ELTA Solar 50 - BIG ambient machine

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ELTA Solar 50 - BIG ambient machine

Post by digitalganesha » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:26 am

Looks like a fresh and innovative synthesizer from Elta is in the works. Sounds radical. As does everything they make. Their PLL pedal is my favorite PLL implementation ever.

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Post by rowsbywoof » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:41 am

Five osc per voice is pretty nice, and I definitely dig what this is aiming at, but really not hearing anything special in the demos at this point. Sounds like it could be the drone machine to end all drone machines, but then... Just throwing oscillators at that equation doesn't always equal a better sounding drone.

Will definitely keep tabs on it, see how it develops.

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Post by RickKleffel » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:24 pm

Looks very nice and knobby, love the polygons. Took me a while to figure out that the sound isn't direct, but you can her the guy's fingers hitting the pads. Does not help the as usual uninspiring sounds, a couple veer close to interesting. Not a keyboard! We shall see, or not see. Potentially a fatal price tag. Maander looks nearly as fun and sounds nearly as good. On video.

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Post by ugerhard » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:42 am

Here's a new, better demo, including some descriptive voice over. Pre-Orders are open according to the YouTube description, expected price 800$. I think this sound great and exciting, I love the concept.

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Post by RickKleffel » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:42 am

THAT's what I was hoping for, given the appearance. Sounds lovely and attractively-priced. The sole winner so far, in all the stuff that's come out of late. Now to see about pre-ordering.....hmmmm.

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Post by Flounderguts » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:03 pm

I find this somewhat interesting. I'm on the fence about the piezo mic built in, but it's a very interesting idea.

Without MIDI though...that's a deal breaker for me. I'd love to find a massively polyphonic ambient dronebox like this with MIDI. Otherwise it's a lovely upgrade to a Hyve, and about as useful.
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Post by Phil999 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:47 pm

I like the idea of 10 independent voices that can be tuned separately. I wonder what this 'PLS connector' is.

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Post by rowsbywoof » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:00 pm

Looks cool from the new demo. I definitely get a much better idea of how it works, and I really dig the layout of how everything plays together. Seems cool. The cartridge slot is nice too, but pricey if you wanted to build out your effects. Current price at around $20 a cart and 12 in the stores now is $240 ish? Honestly, I think I'd hunt for a used H9 instead and go all out, but it's cool and I like the concept.

I can definitely see the appeal... I think there's a lot of other synths out there that will get you in the same ballpark, but the 5 osc a voice, plus the built in mic, and everything rounded out here is a nice package, for sure.

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Post by Granular » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:20 pm

Holy :party:

This Thing Sounds amazing and I really like the Touch Plate Concept. (I love my Make Noise Pressure Points)

So this comes with no Effects? You have to add them with the Modules? Is that right?

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Re: ELTA Solar 50 - something new coming along!

Post by lisa » Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:55 am

Pre-ordering is open! https://www.eltamusic.com/solar-50

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Post by naos » Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:30 am

what exactly is being modulated on the oscillators? just their pitch?

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Post by Halfgeleider » Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:47 pm

Just saw this passing by on youtube and visited there site, looks very nice. Wonder if it would be rackable, dimensions.... it def sounds good on the demo's.

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Post by jdaddyaz » Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:29 pm

lisa wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:55 am
Pre-ordering is open! https://www.eltamusic.com/solar-50


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Now that looks like a machine built for adults.
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Post by Halfgeleider » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:21 pm

Curious on who's on the fence for this one, chances are i will be pre ordering.....

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Post by Flounderguts » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:01 pm

on fence, send funds!
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Re: ELTA Solar 50 - something new coming along!

Post by digitalganesha » Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:28 am

Halfgeleider wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:21 pm
Curious on who's on the fence for this one, chances are i will be pre ordering.....
I'm still really excited about it as the day I posted it; technically more so but still on the fence - wanting to jump off onto their side so badly.... however, I (and I imagine 90% of those that end up ordering one) are desperately waiting for some video/audio demos of this final revision to appear to make the decision. They should really do that ASAP as it will help get the preorders they are seeking, and avoid being forgotten about in this current age where the steady onslaught of new gear announcements quickly bury things. Especially those without good performance and audio representation to ensure them staying relevant in your memory.

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Post by Granular » Mon May 04, 2020 3:04 pm

lisa wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:55 am
Pre-ordering is open! https://www.eltamusic.com/solar-50


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Do you plan getting one?

I like that they gone away from the Pin Header Cables to "regular" 3.5mm Jacks.

Hope for more Sound Demos soon :party:

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Re: ELTA Solar 50 - BIG ambient machine

Post by tomtoms » Tue May 05, 2020 8:21 am

:sb: :sb: have a look


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Post by lisa » Tue May 05, 2020 10:09 am

Granular wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 3:04 pm
Do you plan getting one?
Nah. Cool piece of kit at a nice price but not my jam.
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Re: ELTA Solar 50 - BIG ambient machine

Post by abandonist » Thu May 07, 2020 10:41 pm

Oh god, I was set on a Lyra-8 and now I see this...

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Re: ELTA Solar 50 - BIG ambient machine

Post by Flounderguts » Sun May 10, 2020 12:22 pm

If those were trackballs, and not "photosensitive modulation sensors" you couldn't prevent me from ordering. As it is, it's a bit less attractive than a new roof for my workshop...
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Re: ELTA Solar 50 - BIG ambient machine

Post by tomtoms » Tue May 12, 2020 5:29 am

I ordered this couple of weeks back good response from the company asked if they received the money got a response within a couple of hours looking forward to receiving sometime in June or July hope this helps if anyone else isStill on the fence

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Re: ELTA Solar 50 - BIG ambient machine

Post by Kja » Thu May 14, 2020 5:12 am

Flounderguts wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 12:22 pm
If those were trackballs, and not "photosensitive modulation sensors" you couldn't prevent me from ordering. As it is, it's a bit less attractive than a new roof for my workshop...
You can make them control pitch..

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Re: ELTA Solar 50 - BIG ambient machine

Post by Flounderguts » Thu May 14, 2020 11:28 am

Kja wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 5:12 am
Flounderguts wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 12:22 pm
If those were trackballs, and not "photosensitive modulation sensors" you couldn't prevent me from ordering. As it is, it's a bit less attractive than a new roof for my workshop...
You can make them control pitch..
My main instrument is theremin, but I've never really liked light-sensitive controllers. Joysticks or trackballs would be more attractive to me.
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Re: ELTA Solar 50 - BIG ambient machine

Post by tomtoms » Wed May 20, 2020 4:43 am

solar 50 block diagram
https://www.eltamusic.com/solar-50

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