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Synth Magic Elka Solist 505 for Kontakt 5
Old 16th October 2013
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Software Synth Magic Elka Solist 505 for Kontakt 5

Hello everyone,
Just to let you know I have released Elka Solist 505, analogue synthesiser for Kontakt 5(full version of Kontakt required).

This is based on the rare little Italian beauty, the Solist 505.



The Elka Solist 505 was a monophonic lead synthesizer, preset based with variations for added performance. It provided a nice alternative to the Moog Satellite ARP Pro Soloist. It had 11 presets, all which could be changed with freq/res, attack/release, vibrato and portamento. Notably, it contained the famous Moog ladder filter. Although basic in function - no CV, no MIDI - it could produce some lovely tones, and the keyboard action was very nice indeed - something you'd expect from a renowned Italian organ manufacturer!

In making the Solist 505, I sampled every single note of every preset from a real Elka Solist 505. Samples recorded at 24 bit for quality and depth. Each preset from the original machine has been sampled twice; the first set recorded clean, to give a perfect recreation of the Solist, and the other second set I recorded through vintage 1960's valve pre-amps similar to the pre-amps used by Joe Meek. Both sample sets can be selected directly from the custom GUI, designed by saintjohnbaxter.. There is also the ability to play both sets of samples at the same time.

In keeping with the real Solist there is also a synth section, allowing you to shape each sound using filters, LFOs, envelopes, vibrato etc.

As with all our instruments there's also a small memory footprint, as all samples are streamed directly from your hard drive and not your computer's RAM memory.

We have included over 120 great presets to get you started with the Solist 505.

Requires the full version of Native Instruments Kontak 5.
Download size just under a GB(Compressed)








Demos made using only the supplied presets and effects.

http://www.synthmagic.co.uk/elka/Winter-tales.mp3
http://www.synthmagic.co.uk/elka/Tikoloshe.mp3
http://www.synthmagic.co.uk/elka/dreamers.mp3
http://www.synthmagic.co.uk/elka/orcha.mp3
http://www.synthmagic.co.uk/elka/doomedmoon.mp3
http://www.synthmagic.co.uk/elka/Floraldance.mp3
http://www.synthmagic.co.uk/elka/kulb.mp3
http://www.synthmagic.co.uk/elka/Frozen.mp3


Available for only £8 during intro period.

Thanks for looking.
Cheers,
Steve
SYNTH MAGIC home of the virtuall arp quadra for kontakt
Old 16th October 2013
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My obsession with string synths came from a friend's dad who used to work on the QE2 in the 60's/70s, and this was one of the string machines he owned...to actually hear it again brings some wonderful memories. A definite purchase for me.

Oh, and Synth Magic...this is another winner at a paltry price!!!
Old 16th October 2013
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Super nice synth! Love the interface. Congrats
Old 16th October 2013
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Super nice synth! Love the interface. Congrats
Thank you. I always liked the interface on the real Solist 505. It has this sort of Nintendo/Coleco Vision colour scheme to it and I wanted the Kontakt version to have the same look.
Cheers.

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My obsession with string synths came from a friend's dad who used to work on the QE2 in the 60's/70s, and this was one of the string machines he owned...to actually hear it again brings some wonderful memories. A definite purchase for me.

Oh, and Synth Magic...this is another winner at a paltry price!!!
Thanks. The Elka Solist is a lovely little machine and quite quirky. I always wished the real one had aftertouch but it does not. I made sure the Kontakt version does
Cheers
Old 16th October 2013
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Hi Steve-
omg this sounds beautiful,I will get this asap! ;-)

how long will the intro price be in effect?

congrats on another great synth!


Best regards,
KG
Old 16th October 2013
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Hi Steve-
omg this sounds beautiful,I will get this asap! ;-)

how long will the intro price be in effect?

congrats on another great synth!


Best regards,
KG
Thanks.
Intro period is until 15th of November
Cheers,
Steve
Old 24th October 2013
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Just made a new quick video showing some of the controls of the Elka solist for Kontakt 5.
I'm just randomly doodling on the keyboard making random sounds 'on the fly' just to give a taste of some of the sounds that can be made.

Cheers,
Steve
Old 10th November 2013
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Last few days of intro price of 8 pounds for an Elka Solist.
Thanks,
Steve.
Old 11th November 2013
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excellent work as always Steve.
your choice of instruments to sample is always spot on
Old 12th November 2013
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excellent work as always Steve.
your choice of instruments to sample is always spot on
Thankyou.
I do like the oddball synths
Just sold the real Solist to help fund another oddball to sample.
Cheers,
Steve
Old 12th November 2013
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Just sold the real Solist to help fund another oddball to sample.
yikes! that's dedication!
Old 14th November 2013
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Wow Elka is really nice,thanks for the great work & the amazing intro pricing! ;-)
Old 14th November 2013
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Bought! Really lovely sounds from this. Thanks Steve, also for the free Siel PX, wonderful!
Old 14th November 2013
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Thanks everyone for all the great feedback
Just to let everyone know there is one more day left of the intro offer of just £8 for Elka Solist for Kontakt 5.2.1.
Offer ends 15th Nov at midnight.

Cheers,
Steve
Old 19th November 2013
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i was demonstrating this to my father the other day.
he's not a musician, has no idea about synths or samplers or anything to do with this stuff but he was completely blown away. when i told him it had only cost me £8 he giggled like a girl
Old 20th November 2013
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i was demonstrating this to my father the other day.
he's not a musician, has no idea about synths or samplers or anything to do with this stuff but he was completely blown away. when i told him it had only cost me £8 he giggled like a girl
That's great. My dad is 84 and whenever he comes to my place and looks at the computers and synths and machines he says something like 'And they say aliens are not here...all this technology must be derived from a crashed ufo'. He is Alien crazy, loves them lol
Cheers,
Steve
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