Elektron's Analog RYTM MKII is a powerful and advanced drum machine and sampler, but getting to grips with it could seem daunting at first. In this short video from the course Elektron 206 - RYTM: Beats and Samples, experienced producer and beat maker Thavius Beck walks you through the structure of the instrument - how it's put together, how it's laid out and its workflow.
Understanding the hierarchy of RYTM MKII and how the different sections work together will help you get a handle on beat making much more quickly. Thavius explains what each section does as well as how to load a kit and prepare to get started programming a beat. The rest of the videos in the course will give you a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about RYTM MK2 so check them out as well!
Elektron 206 - RYTM MK2: Beats and Samples
The ultimate analog/digital hybrid drum machine just got better. Thanks to its distinctive analog sound and its new sampling capabilities, the Analog RYTM MKII now truly offers limitless sound design possibilities. Join artist and producer Thavius Beck in this 2 hours+ course, and get ready to harness this powerful rhythm maker!
Thavius starts the course with a detailed overview of Analog RYTM’s data structure. This is where you learn about projects, kits, patterns, and how everything is organized. He then demonstrates how to start from scratch with a blank template, and how to create, save and load your own projects and kits.
Next, Thavius dives right into the major new feature of the Analog RYTM MK2: sampling! After recording different sounds from his trusty OP-1 synth, he demonstrates how to get creative with sound design, and how to record patterns by playing the pads live, or by programming Elektron’s infamous step sequencer. Next thing you know, you’ll have your first beat blasting! You’ll also learn the best workflows and strategies to get the most of your Analog RYTM MK2, such as using P-Locks, Retrigs, micro timing, Copy/Paste techniques, how to tweak your song live with Scene and Performance modes, and a lot more.
So sit back and join producer and trainer Thavius Beck in this 20-tutorial course, and get ready to become a RYTM expert.