Introducing the Elektron-83.

The Elektron-83 was created by Moravian local legend Jožka Říhák, an electronic instrument builder who also built the Syntezátor – 83 Unisono; while the latter went into production, his Elektron-83 is the only one in existence.

The Elektron-83 was an early workstation-arranger keyboard: part analog synthesizer organ, part drum machine and part effects box. Říhák and his Elektron-83 were in action as part of Brno’s Synth Fest, an event hosted by Bastl Instruments and their new Noise Kitchen shop in the Czech Republic.

Watch the Elektron-83 in action below and head to Create Digital Music for the full run-down of its components and capabilities.

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