New Elka Synthex?

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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by synthroom » Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:27 pm

Bit - have you thought of making your own LaserHarp?

http://www.stephenhobley.com/blog/laser-harp-2009/
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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by Bitexion » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:06 pm

I suck at electronics, but I'd pay that guy to make me one ^^ I've seen several blog/projects of perfectly working laser harps. Although it would probably never see the outside of my livingroom anyway.

Jarre has made so many versions of it for various tours. I like the one where the lasers bend at the top and go out over the audience the most. I think he had it in the mid 90s, it had a huge frame around it, more like an actual harp.

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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by mpa1104 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:21 pm

I'm actually trying to make one at the moment (started over a year ago! :oops: ) in between ongoing repairs to other gear including the venerable VCS3 - priorities and all that. During that time, friend with Synthex turns up ... curse these distractions!
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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by synthroom » Fri May 01, 2015 1:49 pm

mpa1104 wrote:I'm actually trying to make one at the moment (started over a year ago! :oops: )
That sounds like a LOT of my projects... Just like my Laser Harp Project - bought Hobley's plans when he was still selling them, I have the Arduino, but still need to get a big laser for it...
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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by V301H » Fri May 01, 2015 3:54 pm

According to Paul Wiffen one last Synthex was cobbled together for Stevie Wonder using parts from three presumably non-working Synthexes. Why would they have to do this if so many parts still existed?
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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by Bitexion » Fri May 01, 2015 4:21 pm

I suppose Elka had shut down so they couldn't get their hands on those parts. They were just nesting in some huge warehouse.

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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by Cerebral Infect » Tue May 05, 2015 4:33 am

Surprised nobody saw it...

http://www.gearjunkies.com/2015/05/the- ... rio-maggi/

Sound it could be digital though, or maybe a mix of digital and analog... Well, we will see.
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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by SKINNYPIG » Tue May 05, 2015 11:45 am

Cerebral Infect wrote:Surprised nobody saw it...

http://www.gearjunkies.com/2015/05/the- ... rio-maggi/

Sound it could be digital though, or maybe a mix of digital and analog... Well, we will see.
this is a VA which has nothing to do with the Synthex re-issue/kickstarter thing from Finland.

apparently Mario Maggi has very very recently copyrighted/trademarked the name 'Synthex' so when/if the analog re-issue comes into existence there's a very good chance they will have to name it something other then Synthex :roll:

there was quite a detailed post about it on Matrixsynth last week

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