Synth DB

The Ultimate Synthesizer Database

Filter on ALL, SYNTH, DRUM, SAMPLER or MISC

Total list currently 2405 items in 330 Brands

RMIF | Elsita

Description

The Soviet-made Rigaís Music Instruments Factory (RMIF) Elsita is a slept-on drum synth/module, capable of producing fat analog sub bass and glitchy hats similar to the much more beloved and expensive Rolands, with a character all its own.

As a fairly unpopular Russian machine, itís difficult to find information about it, though various jams on YouTube show off its versatility when connected to drum triggers, MPCs, or other external sources.

RMIF ELSITA is a powerfull 4 channel analog drum synthesizer, produced in the USSR in 1980s. It has 4 identical channels (which can be used & edited freely). On every channel you can change: trigger signal sensitivity, tone, attack, release, tone\noise balance, filter, volume level. Each channel has trigger Input on a standart 1/4 mono Jack for 4 pads.

The Elista can be triggered from any drum pads like classic Simmons or modern Roland\Yamaha or any audio source - line outs of the drum machine or soundcard or CV Gate etc. The module has Audio Output (1/4 Jack) and Headphone Output (1/4 Jack). This is an armoured antitank piece of gear and the sound it produces is very unique! Can synthesize huge pallete of sounds - from modern punchy BD & SD to classic 808 or 909 subs or claps.
BrandRMIF
ModelElsita
DeviceDrum
TypeDesktop
Engine TypeAnalog
EngineNoise
Voices (max)1
Multitimbral4
Oscillators1
NoiseY
Engine DetailedNoise
Filter (VCF)Resonance
Envelope (VCA)AR
Keys0
Key typeN/A
VelocityN/A
AftertouchN/A
CV-gate4 trigger in
Produced:1990 - 1990
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.

Manuals, patches etc.

Facebook

If you like to discuss or talk about synths in all forms (including VST and modular), you are welcome to join the Facebook group "The Hard, The Soft and The Modular".

My music

Interested in music from "Synthisfactory" or "SX Instrumentals"?

Visit our website.

Contact Us

Did you find an error in the info or do you have an item to list? Go to the Contribution page, fill out the form and I'll see what I can do.