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Elektron Digitone

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Post by Scot Solida » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:56 am

I saw that. With Cenk dropping little Momonmachine logo signatures in his Elektronauts posts, I am expecting it to be a new digital synth in the Monomachine vein but in Digitakt format. Hopefully, they'll have some neat new synthesis engines to entice existing Monomachine owners to pony up for the new box.

Mind you, I am just speculating. I expect we'll know in a couple of days. :party:

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Post by jshell » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:42 pm

Hopes: 'tone' referring to tone generation. New digital synth. Like an old Yamaha maybe but funner to program.

Fears: Guitar players love the word 'tone'. What if it's another effects box like the analog drive and heat (but focused on digital sounds like Reverb? The freeze reverb in the Analog 4 is quite nice).

Jeers: it's "digit-one" and is capable of performing only variations of the One Note Samba (like the samba patterns of a Korg PSS 50).
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Post by @realwiggler » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:14 pm

Love to see them expand DT type offerings, great pathway into Elektron. It’d be great to see them expand their synth lineup

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Post by dkcg » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:29 pm

The name reminds me of the Casiotone. Maybe some little Electron box with a small keyboard to compete with the Teenage Engineering OP1?

I could totally see it, cheaper to make than a full size keyboard, more portable.
TE has shown there's a big market for cheaply priced cool little sonic doo-dads.

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Post by slicetwo » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:26 pm

dkcg wrote:The name reminds me of the Casiotone. Maybe some little Electron box with a small keyboard to compete with the Teenage Engineering OP1?

I could totally see it, cheaper to make than a full size keyboard, more portable.
TE has shown there's a big market for cheaply priced cool little sonic doo-dads.
An Elektron style OP-1 would make me mess my pants hard.

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Post by gentle_attack » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:24 pm

This would be awesome if it was a digitakt style box with 6op FM engine with each page of parameters being the different OPs

Obviously beaucoup LFOs and the ability to PLOCK all parameters and an algorithm lock similar to sound lock. That would be positively tasty. Having a ton of fun doing this with an Octatrack and a Volca FM but it does not have CC access to individual operators.

Analog filters on top would be amazing but even just modulatable delay and reverb would be great.

Also some kind of touchpad kind of like on the VSynth just to control modulation and take me into pad heaven.
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Post by Sir Ruff » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:06 pm

Do we really need to waste forum space speculating solely on trademark names?

This is the kind of stuff that GS is known for (and far worse for, because of it). Would be great to avoid that here.

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Post by kbrush » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:23 pm

i think it’s all in good fun. doubt anyone taking things seriously ala GS. i’m definitely curious but trademarking a name is much different than actually putting something out.

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Post by Muse FTW » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:48 am

A digital synth in the DT form factor would be insane. I'd be on board immediately.

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Post by CoreInside » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:09 pm

When is NAMM? What date? I'm sure the news will come out soon and we won't need to speculate for much longer.

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Post by jshell » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:39 pm

According to recent social media posts, "Join us live on Facebook on Thursday, 25th of January at 10 am PST (Link in bio). Or come by the booth of you have the chance, we're in Hall B, Booth 10102."

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Post by Muse FTW » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:07 pm

jshell wrote:According to recent social media posts, "Join us live on Facebook on Thursday, 25th of January at 10 am PST (Link in bio). Or come by the booth of you have the chance, we're in Hall B, Booth 10102."

Via

Will be live on FB https://www.facebook.com/WeAreElektron/
Can't wait. :banana:

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Post by behndy » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:54 pm

jia. a DT style synth box would be BOSS. love that interface so much more than the older Elektron shtuff i've had. almost felt willfully obtuse in it's design?

...... would be REAAAAAAAAAAALLY nice if the update for the DT they keep pushing back dropped. with. you know. OVERBRIDGE MULTI OUTS.

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Post by Funky40 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:10 pm

it was my first thought when i had the DT that they should add a cool *modern* digital style FM synth box to it as its brother machine.
and its the most logic one to be brought new to market......in DT toy format: the mono. not ?


just: that they have to be GOOD on it.
has to have some noise engeneering level inside to be top.
but imagine this, a kind of noise engeneering sound WITH FULL p-lock capabilitys.


me, to remember myself: you don´t buy anything new on the market again !
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Post by BTS » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:33 pm

Maybe umonox was closer than he thought in his last video. :hihi:
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Post by J3RK » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:10 pm

If it's MonoMachine-esque in a Digitakt sized box, my Digitakt will have a new best friend.

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Post by cwhiley » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:00 pm

All I know is I want to make sure I don't post anything that might "waste forum space". :roll:

Sheesh, probably everything I've said on here is a "waste of space". :hihi:

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Post by J3RK » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:48 am

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39 bytes or so at a time :razz:

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Post by cwhiley » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:25 am

J3RK wrote:Well
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39 bytes or so at a time :razz:
LOL, I love it.

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Post by Orange » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:36 am

Sir Ruff wrote:Do we really need to waste forum space speculating solely on trademark names?

This is the kind of stuff that GS is known for (and far worse for, because of it). Would be great to avoid that here.
:doh:

Stop bashing GS because of GS. So easy.....and a waste of forum space.
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Post by MechaSeb » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:45 am

J3RK wrote:If it's MonoMachine-esque in a Digitakt sized box, my Digitakt will have a new best friend.
You won't be alone i guess ! :guinness:

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Post by Luasam » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:15 am

I would really like elektron to do a standalone effects unit with a sequencer! Like a verb/delay with all the parameters modulatable however this sounds to me like it won’t be that!

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Post by meska » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:11 am

persoanly i see more a elektron going software; new market for him, they have already devlop all the code for the mnm ect
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Post by Mr. Sound Boy King » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:27 am

While it is difficult to speculate on the exact nature of the so-called "Digitone," I feel I must add my two cents to the conversation.

First cent: The fact that the word "ONE" appears directly in the name implies the new machine ought to have a singular function, such as one oscillator or one effect. However, if one believes the word "TONE" exists in the name and not just "ONE" then one believes the new machine ought to play tones.

First cent and a half: We can therefore conclude the new machine either has one of something or plays tones.

Second cent: It would not surprise me in the least to see a smaller version of the Monomachine software in a new box. Common knowledge: the Monomachine used more lines of code than any previous synthesizer. Compressing this code ought to allow Elektron to put it inside a Digitakt-sized enclosure. I, for one, would welcome this development as I've always found the Monomachine code difficult to hack (for various reasons: live gigs, bedroom use, studio recording, etc.).

Second cent + 1: The Digitone or DigitONE or DigiTone needs Eurorack capable flexibility inborn. The compressed Monomachine code needs an update to become the ultimate machine for interfacing with Modular. This means CV inputs and outputs for routing various functions to and from the Modular. Additionally, the inherent complexity involved in A) compressing the Monomachine code and B) adding Modular functionality would crack one of the most difficult synth problems of our day (comparable to an unsolved math equation).

Whatever it is, I am both elated by it and disappointed in it simultaneously as I have expanded my own "code" to encompass two feelings at once.

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