Synth Museum

"Synthesizer preservation via research and education."

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Welcome to the Elka Gallery

Introducing Elka

Italian organ manufacturer, which delved into synthesizer building in the 80's and later sold the business to General Music. For street prices, see Prepal.

Released Conventional FM
1981 Synthex
1986 EK22 EM22 EK44 EM44 ER44 ER33

Architectural Classes:

  • Additive: Multiple sine wave harmonics are combined.
  • Conventional: Single cycle waveforms, subtractive architecture (filtered harmonics).
  • FM: Oscillators use Frequency or Phase Modulation.
  • Rompler: ROM based samples (often subtractive).
  • Sampler: User recorded samples (often subtractive).
  • Modelling: Digital model, usually involving a Driver and Modulators.