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Elta Music Solar 50 

Ambient Synthesizer (2020)

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"Ambient/drone synthesizer from Russia boasting 50 oscillator and a very retro-futuristic inteface à la Buchla"

Overview and Sound

KEYBOARD     SOLAR50 analog ambient synthesiser design is quite retrofuristic like an old scifi movie from tarkowsy, with  touch pannel for notes and a patchable panel  and special electro-piezo microphone for percussion noise instrument (like hear from mutable instruments).

SOUND core consists of 10 voices polyphony, amd each voice,consists of 5 simple saw oscillators (2 low, 2 middle, 1 high) with a pitch controller and a mute button for each oscillator.  Oscillators don’t have linear or logarithmic dependence from control voltage. . MUTE buttons let you use from 1 up to 5 oscillators per voice, tuning in for chords, thirds, fifths and other intervals or to get a clean single note. Every oscillator has a sawtooth waveform.  

CONNECTOR TERMINALS The SOLAR 50 has dry outputs for 5 right and 5 left voices and a general mono output from the effector, where all 10 voices are mixed. Dry outputs can be used either to create a wide stereo field, processing them through stereo reverbs, delays and other effects or for tuning as you play.


Filter, EG and LFO

EFFECT All voices are mixed together and then go to the effector block where you can use cartridges from ELTA CONSOLE pedal. This adds even more variety to the sound of the instrument! Every cartridge has 3 effects inside, now 12 cartridges are available, so that are 36 effects in summary like delay, pitch delay, reverb, shimmer, tremolo, chorus, flanger, phaser, filter programmable mode (it's based on a common FV-1 chip)

ENVELOPE Each voice is provided with an envelope (attack/release parameters) controlled by a tactile sensors line.  In addition, there is a GATE-ON button for every voice, making it sound constantly, and a voice volume controller

LFO There are two independent LFOs and a bunch of external CV inputs on board and so called PLS connector for connecting a CV source in order to control the pitch of each of 50 oscillators and to start the envelope of any voice.

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Solar 50 Technical Data


120 control pot's

114 switches

50  CV - minijack's

10 photo sensor modulation blocks

10 voices per 5 oscillators inch voice

50 saw oscillators

CV - effects cartridge  processor 

12 dB analog  CV-Filter

Envelope follower/ gate detector 

Two independent  LFO’s

Contact microphone

Headphones amp

12 sensor keys

AUDIO  connectors 6,3 mm JACK’s

External audio input

External guitar/mic input

Two  DRY outputs

Wet output

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