Elka, Synthex @ 18 April 2017, “No Comments”

syntehx “The best analog synthetizers ever made!
Italian state of the art.
In top condition, 100 % working order!
version 2.
With original midi add-on.
i’ll be absent from 20th april to 6 may for a vacation…
i’ll ship with a safe packaging! ” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 11 April 2017, “No Comments”

synthex “For sale is a rare Elka Synthex analog polysynth.
This is a later model with MIDI in/out/thru.
100% fully functional. Everything is working as it should.
The only issue worth mentioning is a few of the buttons are a little sticky, but they are easy to unstick and it doesn’t effect the performance because they still activate as they should (a little lube might easily fix this). Also there is some tuning/calibration needed when using in stacked double memory/preset mode. In normal mode or panel-double mode it works just as it should. A normal tuning/calibration procedure should cure this issue, I can provide a a technical manual via pdf.
It’s a 220v but for USA buyers I will include a 110v to 220v step up transformer for free if needed.
Cosmetically it shows some wear. The front panel is in nice shape but the wood sides, corners and bottom show numerous dings/scratches/chips. Check out the detailed pictures to make sure you like it.
Demo video available, message me if interested.

Sound: The Synthex one of the legendary great polysynths with huge thick analog pads. So warm and creamy. The build quality is incredible, big knobs & high quality wood. The sound is amazing, huge lush analog awesomeness. The built in chorus is fantastic, and the sequencer section is fun as well. In my opinion sounds fatter than vintage synths like the Moog Memorymoog or SCI Prophet 5 & second only to perhaps the Yamaha CS80. ” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 07 March 2017, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

sytnhex “ELKA SYNTHEX VINTAGE ANALOG SYNTHESIZER SERVICED AND WITH NEW POWER SUPPLY

THIS ONE WAS RECENTLY SERVICED BY RETROLINER IN THE EAST COAST. A BRAND NEW AND BETTER POWER SUPPLY WAS INSTALLED.

IT COMES WITH THE EVEN RARER ELKA STAND AND POUCH FOR THE STAND. ORIGINAL OWNER’S MANUAL.

IT WORKS AND SOUNDS PHENOMENAL.

AND, IT ALSO COMES WITH A CUSTOM MADE FLIGHT TRAVEL CASE BY ENCORE CASES.

A VERY RARE CHANCE TO BUY THIS SYNTH IN A GREAT CONDITION.” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 14 February 2017, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

elkda “Smoke free Environment.” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 13 December 2016, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

synthex ” Zum Verkauf kommt die Synthesizerlegende Elka Synthex in einwandfreiem Zustand.
Es handelt sich um die begehrte erste Revision mit dem besten Klangeigenschaften!

Der Synthex kann gerne besichtigt werden.Hatte eigentlich vor Ihn gegen anderes Equipment wie Jupiter 8 oder Ă€hnl. zu tauschen, jetzt ist er bei Ebay gelandet 😉

Bei Frage etc einfach melden.

Inkl. Manuals und Schematics.

Abholung bevorzugt!!!” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 06 December 2016, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

syntexThe Synthex is a very lush sounding classic analog 8 voice synthesizer. Later versions implemented basic MIDI functions. It has 30 knobs, 6 sliders, 80 switches and a joystick. Powerful sounds with 2 oscillators per note, separate envelope generators, chorus and even a sequencer! The use of stable DCO’s (digitally controlled analog oscillators) and oscillator cross modulation of Pulse Width and a multimode filter made it unique in its time.

There is a cool joystick that replaces traditional pitch/mod wheels and allows for greater variable real-time control over the two LFOs, oscillator and filter modulation. The 6 sliders beside the joystick assign what (LFO, osc and filter) goes to the joystick. Voices can also be layered or split across the keyboard. Other great features include the onboard digital Ring-Modulator, Chorus effect and Dual or Layer modes available. And also a four-track sequencer rounds out this synths host of features. Two of it’s tracks can output MIDI data.

This is just an extremely good analog and unique synth excellent for pads, drones and glistening lead sounds. ”
Link

Elka, Synthex @ 23 August 2016, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

elka “Here’s the rare chance you’ve been waiting for!
Legendary Elka Synthex analog polysynth.

What makes this one special:
117v power set for USA, very rare since most of these are European set 220v.
This is an early unit serial number 705 (I believe they started at 700 so if that’s true then this is the 5th one built).

Functional: 100% fully functional. Everything is working as it should, performs superbly. All keys trigger perfectly, the keyboard plays smoothly, pots are scratchy free and turn easily and smooth.

