Resources for Analog Rytm MKI
- Analog Rytm MKI OS 1.60 — Sep 24, 2020
Adds new features and improvements, as well as providing a number of bug fixes. For a full list of changes, see the release notes.
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- Elektron Transfer 1.2.2 (Mac) — Feb 27, 2020
Elektron Transfer tool for transferring samples, presets and firmware updates to Analog Rytm MKI/MKII, Analog Four MKI/MKII, Analog Heat MKI/MKII, Analog Keys, Digitakt, Digitone, Digitone Keys, Model:Samples, and Model:Cycles. Compatible with macOS 10.11 and later.
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- Elektron Transfer 1.2.2 (Win) — Feb 27, 2020
Elektron Transfer tool for transferring samples, presets and firmware updates to Analog Rytm MKI/MKII, Analog Four MKI/MKII, Analog Heat MKI/MKII, Analog Keys, Digitakt, Digitone, Digitone Keys, Model:Samples, and Model:Cycles. (Compatible with Windows 8.1 and later)
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- Analog Rytm MKI User Manual (English) — Sep 25, 2020
The Analog Rytm User Manual is an essential read for mastering this 8 voice analog drum machine.
- Analog Rytm MKI User Manual (Japanese) — Sep 28, 2018
Analog Rytm MKI リファレンスマニュアル（日本語）
- Analog Rytm Quick Start (English) — May 23, 2016
The Analog Rytm Quick Start manual in English (OS 1.21B).
- Are your sound packs compatible with only your hardware or can I use them with hardware/software from other manufacturers?Our samples are standard WAV files and can be used by any hard/software that have the possibliity of playing back 16 bit 48khz mono audio (Rytm sound packs) or 24 bit 44.1khz stereo audio (Octatrack)
- Can I export a MIDI file to my machine?No. You can however record incoming MIDI notes using the Live Recording feature.
- Can I record drum pads into the sequencer of Analog Rytm via midi?Yes
- Can I route external audio to the Analog Rytm?Yes. By connecting an external audio source to the stereo input, the incoming audio can be processed by the analog stereo compressor of the master track.
- Can I use any USB cable for my machine?Yes, any USB2 cable with A-B connectors will work.
- Can I use my Machinedrum, Monomachine or Octatrack power supply with the Analog Four/Rytm?No. You can only use the PSU-3 with the Analog Four/Rytm. You can harm your unit if you use the wrong PSU.
- Can I use the Analog Rytm as a MIDI sequencer?From OS version 1.50 and above, all sequencer tracks can be set to send sequencer data through the MIDI OUT or USB ports to control external, MIDI equipped, gear. Each track sends note on/off and velocity data over MIDI.
- Can the Analog Four/Rytm be rack mounted?Yes. Rack mount kits are sold in our Online Shop. When buying a rack mount kit, screws are included.
- Does the Elektron sequencer offer pendulum, random or backwards modes?No.
- How do I obtain spare parts for my machine?Register a support case by logging in to elektron.se. Elektron support will help you set up a spare part order.
- How do I transfer samples to Analog Rytm?Samples are transferred via the MIDI SDS standard. We recommend using our C6 Librarian software. Consult the Analog Rytm manual for further instructions.
- I have a feature requestPlease e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- I have a problem, how do I get support?Use your account to log in to elektron.se and register a support case from the account pages.
- Is the Analog Rytm based on the same circuit designs as the Analog Four and Analog Keys?The analog drum synthesis circuits of the Analog Rytm are designed to provide the best analog drum sounds imaginable. Hence, the circuit designs are created and optimized for this purpose and therefore differ greatly to the Analog Four/Analog Keys designs. The multi-mode filter design of the Analog Rytm is very similar to the ones found in the Analog Four/Analog Keys, but in every other important aspect the construction is very different.
