Elektron Analog Rytm mkII Review & In-Depth Demo

In his latest loopop video, host Ziv Eliraz takes an in-depth look at the Elektron Analog Rytm mkII.

Along the way, Eliraz highlights capabilities that take the Analog Rytm beyond most drum machines, including its ability to create dual-vco synth synth patches, the ability to use and manipulate huge samples, the built-in sampler and Overbridge.

Check it out – and share your thoughts on the Analog Rytm mkII in the comments!

Topics covered:

0:00 Intro
1:30 Black, MK2, MK1
2:15 Overview
4:10 Connectivity
5:20 Overbridge
5:40 Analog machines
8:50 Dual VCO
9:40 Sampling
13:15 Analog filter
14:05 Drive, amp
14:50 Modulation
15:10 Master Effects
17:35 Project structure
19:40 Sequencing
21:00 Param locks
21:30 Slides
22:25 Trig conditions
24:00 Track scales
24:40 Sound locks
25:05 Chains, songs
26:00 Scenes
27:15 Performances
28:50 Tips & ideas
32:15 Pros & cons
37:00 Outro

4 thoughts on “Elektron Analog Rytm mkII Review & In-Depth Demo

  1. You really cant deny that its a great drum machine. Price is the only thing keeping it from the masses so hopefully they are working on a way to bring some of its functionality to a more reasonably priced box…. so we can all complain about what its missing.

    1. Some of it is in the Digitakt, and arguably in an easier to use box. Sure the Digitakt isn’t pure analog or whatever, but I loved my Digitakt so much, I sold my Rytm Mk I.

  2. Model samples and cycles are pretty affordable. A used mki rytm is still expensive, but the analog four mki goes for about 600 these days. Gives at least a taste.

  3. This machine looks really awesome, the only thing i’d add is a bigger screen / touchscreen to really have access to it all more directly. 8 independant filters for 8 voices + vco voices? that is insanely powerful but needs a lot of calibration and live control to get the most out of as well. the assignable knobs are great sure but i would really see value in a screen akin to a smartphone at least for some live info and touch control.

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