Cosmetics: Besides a few minor nicks in the wood, the front panel and internal electronics look mint like new shape. What’s so incredibly is that is looks like it was never even touched or played, and most likely kept unused sitting in its case all these years. Take a look at the detailed pictures below including the internal pictures to make sure you like it. The internals look perfect like new with no layers of grim or dust, and the panel graphics are crisp and easy to read without finger smudges or wear. This Synthex has not been abused and used with rust and dying parts like you might find on other old synths, this is a gem ready to last another 40 years!

Sound: The Synthex one of the legendary great polysynths with huge thick analog pads. So warm and creamy. The build quality is incredible, big knobs & high quality wood. The sound is amazing, huge lush analog awesomeness. In my opinion sounds better than a SCI Prophet 5 & as a polysynth second only to perhaps the Yamaha CS80. ” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 21 June 2016, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

synthex “One of the last things to sell, part of a studio move, pains my heart greatly. Serviced, cleaned and PSU recapped a little over a year ago. We have had a few Synthex(s) over the years and this by far has been the cleanest and nicest examples we have ever come across.From a smoke free, power conditioned studio.

Comes with the original stand, which is extremely rare. Looks superb and plays like no other.

The front and face are in excellent shape and the joystick is complete. Everything functions as it should.

There is some scattered wear to the wood, mainly towards the rear, nothing that made me ever want to refinish it (I am very particular about condition). Comes complete with midi expander and setup transformer for 110v use.” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 25 August 2015, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

synthex “Elka Synthex with original midi in very good condition for sale.
This is a top end analogue synthesiser from the early 80’s comparable with the Roland Jupiter-8, Sequential Prophet V and Yamaha CS-80.
Serial number is 1238 out of only 1500 – 1800 ever made.
This particular one has history too. It’s former home were the famous Berlin Hansa (On The Wall) Studios in Germany.
This is a unique chance to get one of these rare and very famous early 80’s eight voice polyphonic synthesisers.
It comes with a soft bag with wheels which was only used to store it in a dry room for a considerable amount of time.” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 02 June 2015, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

synthezx“Elka Synthex with original midi in very good condition for sale.
This is a top end analogue synthesiser comparable with the Roland Jupiter-8, Sequential Prophet V and Yamaha CS-80.
Serial number 1280 out of only 1800 ever made.
This particular one has history too. It’s former home were the famous Berlin’Hansa Studios in Germany.
This is a unique chance to get one of these rare and very famous early 80’s eight voice polyphonic synthesisers.
It comes with a soft bag with wheels which was only used to store it in a dry room for a considerable amount of time.” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 31 March 2015, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

synthex” For sale is a rare Elka Synthex synthesizer. This one is 100% fully functional and in excellent cosmetic shape. Runs on 220v and I will include a high quality 220v to 110v transformer to use in the USA. Everything is working as it should, performs superbly. The Synthex is one of the greatest polysynths ever built. The build quality is incredible, big knobs and high quality wood. The sound is amazing, huge lush analog awesomeness. It has a midi cable to use with midi in/out/thru that attaches to the original 15-pin socket (the cable can be easily removed if wanted, it’s not a permanent hardwire attachment). This is a great chance to own a legendary synth. Don’t miss out! Power cord included, no manual(s). (shipping price includes full insurance and professional packaging via UPS ground domestic service) ” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 27 January 2015, Comments Off on Elka Synthex with MIDI

synthex “Up for sale is Elka Synthex mk2 w/MIDI in outstanding condition.
This instrument is around 30 years old and looks like almost new. The unit will be fully checked, calibrated and serviced and comes in a massive flight case and with original manual. Comes with a 3-month warranty .The sound of this beast is breathtaking.” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 30 December 2014, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

elka synthex” For sale is a rare Elka Synthex synthesizer. This one is fully functional & excellent cosmetic shape. Runs on 220v but I can include a high quality 220v to 110v transformer to use in the USA if needed. Everything is working as it should, the Synthex is one of the greatest polysynths ever built. The build quality is incredible, big knobs & high quality wood. The sound is amazing, huge lush analog awesomeness. In my opinion sounds better than a SCI Prophet 5 & as a polysynth second only to perhaps the Yamaha CS80. It has a midi cable to use with midi in/out/thru. This is a great chance to own a legendary synth. Don’t miss out!” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 16 December 2014, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

synthex” I am selling a used elka synthex there are many scratches on the wood sides. volume is low need to crank up your amp a little for optimum sound 1 preset sound is missing sequencer seems glitchy to me all keys work sounds great otherwise These elkas are the first ones to be built i think its called revision 1 it has no midi it runs on 220 volts which i have a 120 volt converter for it. all oscillators work ……………………………….I am selling as is, no returns, no partial refunds and no scammers…… …………………………………………………… i bought it years ago as is no returns i never had a serious problem with it it works and it sounds damn good..there is no electrical part that you cant get for it if it needs repair in the future. the only ic chip that would cost a little is a CEM 3320 filter chip” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 15 July 2014, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

