FM synthesizers are known for being difficult to program, but they don't have to be. The Elektron Mode:Cycles makes sculpting your tone easy and fun. It's essentially a stripped down version of the company's popular Digitone synthesizer, but stuffed inside the budget-friendly form factor of the Mode:Samples. Of course, some sacrifices were made to get the price down to $299. FM Synthesis explained: Read our full story on Engadget: Get More Engadget: • Like us on Facebook: • Follow us on Twitter: • Follow us on Instagram: • Read more: