Elektron Analog Rytm Drum Machine (Discontinued)


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Elektron Analog Rytm
Elektron Analog Rytm

The Elektron Analog Rytm is a premium analog drum machine with synthesizer and sequencer capabilities. It combines analog drum sound synthesis with sample triggering allowing for interesting percussive sounds that can be both familiar and unique as you want. You can then add in any of its library of built-in effects and filters, and what you get are dynamic and personalized beats that will easily stand out. While it only has 12 velocity and pressure sensitive pads, the samples and the eight analog drum voices will be more than enough to keep you busy and inspired - you can even color code each of the pads for quick visual identification. With all the parameters and input/output options, the Elektron Analog Rytm can be customized to fit your style and workflow.


  • 12-Velocity and Pressure Sensitive Pads
  • 8 analog drum machine voices with built-in sequencer
  • Analog tone generator
  • Built-in analog effects and LFO
  • Reverb and Delay
  • Multiple input/output options
  • 1GB onboard storage
  • Overbridge VST/AU plug-in for DAW compatibility


Words like 'amazing', 'impressive' and 'great' are often dropped in customer reviews when owners are describing their Analog Rytm. It exceeded the expectations of many users and experts alike, many of them specifically pointing to the unit's solid build and high quality sound as its greatest features. The unit's versatility and customizability were also appreciated by the majority of users. Dan 'JD73' Goldman gave it 4.5 stars in his Music Radar review stating, "The RYTM is a powerful and accomplished drum machine that will keep most folks inspired for years. It's deep and sounds superb and we highly recommend it to anyone wanting to take beat making out of the computer."


Experts note that getting a handle of the controls will take some patience and time, and that it will take some tinkering with the parameters to better appreciate what it can actually do. There was one who found the MIDI capability to be lacking, specifically when using the Analog Rytm alongside other gear.


This is a powerful yet compact beat production machine that experienced musicians will definitely appreciate. We used to recommend it in our guide to Drum Machines, however it has now been superseded by a newer model.