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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent
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moosers07/05/2010

moosers's review

E-MU Vintage Keys
E-Mu's Vintage Keys is a rack mountable synthesizer that is made to emulate vintage analog keyboard sounds. I've used it with an M-Audio Pro 88 MIDI controller, as a MIDI controller is of course necessary for playing the sounds in the module. The Vintage Keys rack is from the early 1990's, so at this point this is certainly an older piece of gear. The only connections that I remember using with this are the MIDI ports, but it definitely has some other routing options as well. It will only take up a single space in your rack.

UTILIZATION

It isn't difficult at all to use E-Mu's Vintage Keys synthesizer. To be honest, I've really only used the presets for the most part, as I haven't done too much tweaking of the sounds that it already has built into it. It does have a whole ton of preset sounds in here, ranging from Moog synth sounds to Fender Rhodes sounds. I don't know too much about changing the parameters here, but if you want to get in depth with it, it might be a good thing to have the manual around if you can find it.

SOUNDS

The sounds found on the E-Mu Vintage Keys synth are varied and versatile to say the least. You've got pretty much every type of analog and vintage keyboard sound in here, or at least some form of it. In my opinion, the more synth types of sounds are the best sounding ones in here, rather than the Rhodes and other more traditional type of keyboards. Those sounds are very good sounding as well, but the really synthy sounds are definitely the most realistic sounding ones. I definitely haven't tried out every single sound in here, as there are hundreds to choose from...

OVERALL OPINION

While there are certainly a lot of modern day rack synthesizer out there that are probably cleaner sounding than E-Mu's Vintage Keys, but this is one of the first collection of vintage keyboard sounds, so there is definitely a lot that should be said for this. Beyond this, it's still a great sounding synth module, with a lot of different sounds and plenty of versatility. I don't really know what type of price these would command these days, but it certainly wouldn't hurt to have one of these in your MIDI rack.
ipm05/29/2013

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

E-MU Vintage Keys
expander rack mount, 1 U, internal power supply. 2 banks of 256 sounds, styles rather 70 'and 80'. Just trio noon and 4 separate outputs, rather good or very good for my NE3 only has 2 separate outputs ...

UTILIZATION

Easy to use, 4-5 buttons, a jog dial for selecting values ​​and display 2 lines lumineux.E-Mu was very safe destination sources on this module. Can easily map 4 midi controllers (PAN WHEEL, VOL or CC) [source] to the choice of destination, not including two LFO ... it works very well, it's simple and really well done.

Note that this module is the first in the series to use digital filters EMU and deeper than traditional ADSR envelope, it is here AHDSR, H is an additional shelf between attack and decay . nb plethora of sounds edition still simple, I put 8 because it lacks the knobs controls real time

small problem, it is de facto multi ... therefore, we must think about it and put all the unused channels OFF!

SOUNDS

given the success of the module at the time, it's simple it was almost essential in a rack, the sounds are clearly used. then, he has enough practicality for a MOOG preset, the preset contains MOOG! normal except that it is virtually non-existent in other manufacturers fault-free I think. It is classified, some repetitive sounds, but not as ca, and is very comprehensive in terms of panel melotrons, wurli, Rodhes, moog, prophets, SEM and so on.

THE FLAT: EFFECTS. it must stick to a small independent effect buttock

OVERALL OPINION

some time ...

I have some models, especially samplers, given the small amount of memory, the beast is doing really well. Then I found that the module has a small hollow in the midrange, EQ may be necessary, but so far, he will be quite well developed with other instrumentals. E-MU was super smart, if there is indeed a VINTAGE instrument, this one because it's written on!

the number of well-known artists who have used this module is impressive and when it goes into editing one understands why. a module to discover, for a price that seems enough for now devalued. For this reason it is currently worth a 10, despite the flaws
cion04/10/2006

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

E-MU Vintage Keys
32-voice polyphony expander

UTILIZATION

The interface is simple and effective.
edition of the sounds is intuitive.

SOUNDS

Big pad sounds and organs.
A good product sign E-mu

OVERALL OPINION

A good product sign E-mu
Dms03/02/2003

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

E-MU Vintage Keys
-16 MB (500 samples) of moog, p5, ARP2600, Fairlight and old organs ...
Multitimbral-16 lanes
32-channels polyphony
Edit comfortable with, among others:
Low Pass Filter 2 and 4 peoples
VCF -2
-2 Assignable LFO on many paramtres

UTILIZATION

Trs trs edition intuitive ergonomic, comfortable and good enough rsultats.

SOUNDS

Sounds good with a good grain samples Emax II.Trs signs E-MU

OVERALL OPINION

Machine.Bons sounds good but a real multi-effect would have t souhaitable.Un inexpensive purchase like all E-MU sound modules that gamme.Pour make big sound and fine organ or groundwater.