Introducing: Digitone Keys


#588

“Seems” indicates no experience with said item.
Probably best to try before coming to conclusions.

If you got to try it, and found it was not a good flow for you then, sure…the findings would have support.

Try it out in a shop first…you might just dig it.


#589

Those experiments sleep peacefully on our servers - and should probably continue to do so. They represent unfinished work, and I think it’s better to keep the discussion revolving around the finished work.


#590

And i am Sure…If Elektron would have chosen a cost efficient approach … Some ppl would dislike this too. So …one can’t please them all, which means…keep on doing your Thing.


#591

By haters I meant haters, not everyone who dislike it, there have been several thresholds of dislike through the thread. Feel free to not feel like one :ok_hand:
We can have different sense of design it’s fine, it makes sense. But conservative tastes are boring to for sure, I have sticked to Elektron through the years mainly because they are not.


#592


#593

Pretty much puts to rest saying it is the same as DN and was basically a lame cost driven move. Kind of funny how some of the previous posts were so sure they were the same faceplates …


#594

Including my own early on !


#595

The DNK faceplate is much bigger. It IS one piece of Metal. Not three pieces.


#596

It is nice that there is a strong family resemblence, meaning that you can go from one to other without complete having to rewire the brain.

OCD observation – notice how the numbers moved from above to below on the track length LEDs.

Note on Electronic Design:

On the computer it is not too difficult to pull things around a little once you have a known good design and thereby produce a modification.


#597

Seems like PCB must be different too, no ?


#598

Absolutely YES! for the front panel controls.

Don’t know about the main processing board – probably, though maybe the individual outs are on a separate board too.


#599

Absolutely.

I have one thing to complain…why didnt they integrated the AC adaptor? Having one less wall wart would have been perfect. Please Elektron…there is enough room inside the DNK.


#600

The Analog Keys has it this way.

Actually if you want to lobby for something – please Elektron put a rechargable battery inside like the Superlative Space Bee!


#601

A standard Powerbank should be fine for the DNK.


#602

DK mk2 hell yeah only needs a joystick! And we still have space for 4 small faders (5 with audio in) next to the encoders! Maybe Elektron needs to let actual users design the interface…


#603

i think that the idea very interesting… i don’t do finger drumming and i’m more matrix ideia feeling mode.
Anyway in any case i think that the rytm, never owned, and digitakt, owned but sent it back, lack more memory especially the analog rytm with that price tag and some orhers important things


#604

Why do keyboards with 37 keys start on the key of C? Ive always wondered this. Why not F or B. As i prefer those chords. It seems like your losing a few extra notes down the bottom end through lack of use. Not many great tracks are in C major or minor. Its known as a boring chord. Even E would be better.


#605

No Song Mode and the price is insulting… Elektron, when will you learn?


#606

If I ever end up with the Keys I’m going to do an epic collection of covers of songs in C for you. FM version of Don’t Look Back In Anger coming up…


#607

All of my synth keybeds start with C, but i agree about it should start with f , or at least b, it would open up the possibilities, unlock the dreams if you will :slightly_smiling_face: Its funny, i hear that complain a lot among musicians. I think minimoog starts with f…