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Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1989
Emu Systems Emax II
What do you get if you cross an Emax with a Proteus? An Emaximus perhaps, or maybe even a Protemax? Kendall Wrightson test drives Emu's new 16-bit sampler to find out.
Review | Music Technology, Jan 1987
Polyphonic Sampling Keyboard
An exclusive, in-depth report on the machine that promises to bring Emulator quality to the masses. Paul Wiffen, Emulator fan, finds out if the promises are fulfilled.
Review | Music Technology, Jun 1988
E-mu enhance their popular Emax sampler with a built-in 20 Meg hard disk and two new methods of sound synthesis. But how successful is the sampler-as-synthesiser? Bob O'Donnell takes it to the max.
Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1987
Digital sampling keyboard
Much rumour and speculation has surrounded the launch of what Ian Gilby reckons to be the best mid-priced sampling keyboard on the market. So what makes Emax special? Read the UK's first in-depth review and find out.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1986
The 'baby Emulator', announced only a month ago, gets put through its paces by Paul Wiffen at E-mu's Californian HQ. It's good.
Review | Music Technology, Feb 1990
One of the most popular keyboard samplers of recent years is E-mu's Emax, now its place is to be taken by the Emax II. But will it prove as popular? Dave Richardson gets the Max.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1982
Review | Music Technology, Aug 1988
Digital Sound Production Workstation
The latest version of E-mu's popular Emulator sampler incorporates stereo 16-bit sampling and a hard disk drive. Chris Meyer can't believe his ears.
Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1993
Digital Sound Production System
Review | One Two Testing, Nov 1984
the supreme sampling keyboard?
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1984
Eight-voice Polyphonic Sampling Keyboard
Paul Wiffen goes gaga over E-mu Systems' latest attempt at giving the average keyboard player complete control over the sound sampling process.
Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Feb 1991
These days a few hundred pounds will buy you technology that once cost thousands. Gordon Reid looks at an early sampler and discovers there's more to it and its manufacturer than you might have known.
Review | Sound On Sound, May 1988
Emulator III Sampling Keyboard
If there is one company which has made its name on sampling that company is E-mu Systems. The term 'Emulator' is now synonymous with sampling and now the third instrument in this distinguished series is on the market. Paul Wiffen checks it out and finds E-mu bang up to date.
Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1988
On the Emax Hard Disk Sampler
Unlike some samplers, Emax has stayed the course since its introduction over 18 months ago and has developed into a mature, well groomed specimen. Having released a Hard Disk version of the machine almost a year ago, Emu Systems have recently given Emax yet another lease of life with their Spectrum Synthesis upgrade, which turns the sampler into a powerful additive synthesizer. David Hughes tries it out
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jan 1985
The original Emulator brought sound-sampling out of the labs and onto the stage. The new model looks likely to repeat that success, and to transform sound sampling from precision recording into something like art.
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Feature | Topic: Sampling, Synthesis & Sound Design | Sound On Sound, Jul 1991
Emu Emax II
The first in an occasional series in which David Mellor looks at well-established and respected pieces of musical and audio equipment, and tells you what you need to know to start making music with them.
Feature | Topic: Sampling | One Two Testing, Dec 1983
Sampling The Emulator
Share reality with Culture Club producer Steve Levine, the Attractions' Steve Nieve, and keyboard whizz Dave Stewart.
Feature | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Oct 1988
Optical Media International Universe of Sounds Vol 3 for Emax, DPX1 and Emulator II joins our regular selection of readers' own synthesiser patches in MT's regular Patchwork column.
Feature | Topic: Sampling | Electronic Soundmaker, Oct 1983
We get the artists' views
Feature | Topic: Sampling | The Mix, Dec 1994
Three big names, but which one’s the best?
Feature | Topic: Computing, Synthesis & Sound Design | One Two Testing, Nov 1982
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