Elektron's new eight-voice analogue drum machine Rytm is probably our favourite bit of new kit we've tried at the show.
Its velocity sensitive pads feel good in use, its interface is relatively easy to navigate, the whole thing feels solidly built and it looks great. Crucially, it sounds fantastic too. The drum parts are thick and pack a huge punch, the built-in effects sound great and the analogue filter feels smooth and musical. It instantly sounds massive too, making it great for achieving proper pro-sounding beats in seconds.
We'll have to wait to get our hands on a review unit to make up our mind for sure, but Rytm has left a good first impression. If only its name didn't look like a typo.
Read the Analog Rytm press release