Bei diesem Synthesizer ist der Begriff “legendĂ€r” wirklich angebracht, denn das ist er ohne Zweifel. Noch dazu ist der Synthex sehr selten. Er gehört in die Reihe der ganz großen analogen Synthesizer wie z.B. Prophet 5, Jupiter 8, Memormoog, CS80, OB8 etc. Vieles von dem, was diese Synthesizer können, kann der Synthex auch, aber er hat vor allem einen eigenstĂ€ndigen, mĂ€chtigen Sound, der ihn bis heute so beliebt und begehrt macht. Nicht nur Jean-Michel Jarre setzt ihn nach wie vor ein und das auch live. Der Synthex hat gegenĂŒber manch anderen Ă€lteren Synths einen besonderen Vorteil: er ist sehr zuverlĂ€ssig, robust und unempfindlich.
Ich verkaufe den Synthex nur, weil ich mein Setup deutlich verkleinere und er dafĂŒr viel zu groß ist. Diese Entscheidung ist mir nicht leicht gefallen, denn er ist einfach ein außergewöhnlich guter Synthesizer.
Das GerĂ€t befindet sich in sehr gutem Zustand mit geringen Gebrauchsspuren (s. Originalfotos). Das Metallpanel sieht sehr gut aus. Die Holzteile des GehĂ€uses haben allerdings wie ĂŒblich einige Macken.
Der Synthex ist groß und schwer, deshalb sind die Versandkosten leider hoch. Selbstabholung ist natĂŒrlich möglich und empfehlenswert.

Lieferumfang:
– GerĂ€t
– Netzkabel,
– Original-Case” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 08 July 2014, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

“Beautifully restored Elka Synthex, serial number 1062.

The instrument has been restored by ourselves, analogia.pl – also, it has just restored woodwork in breathtaking condition. It has to be seen to be believed. It is equipped with JB Emond’s excellent MIDI board retrofit.

Also, will anyone else offer you warranty and money back guarantee if you are not satisfied?

Included in the deal is brand new flightcae. ” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 04 March 2014, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

“I am selling my elka synthex in which i halfheartedly am doing it works great. the sequencer seems problematic to me. the capaciters have been replaced i copied the eproms so there is an extra set . it is non midi this synthex is the first revision it operates on 220 volts i have a converter for it. there are 3 broken keys only visible from the bottom a few scratches on the wooden end caps.” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 26 November 2013, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

” I’m selling my mighty Synthex bought 4 years ago.
It was since then only used in my studio.
Has always performed flawlessly with outstanding sound.
This synth has always been covered and looked after with the utmost care. The only cosmetic blemish is a small scratch shown in the last pic.

This is the third wave of this amazing synth with factory MIDI.
Only 1850 manufactured in the world.
Serial Number: 981
220V” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 11 June 2013, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

“Up for a regrettable sale is my beautiful Elka Synthex complete with it’s original stand (very rare in itself). This is an earlier model and does not have factory fitted midi, but it can be upgraded with a break-out midi box if midi is important to you. I’ve owned this synth for nearly 10 years and it has given me a lot of pleasure. Its sound is unique and inspiring.

It comes with the original factory presets and I’ve left the other bank full of my own presets. (some real good ones in there!) Also included is a copy of the manual and schematics.

From early on in my ownership it developed a small fault, but it is intermittent and can be bypassed. Most of the recordings I have done with it have been whilst it has had this fault, but I’ve bypassed it using the method described below. However, as this has a fault I have to sell it “as is” and as requiring a repair (although it’s given me years of please even with the fault). The fault has never changed or become worse and is down to a loose connection or dirty/faulty contact.

The condition is very good, a few scuffs on the wood sides, but overall – very good, please see pics for more detail. One key has a slight clicking when depressing it but this does not interfere with the sound or triggering. Two screws are missing from the front panel (I never got round to replacing them, but shouldn’t be hard to find) ” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 28 May 2013, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

“ELKA SYNTHEX mit Midi

Verkaufe meinen Elka Synthex inkl. Midi in super Zustand!

