The Model:Cycles is a six-track, FM-based groovebox. It features six FM-based machines: Kick, Snare, Metal (a “flexible metallic voice for hi-hats, cymbals and more”), Perc, Tone, and the four-voice Chord.
Elektron’s ‘Model’ line is their most affordable gear. While it loses many of the capabilities of its higher-end Elektron counterparts, the line also arguable gains in immediacy and ease of use.
The Model:Cycles is available with a street price of about $300 USD.
“Model:Cycles is a six voice FM Groovebox which uses the concept of machines, like many Elektron instruments, with the focus on FM synthesis. The sequencer follows the Elektron concept of parameter locking – which they have pioneered and made extremely usable – with each step (up to 64) being an independent state or snapshot.”