Year of manufacture1981
Production period4(1981 -84)
Waveforms4+3(Saw, Square, Triangle, Pulse + PWM + White & Pink Noise)
Filters1(Low-, 2 Band-, High-pass, -24/-6/-12/-12 dB/octave)
Features8(Joystick, Hold, Osc.-sync, Chorus, Ringmodulation, Glide, Portamento, Sequencer)
The Elka Synthex with a joystick and 8-voice polyphony has an extremely solid sound that can be shaped by onboard effects like chorus. Unfortunately, the synth has never had the success on the market that it deserved.
Artists like Jean Michel Jarre love and use the synth in the studio and on stage. Maybe you know one of the Synthex presets from Jean Michel Jarre’s Laser Harp performances!
And also other artists were enthusiastic about the Elka sound: Shortly before the production was completely stopped, a last synthex was built especially for stevie Wonder.