E-MU Orbit 3

E-MU Orbit 3

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Orbit 3, Digital Synth Rack/Sound Module from E-MU.

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E-MU Orbit 3 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: E-MU
  • Model: Orbit 3
  • Category: Digital Synth Racks/Sound Modules
  • Added in our database on: 04/28/2004

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E-MU Orbit 3 user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 5 reviews )
 4 reviews80 %
 1 user review20 %
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FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

E-MU Orbit 3
128 Voice Polyphony, 32 MIDI Channels, 12 real-time control parameters, Dynamic 12 pole filtering, and a plethora of quality sounds builtin.

Price paid: 999 USD


Umm... Spinning knobs and eight buttons can do everything. The manual is "war and peaceish" in size, but most functions are explained in several pages or less.


With several hundred samples available out of the box, there isn't much need to even buy another expansion card unless you are a sample junkie.


I have had no problems with this unit.

Althought this is a good synth, it doens't offer much in the way of innovation.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 4-, 2003)

manachild's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Énormissime"

E-MU Orbit 3
Technical data sheet


Simple version 3 with a manual, in 2 hours, the beast begins to reveal its secrets. It's worth it because the filters are very numerous and powerful.


Sic electronic oriented, the orbit is enormous. Filters, waveforms and effects and ring true pro.
I ve beat the cards and yard but can be added to maps and other sysex.
I am not using beats but they are many and varied.


Bought Used, I m never separated. It has become a basic in my compo. I highly recommend it.

dogfacedgremelin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Flor Dance 100%"

E-MU Orbit 3
It is 100% Dance Flor
2x16-channel SPDIF Out noon and 6 analog outputs.
SuperBeat, filter to the infinite and personal, It's Too Good .....

There is a management utility for PC


simple and is an edition of his happiness .. The manual is very well done and when it is clear (in PDF on the Web)


It's 100% Techno and electro music dance flor.


full test model and the one that stuck me the most.
I have one that makes me the most cogitate.
A must have for the instrument.

silvertouch06's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU Orbit 3
Rack ddi sounds to electro, techno and dance.
It contains the ROM "Beat Garden" and the ROM "Techno Synth Construction Yard" to SERIES, produced by a pillar of the Dutch Dance scne Rob Papen.
2 slots can reach the number of waveforms and patches by SIMMs ("Vintage", "Pop," "Pure Phatt", ...)
Sound presets: 1024, Sounds users: 512. The patches are fairly good quality in gnral, even if some are similar.
4 audio outputs, 2 Midi in, Midi out 2, Midi thru


The manual is clear enough, but it is not empty to take responsibility for a novice.
The edition and sound effects is not trivial, because there are many paramtres (50 DIFFERENT types of filters). The 4 in potentiomtres faade can accder 12 paramtres for CONTRL in real time, and it's a good point.


The internal sounds of this module are DDIS electronic music. You can add the map "Pop" to add gnralistes sounds (sound library of Proteus 2500), or any other card EMU.
The sounds are quite expressive and well ragissent VLOC and aftertouch. At patches with two cards installed, I have 2048 preset patches and they do not a lot that I need, although the map "Pop" is not terrible in the brass and few strings, shame!


I have this module for a little over 4 months with the cards "Pop" and "Vintage" (sounds great for 70's and 80's). The strings and pads are standard and compete well with Yamaha and Korg.
The sound is clean, although some appear to have "clicks", but nothing serious trs.
The effects are of good quality (rverb, time limit, distortion ,...), more in the 50 filter types, there are phasers and flangers, which allows this type of SAVE the effect. The report price quality is excellent (I'd pay 900 euros, without expansion cards) but priori, we can not find it in the catalog. In addition, it does not recognize the card "Pop" after having upgraded to version 2.26.
I do not regret that choice, because it allows me to add in my big fat amricain set. The report qualitprix of this module is excellent.

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