AudioThing has announced the release of EKR490, a string machine instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

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.

EKR490 features

  • 2 Kontakt Instruments (.nki): tuned and original.
  • Envelope: Attack, Release.
  • Effects: 12dB/oct LP filter and Reverb.
  • 147 Samples (44.1kHz / 24Bit).
  • Formats: Kontakt and WAV.

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of 12 EUR until March 16th, 2015 (regular 14 EUR).

More information: AudioThing / EKR490