As Namm 2019 kicks off we are keeping a close eye to what is new up this year! Our eyes were on Elektrons brand new affordable unit Model:Samples. Unit comes with 300 presets. It’s priced around £400. Affordable price will tempt many people who always wanted to own an Elektron.
Here are the key features.
Control All lets you twist your sounds to oblivion. Then use Reload to take you back to where you started
Use Parameter Locks to automate parameters. Each step can have a totally different sound
Load six samples at once – just like a kit. Great when you have made a Pattern with Parameter Locks, LFOs etc… Load six new samples to instantly experiment and come up with unique and unexpected results
Write basslines and melodies using Chromatic Mode
New Chance parameter. Chance determines the possibility whether the sequencer steps on a track are triggered or not. Combining Chance with the Control All functionality can lead to many interesting results and happy accidents
Record sequences with or without quantization. Steps can be micro-timed with individual Swing control per track