Der Synthex kann gerne Besichtigt werden.Hatte eigentlich vor Ihn gegen anderes Equipment wie Jupiter 8 oder Àhnl. zu tauschen, jetzt ist er bei Ebay gelandet

Inkl. Manuals und Schematics.” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 30 October 2012, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

“Elka Synthex
Serial Number:710
MIDI Equipped
117 Volt AC

Included:
Elka Synthex
Original Flight Case
Original Elka Stand + Stand Bag
Original A/C Cable
Original Elka Synthex Schematics (x2)
MIDI break out box
Sustain Pedal

Up for auction is this Elka Synthex in excellent condition. In some instances I’d go as far to say it is in mint condition considering it’s age.

These don’t come around too often as they only made approx. 1600-1800 of these worldwide, and are extremely rare to find second hand.

Also included is the original flight case & original triangular stand, to complete the Elka package.

Midi is installed on this unit, and midi breakout box is also provided.

It has been in kept in it’s flight case since acquired, never gigged or used for the matter.

This particular Synthex had previously been owned by a representative for Elka in Canada, and shows little to no sign of use.

All synth boards test working, and no dropped voices, or other electronic problems.

All pots, knobs, switches, keyboard, and LEDs function properly.

The only issue to highlight is 6 of the potentiometers (knobs) are a bit harder to turn than the rest.

Since they function properly, and don’t skip or crackle, I haven’t opted to spray any de-oxit or any other type of switch lubricant, and keep it entirely stock…

Ships in its flight case covered in bubble wrap, and will be double boxed.” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 26 June 2012, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

:This is an original ELKA SYNTHEX polyphonic synthesizer, mostly made famous in recordings by Jean-Michel Jarre (yes, those presets are on-board). This particular Synthex is in good working order, except that it tends to crash periodically, which basically just blanks it out for a second and it forgets what patch it was on. It’s not that big of a deal, just a minor annoyance in my experience- might be more of a problem if you plan to use this beast live (I never have). Also, some of the knobs are a little hard to turn, but I imagine this is probably an easy enough mechanical issue to fix. This Synthex comes with the much-sought-after factory installed MIDI interface, which is working, though the actual midi functionality is very basic. All other functions work properly as well, including the awesome sequencer. Cosmetically it’s in quite good shape, with minor scuffs/scrapes. The interior is immaculate. Included is the original flight case, which has a few dings in it (see pics) that don’t really affect its functionality. Also included are photocopies of the user and service manuals, as well as an extra fresh battery for the patch memory, which I never got around to installing.” Link

Elka, Synthex @ 24 April 2012, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

“Elka Synthex in fantastic condition.

This Synthex looks and sounds gorgeous. It has been lovingly looked after over the years and I believe it has never gigged. I have owned it for 8 years during which time it has had a quiet studio life (smoke-free environment). Now it’s time for somebody else to enjoy this amazing instrument while I move in to a new direction.

If you’re looking for a Synthex, you know why: the rarity, the fame, the lush sound of a Yamaha CS80 without the weight and maintenance worries (and the ÂŁ12k price tag…), the majesty of a Memorymoog without the unreliability and the rare parts. It is a pleasure to own and play; the Synthex has very few parts that are not easily replaced, so you are near enough guaranteed many years of enjoyment. It is also an excellent investment opportunity if you are so inclined.
This one works absolutely fine. Just before putting it up for sale, I took it to be professionally checked over: it sports a certifiably clean bill of health. I have employed James Walker to look after this machine from Day 1: he was senior engineer for Music Control before launching his own business, which vouches for the quality of his work. In the years I have owned this Synthex, it’s only needed a visit to him once before this check-up in order to replace a logic chip. This proves how reliable it is. The electronics of the Synthex offered here have been thoroughly tested. No problems were found in any of the voice cards or in any of the logic modules. The only fault found was in the 5V power supply which has now been completely revamped. As a matter of precaution, the battery for the memory has also been replaced.

As well as being 100% functional, the cosmetic condition is very good. The front panel is very clean with no dings. The only real fault is a small amount of paint rubbing in the top right as can be seen in the close-up picture – no damage to the metal. The wood-work has wear consistent with this synth’s age and use – ie only a few marks. The keys are in great condition. This is a very clean example which would delight a collector. I have a full set of high-definition pictures which I can email you if you would like to check the aesthetic aspects. Just ask… before you bid.

The serial number is 1315. It comes with factory-fitted MIDI.

It comes with a photocopied manual, a lead for British plugs and a full flight case. The case is very solid and well made. Going by the text on it, it used to hold a Jupiter 8 and at one stage toured with (Elvis?) Costello. The foam on the bottom part has been removed to provide a better fit for the Synthex. The foam in the top part is intact and provides ample protection. When in transit, the top of the joy-stick is unscrewed to prevent damage.

