Elektron Model:Cycles FM Production Workstation

The limits of your exploration are bound only by your imagination with the Model:Cycles -- an FM-based groovebox that effortlessly molds rhythm and melody.

The Elektron Model:Cycles is a six-track FM based groovebox that brings exploration into the heart of sound sculpting. With six unique Machines in one lightweight unit you can effortlessly mold rhythm and melody across the digital spectrum using instant, tactile controls. Exploration made attainable.

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Define the formless:

The six Machines of the digital FM engine are unique to Model:Cycles. The Machines contain both percussive and melodic synths, allowing you to make full and varied compositions. The four core Synth Controls put the tools of sound sculpting right in front of you, altering the behavior of each Machine differently and letting you push them to the limit.

Model:Cycles, at a glance:

12 Dedicated Knobs:

Dedicated knobs let you twist each Machine far and wide with wild, unexpected results waiting to be discovered. Easily snap back to normality, so that the only restriction is your imagination. Elektron's powerful sequencer gives you the freedom to record every move live or program the sounds and parameters of your composition one step at a time.

Light weight, heavy sound:

Whether you use it as a versatile live instrument or groovebox on the go to pick up and craft full-blown compositions away from your studio, exploration has rarely felt so convenient and unimpeded.


- 6 x Audio tracks (all of which may be used as MIDI tracks as well)
- 6 x Velocity sensitive pads
- 6 x FM-based Machine engines
- read more 4 x Machine specific controls
- 96 x Projects
- 96 x Patterns per Project
- Dedicated controls
- 1 x Assignable LFO per track
- Delay and reverb send FX
- Elektron sequencer up to 64 steps with unique length and scale settings per track
- Real-time or grid recording of notes and parameters
- Storage space for up to 60,000 presets
- Class compliant USB audio 2.0
- Made in Sweden

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- 1 x 1/4" Headphones output
- 2 x 1/4" Balanced main outputs
USB Port: 1 x Hi-speed USB 2.0 Micro B port
- 1 x 3.5 mm standard audio minijack (TRS) for MIDI In
- 1 x 3.5 mm standard audio minijack (TRS) for MIDI Out/Thru
Battery Pack: 2 x slots for attaching Power Handle BP-1 (battery pack to be released at a later date)
Warranty: 3 year Elektron warranty
Included in the box:
- Power Supply PSU-4
- Micro USB Cable USB-2
- 2 x MIDI adapter (5-pin DIN to 3.5mm TRS minijack)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 12 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 117006

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 888-312-2709
Web: https://www.elektron.se/support/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted April 29, 2020 by John R in Dewey, AZ

"Amazing piece of gear"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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This little box is so much more than a groove box. The sonic possibilities are endless. I think it is the most fun instrument in my 8 synth, 3 drum machine, 12 guitar, million effects pedal arsenal. It can get crazy funky or hypnotically mesmerizing. A little bit of a learning curve but as you discover new things it is immediately rewarding.

Musical Background:

50 years of experimenting with anything musical I can get my hands on.

Musical Style:

Electronic down home acoustic classical avant-garde (kinda pretentious, huh?)
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