MESSE 2018: General Music Elka Panther Organ Recreation

Published on Apr 11, 2018 sonicstate

"Spotted at the General Music booth in the ominously quiet hall 11.1, was a virtual Organ instrument based on the little known Italian Elka Panther - an organ made in the 1960s to sound like the classic Vox Continental and Farfisas of the time.

The Panther was modeled after they found a pristine Panther original in the estate of an ex Elka employee.

GeneralMusic GEM S2R Turbo Rackmount Synthesizer SN 225M93011

via this auction

"If you don't know much about this synth, it was made by the Italian company General Music which was also affiliated with Elka that made the Synthex. This GEM S2R even has a Synthex patch (see pictures). This rackmount synth does not have rack ears. When I purchased the synth, it did not come with rack ears. The internal battery has recently been replaced. It includes a US

New Elka Synthex 2 Digital Desktop Synth From Mario Maggi in the Works

This one is in via swissdoc and indirectly via Florian Anwander on the AH email list. This is not the new analog Elka Synthex clone from the new Finnish Generalmusic. This is however from the creator of the original Elka Synthex, Mario Maggi, and it is all digital. An interesting side note mentioned below is that Mario Maggi owns the Synthex name. Not sure what impact if any this might

Elka Synthex at Musikmesse 2015 2 of 2

Published on Apr 24, 2015 keyboardmag1

"Paul Kevin Wiffen talks about the unique features and sound of the Elka Synthex, explaining why he prefers it to other famous polysynths."

Part 2 here.

Elka Synthex. The legend is making a comeback.

Published on Apr 15, 2015 Elka Synthex

Some history on acquiring the Generalmusic brand through auction including three factories.

"The legendary Elka Synthex synthesiser is making a comeback in 2015. Originally produced from 1981 to 1985, only a small number of this iconic synthesiser were ever made. Now it's making a comeback – and you can make it happen. Be part of it at http://

Jean-Michel Jarre: Why Elka Synthex Matters [JMJ on the New Synthex]

Published on Apr 14, 2015 Elka Synthex

"Jean-Michel Jarre makes the case for why we need to bring Elka Synthex back, and opens up on his deep passion for his 3 Elka Synthexes."

Great Joy Division T!

Generalmusic's GEM, Elka & LEM Brands to Make a Comeback in 2015

Revamped Elka Synthex anyone?  :)

"Generalmusic, keyboard and pro audio products manufacturer, and its legendary brands GEM, LEM and ELKA will be back 2015. It is our 125th anniversary and we will bring to market some legendary re-issue models and brand new technology.

Generalmusic will offer unbelievable Italian sound together with superior technical quality - made in Finland. Dealer

Treat Yourself :)