Swedish boutique synthmakers Elektron have introduced Mk. II versions of three of their most popular music-making machines: the Octatrack groove-sampler; the Analog Four, a four-voice table-top synth with multi-part sequencing; and the Analog Rytm drum machine.
Elektron are particularly beloved by electronic music performers who prefer that software and a laptop not be the nerve center of their production rigs. Common to all of the Mk. II hardware is a crisp and contrast-rich OLED display, as well as upgraded pads and endless rotary knobs. All three also boast improvements in the audio signal path in ways relevant to each, from balanced inputs with increased headroom on the Octatrack Mk. II, to "reworked analog circuitry" for "deeper bass" on the Analog Four Mk. II, to the ability to record your own samples on the Analog Rytm Mk. II (which itself is an analog-plus-sampling hybrid of a machine.
Pricing and complete specs for all three can be found on the product page here. Of course Elektron is in touch with us about full reviews of each. We will keep you posted!