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Analog Keys is a four voice polyphonic analog performance synthesizer. Elektron's flagship analog synthesizer, Analog Keys features a 37 key velocity sensitive keyboard with aftertouch, 2 analog oscillators, 2 sub-oscillators, 2 analog filters, and 1 analog overdrive per voice.

Built for the stage, it boasts a beautifully responsive keyboard, fully programmable joystick for tweaks on the fly, and integrated sequencer to add structure when needed - providing an extra dimension of joy for the creative musician. Simply press a button to make the Analog Keys double as the controller centerpiece for your whole rig. Use it to play both MIDI and CV equipped synths. Complete the circle by routing other instruments through the stellar effects and analog filters.

Overbridge enabled
Fully integrate the Analog Keys with your DAW, stream audio over USB, edit parameters in a beautiful VST/AU plugin environment.

Abelton Live Lite
Ableton Live 9 Lite comes bundled with Analog Keys. Try out Overbridge immediately, right out of the box.


Polyphony: 4 Notes

Sequencer: 6 Tracks (4 synth tracks, 1 FX track, 1 CV/Gate track)

Effects: Wideshift Chorus, Saturator Delay, Supervoid Reverb

Arpeggiator: Yes


37 key velocity sensitive Keyboard with aftertouch
Assignable X/Y joystick with push button
122x32 pixel backlit LCD
MIDI In/Out/Thru with DIN Sync Out
2 x 1/4″ impedance balanced main out jacks
4 x 1/4 stereo separate track audio out jacks
2 x 1/4″ audio in jacks
1 x 1/4″ stereo headphone jack
2 x 1/4″ dual CV/Gate outputs
48 kHz, 24-bit D/A and A/D converters
Flash-EEPROM upgradable OS
USB 2.0 port (Type B)

Power Supply: 100 VAC-250 VAC, 50-60Hz (Internal)

Physical Specifications

Sturdy aluminium chassis
Dimensions (W x D x H): 660 x 309 x 93 mm (26.0 x 12.2 x 3.7″) (including power switch, joystick, knobs and rubber feet)
Weight: approximately 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs)


Overbridge enabled
Ableton Live 9 Lite license included
3 year Elektron warranty

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Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
It's basically an analog four with an added keyboard and joystick mod, so if you just want to sequence analog sounds at home, get the A4. However, if you are an Elektron fan and want to physically play an Elektron synth live, this is your ticket. First for the good. This synth is quirky, awesome, and fun. You've got 4 note poly, but it's flexible and you can sequence and split up the notes into 4 different mono tracks, a big 4 poly patch, set the voices to unison, or anything in between. The sequencer and arpeggiators are great and very powerful to use. I think the biggest standout is the modulation options, especially the joystick which has three programmable axis. It's kind of like having three modwheels and is really fun to use and rewarding to set up. You get external inputs, Reverb, Delay, and Chorus, as well as CV contro on it's own track, as well as a button to use an external synth with midi, you could have up to 6 synths sequenced and mixed through it. There are many limitations however. The main one is the tiny screen. You'll be craning your neck for hours to program the many many features on this synth. Luckily there is Overbridge support so you can do your serious sound designing on the computer. In standard elektron fashion, you'll have to spend a lot of time learning all the key commands and how and where to get around the synth. For another downside, I find it kind of inconvenient that there's no standard easily accessible knob for the filter cutoff. Lastly, I wish the range on the sequencer was doubled to 128 steps, because I often find my melodic progression getting split up into two halves. A nitpick, but you can chain your patterns anyways so it's not a huge deal. All in all I love it. It's a cute and quirky synth. I liked it as soon as I played it. It's my jam. It won't be for everyone though.
Posted by Mike on Mar 9, 2019
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