- Is there a midi sequencer in Analog Keys/Four/Rytm?From OS versions 1.50 (Analog Rytm), and 1.40 (Analog Four/Keys) and above, all sequencer tracks can be set to send sequencer data through the MIDI OUT or USB ports to control external, MIDI equipped, gear. Each track sends note on/off and velocity data over MIDI.
- My Analog device outputs a constant buzzing tone when connected to a computer via USBOpen the 'Overbridge Control Panel' application and disable or enable any channel from the machine making the noise. Note that you need to press 'Apply' to confirm the change.
- My Analog Four/Keys/Rytm only has 512 presets, how can I find the rest of the 4000+ presets?The +Drive allows for storage of 4000+ preset sounds, but the factory content consists of 512 presets for the Four/Keys and 256 for the Rytm.
- My Analog Four/Rytm does not make any sound.Please make sure you are using the correct power supply (PSU-3). The PSU-2 (used for Octatrack, Monomachine MKII and Machinedrum MKII) will start your machine but it will not generate any sound.
- Please explain the differences between the various voice types.All voices have identical digital sample playback engine, overdrive circuit and multimode filter. The difference lies in the specialized percussion sound generators, each designed to generate a specific class of analog drum sounds: The BD, SD, and RS/CP voices all have a drum sound generator that is basically a small but very flexible dual-oscillator synthesizer capable of a wide array of percussive and electronic sounds. In addition to this, the RS/CP voice has a special circuitry for rimshot synthesis. The BT voice has a resonant single-oscillator percussion sound generator capable of deep toms and classic boomy bass drum sounds. The LT and MT/HT voices also have resonant single-oscillator percussion sound generators, but of a more general percussion nature. The CH/OH voice has a six-oscillator metallic sound generator with several different synthesis methods for creating hihat sounds. The CY/CB voice also has a six-oscillator metallic sound generator, but with several methods of synthesizing cymbals and cowbells.
- The signal via the input of my Rytm is not loud enoughThe input on the Rytm is not amplified, so it is recommended to use a pre-amp if the instrument being used does not output sound at line level.
- The window covering the LCD screen seems to be scratched?Make sure you have removed the plastic film covering the LCD screen.
- What about the FX?The delay features a user controllable overdrive block, injecting dirt into the signal. High feedback settings in combination with saturation will give rise to a gradually increasing level of filth that can be transformed to your own liking using the high- and low-pass filters. With its wide stereo image and extended decay time, the reverb invites you for a ride into the abyss. The characteristics of this vast space can be altered with the high-shelving filter.
- What about the sample engine?The sample playback engine of each voice gives extensive sample manipulation possibilities. Samples can be pitched up and down, bit reduced and looped. Furthermore, start and end points can be manipulated, allowing for reversal of samples. The Analog Rytm uses 16 bit/48kHz/mono samples. Samples with other bit depths and sample rates are possible to use, but will be internally converted to 16 bit/48kHz. Each voice’s sample, mixed with its analog drum signal, then goes through the analog overdrive circuit and the analog multimode filter of the voice.
- What are the specifications of the PSU-3 power supply?The output specification of the PSU-3 power supply is 12 VDC, 2.5 A maximum, 43-60 Hz.The size of the output connector is 5.5×2.5 mm (DC plug, power at center). Input connector: IEC320-C8 (2 prong). An equivalent PSU is an AC to DC adapter which outputs 12-14 VDC, >2 A, into a 5.5×2.5 mm circular plug with power (+) at centre. Do not use a 3 prong (safety grounded) adapter as this may seriously lower the audio quality.
- What is a Sound?The Sound consists of the track parameter settings, plus the assigned sample, of a track. A Sound is therefore a complete percussive sound, consisting (if wanted) of both analog and sample-based drum sounds, plus the rest of the settings of the track parameter pages.
- What is Chromatic mode?Chromatic mode allows playing the sound of a track in a chromatic fashion. Use this mode to record for example melodies to the sequencer.
