EMU- Which one?

Discussion in 'Production' started by Rajstah Vibe, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. Rajstah Vibe

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    Right, so...
    I've been reading peeps telling wonders about EMU systems.
    But which one would be the phattier one to process neuro grinded disto basslines???
     
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    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    6400 ultra is the one everybody used/uses I believe.
     
  3. billywhizz

    billywhizz E-MU !!!!!!

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    Iv got the e5000 ultra, I'm not sure what the difference is between this and the 6400 ultra.

    Beware though, these things are fucking huge and when turned on the fan is annoyingly loud.

    But yeah they are cool.
     
  4. Rajstah Vibe

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    Well, as the fan it's so loud as described, I can figure out that these machines they must be quite cool! :teeth:

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    Other than that? What are actually the advantages on using this '90s machines compared to nowadays daws?
    I mean, over the fact that u got a dinosaurs in your desk, very noisy and with limited upgrades. Do they have a real specific sound that cannot be recreate with a normal daw?
     
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    spyre sample all the things

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  6. Rajstah Vibe

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    At the end of the day, they are still digital samplers from the '90s... Sampling has developed!
    Is there a specific dsp onboard or a specific AD/DA circuit that create an "EMU" sound?
    Is it worth £200 or it's just a collectible piece of working junk for geeks?
     
  7. billywhizz

    billywhizz E-MU !!!!!!

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    I'd say an E-MU is worth £200

    Best things about the EMU
    Its nice to overdrive the inputs a bit when recording into it to give a sound some "fuzz"

    Its got some nice effects. reverb, chorus etc

    Beautiful filters, LFO's and envelopes to manipulate your sound

    You get a whole new world of possibilities.
    Once you've made a sound in Massive or FM8 etc just record it into the E-MU and fuck it up more

    You can actually push buttons and twist knobs rather than clicking a mouse



    Worst things about the EMU
    Its fucking huge

    Its fucking loud

    Its can be a ball ache to use

    They are old so your constantly worrying it could die any second

    Switching on an E-MU doesn't automatically give you Ed Rush & Optical sounds