Sloping design only on A4?

Why dont Electron use the same sloping design they use on the A4 for all their boxes? It make sense to.

What do you mean by sloping design?

Do you mean the A4 Mk2? They also used the same case design for the Rytm Mk2.


Yes. The design means the face is angled towards you. Not featured on the OT1 or 2 or DT or DN. Im just wondering why.

i want to have env slopes on digitone

I don’t know why. But this 4€ wonder did the trick for me:


Theres workarounds yes but why not have the design across the whole range?

It makes sense doesn’t it.

well, they were all designed before those and some like the arrangement for playing live standing where slopes aren’t as convenient - the M:S might have a slope, not sure

It’s a slightly odd question - maybe it’s better looked at in the broader sense for any or all gear, I like both styles and I see advantages, it depends on how you interact - the alu boxes look super pro with a wedge look - but you can’t stack things on them once the deck saver is on quite so conveniently as with the og boxes - there’s no real answer, but the devices listed essentially all predate the analog MK2s

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But the A4 is used in live performance isn’t it? Also the Rhythm. I cant figure a rhyme or reason why they have done this… I thought it maybe the internal layout. Nothing else springs to mind.

yeah, but the greater the slope the more of a hand problem if standing, may be okay for most - it seems to me the mk2 machines look more like stay at home studio units

I’ve no idea how folk can use any elektron when they’re racked like the face of a MS20 in some of those stands - need to be a contortionist to play those with any fluidity

It looks good, it’s a change, maybe the chassis design will make more sense if they drop a mixer or similar into that form factor - who knows - I doubt there’s a definitive way to interpret this


^ this.

Also 100% agreed on the MS20 angle comment. :laughing:

That said I’ve done standing performances with both the AR1 and AR2. The only part of the design that I don’t think is an improvement (at least for me) is the space required for transporting it. That said, I do like both designs a lot, but greatly appreciate the increased real estate while performing. Going back to the MK1 feels a bit claustrophobic by comparison tbf.


Personally I like the flat designs of the OT and the mk1’s and the old silver boxes and the digitone, etc. Makes them easy to pack, easy to stack, etc. Something of importance to me who has limited space.

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BYO Slope with Coolfeet.
I have three sets.

got the idea from an old school Tarekith elektron-users recommendation.

Yes. If i had to choose id take a slope any day.

Thats cool.!

I’d prefer extendable feet to a surface that has a slope, Like how projectors have.

I prefer the flat original box design.

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I love the og design but with expanding feet they could have kept the original flat design and still had the option for ergonomic positioning.

I prefer to do the positioning myself. When sloping is built in you no longer have the option to work flat, which I really like when standing. A minor, but one of the many reasons I will not upgrade to the new design of the AR and A4 MK2s shape.