Elektron’s Analog Four is the instrument many musicians and producers have dreamed about in their formative years of electronic music production. The ability to drive four monophonic synths from a highly programmable step sequencer is just the ticket for any music maker. From analogue basses to big synth leads and synth percussion, the Analog Four is all of that in a desktop unit.
Now into it’s MKII range with some hardware improvements, it is a standout product in the spectrum of desktop instruments. With individual outs and some improvements in circuit design looking to enhance the bottom end over the MK1, this is a formidable piece of kit.
The Analog Four easily provides as the core of sound design and music production. The poly synth feature also plays into the hands of those looking for a performance synth when connected to an external keyboard.
The Elektron catch cry of Digital Mind Analog Soul rings true. All that is great about digital technology giving you flexible parameter programming and all that is great about an analogue signal path are combined in a performance orientated desktop synth.
It is a workflow with minimal pit falls once you gain the Elektron mindset. We are spoilt for choice in the music production but there can only be few that rise above the rest as desirable instruments. No doubt the Analog Four achieves this!