Analog keys is capable of delivering the finest basslines, chords, leads and sounds imaginable. The warm, deep tone represents the pinnacle of analog synthesis, with the acclaimed Elektron sequencer ready to arrange and warp the analog sounds in real time. Incredibly well crafted master effects complete the experience, where a new world of sounds awaits you.
Optimised for performance, Analog Keys is tailor-made for the stage. With a 37-note, semi-weighted keyboard, you have instant control of the analog tones. There’s a special performance mode offering direct access to parameters defined by you, and a joystick which can control up to 15 parameters. Morph and shape your sounds, improvising when playing live has never been easier.
Analog Keys integrates with other instruments with no fuss. Simply press a button to transform Analog Keys into a MIDI keyboard, ready for controlling external MIDI gear. There’s a dedicated CV sequencer, CV/Gate and DIN sync outputs, allowing you to play, sequence and control vintage and modern analog instruments with precision. Made to be played, voice allocation is fully customisable. Use as a polyphonic four voice synth, four seperate monophonic synthesizers, in four note unison mode with defined pitch spread or anything inbetween!
Features like Dual Filter Force cover all bases. The 4-pole lowpass ladder filter and 2-pole multi-mode filter shape sounds along with a fully analog overdrive circuit. Saturation ranges from gentle and warming to total destruction. The effects section of the Analog Keys has been constructed from the ground up, a perfect match for the strong analog tones. Use the Wideshift Chorus, Saturator Delay and Supervoid Reverb to situate sounds in acid cathedrals, deep abysses and head-spinning rotating rooms, or add that subtle finishing touch.
Extensive modulation possibilities are at your fingertips. Each of Analog Keys’ four voices offers two assignable LFOs and envelopes, AM cross-modulation, oscillator sync and dedicated LFOs for both pulse width modulation and vibrato.
Thousand of patterns and kits can be stored and recalled with ease. Over 4000 sounds can be recalled instantly from the +Drive Sound Library whenever you need them. There are individual stereo outputs for each voice, plus a main output. The two audio inputs allow for radical analog filtering and FX treatments of external sounds.
Elektron Overbridge for Analog Four, Analog Keys, and Analog Rytm
Overbridge integrates Hardware and software like never before. The versatile integration software bridges the gap between your Elektron analog hardware and your music studio software through a single USB connection. This version is primarily compatible with Ableton Live, but work is in progress for other popular hosts. Enjoy, experiment and explore your sound manipulating capabilities with this new crossover technology.
To download Overbridge for Ableton please use the link here.
Full VST/AU control – Thanks to Overbridge, the Analog range of Elektron machines can be deeply integrated with PC and Mac computers. The customized and machine specific software plugins, available in VST and AU formats, give direct parameter access over USB and allows efficient DAW based sound editing and sequencing. Overbridge merges the functionality of software plug-ins with the unmatched sound of analog hardware.
Bi-directional USB audio streaming – Overbridge makes multi tracking easy. Connect a USB cable and record multiple Elektron machine voices to separate DAW tracks in 24 bit quality. Or send audio from a DAW, process it with the analog circuitry of the Elektron machines and bring back the results to a new DAW track all over a single USB cable and without timing issues. Overbridge even allows the Analog range of machines to be used as multi-channel USB sound cards.
Total recall – Management of analog sounds and sequences has never been easier. Any adjustments made either directly on the Elektron hardware or via the software plug-in can be automatically recalled when loading a DAW project. Overbridge offers ultimate convenience when handling Elektron machine data.
4 synth tracks
1 FX track
1 CV/Gate track
Up to 64 step per pattern
6 × arpeggiators
Individual track lengths
Swing, slide and accent functions
Live friendly Performance mode
Instant Pattern, Kit and Sound reload
Full real-time control
Full MIDI support
4096 Sounds (+Drive Sound Library)
128 Sounds per Project (Project Sound Pool)
128 Kits per Project
128 Patterns per Project
16 Songs per Project
Synth Voice Features (x4)
Fully analog signal path
2 × analog oscillators
Variable waveshape on all waveforms
Oscillator AM and Sync modes
2 × sub-oscillators
1 × noise generator
1 × 4-pole analog lowpass ladder filter
1 × 2-pole analog multi-mode filter
1 × analog overdrive circuit
2 × assignable LFOs
1 × dedicated vibrato LFO
2 × dedicated waveshape LFOs
1 × amp envelope
2 × assignable envelopes
2 × dedicated LFO fade envelopes
1 × dedicated noise fade envelope
1 × dedicated vibrato envelope
1 × dedicated autobend envelope
3 × individual effect sends
Up to 4 notes of polyphony
Up to 4 part multitimbrality
Up to 4 note unison playback
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
2 × 1/4″ impedance balanced main out jacks
4 x 1/4″ stereo separate track audio out jacks
2 × 1/4″ audio in jacks
1 × 1/4″ stereo headphone jack
2 × 1/4″ dual CV/Gate outputs
48 kHz, 24-bit D/A and A/D converters
Flash-EEPROM upgradable OS
USB 2.0 port
Balanced Audio Outputs
Headphones out level: +19dBu (55 Ohm)
Main outputs level: +19dBu
Output impedance: 440 Ohm unbalanced
Unbalanced Audio Inputs
Input level: +19dBu maximum
Audio input impedance: 9 k ohm
Digital S/N ration: 102dBFS (20-20.000Hz)
Separate Track Stereo Outputs
Output level: +19dBu (55 Ohm)
Output impedance: 1.2 k Ohm unbalanced
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.
Sturdy aluminium chassis
Dimensions (mm): W 660 × D 309 × H 93 (including power switch, knobs and rubber feet)
Weight (kgs): approximately 5.4