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Diverse sound engines include the FM SYNTH, the 8BIT WAVE MEMORY SYNTH that allows editing and morphing, the DNA Explorer that can be used to examine and alter waveforms from captured audio, the SAND FLUTE noise engine, and the SiGRINDER granular synthesizer.

From the day you put your hands on the ELZ_1, you will become a sound adventurer.

Start a journey in search of exciting sounds that are unique to this world.
 

Version 3 system firmware

  1. 4 dedicated LFO / Envelope for FM synth
    you can make more organic sounds by FM synth

  2. Enhanced LFO function
    Log curve and reverse log curve are added to the LFO waveform, the number of LFOs can be specified, and the desired location of the LFO waveform can be specified anywhere.

  3. 8-Bit WaveMemory Synth(FM MODE) modulation enhancement
    FM ratio and Level parameters are subject to modulation

  4. Supports AUX IN Delay and Reverb effects

  5. Supports BPM sync for AutoPan, Chorus, Vibrato, Tremolo effects

  6. Added ping-pong delay to effects

Version 2 system firmware

 

Step sequencer

 

A step sequencer with up to 64 steps and 6-voices has been added in Version 2.

  • Length of 1 to 64 steps

  • Real-time and step recording

  • Notes between steps can be tied

  • Up to 128 patterns can be created

  • Build sequences in real time during live performances using the five real-time recording modes (add/overwrite tied notes, add/overwrite one-step notes, erase notes)

  • Metronome

  • Import/export sequence data

Sync with external clock signals

(Compatible with volca series and Pocket Operator series)

By connecting a device that outputs a clock pulse of less than 5V*, which includes KORG volcas and Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators, to the ELZ_1 AUX IN jack, their step sequencers and arpeggiators can be synchronized.

*Synchronization with devices that exceed 5 V, including modular synths and rhythm machines, is possible by using a commercially-available attenuator

Other features

  • With a Pocket Operator, both the clock signal and mono audio signal can be input by connecting with a stereo mini pin cable

  • Using the SYNC THRU function, the clock signal can be output from the headphone jack, allowing multiple devices that support synchronization to be chained

Synthesizer enhancements

Parameters that support modulation have been added to SONICWARE’s unique DNA EXPLORER, SiGRINDER and SAND FLUTE synth engines.
All the parameters of these synth engines can be modulated with an LFO or envelope.

  • Real-time modulation of the EXPLORE parameter in DNA EXPLORER and the DIG parameter in SiGRINDER makes the sounds of these synth engines even more dynamic and further enhances their organic characteristics.

  • By adding a GLIDE parameter to the MONO and LEGATO modes of the SAND FLUTE noise engine, the noise sound of different pitches can be tied together smoothly, increasing the expressiveness of this synth.

Demo

 

Synthesizer engines

The diverse synthesizer engines of the ELZ_1 were all developed from the ground up.

  • FM SYNTH (4 operators with 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 (sin, square, triangle and saw waves)

  • LOW-BIT OSC (sin, square, triangle and saw waves)

  • CUSTOM OSC (blend between two oscillators)

  • MASKED NOISE(Noise synth engine)

  • SAND FLUTE(Noise synth engine)

8BIT WAVE MEMORY SYNTH

8BIT WAVE MEMORY SYNTH

Note: All videos are from the development stage. The actual products might differ.

8BIT WAVE MEMORY SYNTH(MORPHING)

SiGRINDER

FM SYNTH (chime, noisy sounds)

8BIT WAVE MEMORY SYNTH(USER EDIT MODE)

8BIT WAVE MEMORY SYNTH(FM MODE)

DNA EXPLORER

FM SYNTH ( pipe organ )

 

Whether playing live or recording

The ELZ_1 will back up your performances with unique sounds when you need them.

Add the ELZ_1 to your rig as a special synth, not just a secondary instrument.
 

 

The filter, effect and arpeggiator functions provide powerful support for sound design

FILTER

LPF-6, LPF-12,

HPF-6, HPF-12,

BPF, Peaking EQ,

LO EQ, HI EQ,

NOTCH

EFFECT

OverDrive, Distortion, Fuzz,

Chorus, Vibrato, Phaser, Flanger, Tremolo,

AutoPan, RingModulator, AutoWah

StereoDelay, TapeEcho, ReverseDelay

Room, Hall, Plate, Custom Reverb

ARPEGGIATOR

Up, Down, 

UpDown, DownUp, 

Up&Down, Down&Up, 

Random, Play Order

ARPEGGIATOR

 

With battery power and a built-in speaker, this synth is ready even for these situations

Input backing tracks through the AUX IN and broadcast your improvisations on the Internet

Have a synth jam with kids

Take it with you as a portable synthesizer when traveling and camping

 

Expand possibilities and experience new sounds with USB

MIDI

Connect the ELZ_1 to a PC or Mac to use it as a sound source

And You can use a DIN-MIDI USB interface by the USB HOST mode without PC/Mac.

Evolving synthesizer engines

The ELZ_1 synthesizer engines are evolving daily.

Enhancements to the synthesizer engines and other functions are planned through firmware updates.

Specifications

 

Dimensions:

399mm (W) × 133mm (D) × 50mm(H)

15.7" (W) × 5.24" (D) × 1.97"(H)

Weight (in grams):

about 1,3kg

about 2.9lbs

Outputs:

Stereo line outputs (standard L/R phone jacks)
Headphone output (stereo mini jack)
Speaker

Inputs:

AUX IN (stereo mini jack)


Power:

5V DC (center positive, 5.5mm (outer), 2.1mm (inner) jack)
4 AA batteries

 

USB functions:

Firmware updates
USB MIDI device functions

USB HOST mode ( You can use DIN-MIDI USB interface )

Synthesizer engines:

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 waveform DNA from audio)
SiGRINDER (granular synthesizer engine)
STANDARD OSC (sin, square, triangle and saw waves)

LOW-BIT OSC (sin, square, triangle and saw waves)

CUSTOM OSC
MASKED NOISE(Noise synth engine)
SAND FLUTE(Noise synth engine)

*6Voice Polyphonic

 

Envelopes:

ADSR, ADSR(curve), ADS-RA-R, ADS-RA-R(curve)

Filters:

LPF-6, LPF-12, HPF-6, HPF-12, BPF, Peaking EQ, LO EQ, HI EQ, NOTCH


Effects:

Overdrive, Distortion, Fuzz,
Chorus, Vibrato, Phaser, Flanger, Tremolo, AutoPan, RingModulator, AutoWah,

StereoDelay, TapeEcho, ReverseDelay,
Room, Hall, Plate, Custom Reverb

Arpeggiators:

Up, Down, UpDown, DownUp, Up&Down, Down&Up, Random, Play Order

Sequencer:

64-steps, 128 patterns, Real-time and step recording, Pattern chain, 
Notes between steps can be tied, Metronome

Sync with external clock signals:

By connecting a device that outputs a clock pulse of less than 5V*, which includes KORG volcas and Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators, to the ELZ_1 AUX IN jack, their step sequencers and arpeggiators can be synchronized.

*Synchronization with devices that exceed 5 V, including modular synths and rhythm machines, is possible by using a commercially-available attenuator

Accessories:

USB cable(USB adapter not included.  Use a USB AC adapter that has an output current of at least 2000 mA.)

Letter, Start Up Guide

 

PRESS KIT

 

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