MATRIXSYNTH: E-MU Systems Emulator II

Friday, January 24, 2020

E-MU Systems Emulator II

via this auction

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Everyone has probably heard or seen this sampler at some point in their life (whether they knew or not) Probably most famously used by Depeche Mode, but its was the prime choice for many bands in the 80's. It had great sounding sample libraries to cover most of your bases. Or you could sample your own sounds in. It recorded at a whopping 8-bits with a total of 17.5 seconds. That might not sound like a lot by today's standards but it had a special quality that gave it a distinct character. The real magic came from the analog VCFs and VCAs that finish out the signal chain. On top of all that, it was also 8 part multi-timbral (also 8 voice polyphonic) with a built in sequencer. This could essentially run your most of your show back in the day!

This particular unit is in really great shape and had the original top 5 inch floppy drive replaced with a much faster and larger digital drive. The USB stick includes a bunch of virtual disks with samples on them.

This Emulator was recently serviced and looked at. The power harness of the drive was fixed and the electronics of the unit were inspected and are working properly. The built in floppy drive has been disconnected but is working fine and can be reconnected in place of the digital drive if desired."

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