Elektron Analog Keys 37-Key 4-Voice Analog Synthesizer

Elektron Analog-Meets-Digital Audio Production Platform

Elektron Analog-Meets-Digital Audio Production Platform

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Elektron Analog-Meets-Digital Audio Production Platform

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Elektron Analog Keys 37-Key 4-Voice Analog Synthesizer Ableton Live 9 Suite - Music Production Software (Boxed) Gator Cases GKBE-49 Economy Keyboard Bag Elektron Analog-Meets-Digital Audio Production Platform

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  • Analog Keys 37-Key Analog Synthesizer
  • Ableton Live 9 Suite Music Software
  • Keyboard Bag

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The Elektron Analog-Meets-Digital Audio Production Platform is a B&H Kit that brings together the sounds of analog hardware with the digital workstation universe. While the analog process produces unique sounds that are often referred to as organic and smooth, the digital process can go to places and manipulate audio that analog can never do. This kit doesn't argue for or against either, but pairs the two for a harmonious outcome. A keyboard bag is included for ease of transportation.

  • Elektron Analog Keys 37-Key 4-Voice Analog Synthesizer

    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.

    Overbridge is a software extension that allows for the use of Elektron's analog hardware as a plug-in within a DAW. Design sounds on-screen using an intuitive and dedicated plug-in, or use the knobs and keys on the Analog instrument, or do both at the same time. Enjoy precise synchronization and automation. Use the strengths of the Elektron sequencer, and the software sequencer to get the best of both worlds.

    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 with user-defined pitch spread between the voices, or anything in between
    Dual Filter Force
    The 4-pole low-pass ladder filter and 2-pole multi-mode filter of each voice are incredible tools when shaping sounds. To add more sonic crunch, the filter section also contains a fully analog overdrive circuit. The saturation can range from gentle warming to total destruction
    FX Section
    The effects section of the Analog Keys has been constructed from the ground up for strong analog tones. Use the Wideshift Chorus, Saturator Delay and Supervoid Reverb for situating sounds in acid cathedrals, the deepest abysses and head-spinning rotating rooms or for simply adding a final, subtle, audio finish
    Step Sequencer
    The Elektron step sequencer gives full control over synth and FX parameters. Create patterns and songs and use parameter locks to lock track parameters to specific values. It is even possible to change sounds per sequencer step for creating expressive patterns. The dedicated track sending CV/Gate signals is ideal for sequencing external analog instruments
    Modulation
    The internal architecture opens up for extensive modulation possibilities. Each synth voice offers two assignable LFOs and envelopes, AM cross-modulation, oscillator sync and dedicated LFOs for both pulse width modulation and vibrato
    Storage Space
    The +Drive is the secret behind the internal space of the Analog Keys. Thousands of patterns and kits can be stored and recalled. The over 4000 Sounds, all taggable and easy to locate, that can reside in the +Drive Sound Library are always close at hand. Save time by avoiding tedious recreation of analog sounds
    Connections
    Individual stereo outputs for each voice plus a main output give audio-routing freedom. The two audio inputs allow analog filtering and FX treatments of external sounds. Two dual CV/Gate outputs, a USB port, and MIDI ports capable of sending DIN sync means the Analog Keys can communicate with everything from legacy instruments to computers
    Overbridge
    Integration software that bridges the gap between the Elektron analog hardware and music studio software through a single USB connection. Available now for Ableton Live but future updates will include other platforms.
  • Ableton Live 9 Suite - Music Production Software (Boxed)

    Live 9 Suite from Ableton is a solid update to the company's "think different" DAW software that is particularly popular with electronic and beat making creators. Two GUI views include a traditional, vertical-track display with time moving from left to right (Arrangement View), while the Session View is a place for experimentation that provides room for improvising, playing and performing with musical ideas without the constraints of the timeline. The top of the line version includes 9 instruments, 41 effects, over 3,000 sounds, along with Max for Live with its instruments and effects and further access to more devices.

