Turns out our presenter was staying in the hotel room next to ours, and after a chance meet in the corridor, we came by to check out the new SonicWare ELZ_1.
Its a compact synth instrument, with a passing resemblance to the Teenage Engineering OP-1. though without the sequencing and recording features.
The ELZ_1 Features multiple synth engines, keyboard and speakers, plus an AMOLED display.
- FM SYNTH (4 operators with 31 algorithms, feedback and detuning)
- 8BIT WAVE MEMORY SYNTH (waveform editing and morphing with FM mode)
- DNA EXPLORER (extract and generate waveforms from audio)
- SiGRINDER (granular synthesizer engine)
- STANDARD OSC (sign, square, triangle and saw waves)
- LOW-BIT OSC (sign, square, triangle and saw waves)
Release date Summer 2018 target price $499 US.