Elka EK-22 / EM-22

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The EK-22 is an analog polyphonic programmable synthesizer from Elka. Its cousin, the EK-44 is a digital and expanded version of the EK-22. Although the EK-22 is analog, the oscillators are digitally controlled (DCOs) for better stability and programmability. The keyboard can be split and there are 16 performance patches to store any split, tuning and patch settings. There are 64 preset and 32 user sound patches of purely Italian style analog synth sounds.

Elka EM-22 Image

Oscillators are very programmable with syncing, individual tuning, level and modulations. There are two six-stage envelope generators for total control of dynamics. The EK-22 is a capable synth similar to the Prophet 600 in programmability but more like the Matrix 6 in its look and push button style programming interface. The EM-22 (pictured above) is a keyboard-less desktop module version of the EK-22.

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23 Visitor comments
ralph
March 23, 2014 @ 12:22 pm
Beautiful sounding synth, very warm and lush pads.
Alan
March 19, 2014 @ 10:29 am
No synthex but certainly capable of lovely sounds, like its brother, it is rarely up for sale though!!
JGCasimiro
March 11, 2014 @ 10:50 am
Hi! I am selling my Elka EK-44, if anyone is interest please contact for JGCasimiro (at) gmail.com
Zachary Berry
January 20, 2014 @ 11:38 am
Schematics! http://zachberry.com/files/elka-ek22-schematics.pdf
Roberto
November 12, 2013 @ 11:06 am
Very good synth, I have since new. I wander is backlight update available as in picture above. Mine never had backlight?
 
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  • Manual - Download the original owner's manual from SoundProgramming.net.

  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 6 voices
  • Oscillators - 2 DCOs per voice (sqr, saw, tri, pulse)
  • Memory - 64 preset, 32 user
  • Multitimbral - 2 parts
  • VCA - 2 envelopes
  • Keyboard - 61 weighted keys (velocity and aftertouch)
  • Arpeg/Seq - None
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1986

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