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ELKA ressurected!

Post by Rokk » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:27 pm

YES?

Elka re-issue? LEM? Bit 99? E? This Namm is going to be crazy!

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Re: ELKA ressurected!

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:50 pm

Rokk wrote:YES?

Elka re-issue? LEM? Bit 99? E? This Namm is going to be crazy!
Great.

Elka Solist 505, Elka EK 22. Fantastic stuff.

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Re: ELKA ressurected!

Post by vcs3 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:05 am

Prepare for a Elka Synthex XXI century version :-)

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Re: ELKA ressurected!

Post by Sir Ruff » Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:32 am

Realistically (and we know this), it's going to be more workstations/organs, yadda yadda... no 21st Synthexes are going to be made.
Do you even post on vse bro?

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Re: ELKA ressurected!

Post by Carey M » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:16 am

Sir Ruff wrote:Realistically (and we know this), it's going to be more workstations/organs, yadda yadda... no 21st Synthexes are going to be made.
From what I'm hearing, it's indeed going to be more Digital Pianos and that kind of stuff, but the people behind this have also talked about re-issuing the Synthex.

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Re: ELKA ressurected!

Post by Bitexion » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:21 am

Hm...well, the Synthex was a one-off project, Elka just bought into the idea of a single guy and realised his polysynth dream. Then slammed the Elka logo on it. They were an organ manufacturer, not a polysynth giant..and the Synthex kind of bombed too, being released just as the new digital era arrived.

And ironically that synth is the only thing people know them for now. Everyone knows the Synthex is "the laserharp sound" and not much else even though Jarre used it for all kinds of sounds on Rendez-vous.

If they do a full polysynth rerelease I'll expect prices in the range of the new Prophet, Roland and Yamaha workstations anyway. Way out of my league.

Or we could be getting a "reimagining" like the OB-12 when Viscount took over the Oberheim brand, and released a synth nobody asked for that nobody liked.

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Re: ELKA ressurected!

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:47 am

Sir Ruff wrote: [...] no 21st Synthexes are going to be made.
Only with mini keys.

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Re: ELKA ressurected!

Post by alan partridge » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:53 am

Bitexion wrote:Hm...well, the Synthex was a one-off project, Elka just bought into the idea of a single guy and realised his polysynth dream. Then slammed the Elka logo on it. They were an organ manufacturer, not a polysynth giant..and the Synthex kind of bombed too, being released just as the new digital era arrived.

And ironically that synth is the only thing people know them for now. Everyone knows the Synthex is "the laserharp sound" and not much else even though Jarre used it for all kinds of sounds on Rendez-vous.

If they do a full polysynth rerelease I'll expect prices in the range of the new Prophet, Roland and Yamaha workstations anyway. Way out of my league.

Or we could be getting a "reimagining" like the OB-12 when Viscount took over the Oberheim brand, and released a synth nobody asked for that nobody liked.
At the same time they managed some kind of integration with the sound of their instruments. The Synthex has got tones in common with their other dco and later digital instruments, and their string synths. I think manafacturers often brought in new technology from outside, and then engineered adaptations to their sound. The EK44 sounds much more like the typical Elka sound than the DX7, for instance.
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Re: ELKA ressurected!

Post by meatballfulton » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:34 am

The Elka I remember was crappy analog e-pianos and string machines in the late 1970s.
I listened to Hatfield and the North at Rainbow. They were very wonderful and they made my heart a prisoner.

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Re: ELKA ressurected!

Post by Walter Ego » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:57 pm

Damn. I just sold an ELKA EK-22 this year. (I don't regret it though)
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Re: ELKA ressurected!

Post by antilles » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:05 pm

meatballfulton wrote:The Elka I remember was crappy analog e-pianos and string machines in the late 1970s.
What's wrong with Elka stringers? The Rhapsody sounds pretty great to me.

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Re: ELKA ressurected!

Post by desmond » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:27 pm

vcs3 wrote:Prepare for a Elka Synthex XXI century version :-)
Virtually modelled.

With mini keys.

With a "modern, futuristic design".

And an iPad dock.

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Re: ELKA ressurected!

Post by syntheticsolutions » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:05 am

ppg_wavecomputer wrote:
Sir Ruff wrote: [...] no 21st Synthexes are going to be made.
Only with mini keys.

Stephen


:lol:
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Re: ELKA ressurected!

Post by Rokk » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:36 pm

syntheticsolutions wrote:
ppg_wavecomputer wrote:
Sir Ruff wrote: [...] no 21st Synthexes are going to be made.
Only with mini keys.

Stephen


:lol:
WHAT IS THAT???

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Re: ELKA ressurected!

Post by Walter Ego » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:31 am

Rokk wrote: WHAT IS THAT???
Hmm...sounds like a Casio organ preset coming out of a toy synthex-shaped box.
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