Elektron Analog Rytm MKII

Perhaps the best drum machine

This is #2 on my 2019 buy list, more later.

Thanks!
-Yehuda

Manufacturer’s website
https://www.elektron.se/products/analog-rytm-mkii

Product support, downloads
https://www.elektron.se/support/?connection=analog-rytm-mkii#resources

Strongly recommended that you download the newest OS, unless you hate bug fixes, stability and new features.

Facebook user groups

Elektron Rytm / Rytm MK2
https://www.facebook.com/groups/876446425789025

Elektron Analog Rytm & Machinedrum Club
https://www.facebook.com/groups/728969320490905

Videos

(Uptown Oscillators) UO Elektron Analog Rytm MKII YouTube Playlist

Useful Links

Be sure to join the Uptown Oscillators Facebook Group!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/UptownOscillators

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Analog Rytm MKII specifications

Drum voice features (×8)

  • 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

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

Sequencer

  • 12 drum tracks
  • 1 FX track
  • Up to 64 steps per pattern
  • Individual track lengths
  • Parameter locks
  • Instant Pattern, Kit and Sound reload
  • Live friendly Performance mode
  • Trig mute, swing, slide, accent functions
  • Track transpose
  • Trig conditions
  • Micro timing
  • Chromatic mode
  • Scene mode
  • Sample-per-step change
  • Sound-per-step change
  • Assignable Retrig
  • Full real-time control

Send effects

  • Delay
  • Reverb

Master effects

  • Analog stereo distortion
  • Analog stereo compressor

Hardware

  • 12 large, velocity, pressure sensitive, and backlit pads
  • 128 × 64 pixel OLED screen
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru with DIN Sync out
  • 2 x 1/4” impedance balanced audio out jacks
  • 1 x 1/4” stereo headphone jack
  • 8 x 1/4” impedance balanced individual track output jacks
  • 2 × 1/4” balanced audio in jacks
  • 2 × 1/4” ext in jacks
  • 2 × 1/4” CV/Expression inputs
  • 48 kHz, 24-bit D/A, and A/D converters
  • Flash-EEPROM upgradable OS
  • Electrically isolated USB 2.0 High Speed port

Balanced audio outputs

  • Headphones out level: +15 dBu (55 Ω)
  • Main outputs level: +15 dBu
  • Individual outputs level: +15 dBu
  • Output impedance: 440 Ω unbalanced

Unbalanced external inputs

  • Input level: +15 dBu maximum
  • Audio input impedance: 9 kΩ

Balanced audio inputs

  • Input level: +15 dBu maximum
  • Audio input impedance: 19 kΩ
  • Digital S/N ratio: 110 dB (20–20,000 Hz)

CV/Expression inputs

  • Input voltage on tip: -5 V–+5 V. Supplies +5 V on ring
  • Accepts CV, Expression pedals

Electrical specifications

  • Unit power consumption: 14 W typical, 20 W maximum.
  • Recommended power supply: 12 V DC, 2A

Physical specifications

  • Aluminum enclosure
  • Dimensions: W385 × D225 × H82 mm (15.2 × 8.85 ×  3.3″) including knobs, jacks and feet
  • Weight: approximately 2.4 kg (5.3 lbs)

Miscellaneous

  • 3 year Elektron warranty

Included in the box

  • Power Supply PSU-3b
  • Elektron USB cable
  • Quick Guide