coopongle 01/19/2013

Elektron Analog Four : coopongle's user review

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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 !!)