Because it has such a solid flight case, it can be mailed overseas, including Europe and North America. However, if you live outside Europe, please get in touch before bidding in order to finalise shipment costs. The case will be wrapped in bubble-wrap and then cardboard for extra security; the butterfly-clips will be secured with cable-ties.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Elka, Synthex @ 07 February 2012, Comments Off on Elka Synthex


Zum Verkauf steht ein ELKA Synthex

Der ELKA Synthex ist ein seltener und einzigartiger 8-Stimmiger, polyphoner Synthesizer aus dem Italien der frĂŒhen Achtziger-Jahre.
Sein klares, ĂŒbersichtliches Design, die sehr gut bespielbare Tastatur (mit Abstand besser als eine aus dem Jupiter-8, OB-X)
und die “weichen” Fader und Potis gewĂ€hrleisten ein SpielgefĂŒhl der Extraklasse.

Der Synthesizer ist ausgestattet mit einer grossen Bandbreite an Möglichkeiten, er besitzt 2 DCO’s, 2 LFO’s,
einen sehr speziellen 3-Modi Chorus und noch weitere SpezialitÀten wie:

✰ Multimode Filter (HP, BP 1&2, LP)
✰ LFO Routing auf VCF, VCA, PW, OSC A&B, OSC B Ring Modulation & Sync
✰ Äußerst vielseitiger Joystick (kann auf die OSC’s, VCF, LFO2, etc gelegt werden)
✰ Mono / Stereo Mode “Panned Detuning”
✰ Interner (Poly-)Sequencer mit Transponse, NotenlĂ€nge, Step-Edit & Echtzeit
✰ 40 Elka Presets, 40 Benutzer SpeicherplĂ€tze
✰ Glide / Portamento kann unabhĂ€ngig gelegt werden (z.B. nur auf OSC B)
✰ Splitbares Keyboard und viele andere, einzigartige Möglichkeiten!

Es wurden nur ca. 1600 Synthex gebaut, dieses Exemplar dĂŒrfte 1982/83
gebaut worden sein. Es ist die erste Version ohne Midi, jedoch mit zahlreichen anderen AnschlĂŒssen.

Das GerÀt ist auf Betrieb mit 220V ausgelegt.

Folgende Arbeiten wurden erledigt :

★ Innen und Aussen sauber gerinigt
★ Fader und Potis behandelt und gereinigt

FĂŒr sein Alter befindet er sich in einem sehr guten Zustand.

Lediglich an den Holzleisten-Seitenteilen gibt es minimale, altersbedignte AbnĂŒtzungen.

Einziges, optisches Manko: Bei einem Poti fehlt die Abdeckkappe, wird aber mitgeliefert (original Ersatzteil)

Bei den 6 Fadern haben 2 Abdeckungen gefehlt, wurden aber durch 6 andere, passende ersetzt,

die originalen Faderkappen werden aber natĂŒrlich mitgeliefert.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Elka, Synthex @ 25 October 2011, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

“ELKA SYNTHEX

MIDI VERSION IN PERFECT WORKING CONDITION

I’M SELLING WHAT IS WITHOUT ANY QUESTION MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE POLYPHONIC SYNTHESIZER. IT’S BEEN IN MY HOME STUDIO FOR THE LAST 12 YEARS AND I’M RATHER SAD TO SEE IT GO, BUT UNFORTUNATLY I REQUIRE MONEY FOR OTHER INVESTMENTS.

I’M NOT GOING TO GO INTO TECHNICAL DETAILS ABOUT THE SYNTH, IF ANY ONE IS SERIOUS ABOUT WANTING THIS KEYBOARD THEY WILL KNOW WHAT’S INSIDE IT. I BELIEVE THIS VERSION WAS MADE IN 1983 OR 1984 AS IT HAS MIDI AND THE FIRST VERSION MADE IN 1981 DID NOT.

