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Meet the six track groovebox that offers massive sound in a compact size. You get pretty much all of the Elektron superpowers in a sleek, lightweight, and accessible package. Loads of useful presets and loads of space for your own sounds. The controls are right there at your fingertips. A truly plug-and-play bundle of joy!

Packed with great sounds
The sound engine uses high-quality digital samples. There are 300 preset sounds supplied by Splice, ranging from the familiar kicks, snares, and hi-hats to exotic, never-before-heard ones. With a few tweaks, you can easily personalize any sample until it sounds just the way you want it. Transfer your own samples into it, or use any of the expertly crafted custom sound packs.

Dedicated knobs
As an Elektron first, this machine offers a complete set of tactile controls, with one function per knob. They're all right there on the front panel; just grab a knob and twist it. Unleash your music spontaneously using the six tough, velocity-sensitive pads. Record your every move live, or punch in your creation one step at a time using the superb Elektron sequencer.

Ready to go
At under one kilogram, you're getting the benefits of a light and convenient machine that will surprise you with its snarling sonic power.

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

  • Individual Step Length per track

  • Individual Tempo Multiplier per track

  • Class compliant USB audio 2.0

Included in the box
- Power Supply PSU-4
- Micro USB Cable USB-2
- MIDI adapter (5-pin DIN to 3.5mm TRS minijack)

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Closest StoreTillsonburg, Ontario
This is a diverse and feature packed unit that has virtually no end of features and capability. Individual track modifications, pattern mods. So much to play with while live. The screen interface is a bit.. challenging, and the feel of the pads doesn't give a whole lot of feedback, but the capabilities it offers for the price are fantastic.
Posted by Joe McGuire on Sep 23, 2020
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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
I purchased this a couple of months ago and have enjoyed it since then. Learning took some time, but well worth the effort. It is not a super deep machine from a learning perspective, but will take time to learn. The Samples has so many options in a small and sleek formst. It can make everything from basic beats to complex rhythmic patterns for many genres of electronic and other genres of music. I've made some great tunes with this already and have used it in live jam settings. I love that it has other features in it including a chromatic keyboard for synth and basslines, ambient noise, and a vast array of drum and synth sounds. It is not a true synth, but I knew that purchasing it. It is nice to have those synth features to add the compositional diversity when making a beat.while not a true synth it still does the job of a synth at its most basic. It is one of the most fun and useful pieces of gear I own.
Posted by Mike on Sep 12, 2020
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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
I have rented this from Long & McQuade for about 3 months now. This thing is NOT just a drum machine. This is a sample player with 6 tracks but also per step sample loading capabilities. This means you can have more than just 6 samples playing per pattern, but basically have as many samples as you have steps in your pattern. It has a very robust sequencer with note nudge capability and trigger conditioning. There is an immense number of possibilities that can be achieved using this groove box. There is parameter locking per step and an LFO, Reverb, Delay, Cutoff, Resonance and other goodies. I have had this run a bass line on my Minilogue while the other 5 tracks were used for drums. There are many videos out there about this little machine ( I recommend the one by Cuckoo), but one of the more interesting ones is about granular synthesis, since this unit can loop samples or simple wave forms. This means you can use it as a sampling synthesizer! This is NOT a sampler. You cannot sample directly into it, but you can upload your own samples using MIDI Sysex. The only thing that is not great, are the 6 large pads used to trigger the individual tracks. They are velocity and pressure sensitive, but you do have to hit them much harder than pads from other manufacturers to get full velocity. Getting this unit for the sequencer alone is worth the money!
Posted by Magic on Jun 21, 2019
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Fun but not worth the price3 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Returned this after owning for 3 days. the device was literally falling apart. rubber feet on the bottom fell off. buttons already felt worn. Fun to play with, but 6 tracks really isnt enough to make full tracks. alittle limited in features. better off spending abit more and getting its older brother the digitak.
Posted by Luca on Apr 28, 2019
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This is surely the cheapest and best stand-alone fully functional sampler/groovebox out right now. If you are interested in a drum machine but want a full Gig of custom samples to play with--this is your machine. There are other comparable machines but not with any great sampling abilities. It's light and plastic unlike the solid higher-end Elektron stuff, but it feels good. They put a lot of thought into designing this entry level machine--and bonus--made in Sweden (like all Elektron gear)! I also own the Digitakt and they are quite similar. The MS is a fair bit simpler/stripped down with less editing functions.
Posted by Donovan on Feb 26, 2019
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