Superbooth 2019: Elektron Digitone Keys FM

A first look at their new keyboard version of the Digitone      08/05/19

Cenk takes us through the new Digitone Keys. Digitone Keys adds a 37-key velocity and pressure sensitive keyboard with aftertouch and 8 assignable rotary encoders.

Reminiscent of the Monomachine SFX-6, the Digitone Keys puts the keyboard off to the side of the synth. Giving it a slightly unbalanced look, however the idea here must be that the keyboard won't get in the way of the Digitone workflow. 

Synth voice features

  • 8 voice polyphony (4-part multitimbral)
  • Multiple FM algorithms
  • Multiple operator harmonics
  • 1 × multimode filter per voice
  • 1 × base-width filter per voice
  • 1 × overdrive per voice
  • 2 × assignable LFO per voice
  • Unison
  • Portamento
  • 2048 patch storage capacity on the +Drive

 

Sequencer

  • 4 × synth tracks
  • 4 × MIDI tracks
  • Arpeggiator per synth track
  • Polyphonic sequencing
  • Individual track lengths
  • Parameter locks
  • Micro timing
  • Trig conditions
  • Sound per step change
  • 128 × projects on the +Drive
  • 8 × Banks 16 × patterns per project

 

Send & master effects

  • Panoramic Chorus send effect
  • Saturator Delay send effect
  • Supervoid Reverb send effect
  • Overdrive master effect

 

Hardware

  • 37-key semi-weighted, velocity sensitive keyboard with aftertouch
  • Assignable pitch and modulation wheels
  • 8 × user assignable rotary encoders
  • 2 × 1/4” impedance balanced main out jacks
  • 8 × 1/4” impedance balanced track out jacks
  • 1 × 1/4” stereo headphone jack
  • 2 × 1/4” audio in jacks
  • 2 × 1/4” CV/Expression/Sustain jacks
  • 128 × 64 pixel OLED screen
  • 48 kHz, 24-bit D/A and A/D converters
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru with DIN Sync out

 

Physical specifications

  • Sturdy steel casing
  • Dimensions: W868 × D185 × H90 mm (including knobs, feet, and jacks)
  • Weight: approximately 6 kg

 

Miscellaneous

  • Dedicated MIDI controller mode
  • Overbridge enabled
  • 3 year Elektron warranty

 

Included in the box

  • Power Supply PSU-3b
  • Elektron USB cable

 

Pricing and Availability:

The Digitone Keys is 1299 USD/1320 EUR/1180 GBP

For more info check out Elektron

 

Thanks to YamahaSynth.com for sponsoring our coverage

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