Digital Systemic has today released Elsita-V, a free plugin that emulates the rare Elista soviet analog drum machine produced from 1989 until 1991
Although being released in a pretty late period, the Elsita was built following old standards from the mid ’70s/early ’80s: fully analog (as you can see on the picture), trigger-only, with big knobs. The Elsita has 4 channels, which are not perfectly identical, at least on my model. It sounds more like A/B/A/B disposition (As the colors suggest actually), but they all have the same parameters.
The plugin is apparently based on the plugin kit Synth Edit, but he managed to release it as a macOS plugin. Look, others who market their new plugin as the game-changing synth is only 32bit. You know exactly who I’m talking about
The developer admits that his emulation (Elsita-V) sounds a bit cleaner than the original. Sure, a Russian synthesizer or drum machine character is difficult to imitate. The developer provides, for this reason, a sample library with sounds from the original vintage unit.
Digital Systemic Elsita-V is available now as a free mono output version VST/VST3 and AU formats for Windows and Mac. Support the developer with a donation you get a version with 4 outputs.
More information here: Digital Systemic