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NAMM 2015: Generalmusic synth brands set to return

We encountered an original Elka Synthex when we paid a visit to Ulrich Schnauss's studio in 2014.
We encountered an original Elka Synthex when we paid a visit to Ulrich Schnauss's studio in 2014.

NAMM 2015: Generalmusic, the keyboard and pro audio manufacturer that's responsible for the Gem, Lem and Elka synth brands, has announced that it's returning with new products this year.

A holding page on the Generalmusic website states: "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."

Many will hope that this might mean that we're set to see a revival of the Elka Synthex, the 8-voice analogue synth that was popular in the early '80s. With any luck, we'll find out more at the NAMM show the week after next.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology.