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NAMM 2014: New Elektron drum machine on the way?

NAMM 2014: Elektron has been storing its new NAMM release as if it were a hibernating tortoise - tucked away in a box.

But now that box has been opened, and we can see that the company been hiding what appears to be not a reclusive hard-shelled reptile, but a drum machine of some description.

We can see that there's a grid of Maschine-style coloured pads, plus a plentiful control set. There's talk of this being an update to Elektron's popular Machinedrum, though that's pure speculation at this stage.

We'll have more details later this week - as, presumably, will the Elektron website.

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology.