The Model:Cycles is the newest member of Elektron’s entry-level lineup. It’s an FM groovebox that borrows a lot from the popular (and much more expensive) Digitone. Like the Model:Samples before it, it’s a very hands-on and approachable device that maintains Elektron’s powerful and unique sequencer. It’s an incredibly fun and creative instrument that expertly balances depth with ease of use. It’s not without its shortcomings, but at just $299 it’s hard to complain.
- Gorgeous and varied FM synth sounds
- Elektron sequencer remains among the best
- Incredibly fun hands-on playing experience
- Cheaper than all of the competition at $299
- Lack of ADSR envelope makes creating pad sounds difficult
- No filter or arpeggiator
- Still no battery power
Users - Not yet scored
- Critic Reviews (1)
- 90AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE1 ReviewsMusicRadar90Elektron Model:Cycles reviewMore than just a cut-down Digitone, this is a fun and personality-packed FM groovebox driven by a fantastic sequencer.
Tesla debuts an actual, mechanical prototype of its Optimus robot
Apple AirPods Pro review (2nd-gen): Big improvements, all on the inside
More from Elektron
We have two newsletters, why not sign up for both?
- The flagship synth and drum machine now have all the features and sleek black look of their affordable siblings.