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ELKA X 705

X 705, Organ from ELKA.

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Average Score:5.0(5/5 based on 1 review)
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brumo421302/19/2009

brumo4213's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

ELKA X 705
49-key keyboard 2 x or 2 x 4 octaves. Except polyphonic synth solo.
Thu 9 drawbars upper manual.
3 presets + 2 organ presets polyphonic brass upper keyboard.
Game 7 drawbars lower manual.
Bass an octave lower keyboard, switchable pedal (optional).
The equivalent of an Elka Rhapsody 610 in stamps on each keypad (violins, cellos, piano, harpsichord), on all keys.
An equivalent of Elka Solist 505 (synth solo) on the upper keyboard (11 editable sounds: trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, oboe, saxophone, violin, guitar, Hawaiian guitar, cosmic, Telstar) throughout the upper keyboard.
A section accompaniment of 2 octaves lower keyboard rhythms and 32 (models 80) by 2 groups of 16 beats A and B. Breaks and control groups on the foot pedal (well seen). Possibility of retaining the chords after release buttons (frees a hand).
Control of volume, sustain on each section of the organ.
Sections on organ vibrato (slow, quick, delayed).
Controls pitch bend, vibrato, wow, filter, octave down on the synth solo.
4 output Audio sound groups, expression pedal, you can have the volumes set in advance and independent of the expression pedal by buttons.
Reverberation and mechanically efficient.
100% analog, not noon, orders cab Elkatone précâblées.Claviers nonresponsive.
Taking an octave pedal (optional)

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use and practice (as preset buttons above keyboard accessible).
Simple controls: Volumes gathered on a group of 7 knobs, effects also gathered support with the reverb control.
Buttons rhythms colored by type.
LED marker lights per preset chosen.
Flashing LED solo synth presets when changing tone enabled (filter, vibrato ...).
Silkscreen clear.
Full manual, together with the furniture version of the same model.
Diagram provided (rare).

SOUNDS

Organ sounds magnificent. Perfect sinusoids.
Synth solo sounds pretty realistic for the time.
A sound generator for more realistic cymbal at the time (model 80), to envy others ...
Very good reverb.
Very good ability to control the drum break at the foot (on the pedal) and change the group of rhythms (always at the foot on the pedal).
Possibility of setting constant volume while progressively coming from other sections of the organ (orders "swell cancel").
Very great musicality throughout and warm sound in all sections.

OVERALL OPINION

28.
His musicality and reliability are outstanding. Rated 17/20 by Peter Spiers at the time.
By heavy cons: 90 kg but this portable organ well cared for mounting inside. fine wiring and beautiful cards with locking provisions. Protection mechanism reverb for transportation.
Other models were tried, but this organ sound, incomparable!
And the sound of violins, cellos and in fact more ...
24,000 francs in 1981, a little expensive (pedals, seat option) but considering the quality of sine tones and the whole organ, is also included here ... And 28 years later, it still works ...
Find the reliability of a X705 today? Not sure ...
The digital works wonders in reducing weight, volume and tone but the analog sound will always be warm ...
In fact, why some musicians still use a Hammond B3?
Here it is for the same reason ...