Elektron Releases Digitone Keys

Elektron Releases Digitone Keys

Swedish musical instrument company Elektron today announces Digitone Keys, the new eight voice polyphonic digital synthesizer that can take you through the looking glass and back in an instant.

The 37-key velocity and pressure sensitive keyboard with aftertouch gives you a whole new level of expression and control of the Digitone’s intuitive sound engine, representing our vision of how FM synthesis can be revitalized and modernized.

“We designed Digitone Keys to grant instant access to its stellar FM sound engine,” said CPO Jon Mårtensson Elmrud. “Whether it’s about creating sounds or playing them, the creative tactility offered by Digitone Keys makes the workflow very fluent and flexible. More performance oriented. We are very proud of this black monolith, and would like to regard it as a true link between our world and the equally surreal and recognizable world of FM synthesis.”

Imagine the sound of whispering dunes, rolling thunder, or the twinkle of distant stars. With this ready-to-go performance machine, curiosity is all you need. Intuitive sound crafting, 37 keys, 8 voice polyphony, mod and pitch wheels, dedicated outputs per track, and brand new customizable controls. These are the things that dreams are made of.

Specifications

Synth voice features

– 8 voice polyphony (4-part multitimbral)
– Multiple FM algorithms
– Multiple operator harmonics
– 1 × multimode filter per voice
– 1 × base-width filter per voice
– 1 × overdrive per voice
– 2 × assignable LFO per voice
– Unison
– Portamento
– 2048 patch storage capacity on the +Drive

Sequencer
– 4 × synth tracks
– 4 × MIDI tracks
– Arpeggiator per synth track
– Polyphonic sequencing
– Individual track lengths
– Parameter locks
– Micro timing
– Trig conditions
– Sound per step change
– 128 × projects on the +Drive
– 8 × Banks 16 × patterns per project

Send & master effects
– Panoramic Chorus send effect
– Saturator Delay send effect
– Supervoid Reverb send effect
– Overdrive master effect

Hardware
– 37-key semi-weighted, velocity sensitive keyboard with aftertouch
– Assignable pitch and modulation wheels
– 8 × user assignable rotary encoders
– 2 × 1/4″ impedance balanced main out jacks
– 8 × 1/4″ impedance balanced track out jacks
– 1 × 1/4″ stereo headphone jack
– 2 × 1/4″ audio in jacks
– 2 × 1/4″ CV/Expression/Sustain jacks
– 128 × 64 pixel OLED screen
– 48 kHz, 24-bit D/A and A/D converters
– Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port
– MIDI In/Out/Thru with DIN Sync out

Physical specifications
Sturdy steel casing
Dimensions: W868 × D185 × H90 mm (including knobs, feet, and jacks)
Weight: approximately 6 kg

Miscellaneous
– Dedicated MIDI controller mode
– Overbridge enabled
– 3 year Elektron warranty

Included in the box
– Power Supply PSU-3b
– Elektron USB cable

Pricing & availability

The Digitone Keys is 1299 USD/1320 EUR/1180 GBP and we have a limited number available to buy now from our website. Act quickly to get one of the first machines! The next units are available to pre-order through retailers carrying the Elektron range of products. 

Visit Elektron for more details www.elektron.se

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