    Aside from the particular way of presenting the creative process, the software also includes standard features such as unlimited multi-track recording with up to 32-bit/192 kHz resolution with nondestructive editing and unlimited undo. Essential automatic plug-in delay compensation is available, along with multiple automation lanes and track freezing for conserving DSP. Warping and real-time, time-stretch processing can be applied to any clips, and unlimited instruments, audio effects and MIDI effects can be utilized per project.

    MIDI sequencing, remote control instant mapping, and MIDI output to hardware MIDI devices allows the software to play a central role in any studio situation. New in Live 9 is an audio-to-MIDI functionality that can extract musical ideas from samples, or convert drum-breaks with the Drums-to-MIDI feature and reuse them with custom sounds. MIDI clock synchronization and ReWire ensures that the software functions with external hardware and software.

    Max for Live, based on Max 7 by Cycling '74, comes with a collection of instruments, effects, and tools. Users can create custom versions along with the ability to access more devices from a community of artists who share their creations. Every Max for Live device is ready to use and can also be edited and customized to suit specific needs. Each device includes an edit button, which when engaged, displays how it was constructed and allows for further modification. Additionally, Max for Live comes with a collection of Live's native interface elements that allows for building devices that look and feel like Live.

    The software supports multi-core and multiprocessor computer configurations, includes support for WAV, AIFF, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC file formats, and functions under both Mac and Windows operating systems.

    What's New in 9.5

    • Better sampling with Simpler
    • Improved waveforms and coloring
    • Peak and RMS meters
    • Analog-modeled filters
    • More sounds, samples, and drums
    • New Max Essentials
    • Play in time with Link
    • Create a song with Push 2

    What's in Ableton 9

    Automation
    • Record parameter changes directly into Session View
    • Edit automation with curves
    • Edit automation curves with the mouse to create smooth mix transitions or radical parameter changes in clips
    • Create new Session View scenes from Arrangement tracks with a single click, or drag and copy individual clips from Arrangement to Session


    Browser
    • Find sounds fast via new browser
    • Browser puts all instruments and effects, samples, Packs and VST/Audio Units plug-ins into a single easy-to-navigate view
    • Drag and drop folders into the browser from anywhere on the computer
    • Search while typing, navigate from the keyboard, and sort items by various categories
    • Browse by type with samples, devices, presets, and VST/Audio Units plug-ins all available from the same view
    • View items by frequency of previous use
    • Store sounds and Packs on any hard drive, or multiple drives
    • Instant preview of all Ableton Packs


    Effects
    • Analog-modeled Glue Compressor and redesigned studio effects
    • Glue Compressor modeled on a classic 80's console bus compressor, both its sound and also to provide musical results with a simple set of controls
    • Studio effects (compressor, gate and EQ Eight) have been improved with new displays and enhanced controls and sound
    • EQ Eight includes a breakout display, an Audition mode for soloing frequencies, an analog-style adaptive Q option, and improved filters


    Audio-to-MIDI
    • Extract musical ideas from samples and build upon them
    • Convert drum-breaks with the Drums-to-MIDI feature and reuse them with custom sounds
    • Speed up remixing work by using Harmony-to-MIDI to get the notes and chords from the original audio stems
    • Sketch out ideas quickly by singing (or beatboxing) into Live and converting the recording into MIDI
    • Sing, beatbox, tap a rhythm, or play any solo instrument to capture musical ideas as they come and then use the Melody- or Drums-to-MIDI feature to turn the recordings into MIDI clips that can edited and reused with any sound


    Editing
    • MIDI note manipulation tools and an improved editing workflow aid in creating new musical ideas quickly
    • Invert, reverse, transpose and speed up or slow down selected MIDI notes in a single click
    • MIDI Note Stretch markers let you speed up, slow down, or even reverse selected MIDI notes
    • Add or remove breakpoints with a single click
    • Hover the mouse near envelope segments to select and drag them without using a modifier
    • Editing grids are now "sticky," allowing notes to be freely moved and resized while still snapping when close to grid lines
    • Warp clip automation alongside the audio
    • Envelopes in MIDI clips can be stretched using stretch markers
    • Hold a modifier while dragging to create and edit curves in automation envelopes


