Elektron's Model:Cycles is an FM-based instrument that offers maximum sound-sculpting possibilities at an affordable price. Discover all about this powerful digital groovebox in this course by synth expert Rishabh Rajan!
FM synthesis is perfect for creating various types of percussive and melodic sounds. Based on the Digitone FM engine, Model:Cycles offers six different "machines": Kick, Snare, Metal, Perc, Tone, and Chord. Combine all that with Elektron's powerful sequencer, and you have a fantastic and versatile groovebox, perfect for minimal and experimental electronic music. This in-depth course by artist and trainer Rishabh Rajan shows you all you need to know about this mighty instrument.
Rishabh begins the course with an overview of the hardware where you learn about its controls, sequencer and its basic functionalities. Next, Rishabh dives deeper into the unit, revealing everything about the different sound engines and how to use them to create various percussive and melodic sounds. There's a whole section covering the powerful step sequencer where you learn about chance, conditional triggers, live recording and overdubbing. You also discover how to record automation, how to use parameter locks, the pad menu and a lot more...
So sit back and enjoy this 34-tutorial course. Let synth expert Rishabh Rajan show you everything there is to know about Elektron's Model:Cycles!
There's such value in learning with structure, grabbing bits and pieces from YouTube will only get you so far, but this course will give you a solid foundation from which to launch yourself off from. I feel confident and way more knowledgable about my beloved MC :)
MP wrote on January 1, 2023
Great patient overview of a deceptively deep little machine. I’d taught myself much of this from experimentation and the manual myself, but as with so much Elektron gear, not everything is intuitive, so to have RR walk through all of it with real-use examples really pulled it all together. Great stuff.
Hens Zimmerman wrote on August 14, 2021
Super helpful, lots of great tricks. I learned a lot
ML wrote on March 26, 2021
Yoooooooo this is a really good course. 100% worth the money. Rishabh explains things very clearly and maybe most importantly, CONCISELY. I also really appreciated the quiz at the end. This is my 1st Elektron instrument and even this thing is totally daunting; but this course has really been a big big help. Thx bruv!
Robert wrote on December 6, 2020
Fantastic course on Model: Cycles. The reviewer is very clear, doesn’t move too quickly, and gets all the important points across. I also like that he’s not just teaching button presses but explaining how these concepts fit into your workflow and different use cases. Great job.