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Elka Rhapsody Song List

From SynthTrax

Date: 1975

Type: Analogue / String Synthesizer / Full Polyphony

Illustration of Elka Rhapsody
Elka Rhapsody (1975)

Introduction

The Rhapsody came in two different versions - the 490 (49 keys) and the 610 (61 keys). It features full polyphony, being a divide-down string synthesizer with limited sound editing capability. This didn't limit it's use as a great sounding string synth.

Notable Users

Billy Currie (Ultravox) - The Rhapsody was used on the classic Ultravox song, 'Vienna' in one of the most famous middle-8's of all time.

Table of Songs featuring Elka Rhapsody

Artist Song Year Notes Reference Media URL
Tim Blake Crystal Machine (album) 1977 Tim Blake plays Minimoog, EMS Synthi A, EMS Frequency Shifter, Elka Rhapsody Discogs YouTube
Ultravox Dangerous Rhythm 1980 Elka Rhapsody - Billy Currie Interview YouTube YouTube
Ultravox Hiroshima Mon Amour 1980 Elka Rhapsody - Billy Currie Interview YouTube YouTube
Ultravox Hymn 1982 Strings. ”I also like the Elka Rhapsody strings for a colder feeling.” E&MM YouTube
Ultravox! Mi-Sex 1977 "Elka Rhapsody and a Hammond Organ, which on tracks like 'Mi-Sex' I was putting through a Carlsbro echo.” SOS YouTube"
Ultravox Quiet Men 1980 Elka Rhapsody - Billy Currie Interview YouTube YouTube
Ultravox Vienna 1980 Middle 8. Starts with Yamaha SS-30 and continues with Elka Rhapsody for more orchestral sound Interview YouTube YouTube