EVERYTHING WORKS PERFECT.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Elka, Synthex @ 16 August 2011, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

“This listing is for an Elka Synthex vintage analog synthesizer (220V version…if purchased in the US you will need a converter). The unit is 100% functional and while there are a few things to note it is still in good cosmetic condition as well. It’s got a few dings and scratches on the wood, one of the slider caps broke off (the slider still works and is accessible though), The pitch/mod joystick is missing it’s tip pieces (still works perfectly though) and it’s missing a knob cap which is available from www.virtual-music.at. The face is in great condition and it sounds awesome. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Elka, Synthex @ 05 April 2011, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

“In dieser Auktion verkaufe ich meine ELKA SYNTHEX POLYPHONIC ANALOG SYNTHESIZER MIT MIDI. Der Synthesizer ist optisch und technisch in einem 100% Zustand. Alle Knöpfe und Schalter funktionieren perfekt. Die Stimmung ist auch gut (keine Driften Oszillator) und Der Sequenzer funktioniert super. Es gibt minimal Benutzer Markierungen auf dem Boden. Sie können dieser Synthesizer abholen in den Niederlanden (PrĂ€ferenz), aber ich kann den Elka auch senden (NICHT FREI)” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Elka, Synthex @ 08 March 2011, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

“Elka SYNTHEX aus der erste serie ,,kein midi , das gerĂ€te funzioniert nicht ,,, , Zustand gut ,,,Gebraucht ohne garantie ..” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Elka, Synthex @ 26 October 2010, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

“For sale an Elka Synthex analogue synth.

Brief specs: 8 voice polyphonic analogue synth, 2 oscillators per voice with all the usual waveshapes. Single/ dual or 2 part split modes (split mode: 4 voices on each split with seperate outputs on the rear for upper/ lower), 4 track sequencer, fantastic filter- 24db low pass, 12db and 6db band pass and 12db high pass filter modes. Extensive modulation possibilities and routing, unique programmable glide section independant for each oscillator. Amazing 3 stage chorus ensemble. 2x LFO’s, 2x ADSR envelope generators, 40 patch presets and 40 user memories.

This Synthex has just been fully serviced and has had the power supply capacitors replaced. It is in full working order and good cosmetic condition, it does have some minor cosmetic imperfections here and there but nothing worth worrying about, check out the auction pictures.

This Synthex has factory midi installed.

Comes with some accessories- full ATA flightcase custom made for the Synthex (brand new), user manual and full (large A3) schematics, also including some spare IC’s, 2x CEM 3320 filter chips and 3x BBD’s for the chorus circuit.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Elka, Synthex @ 12 October 2010, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

“For sale is the legendary ELKA Synthex in very good and working condition with midi. There is a lot and I mean a lot of information about this synth on the net, just Google for it! It really has legendary status now. Many people believe it’s the best sounding analogue 8 voice polyphonic synthesizer ever made! It’s in the Roland Jupiter 8 and Sequential Prophet 5 league type of synthesizer and this particular model has history too. It has spent it’s earlier days at the Berlin Hansa Studio (Bowie, Iggy, Japan, Depeche Mode etc.) in Germany. The serial number is 1238 of only between 1500 and 1800 ever made (people are unsure about that). The last model was made for Stevie Wonder after production already stopped. More famous players: ELP, Jamiroquai and Jean Michel Jarre. Viewing in west London welcome!!!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Elka, Synthex @ 18 May 2010, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

“allo,

I sell my vintage ELKA SYNTHEX analog polyphonic synthesizer.

It’s been bought new in 1985 in Milan, Italy and it’s always been kept in a clean studio since then.
Never gigged nor toured; just never moved out my recording studio.

It works perfectly and I never had any kind of trouble with it. It still works like its first day of life.

It comes with the original stand and legs, including the rare vinyl carrying bag to protect’em.
In addition, the original Elka MIDI interface to plug into the onboard
“computer port” is included, providing a basic but solid MIDI in/through/out connection.

I just uploaded the Factory Patches into the synth’ memory, that include the famous “laser sound” used by Jean Michel Jarre.

I no longer have the original user manual, but I’ll be happy to provide the winner an electronic copy of it.

Not only: the winner will also get an original vintage Synthex german 4 pages flyer, kept like new.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Elka, Synthex @ 13 April 2010, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

“Old, rare, analog

ok, who cares? There’s lots of old rare analog gear floating around these days. Why should a Synthex stand out? After all, it’s not made by Moog, ARP, or Roland. What’s the big deal anyway?

Fans of Jean Michel Jarre can sit down – you know one answer. Fans of great analog chorus circuits can sit down, you know another answer. Fans of big beefy polysynths with multi-mode filters (rarer than hen’s teeth) can sit down, you know yet another answer.

In my opinion (whatever that’s worth plus the fact I’m actually selling this guy), the Synthex is the best sounding analog polysynth ever made. I’ve owned them all – MemoryMoog, CS-80, Jupiter-8, Matrix 12, Chroma, the list goes on. When I cut my studio down to the bare bones, this Synthex survived the cut. I’ve changed my direction and decided that it was time to sell this one.

