Product Description for the Elektron Analog Keys
The Analog Keys 37-Key 4-Voice Analog Synthesizer from Elektron is a semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive 37-key 4-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer. It can function in a variety of modes including polyphonic, as 4 separate mono synths, or 4-note unison. Analog Keys is powered by dual analog oscillators, 2 sub-oscillators, and a noise generator. While its signal path is 100% analog, the synth has digital control, allowing you to store your sounds as presets for easy recall.
For altering, warping, and modulating your sounds, the Analog Keys features a 4-pole low-pass filter and 2-pole multi-mode filter per voice, each with an analog overdrive circuit. A variety of modulations options are provided to each voice via dual assignable LFOs and envelopes, AM cross-modulation, oscillator sync, and more. It also features Elektron's step sequencer that can control both the synth and FX sections.
Thanks to a variety of routing options, the Analog Keys can be integrated with other analog and digital equipment. It features both 5-pin DIN and USB MIDI connectivity in addition to CV Gate outputs. On the audio front, you can route the analog audio out from each voice or as a stereo signal.
Total sound control
The critically acclaimed Elektron step sequencer gives unprecedented control over synth and FX parameters. Alter the parameters of each individual note for maximal expression. It is even possible to change synth patches per sequencer step.
Dual filter force
The 4-pole lowpass ladder filter and 2-pole multi-mode filter of each voice are incredible tools when shaping sounds. The overdrive circuit of the filter section can add gentle warming or total destruction. All bases are covered.
A voice for every situation
Voice allocation is fully customizable. The Analog Keys can be used as a polyphonic four voice synthesizer, as four separate monophonic synthesizers, in a four note unison mode, or anything in between. Lush chords and huge mono sounds: have it all.
The effects section of the Analog Keys is a perfect match for the strong analog tones. Use chorus, delay and reverb for situating sounds in vast cathedrals, bottomless pits and head-spinning rotating rooms. The FX make things shine.
Two audio inputs allow processing of external audio. The scenarios are many. Use the Analog Keys as a stereo analog filterbank, controlled by the sequencer and the other modulation sources. Or as an FX box. Or a mix of both.
Sounds can of course be stored. Save the best sounds and create a collection of the most inspiring analog patches, ready to be recalled at all times. No tedious recreation of analog patches is necessary. This machine is instant.