Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther organ plug-in

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simmo75
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1388 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Post Sun May 19, 2019 10:18 am

Koshdukai wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 10:00 am
simmo75 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 8:18 am
Can you share the code please? :)
You're kidding, right? :roll:
It’s a code given out in a magazine. Chill...
If I really wanted it, I’d buy the magazine.

Spitfire31
KVRAF
2827 posts since 18 May, 2003 from Sweden

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Sun May 19, 2019 10:34 am

simmo75 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 10:18 am
Koshdukai wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 10:00 am
simmo75 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 8:18 am
Can you share the code please? :)
You're kidding, right? :roll:
It’s a code given out in a magazine. Chill...
If I really wanted it, I’d buy the magazine.
So you don't really want it? In that case, why would anybody bother to give you the code? :hihi:
If it were easy, anybody could do it!

simmo75
KVRian
1388 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Sun May 19, 2019 10:39 am

Spitfire31 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 10:34 am
simmo75 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 10:18 am
Koshdukai wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 10:00 am
simmo75 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 8:18 am
Can you share the code please? :)
You're kidding, right? :roll:
It’s a code given out in a magazine. Chill...
If I really wanted it, I’d buy the magazine.
So you don't really want it? In that case, why would anybody bother to give you the code? :hihi:
Nope, no interest in buying something twice, even if it is this good.
It was a pre-emptive joke, this is KVR, someone was/is going to ask for it... :tu:

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Koshdukai
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315 posts since 11 Mar, 2007 from Portugal

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Sun May 19, 2019 11:37 am

simmo75 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 10:18 am
Koshdukai wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 10:00 am
simmo75 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 8:18 am
Can you share the code please? :)
You're kidding, right? :roll:
It’s a code given out in a magazine. Chill...
If I really wanted it, I’d buy the magazine.
Exactly.

Lotuz2019
KVRist
86 posts since 26 Apr, 2019

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Sun May 19, 2019 11:38 am

Still trying out the v1.1.0 x64 demo, because I'm very tempted to buy the Elka Panther, but I'm not fully sold yet as I also have the Combo F, Combo V and Dash Signature's ComboSister.

Now what I can't seem to figure out if the Elka Panther has a sustain function like the Ace Tone Top-7 I once had.
https://youtu.be/QxZb9VYgqB8

The first tones played in this video demonstrate the sustain I'm talking about. The Release in Key Contacts doesn't do the same thing.

Definitely worth checking out his other videos btw. 8)

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Koshdukai
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315 posts since 11 Mar, 2007 from Portugal

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Sun May 19, 2019 12:01 pm

Question 1:
Lotuz2019 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:22 pm
I have a minor feature suggestion as well. Would it be possible to let the user customize the Settings view colours?
Question 2:
Lotuz2019 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:22 pm
How about the colours of the tabs (black/grey/red/yellow/white/light blue) for the background and the same colours for the letters/knobs/faders/buttons?

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So this here was actually a reply to question 2 :?
martinic wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:16 am
Yes, it would be possible but it would make the plug-in size very big to our standards. So if you load 2 Panthers like in this demo in your DAW you could give them different colors but your memory use grows fast with this option too. It will still be smaller than many others ;-)

https://youtu.be/Na_hxWLnuu0
And this the reply to question 1 :)
martinic wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 1:00 am
Changing the Setting colors would not take that much memory. It is already on the wishlist.

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Tale
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483 posts since 12 Apr, 2010 from The Netherlands

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Mon May 20, 2019 5:37 am

Lotuz2019 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 11:38 am
Now what I can't seem to figure out if the Elka Panther has a sustain function like the Ace Tone Top-7 I once had.
The plug-in follows the original in this regard, so it does have decay/percussion, but it doesn't have release/sustain.
Lotuz2019 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 11:38 am
The Release in Key Contacts doesn't do the same thing.
The Release knob controls the delay between the individual key contacts. If you set it to 0, then all 4 contacts will stop at once. If you set it to 10, then there will be a subtle delay between them. The exact effect varies form key to key, and Note Off velocity also controls the delay, so it will be more noticable if you release the key very slowly (assuming your MIDI controller supports Note Off velocity).

Lotuz2019
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86 posts since 26 Apr, 2019

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther organ plug-in

Post Mon May 20, 2019 6:20 am

Thanks Theo.

Lotuz2019
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86 posts since 26 Apr, 2019

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther public beta released

Post Tue May 21, 2019 8:52 am

martinic wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:03 pm
We are now working on an other instrument plugin and hope to create the LEM Echo Music as an effect plugin after that.
Suddenly I started wondering... Which other instrument are you guys working on? Another family member?

http://www.combo-organ.com/Gem/index.htm

Or a combo organ outside the family? A Philicorda perhaps? Would make sense for you guys to release such a Dutch classic. The few I've seen so far are sample based, no physical modelling. That's what sets you apart from the rest.

Growing up in the Seventies in a Dutch household would also mean being around other Dutch classic organ brands Eminent and Solina. My father had a Solina B313 which I still have some samples of.

Then again why stick to making organs..? But what..?

I think I've figured it out, it's a rhythm box! :D Actually that would be pretty cool. 8)

Stringzy
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74 posts since 3 May, 2019

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther organ plug-in

Post Tue May 21, 2019 9:28 am

hope to create the LEM Echo Music as an effect plugin after that.
it is quite unfortunate it's not rotary speakers bundle after "that", whatever "that" is.

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martinic
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49 posts since 2 Jan, 2017 from The Netherlands

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther organ plug-in

Post Tue May 21, 2019 9:51 pm

Listen to Demo #4 by Stohgs created with 3 Elka Panthers (all in the same color :) ) and 2 Martinic Scanner Vibrato VSTs.

https://soundcloud.com/stohgs/asec-ssepd4

Lotuz2019
KVRist
86 posts since 26 Apr, 2019

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther organ plug-in

Post Wed May 22, 2019 9:55 pm

Stringzy wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 9:28 am
hope to create the LEM Echo Music as an effect plugin after that.
it is quite unfortunate it's not rotary speakers bundle after "that", whatever "that" is.
Although I wonder if it would sound significantly different from a Leslie on which most if not all rotary speaker emulation plugins are based on, it would be nice to have an Elkatone VST as well.

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martinic
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49 posts since 2 Jan, 2017 from The Netherlands

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther organ plug-in

Post Thu May 23, 2019 12:15 pm

Lotuz2019 wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 9:55 pm
Although I wonder if it would sound significantly different from a Leslie on which most if not all rotary speaker emulation plugins are based on, it would be nice to have an Elkatone VST as well.
We own an Elkatone 350, and a Yamaha RA-200 so you never know what will happen :wink:

Stringzy
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74 posts since 3 May, 2019

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther organ plug-in

Post Thu May 23, 2019 8:56 pm

Yamaha RA-200
then you might want to hasten things a little bit.

https://www.sknoteaudio.com/wp/index.ph ... amplifier/

and don't forget RA-200 is not just for YC transistor organs. sounds brilliant on guitars too, but you need to have a tube preamp in front of it. stock factory solid state amp sounds not so great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2ZmGC86uzQ

cheers to Martinic team!

CapnLockheed
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2228 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from Central NY

Re: Bring Elka Back - Elka Panther organ plug-in

Post Sat May 25, 2019 11:22 am

sounds brilliant on guitars too, but you need to have a tube preamp in front of it. stock factory solid state amp sounds not so great.
Agree 100%. My lead guitarist had one and it sounded great. You're also quite right about the need for a tube pre. It sounds rather thin and anemic on guitar otherwise. I imagine a combo organ could also benefit from a tube pre up front.
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