New Elka Synthex?

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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by Bitexion » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:35 pm

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.
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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by commodorejohn » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:09 am

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.
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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by ranzee » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:16 am

my fav vintage synth ... can't wait 'til the details emerge

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Re: New Elka Synthex?

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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by Broadwave » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:21 am

I'm not so sure about the Elka revival. The Synthex will no doubt be expensive, and would anybody want a Rhapsody these days?
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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by Hybrid88 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:58 pm



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-)

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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by Bitexion » Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:18 pm

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.

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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by madtheory » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:25 pm

Dare I speculate about a rackmount or desktop version...?

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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by Bitexion » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:56 pm

I hope not. 1:1 or nothing.

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

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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by analoglsd » Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:28 pm

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.

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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by Blue Orion Synthwave » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:38 am

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.
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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by Bitexion » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:37 pm

I wish I had $3300 to dispose of as I pleased, but alas, I don't.

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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by sneakthief » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:16 pm

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.
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Re: New Elka Synthex?

Post by vicd » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:20 pm

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.

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