    Max for Live
    • Collection of instruments, effects, and tools, with more available from artists who share their Max for Live creations
    • Create custom synthesizers, samplers, sequencers, and audio effects
    • Create other tools to do exactly what's needed
    • Edit button displays how a device was constructed and provides for further modification
    • Includes Live's native interface elements for building devices that look and feel just like Live
    • Change how Live works by building devices that modify Live, including the properties of tracks, clips, and native devices
    • Includes tools for modifying the way controllers and other hardware interact with Live, such as common MIDI controllers, multi-touch surfaces, and even "non-musical" tools like video cameras - turn pad controllers into step sequencers, trigger video from drum pads, and much more
    • Based on the latest version of Max 7 software from Cycling '74

    Features

    Recording and Editing
    • Software that allows for creating ideas and making changes without stopping using two project windows
    • Arrangement View uses the traditional track-style convention where time moves from left to right, while tracks are stacked vertically
    • Session View is a sketchpad for improvising, playing and performing with musical ideas, without the constraints of the timeline
    • Freely and independently start and stop any number of audio or MIDI loops while everything stays in sync
    • Almost everything works in real-time - add, reorder or remove devices, play with track routing and more, all without interrupting the creative flow


    Instruments and Sounds
    • Includes a collection of instruments, sounds, kits and loops for creating any kind of music
    • Nine instruments
    • Devices including FM and physical modeling synthesis as well as sampling
    • Classic analog drum machines, one-shot samples and multi-sampled acoustic drum kits
    • Over 3,000 Sounds including vintage synthesizers, acoustic instruments and combinations of sampling, effects and synthesis
    • Variety of audio and MIDI patterns ready to use, covering everything from 60's Soul and Hip Hop to Electronica


    Effects
    • Forty-one audio effects
    • Wide selection of audio processors, from the classic to the unique
    • Seven MIDI effects
    • Includes devices to rearrange, constrain or randomize MIDI notes for creating endless variations


    Integrating External Hardware
    • Use external hardware synthesizers or effects units as if they were plug-ins, via the software's External Instrument and External Audio Effect devices
    • Create custom racks
    • Racks allow for combining multiple instruments and effects into a single device
    • Each of the eight Macro knobs can be mapped to any number of parameters in a Rack, allowing for customized controls


    VST and Audio Units
    • Use VST or Audio Units instruments and effects alongside Live's native devices


    Controllers
    • Works with any MIDI controller with instant mapping available for the most popular ones
    • Control Live with your iOS or Android device using third-party software
    • Flexible MIDI and keyboard mapping
    • Map MIDI knobs, sliders, and buttons or a computer keyboard to almost every control in Live


    General
    • Unlimited multi-track recording up to 32-bit/192 kHz
    • Nondestructive editing with unlimited undo
    • MIDI sequencing of software and hardware instruments
    • Warping and real-time time-stretching
    • Unlimited Instruments, Audio effects and MIDI effects per project
    • Group tracks
    • Time signature changes
    • Multiple automation lanes
    • Track Freeze
    • Automatic plug-in delay compensation
    • MIDI remote control instant mapping
    • MIDI output to hardware synthesizers
    • MIDI Clock/sync
    • ReWire
    • Multicore/multiprocessor support
    • WAV, AIFF, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC file support
  • Gator Cases GKBE-49 Economy Keyboard Bag

    The Gator Cases GKBE-49 Economy Keyboard Bag (Black) is a 600 denier padded nylon case made to carry 49 note "Casio" style keyboards. It is an envelope style, top-loading case that has nylon web carry handles.