- What is the difference between Sounds residing in the Project Sound Pool and those in the +Drive Sound Library?Sounds can be loaded to a kit from either the +Drive Sound library or the Sound Pool of the active project. The difference between the two is that the +Drive Sound library can consist of 4096 Sounds, available to all projects, while a Sound pool is a part of a project and limited to 128 Sounds. The major benefit of Sounds loaded to the Sound Pool is the possibility for them to be Sound locked, meaning each step of the sequencer can trig a different Sound. This feature is not available for Sounds located in the +Drive Sound library.
- What is the Performance mode?Performance mode is a bit similar to the Scene mode, but allows gradual control over the parameters assigned to the pads. The harder you press a pad, the more the assigned parameters will be affected. Performance parameters are possible to derive from the whole kit.
- What is the right power supply for my machine?All analog machines use Elektron PSU-3, while the Octatrack and MachinedrumUW MKII/Machinedrum MKII/Monomachine MKII uses PSU-2. PSU-2 and PSU-3 can be ordered from our webshop.
- What is the Scene mode?This mode allows the pads to control user-assignable parameters, possible to derive from the whole kit. When the mode is active, pressing a pad will instantly change the assigned parameters to their locked scene values.
- What is the storage space of the Analog Rytm?The internal +Drive can store up to 128 projects, where each project can feature 128 patterns, 128 kits, 16 songs, 128 Project Sound Pool Sounds, 4 globals, and 127 samples (possible to derive from both user and factory samples). Furthermore, the +Drive Sound Library allows 4096 Sounds, all taggable and easy to locate, to be stored. The +Drive can also host up to 1 GB of samples.
- What is the USB port used for?MIDI can be received through the USB port. The port can also be used when upgrading the OS, and Overbridge functionality
- What is the warranty of this product?3 year parts and labor. For more information about the warranty, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
- What type of screws is used for the rack mount kit?The screws the rack ears use are M3x6 with a Phillips or Pozidriv screwhead. Do not use longer screws and do not use Torx heads as you may easily damage the threading.
- What’s the difference between trig mutes and sound mutes and which machine uses which type of mute?Trig Mutes will mute the triggers (notes) in the sequencer and will not mute the audio, any sound that is muted in this fashion will stop playing notes according to its parameters. Sound Mutes mute the actual sound output of the track, and will happen instantly. The Octatrack uses Sound Mutes while all other machines use Trig Mutes.
- What’s the sample format for Analog Rytm / Octatrack / Machinedrum UW?The Rytm accepts 16 bit 48khz mono WAV samples, but will accept other samplerates and/or stereo (will be summed) files as well. The Octatrack accepts 16/24 bit stereo WAV/AIF samples and prefers 44.1khz sample rate. Although other sample rates are possible to use, it might not play back correctly on the device. The Machinedrum accepts 16 bit 44.1khz mono WAV samples.
- Which parts of the Analog Rytm are analog and which are digital?The specialized percussion sound generator in each voice is analog, with the addition of a digital noise generator and a digital sample playback engine. The signal then passes the overdrive circuit and the multimode filter, which both are fully analog. The stereo distortion and compressor master effects are also completely analog, including the compressor’s detector and sidechain circuits. The envelopes and LFOs are digital. Their design allow them to go well into audio range. The analog control voltages that drive the analog percussion circuits are digitally generated, which enables the sound generation to be extremely flexible and very precise compared to conventional analog drum machines. The entire signal path from the analog percussion sound generators to the audio outputs is completely analog. The signal path from the external inputs through the compressor and to the audio outputs is also fully analog. The digital send effects delay and reverb are parallel to the main audio path, and the wet signals from the digital send effects are mixed with the dry analog signal before or after the analog master effects.
- Why are there 8 voices but 12 tracks on the Analog Rytm?Some of the tracks share the same analog voice, but can have different sounds loaded. This prevents playing Track X & Y at the same time, but allows for a greater mix of sounds, and more flexible pattern programming.
- Why are there no effects on the individual outputs of my Analog Rytm or KeysThe effects are send effects.
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