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Elka | Drummer One


The Elka Drummer One Analog Drum Machine has 16 preset rhythms and 9 individual drum sounds that all have volume knobs on the front of the unit. 

Notes on the Solo Rhythmer interface connector from the auction:

The "Solo Rhythmer" plug on the rear of the unit. Considering the vintage of this unit, is that it was used to interface with an Elka organ and provide some sort of gating/arpeggio CV-type functions to the organ.
ModelDrummer One
Engine TypeAnalog
EngineVCO Preset
Voices (max)9
Engine Detailed16 Preset rhythms
Envelope (VCA)Volume per sound
DrumsSounds: Bass-Drum Conga Tom 1 Tom 2 Cowbell Claves Snare-Drum Short Cymbal Long Cymbal; Rhythms: Waltz Tango Polka Paso Doble Swing Slow Beguine Cha-Cha Rumba Samba Mambo Bossa Nova Rock Slow Rock Shake Rhythm & Blues
Sequencer15 Preset Rhythms.
Key typeN/A
AudioMono out
Produced:1976 - 1976
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

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