Elektron Syntakt Drum Computer and Synthesizer

Explore a never-ending universe of sounds on the Elektron Syntakt, an analog/digital drum synthesizer with serious versatility and an inspiring interface.

Elektron's Syntakt is a 12-track drum computer and synthesizer -- a sonic metropolis that melts analog and digital synthesis into one instrument of outrageous opportunity. All your sound crafting, sequencing, and performance needs are fulfilled in an all-round music mega-box that fits in your lap.

Syntakt is a drum specialist, full of percussive possibilities, but its 12 tracks can be used for melody, harmony, and bass sounds too. Experience epic sounds from the past, pulling others into existence from the future, using over 35 analog and digital machines. For the uninitiated, machines in the Elektron universe are special sound generators -- synthesizers inside your synthesizer.


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Affect the sound of each machine with the intuitive and playful graphics. Select and route your tracks, and external inputs, through the FX track. You've got delay, reverb, analog distortion and filters, and a couple of LFOs to play around with. Run wild and free with the four expressive modifiers, unleashing your sounds with different velocities, retrigs, and varied settings of other parameters. Access a variety of different scales via the keyboard mode -- some familiar faces and some maybe a little less familiar -- helping you discover new places and enabling you to take things to another level. And last, but by no means least, the world class 64-step Elektron sequencer lets you bring dynamic soundscapes into existence.

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- 4 analog voices
- 8 digital voices
- 30+ machines (analog & digital)
- 64 step sequencer
- 12 synth (or MIDI) sequencer tracks
- 1 FX track for effects automation
- 1 analog multi-mode filter per analog voice
- 1 digital multi-mode filter per digital voice
- 1 base/width filter per digital voice
- 1 analog FX stereo filter
- 1 amp envelope per voice
- 2 assignable LFOs per track
- 1 stereo delay send effect
- 1 stereo reverb send effect
- 1 analog distortion per analog voice
- 1 digital distortion per digital voice
- 2048 sound storage capacity
- 1000+ factory preset sounds
- 4 trig modifiers (retrig, velocity, mod A, mod B)
- 2 1/4" impedance balanced audio outputs
- 2 1/4" audio inputs
- 3 MIDI ports (in/out/thru) with DIN sync
- 1 USB 2.0 Hi-Speed port
- Class Compliant USB audio
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 4.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 12 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 117007

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. (2 ratings)
Submitted March 24, 2023 by Andrew F in Macon, GA

"My First Elektron Device"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I read that people had some difficulty learning the Elektron workflow. Coming from an MPC, this was a breeze. Watched a True Cuckoo tutorial and I was jamming like a pro within an hour. This is a great beginner instrument for Elektron. The Digitakt and Octatrack are more advanced, but if you want to dip your toe into the Elektronaut world, this is a great place to start.It’s simple enough to understand, but complex enough to keep you engaged. Like any instrument, it takes time to master but once you do, you’ll be crafting complex polyrhythms, lush pads, stabby synths, and thumping drums into songs/patterns that you never thought possible. 10/10

Musical Background:

Beginner Musician

Musical Style:

Downtempo/House/Experimental
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