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Elka Synthex


Elka Synthex

Every respectable studio is obliged to possess a decent analog synth, the Synthex is my precious analog. It was produced between 1981-85 and came out in three versions; the first didn't have any MIDI at all, the second had a computer interface where you could connect a MIDI converter, the third had factory MIDI. It is made by the Italian organ manufacturing company Elka Orla and designed by Mario Maggi. The Synthex is known for being the sound generator behind the laser harp Jean Michel Jarre used in his concerts. That laser harp sound is actually a factory preset called "Ring mod." and is made by the Synthex promoter Paul Wiffen. Only 1850 Synthex synthesizers were made during the production period. Despite having more features than most other polysynths at the time it was released, the Synthex didn't became a commercial success. Mainly due to the release of the Yamaha DX-7 FM synth in 1983. On the other hand, today the Synthex is a legend!
Read an interesting article from Sound On Sound magazine about the Synthex.

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