Elektron Analog Rytm MKII 8-Voice Drum Machine and Sampler

Elektron Analog Rytm MKII 8-Voice Drum Machine and Sampler

Elektron Analog Rytm MKII 8-Voice Drum Machine and Sampler

Elektron Analog Rytm MKII 8-Voice Drum Machine and Sampler

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Product Highlights

  • Sampling Capability with Balanced Inputs
  • Analog and Sample Sound Generation
  • 12 Velocity- and Pressure-Sensitive Pads
  • Master Compressor and Distortion
  • Delay and Reverb Send FX
  • Step Sequencer + OLED Display
  • Performance-Oriented Beat Control
  • Individual Voice Outputs
  • Expression & CV Inputs
  • Overbridge-Enabled
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Elektron ADS8MKII overview

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Building upon the success of the original, the Elektron Analog Rytm MKII offers several enhancements including sampling capabilities, an OLED screen, durable backlit buttons (rated for 50 million presses), precision encoders, quick performance controls, larger pads, increased number of dedicated buttons, expression/CV inputs, balanced sampling inputs, Overbridge with higher bandwidth, and a premium cast-aluminum enclosure. With the balanced inputs, you can now sample directly into the instrument, while the OLED display offers crisp, clear viewing in low-light conditions. Additional buttons have been added to the interface to enable a faster workflow.

The Analog Rytm MKII is an eight-voice drum machine that marries the sounds and sensibilities of analog-generated sounds with digital samples. Each voice accesses dedicated analog circuits, fine-tuned for generating specific analog drum sounds. For additional flexibility, each voice can also be combined with customizable samples.

There are twelve analog percussion synthesis models that enable full compatibility with Overbridge. Multiple tools are available for shaping the sound, with every voice having its own analog multi-mode filter and analog distortion circuit. Reverb and delay send effects add additional shaping possibilities, and an analog compressor and analog distortion on the master channel apply the requisite vibe to the final output.

The twelve backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive drum pads provide a quick way of creating rhythms without stifling spontaneity. The built-in step sequencer allows for manipulating sounds on a per-step basis. The combination of drum pads and step sequencing gives both instant results and the opportunity for detailed editing.

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.

What's New
  • Sampling capability
  • Crisp, large OLED screen providing optimal feedback in dimly lit environments
  • Durable backlit buttons. Rated for 50 million presses
  • Precise, hi-res encoders
  • Quick performance controls
  • Large pads for maximum playability
  • Increased number of dedicated buttons enabling quicker workflow
  • Expression/CV inputs for external control of Analog Rytm MKII parameters
  • Balanced sampling inputs
  • Overbridge with higher bandwidth
  • Premium cast aluminum enclosure
  • 8 drum voices, each with:
    • 1 × selectable analog percussion sound generator
    • 1 × sample playback engine
    • 1 × analog multi-mode filter
    • 1 × analog overdrive circuit
    • 1 × filter envelope
    • 1 × amp envelope
    • 1 × assignable LFO
  • Analog distortion and compressor master FX
  • Delay and reverb send FX
  • Sampling capability
  • 1GB internal sample storage on +Drive
  • Quick Performance controls
  • Live-friendly Elektron sequencer
  • Connectors
    • 1 × ¼″ headphones output
    • 2 × ¼″ impedance-balanced main output
    • 8 × ¼″ impedance-balanced mono voice output
    • 2 × ¼″ balanced sampling input
    • 2 × ¼″ external inputs
    • 2 × ¼″ expression/CV inputs
    • 1 × USB 2.0 high-speed port
    • MIDI In/Out/Thru ports with DIN sync out
  • Crisp 128 x 64 OLED screen
  • Precise hi-res encoders
  • Durable backlit buttons
  • Fully compatible with Analog Rytm MKI projects/data


Overbridge is a software suite from Elektron, offering powerful tools when using Analog Rytm MKII together with computers

  • Overbridge Basic (Free)
    • MIDI over USB
    • Analog Rytm MKII sequencer/DAW sync
    • Computer screen visualization of Analog Rytm MKII parameters
    • Audio streaming of main bus over USB (time limited sessions)
  • Overbridge Premium (Paid Upgrade)
    • Fully integrate Analog RytmMKII with DAW environments
    • Use Analog Rytm MKII as a 2 in/2 out sound card (CoreAudio/ASIO/WDM)
    • Control Analog Rytm MKII with a dedicated VST/AU plug-in interface
    • Stream all 4 internal voices, external inputs, and main bus to separate DAW tracks (24-bit/48 kHz)
    • Recall all Analog Rytm MKII settings when loading a DAW project
In the Box
Elektron Analog Rytm MKII 8-Voice Drum Machine and Sampler
  • External Power Supply
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Elektron ADS8MKII specs

    Sequencer 12 drum tracks
    1 FX track
    Up to 64 steps per pattern
    Individual track lengths
    Trig mute, accent, swing, slide functions
    Micro timing
    Parameter locks
    Chromatic mode
    Scene mode
    Performance mode
    Sound-per-step change
    Assignable Retrig
    Instant Pattern, Kit, and Sound reload
    Full real-time control
    Storage 128 projects (+Drive)
    128 kits per project
    128 patterns per project
    16 songs per project
    4096 sounds (+Drive Sound Library)
    128 sounds per project
    127 samples per project
    1 GB +Drive sample storage
    127 factory samples
    Effects Send Effects

    Master Effects
    Analog stereo distortion
    Analog stereo compressor
    Drum Voice Features Per Voice
    Fully analog signal path
    1 × specialized analog percussion sound generator
    1 × sample playback engine
    1 × analog overdrive circuit
    1 × 2-pole analog multi-mode filter
    1 × panning VCA pair
    1 × filter envelope
    1 × amp envelope
    2 × individual effect sends
    1 × assignable LFO
    1 × dedicated LFO fade envelope
    Hardware 12 velocity- and pressure-sensitive backlit pads
    128 × 64 OLED screen
    MIDI In/Out/Thru with DIN Sync Out
    48 kHz, 24-bit D/A and A/D converters
    Flash-EEPROM upgradable OS
    USB 2.0 port
    Outputs Headphone Output: 1 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm
    Impedance-Balanced Main Output: 2 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm
    Impedance-Balanced Mono Voice Output: 8 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm
    Inputs Balanced Sampling Input: 2 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm
    External Input: 2 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm
    Expression/CV Input: 2 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm
    Power Requirements Power Supply: 12 VDC, >2 A
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 15.2 x 8.9 x 3.3" / 386.1 x 224.8 x 83.8 mm
    Weight 5.3 lb / 2.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.5 x 11.9 x 5.6"

    Elektron ADS8MKII reviews

    Analog Rytm MKII 8-Voice Drum Machine and Sampler is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favorite company The RYTM mkii is my new favorite piece of music gear. To start, the machine is very well made. The pads, knobs, led and buttons just feel great to touch. If you're new you Elektron there's a small learning curve but it quickly becomes intuitive. There's so much to discover on the device itself but the real beauty will be when Overbridge is released and I can mix all the tracks over usb. I highly recommend picking it up. B and H was able to deliver it two days after ordering it.
    Date published: 2018-01-02
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