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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:35 pm
by Bitexion
Wow THAT is some seriously interesting news. Let's hope for some good demos soon.

Although Wiffen seems to be suffering from a pretty nasty chest rash, or sunburn. Jarre seem to be an immortal.
He never changes. Photoshop in a purple trenchcoat and it's like 1986 never ended.

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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:09 am
by commodorejohn
If they really are bringing back the CEM chips, I hope they make them available to the general public - it could mean a new lease on life for a whole lot of vintage classics.

Re: New Elka Synthex?

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:16 am
by ranzee
my fav vintage synth ... can't wait 'til the details emerge

Re: New Elka Synthex?

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:09 am
by salwa
Does JMJ wear Joy Division t-shirt? I would never think...

Re: New Elka Synthex?

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:21 am
by Broadwave
I'm not so sure about the Elka revival. The Synthex will no doubt be expensive, and would anybody want a Rhapsody these days?
salwa wrote:Does JMJ wear Joy Division t-shirt? I would never think...
Well, it looks like he does...

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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:03 pm
by radek tymecki

Re: New Elka Synthex?

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:58 pm
by Hybrid88


https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/elka ... neralmusic

Price is out, a little over 3k USD, gotta say I thought it would be about twice that 8-)

Re: New Elka Synthex?

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:18 pm
by Bitexion
Yeah that's not a bad price at all. Puts it in the same price spot as the Motif XF, Jupiter-80s and the like.

Hoping my local store will get one so I can try it out. I've never even seen a Synthex in the wild.

Re: New Elka Synthex?

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:25 pm
by madtheory
Dare I speculate about a rackmount or desktop version...?

Re: New Elka Synthex?

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:56 pm
by Bitexion
I hope not. 1:1 or nothing.

Also bear in mind, this thing is trying to get $435k crowdfunded. If that fails, no money.

Re: New Elka Synthex?

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:28 pm
by analoglsd
I really want to get behind this, but there are way too many unknowns for me to plop down over 3k for a pre-order.

Re: New Elka Synthex?

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:38 am
by Blue Orion Synthwave
Currently at about 25% towards the 400K goal.

Indiegogo Campaign: Elka Synthex synthesisers by Generalmusic

Time will tell if met in time for the 5 week deadline.

Re: New Elka Synthex?

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:37 pm
by Bitexion
I wish I had $3300 to dispose of as I pleased, but alas, I don't.

Re: New Elka Synthex?

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:16 pm
by sneakthief
Look, no midi (or at least perhaps it's an option):

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This picture of the back from their website tells me that they've got a whole bunch of old stock that they want to assemble into working synths:
First the computer interface only appeared as blind metal plate with lettering but without any electronic inside. Most Non-Midi Synthex feature the interface dummy. Well, it was no joke. At least these instruments could have been retrofitted with the above mentioned interface, that held the MIDI Break Out Box in addition.Finally the “Computer Interface” was implemented as standard. It was a simple port that was hooked to the extra box containing MIDI IN/THRU/OUT (MIDI break out box, once again). From now on, MIDI was standard with all Synthex instruments. Most Synthex feature this “Computer Interface + MIDI Break Out Box” solution.

The last 300 instruments simply left out the computer interface. Instead, MIDI was implemented directly in the instrument’s backside. Sadly the simple MIDI functionality did not change, what a shame.
http://greatsynthesizers.com/en/test/el ... c-classic/

Re: New Elka Synthex?

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:20 pm
by vicd
sneakthief wrote:This picture of the back from their website tells me that they've got a whole bunch of old stock that they want to ...
This picture ... is simply very unthoroughly 'shopped, pal. :mrgreen: Shame on their 3D-painter.