Digital Systemic Emulations has released Elsita-V, an emulation of the RMIF Elsita vintage drum machine from the USSR.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
The Elsita is a soviet analog machine produced from 1989 until 1991, when RMIF went bankrupt. Although being released in a pretty late period, the Elsita was built following old standards from the mid 70’s/early 80’s : fully analog (as you can see on the picture), trigger-only, with big knobs.
The Elsita has 4 channels, which are not perfectly identical, at least on my model. It sounds more like a A/B/A/B disposition (As the colors suggest actually), but they all have the same parameters. Check the oscilloscope snapshot at the back of the page!
With the emulation I added a folder containing various sounds I made with the original machine, so that you can play with original sounds, or with more versatile, clean sounds from my VST 🙂
Pricing and Availability
Elsita-V is available as freeware/donationware. The mono output version of the plugin is a free download in VST/VST3 and AU formats for Windows and Mac. A version with 4 outputs is available upon donation.