The IndieGoGo campaign to produce a reissue of the classic Elka Synthex synthesizer has failed to meet is $414,000 goal, despite the high-profile backing of Jean-Michel Jarre. Organizers note that “We’re saddened that we did not reach the funding target. This unfortunately means that Elka Synthex will not be coming back.” They add that all… Read More Elka Synthex Reissue Campaign Fails To Meet Goal
Information has leaked out, via sequencer.de, on a new synth design, the Elka Synthex 2, from the creator of the original Synthex. The Synthex 2 is designed by Mario Maggi, creator of the original Synthex. It is intended as a modern Synthex update and is not related to the recently announced Elka Synthex reissue.
Generalmusic has announced that the reissued Elka Synthex is now available to pre-order, for backers of their IndieGoGo campaign. Originally produced from 1981 to 1985, only a small number of the Elka Synthex synthesizer were ever made. The 8-voice analog synth has been used prominently by Jean Michel Jarre, Duran Duran, Stevie Wonder and others.… Read More Elka Synthex Now Available To Pre-Order
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Finnish keyboard and pro audio products manufacturer Generalmusic – which announced plans earlier this year to reintroduce its ‘legendary brands’ GEM, LEM and ELKA – has gone live with a new site, dedicated to Elka. No details are available on the site yet. Instead, the site is focused primarily on gathering email addresses to gauge interest.
UVI today introduced Vintage Legends – a software synth bundle, for Mac & PC, that features virtual recreations of 6 iconic synths. Here’s what they have to say about Vintage Legends: Take 6 iconic vintage synthesizers, carefully restore them, create a massive array of presets and deeply multi-sample them, professionally process and master the sounds,… Read More UVI Vintage Legends Recreates 6 Classic Synths