1st In-Depth Video Review Of Elektron Digitone FM Poly Synth

When Elektron releases a new synthesizer there's always a lot of interest. And the Digitone is no exception. In this 23 minute in-depth review of the main feature Loopop puts it through its paces.  

Digitone from Elektron was one of the standout announcements at NAMM. It's an 8-voice FM digital polyphonic synthesizer. It looks remarkably similar to the Digitakt drum computer and, despite having just 8-voices sounds like it has a lot more.

Here's a detailed video review of the core features of Elektron's new Digitone from friend of Ask.Audio, Loopop. He's spent the best part of a week with this new synth that combines a modernized FM implementation with a classic subtractive synthesis signal flow, complete with a very capable sequencer.

As well as going through what Digitone is capable of Loopop gives a very useful introduction to what FM synthesis is and how it differs from subtractive synthesis.

If you're interested in discovering more about Digitone, and its features including the envelopes, algorithms, controls, filters, AMP options, effects, LFOs, sequencing, parameter locks, Trig Conditions, Sound Locks, the arpeggiator, and MIDI tracks and FX, then this 23 minute video is exactly what you will enjoy.

Digitone Features

Synth voice features

  • 8 voice polyphony (multitimbral)
  • Multiple FM algorithms
  • 1 × multi-mode filter per voice
  • 1 × base/width filter per voice
  • 1 × overdrive per voice
  • 2 × assignable LFO per voic


  • 4 synth tracks & 4 MIDI tracks
  • 1 arpeggiator per track
  • Polyphonic sequencing
  • Individual track lengths
  • Parameter locks
  • Micro timing
  • Trig conditions
  • Sound per step change

Send & master effects

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

In- and outputs

  • 2 × ¼” audio input
  • 2 × ¼” balanced audio output
  • Headphones output
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port
  • MIDI IN/OUT/THRU ports with DIN sync out 

Digitone Price: 759 USD/779 EUR/699 GBP

Available: NOW

Web: https://www.elektron.se/products/digitone/

Video tutorials: Coming soon to Ask.Audio


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