The Elka Panther 300, also known as the Capri, is a classic Italian combo organ of the 60s.
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The instrument produces bold, rich organ sounds and has a wide range of tonal variations (13). The Panthers 16', 8', 4' Stops and Mixture voice levels are adjustable. Each note spans over three octaves, there is bass extension into grey keys and separate volume control for bass octave(s).

 

Tone Decay adds percussive effect to Mixture voices. The Panther has powerful vibrato with speed and intensity control.

 

The Elka Panther is also available as part of the Retro Pack, a collection of Martinic's grooviest instruments and effects with a bundle discount.

 

 

Available as early as 1966, the Elka Panther was designed to have it all. Tweakable and versatile, families of sound would be activated using plastic switches – the on/off equivalent of pulling out stops on an organ. The switches controlled which family of sounds were activated, and were laid out horizontally in order of their pitch.

Features

Physical modeling (no samples used) of vintage Elka Panther 300 (1966-1972) and the rare LEM Tape Echo delay effect.

13 treble stops in 4 ranks (16', 8', 4', Mixture), plus 2 bass stops

Treble voice stops: Bourdon 16', Contra Oboe 16', Strings 16', Open Diapason 16', Flute 8', Strings 8', Clarinet 8', Oboe 8', Flute 4', Strings 4', Salicet 4', Mixture I, Mixture II

Bass voice stops: Bass Bourdon 16', Bass Dulciana 16'

Adjustable 16', 8', 4', Mixture, and bass mix

In the harmony control section, the level of the 16', 8', 4' and Mixture voices can be infinitely varied via the knobs

Mixture I "Harsh" and Mixture II "Mellow" are a combination of 3 pitches: 2-2/3', 2' and 1-3/5'

Bass pedal board

Onboard vibrato: on/off, lite/heavy, slow/fast

Tone decay: on/off, adds an attack percussive effect to Mixture tabs

Optical swell (volume) pedal

Rare LEM Echo Music tape delay effect including a 2-channel mixer, tone controls and pan

Fully polyphonic

Advanced Features

Additional Elka Panther 100 engine

6 treble stops in 2 ranks (16', 8') plus 1 bass stop

Treble voice stops: Bourdon 16', Strings 16', Flute 8', Diapason 8', Strings 8', Trumpet 8'

Bass voice stops: Bass Bourdon 16', bass stop off lower octave plays the treble voices

Knobs: On/Off, volume, vibrato speed, vibrato depth

Effect Tab: Vibrato On/Off

Extended 88 MIDI note range

Sustain pedal support

Pitch bend ±2 semitones

MIDI program change support

Separate treble/bass MIDI channel

Adjustable vibrato speed and depth

Adjustable 12-note tuning

Vintage tube combo amp, with classic spring reverb, built-in opto tremolo, and cab simulation

(Cabinet impulse responses by Studio Nord Bremen and Dr Bonkers Soundlab)

Velocity-sensitive key contacts attack/release

All settings MIDI learnable

Wide range of presets

Windows and macOS installer (Windows 7 or newer, Mac OS X 10.7 or newer, Intel x86/64 CPU)

32 and 64 bit host/OS support

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