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Elektron Model:Cycles 6-Track FM Synth & Groovebox

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    Product Description

    The Elektron Model: Cycles brings together a synthesizer and six-track FM groovebox and packs it into one robust, compact unit. Take advantage of six FM synth-based instruments to build your ideal sound. Shape it with four highly intuitive controls and add the finishing sonic touches using the onboard delay and reverb processing. Don’t underestimate its smaller dimensions; the amount of creative control available to you here is seriously impressive!  

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    • Combines a synthesizer and a six-track FM groovebox, packing them into one compact unit.
    • Utilises six FM synth-based instruments – chord, tone, percussion, metal, snare and kick.
    • Just like its cousin the Model: Samples, you can use the Model:Cycles as a MIDI sequencer.
    • The 6 audio tracks can also be used as MIDI tracks.
    • Features 6 velocity-sensitive pads for precise playing.
    • Real-time / step input of your notes and parameters.
    • Create up to 96 projects and save up to 96 patterns per project.  
    • Provides four controllers for intuitive sound shaping – contour, sweep, shape and colour.
    • Onboard reverb and delay processing.
    • A streamlined user interface makes the Model:Cycles incredibly accessible.

    Here’s What Elektron say About the Model:Cycles

    Six track FM based groovebox

    Scale angles dense and jagged, glide over plains vast and fluid, or sink into mists of dissonance. To model is to shape the formless. Model:Cycles is a six track FM based groovebox that brings exploring into the heart of sound sculpting.

    With six unique Machines in one lightweight unit you can effortlessly mould rhythm and melody across the digital spectrum using instant, tactile controls. Exploration made attainable.

    Define the Formless

    The six Machines of the digital FM engine are unique to Model:Cycles, covering both percussive and melodic synths, allowing you to make full, varied compositions. The four core Synth Controls put the tools of sound sculpting right in front of you, altering the behavior of each Machine differently and letting you push them to the limit. Every sound has a start, where will you take it?

    Dedicated × 12

    Dedicated knobs let you twist each Machine far and wide with wild, unexpected results waiting to be discovered. Use Control All to heave a parameter to the extreme and back again across every track. Elektron’s powerful sequencer gives you the freedom to record every move live or program the sounds and parameters of your composition one step at a time.

    Light weight, heavy sound

    Whether you use it as a versatile live instrument or groovebox on the go to pick up and craft full-blown compositions away from your studio, exploration has rarely felt so convenient and unimpeded.


    Synth voice features

    • 6 × FM-based Machines
    • 1 × Assignable LFO per track
    • 1 × Assignable velocity modulation per track
    • Storage space for up to 60,000 presets


    • 6 × Audio tracks (all of which may be used as MIDI tracks as well)
    • Elektron sequencer with up to 64 steps
    • Unique length and scale settings per track
    • Parameter locks
    • Micro timing
    • Trig conditions
    • Assignable retrig
    • Real-time or grid recording of notes and parameters
    • 96 × Projects
    • 96 × Patterns per Project
    • Send & master effects
    • Delay and reverb send FX


    • 6 × Velocity sensitive pads
    • Class compliant USB audio 2.0
    • 1  ×  1/4” stereo headphone jack
    • 2  ×  1/4” impedance balanced audio out jacks
    • 1 × Hi-speed USB 2.0 Micro B port
    • 3.5 mm dual polarity TRS MIDI In, Out/Thru jacks
    • 128  ×  64 pixel LCD screen
    • 48 kHz, 24-bit D/A converters
    • Hi-speed USB 2.0 Micro B port
    • Power inlet: Center positive 3.5  ×  1.35 mm barrel jack, 5 V DC, 1 A

    Physical Specifications

    • W 270 × D 180 × H 39 mm (10.7” × 7.1” × 1.6”) (including knobs and feet)
    • Weight: approximately 0.80 kg (1.8 lbs)


    • 3 year Elektron warranty

    Included in the box

    • Power Supply PSU-4
    • Micro USB Cable USB-2
    • 2 × MIDI adapter (5-pin DIN to 3.5mm TRS minijack)

    Written by Will Brook-Jones

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    Customer Reviews


    24 reviews





    Trusted Customer19th Mar 2022

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Justin Stedmans17th Mar 2022

    Great, quick, affordable product and service

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Gary Young16th Nov 2021

    A brilliant wee groove box at this price, fairly quick learning curve and lots of fun.

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

    Trusted Customer4th Nov 2021

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Steve Manklow22nd Jun 2021

    Loved the sounds right from the first power-up. A slightly steep learning curve to start with, but having the PDF manual open while playing around it soon became second-nature. Will probably buy Model: Samples as well :-)

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer13th Apr 2021

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    nathaniel leitch28th Feb 2021

    I started using Grooveboxes etc in the 90s (Yes, I'm old) I bought and sold a lot as I've gone down the line. One of my favourites was a Korg ER1, the first Electribe. Great box of tricks that was but stupidly I sold it. Step up the Elektron Model Cycles, I can get the same sounds + more including basslines and chords. Anyone that knows what they're doing could easily build and store live sets with just this. A Detroit Techno box. Great value for money from Andertons.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer25th Feb 2021

    Not for everyone, as it has a very strong signature sound. However, I love it. Lots of the Elektron experimental character in terms of parameters, modulation and sequencing but with an extremely fast, optimised groovebox workflow. The kick engine is fierce and is arguably worth the price of admission alone. I do wish the chord engine had some more wavetables, less soft. But as a little creative ideas box - love it.

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Mat Anderson15th Dec 2020

    Didn't get on with workflow and the sounds weren't useful to me

    Value 3Looks 2Durability 3

    Mr Thomas Lynch5th Dec 2020

    Easy to navigate great sounds

    Value 5Looks 3Durability 5Sound 5

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