As a side note – I’ve owned a few Synthexes over the years and this one always sounded better than the others. I’m not sure if this is a prototype or just an early production run, but it certainly differs from the standard production models you’ve seen for sale in the past. The circuit boards inside have some differences, the casing is certainly different – no stand mounts, the bottom is the same wood as the side panels, no serial number plate, and slight differences in the front panel lettering.

To keep this Synthex running for the next 20 years, I recapped all the circuit boards and the power supply. It’s nice and stable and sounding like it did 25 years ago. I checked all the switches and had to replace 1 that was acting up. I saved the original, so if you have a desire to refurb the original switch and put it back in, you can.

The Synthex runs on 230 volts, and I have a step up transformer included if you happen to live in a 120 volt country (like the US). I also have the owners manual and service manual and a few extra switches if you ever need them.

Take a look at the pictures and decide if this Synthex is for you. I hate to bring up the craziness that seems to be happening with analog synth prices, but for better or worse, these things seem to be appreciating faster and faster as time goes on. You only have to look at the CS-80 and Jupiter-8 prices to know what I mean.

I will ship worlwide, but know that the Synthex is a big and heavy beast. I will pack it well for travelling, but since I have no control over how well it is handled, I have to say this sale is ‘as-is’. If you want to drive and pick it up, that would be great too. The Synthex is currently working 100% and I did a basic calibration on it before I closed the lid. It is sounding awesome and is ready for you to play.

Still more about the Synthex – I know by now all you guys that read these ads (any girls look at this stuff?) understand that Google is your friend and you can find tons of cool information and videos and audio clips on the web about pretty much anything ever made, right? However, I wanted to take a couple minutes to point out some features that might not be immediately obvious.

The left side has a couple nice features – the joystick and 6 sliders make it easy to route modulation to the oscillators, filter, and to do pitch bending. Being a joystick, you can push it diagonally to get more complex modulations happening and the sliders are a quick and easy visual reference for the amount of modulation being applied. The LFO section actually has 2 separate routings with separately adjustable depth for each path. This makes it easy to get a light filter mod happening while you also have a deeper pulse width modulation going at the same time.

The filter has been much talked about. True, useful multimode filters in analog polysynths are rare. Many synths will give you a good low pass filter with resonance and then throw in a mostly useless high pass filter as well (or sometimes not even that). A lot of the coolest Synthex sounds come from using the high pass or band pass filters with resonance and some modulation. That creates sounds that you simply can’t get on any other polysynth, classic or modern.

The chorus. Ahh, the chorus. Sometimes I feel guilty about leaving some level of chorus on most of the time. The Synthex sounds so good without the chorus, but when you turn it on, it takes it to another level. Pure buttery bigness. yum!

Last, but certainly not least is the sequencer. Very cool little thing. Multiple tracks, realtime transpose, realtime tempo control, tracks can have different lengths, simple to use. More than a scratchpad – it can be your partner in creativity.

So, that’s a little bit more for you to consider.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Elka, Synthex @ 30 March 2010, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

“Sie bieten hier auf DEN Dreamsynth: einen ELKA SYNTHEX mit Midinterface in absolutem Bestszustand.

INKLUSIVE ORIGINAL ELKA SYNTHEX STÄNDER und FLIGHTCASE

Technisch perfekt funktionsfÀhig und optisch nahezu im Neuzustand (minimale Kratzer sind vorhanden, siehe Bilder)

Dieser Synthex hat eine Seriennummer unter 1000, d.h. deutlich krĂ€ftigeren Sound als die Modelle ĂŒber 1000 (erst ab ca. sn1200 war das Midi-interface Standard, dieser frĂŒhe Synthex ist mit einem original Midi-interface nachgerĂŒstet worden.)

Der Sequencer bietet bei diesem Synthex ein besonderes Feature, da nur sehr wenige Synthex-Modelle implementiert haben:

Der Sequencer arbeitet exklusiv im Step-mode, der Gate Regler funktioniert hier als “Groove” Regler, man kann hier stufenlos die sequencen mit “groove/shuffle versehen, und das mit einem sehr extremen Regelbereich!

Die Versandkosten sind SchĂ€tzwerte, ich werde nach Auktionsende die gĂŒnstigste Versandart ausfindig machen.

Ich empfehle jedoch dringenst, diesen Synth in Berlin mit einem PKW-Kombi abzuholen, ich denke dieses “SchĂ€tzchen” ist eine Reise Wert und hat einen 100% sicheren Transport verdient.

Auf Anfrage kann der Synthex gerne in Berlin Mitte besichtigt werden!

Paypal bitte nur fĂŒr KĂ€ufer außerhalb europa und nur wenn es nicht anders geht, die GebĂŒhren sind mittlerweile 10-11%!!!
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INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS WELCOME!!!

