed by the designers. Somewhere, the A4 is a machine 'UFO' away from endless neo-proto-vintage 'and, therefore, requires careful listening and testing to decide.
    For my part, is adhering to its DSI and Moog I did not have the flash that I expected. But this is a personal observation (based on years of testing all kinds of equipment and very sharp taste) which shall in any way reduce the interest in the Analog 4 because it is a remarkable machine.
    Enjoy!
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  • Elektron, the advent.

    Elektron Analog FourPublished on 09/12/13 at 12:58
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Small embedded keyboard, very convenient.
    4 monophonic synths in the bike, very convincing effects, everything is editable on the fly.
    We find all the parameters dedicated to the synthesis, connectors a little light (no separate outputs) but very good bills.
    Connection via USB to the computer world.

    UTILIZATION

    For those who worked on Elektron, the grip is obvious, for others it will become familiar with the methodology Swedish firm, which once gained is very well thought out.
    No paper supplied manual, it's a shame at this price ...
    Easy editing and pushed all the synthesis parameters, effects and sequencer.

    SOUNDS

    I quickly get the desired sound, the quality, richness......
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    Small embedded keyboard, very convenient.
    4 monophonic synths in the bike, very convincing effects, everything is editable on the fly.
    We find all the parameters dedicated to the synthesis, connectors a little light (no separate outputs) but very good bills.
    Connection via USB to the computer world.

    UTILIZATION

    For those who worked on Elektron, the grip is obvious, for others it will become familiar with the methodology Swedish firm, which once gained is very well thought out.
    No paper supplied manual, it's a shame at this price ...
    Easy editing and pushed all the synthesis parameters, effects and sequencer.

    SOUNDS

    I quickly get the desired sound, the quality, richness and diversity fits perfectly with what I want
    to produce short, I enjoy, no machine to date I had given much satisfaction.
    The sound must sculpt is not a machine to "Preset".

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had a few months in a studio at the moment (www.radio-maxfm.com LiveAct on Tuesday, October 1)
    I made the last fifteen years, this is the best machine all the time (quiet breathing, takes you ...) But I had a multitude of synths, drum machine, sampler, sequencer .. .
    To this day my studio comes down to a good listener, the ANALOG 4 SPS-1, Juno 106, APC40, Macbook, Ableton Live and Motu.
    There are plenty of other synths that tears, which are beautiful, but fat at some point when no life that music must make choices and I think there is so far no better value / price, it is a very good investment and more a machine that offers maximum possibilities and sounds.

    https://soundcloud.com/dacover
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