E-MU Carnaval
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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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Docteur Frog08/27/2008

Docteur Frog's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU Carnaval
If Jean-Michel Jarre had to produce an album for Kasave Matchucambos or he would need the Carnival. But the same goes for Johnny Clegg and Peter Gabriel. The Carvanal is like a spice that we keep couscous in the cupboard in case ... but when you need it, it really well.

Of the same generation as the Orbit 2, Audity 2000 and Planet Phatt: either 1996-1998, the Carnival is just as difficult to program due to the low number of sliders and a single dial. But good for what he has to do well.
it would have hurt to put around 6000 francs at the time in this type of module, but when I see one can buy today for less than 150 euros, doubt no more.
It is from the Carnival and have consolidated all sounds World, Ethnic, Latin and Cajun Country, that E-MU has released the module PLANET EARTH, lavish on the latest prod P. Gab.


As the modules E-MU at the time.


E-MU does not know off the head with their series of modules dedicated to sounds or genres.
The architecture is similar from module to module. Only changing the ROM and the front at the same time.

thus, there are 640 internal presets with 32 still 6-pole digital filters (17 types of filters always different) and 16 multi parts and polyphony 64 voices (lacks a bit of qand also used in the force percussion and ambient sounds at once). The management of partial is a little weird but good.
Sounds. It is not my cup of tea but it sounds. I prefer by far the Planet Earth but for the price of Carnival today ...
Go ahead Fracky is good ...:-)


Pink Martiny to Mori Kante, one could imagine that Carnival meets all applications and all styles, the answer is no.
However, the Carnival will be a unique non-restraint and its application to spice up your compositions will be very appreciated and if it is not necessarily for yourself, it will be by the listener.
This is not nothing.

HouseNation's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU Carnaval
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A little festive snuck in my home studio very serious and a great breath of fresh air filled my lungs (especially my ears). Let me reassure you right away, Carnival does not blow (except perhaps his first birthday later this year in Rio). It is rare that a manufacturer is likely to release a sound module dedicated to a style as precise as the Latin American music is very probably the first time. What a pleasure to find the sounds that made us like Tito Puente or even Ray Baretto and all the others. No doubt that Carnival will not duplicate any other synth in your set up, so the sounds are new (albeit traditional) and properly calibrated. Ear unaccustomed to this style of music, we can always start from the Beat Mode, also present in the Proteus, to launch improvisations taste of summer vacation. After reviewing the more than 630 presets (including stacks of sounds and drum loops), there is more than plenty to choose from, provided, however, to have a musical sensibility that accommodates this kind of music. The programming is identical to that of a Planet Phatt, so that an Orbit v.2.0, and the work of super-strong filters should satisfy the most difficult. Let's use these lines to remember that Proteus are 32 channels polyphonic and multitimbral of 16 channels. It is understood that in the case of Carnival, there will be serious enough to arrange a song in the spirit of salsa, samba, bossa ... I forget the others! Waveforms, less numerous than in the Planet Phatt, There are 282, which, in itself, is honorable. This expander really brings something original with its warm tones and accurate and drum loops are a feast for improvisation. Except with different versions of the software arrangement of Band in a Box from PG Music where there was Latin styles, and then back to the old Roland TR-727, we had not yet had the pleasure to rub shoulders with the countries of Central and South America so close! Released on the occasion of the twenty-five years of the firm, one can imagine what state of euphoria among the developers of E-mu should be designing this module! This may happen less often on the other side of the Pacific ...

Keyboards recording archives.

spritnoirr2's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU Carnaval
As its name and its color indicates, caramba! Ayayaïe! Que tal? Muchacho! This is a rack that mettera, in theory, composed of Latin in your ...

Levels characteristic BHA, is the 1u from E-Mu. Nothing to die for, not gripe. All is well.
_ 3 stereo outputs (Main, Sub1, Sub2)
_ Trio noon (in, out, through)

on the other hand, in America we do sounds not to be over 640 presets (384 ROM, 256 RAM)!!

Clearly, the traditional functions found on most racks that time, namely:
_ 32-voice polyphony
_ 16 parts multitimbral
_ Sounds Editions
_ Mode "Beats" (pretty simple and fun)
_ Ability to overlay sounds
The engineers who designed this little Mexican was to have eagle eyes because the screen is so small it should not be too far away or else ... Beware the eyes narrowed suddenly tense. Apart from this contrast is good.

He is correct, the connectors are reliable and good, small bottles and color extravaganza, it does not come out of the ordinary.

In short all we ask for a solid foundation.


When he starts to tickle the banjo, its use may seem at first a little spicy. But the most piquant is the manual. Unclear or incompréhansible.
It's like a record of furniture from home Aim. The first pages of inventories are good, but the other pages are dignent drawings by Picasso. "Once you complete the installation to take full advantage ... yada yada yada ...". In short, all is to understand! And for the regulars of MPCs languages ​​MSB / LSB, good luck ... I find everything except that!

At last account, the manual is useless and you disappoint the machine before trying it.
The second disappointment comes when you realize that the keyboard is divided into several parts. There is such a moitiée on which there are several samples on each key, and the other half for a piano ... It cuts the inspiration of the musician and it Pencho fustre unable to take advantage of 5 octaves of any string instrument / wind / or other!
Then editing is simple and complex sounds, to do what is easy ... To understand ... It is mental and the heat very well serve as the manual fan!
The interactivity of this Bécanne Atrai is not because of its small screen. It is not easy to do this language worthy of a text from two lines and some characters have to explain a complex thought.
Because of this rarity, dear friends researchers new properties sound, you will feel alone in your quest for information because, as confirmed by the subjects of the forum of this beast ... Many people have died trapped, isolated in the desert aid ...