    Construction
    • 600 denier nylon exterior
    • 190 denier nylon interior
    • 10mm thick padding
    • #8 zippers
    Nylon web handles
    Compatible with 49 note "Casio" style keyboards
    UPC: 716408522012
  • Elektron Analog Keys 37-Key 4-Voice Analog Synthesizer
    Sequencer 4x Synth tracks
    1x FX track
    1x CV/Gate track
    Up to 64 step per pattern
    6x Arpeggiators
    Individual track lengths
    Swing, slide and accent functions
    Track transpose
    Micro timing
    Parameter locks
    Performance mode
    Sound-per-step change
    Instant pattern, kit and sound reload
    Storage 128x Projects
    4096x Sounds (+Drive Sound Library)
    128x Sounds per project (Project Sound Pool)
    128x Kits per project
    128x Patterns per project
    16x Songs per project
    Effect Type Send Effects:
    Wideshift Chorus
    Saturator Delay
    Supervoid Reverb
    Synthesizer 100% Analog signal path
    2x Analog oscillators
    Variable waveshape on all waveforms
    Oscillator: AM and Sync modes
    2x Sub-oscillators
    1x Noise generator
    1x 4-pole analog low-pass ladder filter
    1x 2-pole analog multi-mode filter
    1x Analog overdrive circuit
    Filter feedback
    2x Assignable LFOs
    1x Dedicated vibrato LFO
    2x Dedicated waveshape LFOs
    1x Amp envelope
    2x Assignable envelopes
    2x Dedicated LFO fade envelopes
    1x Dedicated noise fade envelope
    1x Dedicated vibrato envelope
    1x Dedicated autobend envelope
    3x Individual effect sends
    Up to 4 notes of polyphony
    Up to 4 part multitimbrality
    Up to 4 note unison playback
    Hardware 37-key velocity-sensitive keyboard with aftertouch
    Assignable X/Y joystick with pushbutton
    122×32 pixel backlit LCD
    MIDI In/Out/Thru with DIN Sync Out
    2x 1/4" (6.3 mm) impedance-balanced main out jacks
    4x 1/4" (6.3 mm) stereo separate track audio out jacks
    2x 1/4" (6.3 mm) audio in jacks
    1x 1/4" (6.3 mm) stereo headphone jack
    2x 1/4" (6.3 mm) dual CV/Gate outputs
    48 kHz, 24-bit D/A and A/D converters
    Flash-EEPROM upgradable OS
    1x USB 2.0 port
    Audio Input/Output Output:
    Headphones out level: +19 dBu (55 Ω )
    Main outputs level: +19 dBu
    Output impedance: 440 Ω, unbalanced

    Input:
    Input level: +19 dBu, maximum
    Audio input impedance: 9 k Ω
    Digital S/N Ratio: 102 dBFS (20Hz to 20 kHz)
    Electrical Acceptable power supply: 100-250 VAC, 50-60 Hz
    Unit power consumption: 14 W typical, 25 W maximum
    Power inlet type: IEC 60320 C8
    Recommended power cable type: IEC 60320 C7, rated for 240V and at least 2.5 A
    Construction Aluminum chassis
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 26 x 12.2 x 3.7" (660 x 390 x 93 mm), including power switch, knobs, and rubber feet
    Weight 11.9 lb (5.4 kg), approximate
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 30.5 x 15.5 x 7.5"
  • Ableton Live 9 Suite - Music Production Software (Boxed)
    Tracks and Channels Audio and MIDI Tracks: Unlimited
    Scenes: Unlimited
    Send and Return Tracks: 12
    Mono Audio Input Channels: 256
    Mono Audio Output Channels: 256
    System Requirements Mac
    Intel multi-core processor
    OS X 10.7 or later
    4 GB RAM
    1024x768 display resolution
    3 GB disk space required for basic installation
    55 GB free disk space for full sounds installation

    Windows
    Multi-core processor
    Windows 7, 8, or 10
    4 GB RAM
    1024x768 display resolution
    3 GB disk space required for basic installation
    55 GB free disk space for full sounds installation
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 6.8 x 2.8"
  • Gator Cases GKBE-49 Economy Keyboard Bag
    Material Exterior: 600 denier nylon
    Interior: 190 denier nylon
    Interior: 10mm padding
    Type of Closure Zippers
    Exterior Dimensions 38 x 15 x 5.0" (96.52 x 38.1 x 12.7cm) (LxWxH)
    Interior Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Carrying/Transport Options Nylon web handles
    Weight 2.0 lbs (907g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.8 x 20.1 x 6.4"

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