You are bidding on the DREAMSYNTH of this Planet: The ELKA SYNTHEX with MIDI in absolutely amazing condition!

THIS AUCTION INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL ELKA SYNTHEX STAND & FLIGHTCASE

Technically in perfect working order and in stunning optical condition, like new (minimal tiny scratches are here and there, please look at the pics closely)

The Sequencer of this Synthex has a very special feature, which is not implemented in many Synthex:

The Sequencer does operate in Stepmode exclusively, the Gate knob works like a “grovove-shuffle controller with extreme values! Very cool, groovy & unique!!!

The Shipping-costs are just estimated, i will determine the exact, best, safest and cheapest shipping method after the auction has ended.

Pickup in berlin is recommended, shipping of a Synthmonster like this is always a risk.

Paypal only if you have no other payment option, please, the fees are way too high, 10-11%!!!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Elka, Synthex @ 19 January 2010, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

synthex “The synthex is a very lush sounding classic analog 8 voice synthesizer. Later versions implemented basic MIDI functions. It has 30 knobs, 6 sliders, 80 switches and a joystick. Powerful sounds with 2 oscillators per note, separate envelope generators, chorus and even a sequencer! The use of stable DCO’s (digitally controlled analog oscillators) and oscillator cross modulation of Pulse Width and a multimode filter made it unique in its time.
There is a cool joystick that replaces traditional pitch/mod wheels and allows for greater variable real-time control over the two LFOs, oscillator and filter modulation. The 6 sliders beside the joystick assign what (LFO, osc and filter) goes to the joystick. Voices can also be layered or split across the keyboard. Other great features include the onboard digital Ring-Modulator, Chorus effect and Dual or Layer modes available. And also a four-track sequencer rounds out this synths host of features. Two of it’s tracks can output MIDI data.

(from synthmuseum.com)

“Perhaps the best of [the Italian synths] was Elka’s Synthex, an eight-voice polysynth with an on-board four-track digital sequencer. The Synthex began as an outside project by Mario Maggi, but was developed, manufactured, and distributed by Elka in an attempt to break into the professional keyboard market. It boasted more features than its contemporaries, the Prophet-10 and the OB-Xa. The Synthex had a multi-mode filter, cross-modulation capabilities, three levels of good quality chorusing, and a sequencer that was a breeze to use – a rarity in the pre-MIDI days. The fact that it bore the Elka name seemed to put a lot of people off. Elka persevered, however, making the sequencer multi-timbral and adding MIDI as a retrofit.

This is truly a wonderful machine. I’ve owned it for more than ten years, and it never went outside my studio. Although it’s from the eighties, it still looks almost new. The sounds are still impressive, clear and crisp. With this synth you don’t need much else. Use the sequenser and layer mode for days of experimental pleasure, or use it in a midi setting. It has the factory midi. Not very complicated, but good enough. Copy of the manual is included. All functions work 100% On the internet is plenty of information to find about this beautiful synth. Good sound examples on synthesizer.at downloads synthex workshop.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Elka, Synthex @ 29 September 2009, Comments Off on Elka Synthex

elka_1 “Hallo,

very reluctantly, I’m forced to sell my ELKA SYNTHEX vintage analog MIDI polyphonic synthesizer.

It’s been bought in Milan, Italy, in 1985 by my ex-piano teacher who kept it in his clean studio through 20+ years before
selling it to me.

It is complete by its factory MIDI interface (plugged in the rear interface,see pic), the original metal stand including the vinyl carrying case.

It sounds very terrific and still looks beautiful and nearly new. There’s a small scratch in the right wooden side (see pic) but that’s it.

This synth sounds way better than many other machines I’ve had, including the Prophet 10 and the Oberheim 4 Voice, not to mention its
deep programmability and the chance of having 3 different filters onboard, a 4 tracks sequencer and the joystick.

In addition, I’ll give the winner a small collection of original articles concerning the Synthex I found on vintage magazines, such as
Keyboard (DE and US) and Beat Instrumental.

The Synthex will be shipped with the original factory patches preloaded in, plus a backup of the patches in Sysex. format.

Shipping:
The Elka Synthex is a heavy and delicate machine, and it will be shipped worldwide with UPS courrier ONLY, as they are, to my
knowledge, the only company who can take care of pick it up at my place and professionally pack it and ship it through the globe.
This will end up being expensive, but I want the winner to receive the synth in the same exact perfect conditions the synth will
leave my studio alike.
So that, the shipping cost indicated below is purely indicative.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay. elka_2elka_3elka_4