However, we expect all looking forward to hearing the fiesta! And when the branch we want the sound that intoxicates us and flows like the tekila ...
But ... How to say ... We're a little tipsy but not drunk. The sounds are not bad or wrong, there are just tiny.
The Kicks, the Snares, Trumpets, keyboards ... Sounds sound card! Mamamia!

So it is well aware that the wealth of countries in Latin America is the appointment but that the heat should do it is not clear.

It's a shame but not a inconveniant.

Let me explain, there are a lot of sounds but this is the E-MU, that is a lot of samples. The instruments are very varied, among them one can count:

_ The Piano dry.
_ The synthetic organs.
_ Trumpets
_ The beats (typed salsa, tango etc)
_ Accordions
_ The sound effects
_ The whistles
_ Voices
_ Ect

Everything is there and very few are worth to be removed, if not useless cries of "salsa", "Que tal", "Carnival" ect. Who are there for the sole purpose of enabling E-MU to include "640 Presets (384 ROM, 256 RAM)" on the box ...
Now it all depends on what one wishes to make. For the composition free of all conraintes and small budgets, it can go.
For fans of headlock and research original music, as this tries to be honorable SpritNoirr I am, it's a good plan. This expander is handled with the usual, quite easily, so you can dial quickly. Then later, surrounded by samplers, one resamples each sound to have the desired potato ...

The Beats in an Akai S950, Ensoniq melodies in a ASR10 some effects in a MPC, it reworks the general elements with effect modules type DP4 + or Glory Comp and even Pro Tools ...

In short you have to like it to head out for a powerful sound like a pepper!
For those looking for a good, heavy, simple, powerful and cheap, go to the side of Roland with the Latino card extension. There are two times less sound but they are twice as interressants and usable. E-MU's next Eco +, y 'is too much, but it is dirty cheap!

Now, in terms of effects. They are also practical and efficiency than the MPC 1000. Ie casi-no. The reverbs and other stuff is too bad phones and dynamic. One has the impression that by pushing one can loose a ball of tin in an iron room. This is not the top ...

Its quality is confirmed as the food. Judgement alternates when we tasted other higher quality and more refined. If we always eat at a canteen Flunch Deguelle be found. If you eat always Fougets ... It ingnore Flunch that is the name of the restaurant.
In short this is not the Carnival of the tropics to the sound level. I think it's a good complement to a proper config and especially when you want to dial without taking the head to get the sample you want. Here there is everything, but everything remains to be done.

It's a good basic sound to sangrilla.


I use it since September 2006, I had delivered for 70 euros!! In addition to Australia!

And even if Skippy brought me a little coyote in my rack I scraped the slippers to see if I was going to sell it.
And then, almost everything, it does not hurt my samplers Taff a bit ...
In fact, I had no place in my Roland jv2080. I have 8 cards extentions and it took my mind to buy either a 880 or keep the time to put my 1080 card extant Latino. Also, I wanted to test other sounds ...
I had been warned about E-MU, I'm not disappointed.

It is a good compromise if you want to put little, and above all be a lot like working.
I know a price as I had no in France and for fans of these sounds I think 250 or 300 euros may be reasonable for the expander rare, practical and reliable.
With the experience I remake this choice, of course for the price / quality ratio, the number of sounds and the desire to want to improve the sound possibilities of this beast.

As Hip Hop music producer, I do not use every day of the expander. This is not a key in my config 'but rajoutte a touch of sunshine!

Ayayaïe! Muchacho! Get out the castanets! Now you know the opinion that under my sombrerro!

umeshu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU Carnaval
Rack E-mu sounds special "Latino"

32-voice polyphony
16 part multitimbral
640 presets (384 ROM, 256 RAM)
3 out Stros (Main, Sub1, Sub2)
Sound Publishing
Midi In, Out, Through
Mode "Beats"
Possibility of overlapping sounds
Sharing keyboard


Good navigation in DIFFERENT menu is not super good but it is a simple rack and ultimately it's pretty well thought out and used it with one made there.

For editing sounds, may be the rack but there is software to edit them on PC. on the other hand I've never tried to change so I could not say more

For the manual, it's not hard, I did not I download the pdf on the site of Emu


In terms of sounds then I'm bluffing. I already had the Planet Phatt and I had t sidr at the quality but also the one I'm on the ass.
The sounds have a great grain, even on my crappy speakers.

It includes almost all (see all) sonnorits Submitted in the compositions of Latin music, African Brazilians, etc..

The drum kits are good bills and trs are quite in style.
Among its sonnorits, others gnrales and the other "by chance" some kind or other lead sounds with effects but can add a charming house in a prod-Latin for example.

In short, the samples are well conut trs t and the final result is again a Russianness


I use it for one day (ok oauis did not have much time but enough to realize the quality of the Beast)

It is a good module trs although some prefer the Planet Earth, most comprehensive parrait it, but me he is perfect for my house prods to add more lments "ralistes".

Suffice to say that I do not regret this purchase. good the price was not given (300) but for a module of this type is the. And apparently that's the price for most of these very sought-modules.

In short this module is a hot find, but it's all good