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.
Here is the official intro video:
Here’s what they have to say about it:
The legendary Elka Synthex synthesiser is making a comeback in 2015. Originally produced from 1981 to 1985, only a small number of this iconic synthesiser were ever made. Now it’s making a comeback – and you can make it happen.
By contributing to the campaign, you can be one of the first people to get your own Elka Synthex reissue – at a significantly lower price than what they’ll retail for.
The reissued Elka Synthex synthesisers will be hand-built in Salo, Finland, using a combination of vintage and new components. This way we can ensure that the reissue has that signature Elka sound and user interface that Elka fans love, while making use of technological advances that improve its efficiency.
The Elka Synthex will be available to backers for US $3,181. See the campaign site for details.