I was thinking of spending some money and buying an elektron cycles for FM drums and bass tones, but when I was checking the reviews I became suspicious and skeptical.
Do you think the name ‘cycles’ actually implies that this ‘FM drum synth’ is actually a rompler containing samples of many single cycle waveforms, rather than ‘real oscillators’?
I was watching the reviews and it looks like the pitch knob could be carefully callibrated to only go an octave up, an octave down to hide the aliasing which can occur when pitching up a single cycle waveform sample really high, or the ‘fartiness’ which can occur when pitching them down really low.
So if anyone knows if it is true oscillators or sampled single cycle waveforms inside that box please let me know.
Also, has anyone had any success plugging a drumpad into it and playing the FM drum sounds live from drumpads? Thats the purpose I want it for. The tiny drumpads on the box look sub par for live play…though overall the box is enticing, Im skeptical about making a purchase before I know.