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Elektron Model:Cycles Six Track FM Groovebox


Elektron follow on from their massively popular Model:Samples with another smart take on digital FM synthesis. With six unique Machines in one lightweight unit you can effortlessly mold rhythm and melody across the digital spectrum using instant, tactile controls. Exploration made attainable.

  • 6-track groovebox with an accessible yet powerful approach to FM synthesis
  • Almost one knob per function, making workflow fast and intuitive
  • Wide range of tones and sounds from melodic to percussive
  • Powerful but easy to use sequencer
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FM-based engine with six unique Machines:
Building on the design of its predecessor, (the Elektron Model:Samples) Model:Cycles provides unprecedented sound sculpting abilities. The unique and versatile sound palette allows you to utilise a wide range of tones and sounds, thanks to the blend of both percussive and melodic parameters. The six machines refer to the six main buttons labelled from T1 - T6.

Each Machine utilises the powerful digital FM engine to provides a hybrid of both percussion and melodic synth elements. This allows you to create unique, full and varied compositions on the fly. The synth controls are comprised of four core tools, providing the means to take tones and sounds to the very limit. Each sound starts life as something unique, wherever you want to take it is completely up to you and easily achieved using the wide variety of controls.

Integrated 16-step sequencer and velocity-sensitive pads:
Unleash your creativity with this six-track sample based groovebox. From studio to stage, the groovebox features onboard controls to put you in the driving seat when it comes to creating rhythms, patterns and loops.

Interact with your sounds in multiple ways by using the velocity-sensitive pads or the built-in sequencer. The 16-step sequencer allows you to create rhythms and patterns on the fly. Incorporate everything from drum loops to experimental percussion and even melodic sounds.

A raver's dozen:
With twelve dedicated knobs in total, Model:Cycles offers a wide range of control at every step. The dedicated knobs allow you to push each Machine to its limit. The results are varied, wild and unique; making them the perfect tool for sound designers. The "Control All" tool allows you to take it to the extreme, applying a parameter throughout every track for in-your-face results.

Lightweight, compact and portable:
The compact and lightweight design makes the Model:Cycles one of the most portable grooveboxes available. The plug and play design features class-compliant USB audio 2.0, allowing you to get setup within seconds. Its compact size will easily fit within a backpack making transporting your groovebox a breeze.

It also boasts a range of connectivity for use with external devices including ¼-inch headphone outputs and left/right ¼-inch TRS connections for use with headphones and studio monitors. Also included is MIDI I/O connectivity, so you can use it in conjunction with synths and other MIDI-based gear. Additionally, the unit comes complete with a micro USB cable and a MIDI adapter to get you started straight out of the box.

6 x FM-based Machines
Storage space for up to 60,000 presets
Elektron sequencer with up to 64 steps
Unique length and scale settings per track
Crisp LCD screen
Parameter locks
Micro timing
Trigger conditions
Assignable retrigger
Real-time or grid recording of notes and parameters
Send and master effects
Delay and reverb send FX
6 velocity sensitive pads
Class compliant USB audio 2.0
Integrated headphone jack
48K kHz, 24-bit D/A converters
Hi-speed USB 2.0 micro B port

Assignable LFO per track: 1
Assignable Velocity Modulation per track: 1
Audio Tracks: 6 (all of which may be used as MIDI tracks as well)
Projects: 96
Patterns per Project: 96
Headphone Jack: 1 x 1/4-inch stereo headphone jack
Audio Output: 2 x 1/4-inch impedance balanced audio out jacks
D/A Converters: 48 kHz, 24-bit D/A converters
Power: Center positive 3.5 × 1.35 mm barrel jack, 5 V DC, 1 A
Dimensions (WxDxH): 270mm x 180mm x 39mm
Weight: Approx. 0.80kg (1.8 lbs)


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Elektron Model:Cycles Six Track FM Groovebox