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Red Sound EleVAta

Post by man-009 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:55 pm

I just may have got lucky? I just bought one like new in the box old stock for $200, $12 shipping on ebay. So did I do good? I heard they suck but wanted to try one for myself. Thanks for any info. They were asking over $700. Going to review it for my book I am working on for starnge synths. The guy liked that my book is near completed and due out 2014. I will add it to the list. EleVAta will complete my book.

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Re: Red Sound EleVAta

Post by Hugo76 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:21 pm

You're doing a book on synths? Sounds awesome! :-D What will the title be?

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Post by meatballfulton » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:24 pm

I had one a few years ago, it sounded OK but for whatever reason would lock up all the time on me.

I hope you have better luck with yours :?
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Re: Red Sound EleVAta

Post by man-009 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:28 am

seller was way off on description. ended up not being tested. had a broken knob and missing the joy stick..lol. and was not in original box and also missing the powercord. wtf? i got refunded. the book is about obscure synths and the worst ones ever made. working on the name still. he put it back on ebay with the proper description. wasted my time. now he has it listed for $400 or something.

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Post by Hugo76 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:51 am

Sounds like a great project, good luck to you, sir! I'll be getting a copy of your book, so keep us posted on the progress :-)

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Post by Bitexion » Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:13 am

It would be fun to read about the WORST synths ever made, instead of reading about the best ones all the time :)
I want that book. I hope you finish it.

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Re: Red Sound EleVAta

Post by synthparts » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:50 pm

I used to have an Elevata. I would definitely classify it as one of the worst sounding VA synths I've had along with the OB-12...
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Re: Red Sound EleVAta

Post by Hugo76 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:04 pm

Maybe some generous member of VSE could loan you the synth? Could be worth to ask... :-)

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Re: Red Sound EleVAta

Post by Psy_Free » Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:25 pm

synthparts wrote:I used to have an Elevata. I would definitely classify it as one of the worst sounding VA synths I've had along with the OB-12...
I actually think the OB-12 is one of the better VAs. OK forget the abysmal onboard effects, the dire presets, the dying LCD screen, & the speaker destroying 'FM' , it can actually sound superb. It can also sound way more like a real analogue than most other VAs I can think of. I guess like anything it's down to personal preferences.

I would definitely buy a book on strange & bad synths too. Will you make limited signed & numbered editions available to VSE members ? ;)
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Re: Red Sound EleVAta

Post by droolmaster0 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:33 pm

man-009 wrote:I just may have got lucky? I just bought one like new in the box old stock for $200, $12 shipping on ebay. So did I do good? I heard they suck but wanted to try one for myself. Thanks for any info. They were asking over $700. Going to review it for my book I am working on for starnge synths. The guy liked that my book is near completed and due out 2014. I will add it to the list. EleVAta will complete my book.
Well, obviously if it's in a book, it's worth well over $200.

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Re: Red Sound EleVAta

Post by meatballfulton » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:31 pm

man-009 wrote:seller was way off on description. ended up not being tested. had a broken knob and missing the joy stick..lol. and was not in original box and also missing the powercord.
Gotta love it...this was on ebay with pictures? Hard to hide a missing joystick :?
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Re: Red Sound EleVAta

Post by Bitexion » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:53 am

Doesn't have to be pictures of the actual item on ebay. He could have just downloaded them from somewhere and uploaded to his auction, claiming they are his.

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Re: Red Sound EleVAta

Post by Dano » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:33 am

If I remember correctly, the EleVAta was produced in fairly low numbers - I'm thinking no more than 500. If that's true then at least you have somewhat of a rarity but I may be off on the number I quoted above.

(My Redsound DarkStar XP2 would also lock up from time to time.)

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Post by Hugo76 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:28 am

Dano wrote:If I remember correctly, the EleVAta was produced in fairly low numbers - I'm thinking no more than 500. If that's true then at least you have somewhat of a rarity but I may be off on the number I quoted above.

(My Redsound DarkStar XP2 would also lock up from time to time.)
I think I read 250 somewhere...

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