coopongle 01/19/2013

Elektron Analog Four : coopongle's user review

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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 !!)