Elka EK-44
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Elka EK-44

EK-44, Digital Synth from Elka.

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Valken 07/27/2003

Elka EK-44 : Valken's user review

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It has a 5 octave keyboard CC
It has a controller with a pitch controller integrated modules (one push =
Three connectors noon in thru-out.
Its two outputs, left and right.
A headphone output.
4 controllers Jack ...
- Portamento
- Advanced Perf Reg (Ca I have seen and I'd like to know what that is)
- Sustain
- Volume

A port for cartridges.

64 sounds Intgr factory.
32 internal patch ditable wish.
32 patch via external RAM or ROM cartridge.

I did not find any documentation or utility for exclusive Systmes ds but I ca I made an editor.

11 note polyphony against the 6 of the EK-22

UTILIZATION

The manual What is a?
Well, the keyboard there is a reminder of how it works, it works like that FM technology.
I will not go up to say that the edition is easy or as intuitive as the HS 2000, but with a PERIOD learning how we get so many sounds.
But it is certain that it's easier to edit a sound on the D-110, despite the 8 osciliateurs per track (2 total)

Cot configuration, well there stuff is a bit Nerva, but it's not complicated.

SOUNDS

Sounds, well, there are no tops. Well, not the original ones, except the Tubular Bell makes her great.
I guess he does the music used in the blue.
The effects are nice but there is not a ton either, the only consistent with the status effect is the chorus.

The piano is horrible.
The sound of a trumpet which is not provided with recess is super nice.
Nampers is a home made one is nice too.

Clearly, a synth with pretty sound condition but to hack.

OVERALL OPINION

It must be ten years since I have this synth and I use it more as a keyboard matre than anything else.
The touch keyboard is great and that's a beautiful particularity of Elkas, they always managed to give the penalty for keyboard. Too bad this synth dnature with the brand, they had us habitus much better.
I do not like is that of a sagit synthtiseur FM and me I like the good old vintage or modern stuff then.
I was top up this keyboard because it annoy people so it does not really a choice, but it is well made.

With exprience, and especially money, I would take a Synthex.