Cherry Audio Releases Elka-X Synthesizer
Cherry Audio is delighted to announce the release of Elka-X, a software synthesizer based upon the rare Italian masterpiece, the ELKA Synthex. Elka-X replicates the original’s exceptional character and luxury features without compromising sound or functionality and expands its features to deliver the authentic Synthex experience at a price anyone can afford. Cherry Audio’s Elka-X synthesizer is now available at cherryaudio.com and authorized resellers worldwide at the extraordinary price of only $39.
The legendary Synthex was designed by Mario Maggi and released by ELKA 40 years ago in the summer of 1982. Notable users of the Synthex included Stevie Wonder, Geoff Downes of Asia, Keith Emerson, Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran, and Jean-Michel Jarre, who used it for his famed “Laser Harp” sound.
Cherry Audio precisely crafted each aspect of the Elka-X synthesizer to sound and behave exactly like a vintage hardware Synthex. Every effort was taken to emulate the prized tone of the original’s DCOs, dynamic filter, and stunning chorus. The innovative sound-sculpting and performance features such as layering and keyboard split have been preserved, and the original’s 128-step sequencer has been greatly improved.
As with its other vintage synthesizer and effects products, Cherry Audio has kept the soul of a classic alive while updating its feature set for modern studio environments. Elka-X expands the polyphony and filter modes and introduces mono and unison modes that were absent from the original design. Cherry Audio’s Elka-X brings the authentic and expanded Synthex experience roaring into the 21st century.
An original Synthex will set you back $12,000 or more these days, if you can find one, and maintenance can be an expensive ordeal. In a world of ever-escalating prices, Cherry Audio continues to beat expectations by offering the new Elka-X synthesizer at the remarkable inflation-busting price of only $39 (list $59)!
Elka-X synthesizer is now available at cherryaudio.com and authorized resellers worldwide, and a free 30-day demo is available. The software is provided as both a standalone application and in AU, VST, VST3, and AAX plugin formats for Windows and macOS, with native Apple silicon support for the highest performance on the latest Mac computers.
Visit cherryaudio.com for a full list of features, system requirements, brilliant demo tracks, preset examples, and testimonials. A Cherry Audio Elka-X launch video and an Introduction to Elka-X video hosted by Tim Shoebridge are also available on YouTube.