Elektron Monomachine Overview

Elektron today released a series of videos, demonstrating each of the current instruments in their lineup. This is a video overview of the Monomachine SFX-60+ MKII, which the ultimate sound generator.

According to Elektron, the Monomachine’s five different synthesis methods, plus sequencing, ‘make it the mixed martial artist of synthesizers’.

Features:

  • 6 Track Sequencer
  • 5 Mono Synths
  • 16384 Patterns
  • 3072 Songs
  • 16384 Kits
  • 8192 User Waveforms
  • 18 LFOs
  • 6 Dedicated MIDI Tracks
  • 3 year Warranty

via Elektron

7 thoughts on “Elektron Monomachine Overview

  1. If I had to pick one piece of equipment that really changed my workflow in terms of creating melody patterns, it would be my Monomachine. I love the sequencer (especially in combination with other synthesizers), but the on-board synthesizer section needs some settling in period.

    Don’t get me wrong – it’s really capable. There are far more modulation option than you would expect at first and the different machines all have a distinct character. But the Monomachine sounds just very, very, very different to every other (digital) hardware synthesizer I own.

    With that in mind, I really love my Monomachine. But I love its sequencer a bit more than its synth.

  2. I absolutely love my Monomachine, it’s such an inspiring tool, sometimes it surprises as it helps me take my music in directions I didn’t know.

    And I’m still learning it.

    I also own a Machinedrum, it sounds awesome, but it didn’t wow me as much as the Monomachine did…

  3. I REALLY want to love the Elektron machines. I keep watching videos/demos hoping that I will be converted, but alas..I still have not.

    The sound coming from the unit sounds kind of weak in my opinion. Even in the Tempest videos (even the camera audio ones) you can tell that the Tempest mix bus has a unique and interesting sound to it that sounds great straight in – I cannot say the same with the Elektron units (minus the Analog 4).

    And I can’t forget the menu diving (I don’t deal well with menus)

    PLEASE CONVERT ME! I WANT TO LOVE THE ELEKTRON MACHINES

    1. I’m the opposite. I like the Tempestt on paper, but I don’t like the sound of it at all. Whereas I like most of what I’ve heard from the Elektron gear (although the Monomachine is the one I am least interested in).

    2. Menu diving is really not an issue, once you learn where things are you can work so fast without thinking too much.

  4. I must say I Love my Monomachine. Its really has allot to offer in a very small well thought out Package.
    I use it along side my MPC and with its ability to SEQ external Midi gear I now work only in Hardware and I Couldn`t be happier. May not be for everyone but I know it will never leave my setup.
    Be sure to read the manual a few time though, Bit of a steep learning curve here.

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