The Elka Rhapsody 490 was a famous Italian strings machine from the mid 70s. It was also sold as the Hohner String Vox with a beige case. EKR490 features two main sounds, Strings and Violoncello, and a combination of the two which is slightly different than just mixing both sounds together. This synth was used by many artists, including Jean Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, and Vangelis.
- 2 Kontakt Instruments (.nki): tuned and original.
- Envelope: Attack, Release.
- Effects: 12dB/oct LP filter and Reverb.
- 147 Samples (44.1kHz / 24-bit).
- Formats: Kontakt and WAV.
Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2.4+ full version required.
Price: €14 / $16.50. EKR490 is available for the introductory price of €12 / $14 until March 16th, 2015.
AudioThing has also updated Bells, which now features two new bell types: a small singing bowl and old telephone bells. This is a free update for existing customers:
- 4 new Instruments (.nki).
- 1 new Multi (.nkm).
- 31 new Samples.
- 80+ MB of new content.
- 2 new bell types: small singing bowl and old telephone bells.