It's an eight-voice analog drum machine, with analog filters and distortion on each voice, 12 pads, a step sequencer and more.
So that's what was in Elektron's mystery box: a new drum machine called the Analog Rytm.
After giving us a quick glimpse of their new product in a YouTube video last week, the Swedish gear maker has rolled out its key details in a second clip. (We've embedded it below.) The Analog Rytm, as its H-eschewing name implies, is an analog drum machine featuring eight voices, each with an analog filter and analog distortion. In addition to its onboard sounds, it will also take your own samples. The machine gives you 12 pads that are velocity- and pressure-sensitive, a step sequencer and reverb/delay send effects. For the moment, there's no information about the Analog Rytm's price or when we can expect it in shops; as Peter Kirn put it in a post on Create Digital Music, the video's interpretative dancers might be "illustrating the pricing and availability with their gestures."
The Analog Rytm will be available soon from Elektron.