Analog Rytm MKII is now shipping


#298

That is good to hear! I so cannot wait


#299

Mine finally arrived, will pick it up tomorrow :slight_smile:

I will miss the 30 times a day ‘F5’ refreshing to see if the availability was updated :stuck_out_tongue:


#300

Just work through the manual step by step. Don’t try to grasp everything in one go.

I remember studying the Machinedrum manual before I even got one. Yes I am such a nerd. I sold my 909 to get the MD and it’s been my trusty companion for over a decade now. I even sent it to Sweden to have it upgraded with the UW sampling kit. I recently paired it with an Analog Heat and this feels like another upgrade that gives it a whole new life.


#301

Digitone looks fun but not enough to get my mind of the Rytm, and I have an MM for digi synth sounds. So ordered. Can’t wait to have the MD+AH combo battle it out with the Rytm!


#302

Got my Rytm :smile:
Finally!
From my local retailer here in Lausanne, Switzerland


#303

My AR2 shipped from Sweetwater today. On a related note, Thavius Beck has a new tutorial out on the AR2 via macprovideo.com. I have no affiliation, but I used his tutorial on my A4 when I first got it, and was very impressed with how good the tutorial was.


#304

Thanks for that ! I will watch it now :sunglasses:
:thup:


#305

His tutorials are very good indeed. I’ve seen the ones on the A4 and the AH.


#306

It’s interesting how much one’s perception of something can entirely change with time. I just received my RYTM MKII yesterday; I had the MKI years ago when it first came out. I thought it was ok at the time, but had my share of complaints about various things.

I wasn’t terribly fond of the analog sounds it was capable of at the time, but it’s crazy how much I dig them now. I know my mind is playing tricks on me because nothing has changed regarding the analog components. I was getting so many kicks and snares I really liked by just using the Silky BD, and Natural SD engines; metallic hi-hats are great as well. Also, I think I like the reverb and delay on the RYTM the most out of all of Elektron’s machines purely due to the ability to route them through the analog distortion.

It’s beautiful. I love everything about the changes made to the MKII design. I bought this knowing full well that I’d be willing to send it back to Elektron if I encountered any of the issues I’ve been hearing about, but fortunately it seems to be A-ok after messing with it for an hour or so.

It might be all the math and coding classes I’ve been exposed to over the years since I had my first RYTM that has changed the way I see things. I felt limited by the RYTM before, but it just seems entirely different and more capable to me with tons of awesome possibilities now.


#307

throw some Drumatix wavs in the sample layers and look out! My favorite hats are Drumatix sample layer + CH Metallic with those crisp Rytm envelopes.


#308

I’ve tried convincing myself I don’t want a mk2 because having a true sampler on an 8-voice drum machine makes voice allocation decisions tricker, but I can’t help thinking it’s better to get a mk2 than just augment a mk1 with a DT because the DT lacks parameter slides and velocity mods…


#309

Haven’t even messed with samples, or updated the OS with the DVCO engine yet. Another thing I’m particularly loving is how easy/convenient it is to integrate a compressor with sidechaining into the setup. I have the Digitone sequencing a synth running through it’s audio inputs with the Digitone’s master out going to a compressor before going into the RYTM’s Ext Ins. Then I just simply run a cable from the RYTM’s individual BD output into the compressor’s sidechain input. Super tidy with no mixer needed, and sounds excellent with the RYTM’s compressor compressing everything.


#310

it’s the best Drum Machine out there for me. it’s modern, it’s powerful… and everyone can make their own dream drums kits. it’s so convenient :wink: IF I could have only one hardware device it would be the Rytm MKII every day. (because of drums and low-end frequencies the Rytm can shape/generate)