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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:11 pm    Two ELKA Solist 505 test tracks... Reply with quoteBack to top

Recently I had the good fortune to buy my first analog vintage synth - a rather humble instrument though, an ELKA Solist 505 monophonic lead synthesizer from the late 1970ies.

Humble, yes, but it has two advantages:

1.) it was affordable Wink

2.) Rumor has it that they built it with an unlicensed (an therefore not officially announced) Moog filter...

This is how it looks like:

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And on my rehearsal SoundCloud thingy You find two quick test tracks I recorded with it - quite retro sounding, might be fun to one or the other of You:

https://soundcloud.com/fuer-raum-und-zeit/elkasy-solo-sound-test

https://soundcloud.com/fuer-raum-und-zeit/elkaro-multitracking-test

Oh, and when You're already over there anyway, why not have a listen on this extended improvisation from February, a reheasal session for my living room concert two weeks later, actually...

https://soundcloud.com/fuer-raum-und-zeit/studio-live-rehearsal-february

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:34 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

The best description of this instrument I found on the net is from the German EM musician and vintage synth specialist Till Kopper (one half of the duo EL-KA).

Actually, it was him who sold me this synth and even brought it right to my living room without charing any shipping fees - a big "thank You" to him!

If You're interested in the technical aspects, have a look at his page, please:

http://till-kopper.de/elka_solist505.html

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:38 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Very nice, Michael!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:19 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« Artemi » wrote:
Very nice, Michael!


Oh, thank You very much, Artemi! Smile

At least I can state that it was big fun...!

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Congretulations Michael Smile

Today I'm going to buy my first analogue synth apart from my Monotrons: a Doepfer Dark Energy II.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:49 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Nice track full of cool sounds.

I know it had to be hard for Till to part with one of his ELKAs.

My first keyboard was an ELKA Rhapsody around 1975.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:02 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« SynthexOne » wrote:
Congretulations Michael Smile

Today I'm going to buy my first analogue synth apart from my Monotrons: a Doepfer Dark Energy II.


Thanks a lot!

Oh yes - I've read a lot about the Dark Energy and also listened to some demos. Fascinating instrument - sure You'll have fun with it!


« Qrazy Synth Man » wrote:
Nice track full of cool sounds.

I know it had to be hard for Till to part with one of his ELKAs.

My first keyboard was an ELKA Rhapsody around 1975.


And thanks a lot, too!

Well, Till seemed quite happy to sell it to me, actually... Wink

I think he needed space in his studio (for some other, and quite likely much cooler, synth, he told me, but I confess it escapes me which one it was at the moment...)

I'd love to have an ELKA Synthex (Sic!) actually...

http://www.vintagesynth.com/elka/elkasyn.php

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