We are Elektron. Our aim is to support musicians all over the world by providing innovative, user friendly and magical instruments of the highest quality.
Quality is in everything we do. Engineering to the highest standards and robust industrial designs make our three year warranty come as no surprise. An Elektron machine is a lasting investment.
A mind of its own
We make true hardware. Our instruments are perfect for any studio or live setup, yet they are always able to function completely stand alone if needed. An Elektron machine is independent.
The human touch defines us. All our machines are carefully hand built and manually inspected. We put our soul in every detail and leave nothing to chance. An Elektron machine is a labor of love.
Being an Elektron user means being cared for. Enjoy continuous OS updates, premium customer support and the vibrant Elektronauts community. An Elektron machine is just the beginning.
Taking you places
The equation is simple. The elegance and stream lined functionality of our instruments equal fun and creativity. Fun and creativity equal great music. An Elektron machine is pure inspiration.
Elektron HQElektron Music Machines MAV AB
414 51 Göteborg
Phone: +46 31 743 744 0
Fax: +46 31 743 744 9
Elektron USElektron Music Machines Inc
1340 E 6th St #632
Elektron JapanElektron Music Machines Japan K.K.
Murata Mansion 311
4-28-8 Yoyogi, Shibuya
Elektron Music Machines was founded in 1998 to support the release of the Sidstation, a music synthesizer based on the sound chip of the Commodore 64 home computer. Because of the uniqueness of the product, combined with the emerging popularity of the internet, the Sidstation garnered attention all over the world.
In 2001, the next product was revealed, the Machinedrum SPS-1. It was an extremely competent digital drum machine, featuring ground breaking solutions in both user interface design and sound generation techniques. The Machinedrum proved to be an incredibly well executed instrument, so well that it still remains in production today, albeit in a considerably evolved form.
In 2003 the Monomachine SFX-6 saw the light of day, a digital keyboard synthesizer meant as a companion to the already existing Machinedrum. The implementation of numerous synthesis methods made it capable of generating an unusually wide range of sounds. The SFX-6 was shortly followed by the Monomachine SFX-60, a tabletop version. Similar to the Machinedrum, a refined version of the Monomachine also remains in production.
An iteration of the Machinedrum, the Machinedrum SPS-1UW, was introduced in 2005. All the functionality of the regular Machinedrum was present, but it also featured a 12-bit sampling engine, making it perfect for producers wanting to create gritty beats.
Major upgrades to both the Machinedrum SPS-1, the Monomachine SFX-60, and the Machinedrum SPS-1UW were released in 2007. The MKII versions of the instruments featured a slimmer profile and improved specifications.
Early 2010 the Monomachine SFX-60 MKII and the Machinedrum SPS-1UW MKII got further boosted by the added +Drive, a memory expansion vastly increasing the storage space. The SFX-60+ MKII and SPS-1UW+ MKII versions remain for sale today.
Late 2010 saw the introduction of the Octatrack, a sampler whose strength lies in its ability to manipulate audio material in a wide variety of ways. Because of the functions offered by the unit, users of the Octatrack include everyone from electronic musicians to guitarists, DJs, and multi instrumentalists.
In the beginning of 2012 the Tokyo based subsidiary Elektron Music Machines JPP became operational. Its mission is to support and aid the Japanese market.
The Analog Four, released in 2012, saw a different approach compared to earlier products. Where previous machines generated sounds digitally, the Analog Four featured analog sound generation. This made it a perfect companion to the digital range of machines.
The subsidiary Elektron Music Machines Inc. was established early 2013. It is located in Los Angeles, USA, and aims at strengthening sales for the North and South American markets.