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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24 Visitor comments
May 19, 2014 @ 3:56 am
Ciao a tutti,
chiedo un aiuto a tutti i possessori di EK22 e EK44.
Ho avuto da un amico di mio padre la tastiera, funziona in maniera egregia con i preset ma non ho nessuna idea di come creare nuovi suoni. Ho anche il manuale completo, ma essendo completamente a digiuno non ci capisco granchè.
Mi potete dare qualche dritta per ricreare dei suoni... mi piacerebbe avere dei suoni tipici dei sinth, quelli più conosciuti (come ad es. il sinth di "impressioni di settembre") ecc. ecc..
Spero davvero di poter avere la possibilità di usare questa EK44 e... conto sul vostro aiuto.
March 23, 2014 @ 12:22 pm
Beautiful sounding synth, very warm and lush pads.
March 19, 2014 @ 10:29 am
No synthex but certainly capable of lovely sounds, like its brother, it is rarely up for sale though!!
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
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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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