E-MU Vintage Pro
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Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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Spektros's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU Vintage Pro
All been said.


This is not always simple, and the manual is in English. I was able to get by from a French version of Proteus's manual. For the rest I do not always understand some functions, but I guess you can with this machine a lot more than I do. The potential is enormous in terms of taking the time to search and find sy a little machine, which is not my case! But just as I use it a little long to discover a lot of things I never imagined. So take the time to aprivoiser and we are not disappointed.


Then there is happiness. This machine has made me a happy man. All the best sounds of the 70's are there, recognizable, beautiful and warm. It was wonderful. The choice is really wide in EP and Organs (organs are absolutely beautiful), for synthesizers, they are sometimes a little repetitive, but everyone there's something I think. Beautiful clavinets, lead sounds real plan, some very strange ground. For drum kits as there are sounds very interesting. We can repeat all the music from 70 to 80 years with that of Stevie Wonder to Depeche Mode.


Some weak points include:
1. The differences in volumes from one sound to another are sometimes enormous, so much so that sometimes I wondered whether there was a sound like nothing so much pattern and not one heard it.
2. The backlight of the keyboard is poor and sometimes turns itself off, which is annoying. Provide a flashlight in case.
3. You can clearly hear a whisper when it is turned. Plus the fact that we must adjust the volume at times hard to hear certain sounds (EP type) is pretty annoying.
4. I do not know why, perhaps because of the fact that I use with bad MIDI keyboard, but sometimes the controls of a sudden go awry when I cheeks, and everything must be quick ratio?. Live, it's absolutely disastrous.
The rest is a machine extraorinaire, full of potential, and to satisfy the fans of all kinds of music, from funk to blues to rock or Elektro. I'm not a big fan of machine, I especially like the sound and strum, but I really found my happiness on this unit. Whether for tablecloths, organs, EP or synthetic effects and other noises, I could do whatever I wanted with. Even though I am afraid of spoiling it with the strength of lugging around I've never bought anything to replace it for price reasons or simply because that eje not find anything better so far.

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

E-MU Vintage Pro

- Polyphony 128
- 32 multitimbral channels (or 2 in + 2 out)
- Controller in faade
- 1024 original sounds (vintage bank 32Mb) + 512 user locations
- Possibility to upgrade up to 128MB (the equivalent of a pattern-in terms of volume of deals;) - for example ...)
- SPDIF home
- 2 outputs Sub1 and Sub2 to connect one or several external effects insert
- Aaaah, the filters EMU (50 filter types, there's something to do!), 2 blocks effects
- It is personal, but look at I find it beautiful

Publisher PC available: Proteum (I use it daily with still as much fun to make my own sounds, it is very simple: it covers 100% of the functions of the Vintage Pro - and never plant.


The Vintage Pro is a good machine but complte Designed and could get a little complex. For those who want just use the presets home (what a shame) will use simple and classic. But for those who want to go further and edit your own sounds (and the Vintage Pro dvoile that his real possibility) it is much easier to go through an editor for ACCS at a glance all parameter.

The manual is very well done but you have to understand English.

If not really use "vintage" I recommend using an expression pedals together your master keyboard: to play on the cutoff of a filter over a clavinet or level of an auto-pan on a Rhodes history will take to Herbie Hancock ... expander that it lends itself perfectly!


So I think it is the particular point in the Vintage Pro:

- The original presets are good overall, even some really convincing (clavinet, CP70 ,...)

HOWEVER: If you shall decide to pass the Cape of publisher and make your own sounds, you will immediately find what REALLY lurks under the hood of Vintage and Pro ... hello slap! 50 types of Z-Plane filters (too underused in the presets) is twice that in the last samplers of the mark (the exceptional level deumeurant potato: E4XT/E6400) full-wave types for LFOs , a modulation matrix to make sounds particulirement living or even to the extent imprvisibles you souaitez, two randoms on each layer that can affect on The argument of choice .. . In short, a kind of expander numrique but think with a modular ...

Résumé to: overall home dpannent sounds, some are really fun but we feel that this bank does couraging in a hurry (some levels of Difference road, for example, sounds too static) and with very little passion from the sound-designers in EMU and in view of the possibilities of the machine.

Conclusion: If you crack dj on original presets, expect a heart stoppage when the publishing of your own sounds;)

I'll call when 10 because it is the same tural capacity of the machine that I want to note and not the original presets. For lovers of vintage hair hackers: your own sounds on this machine will not face the shame of DMOS Nord Stage and Nord Electro else you find on the internet as an example.


It took me a long time before I buy it DCID (thank you Christopher L. and bargain for your sympathy, thank you for the AF ads;)) but if it should remain one in my studio, it would certainly be him.

What I like most: I'm playing, I close my eyes and my sense of being in 1976.
What I like least: there is nothing I dislike about this machine, at least it's clear! In the limit I can make my own AIM Z-Plane filters but my knowledge is only possible on any machine hardware EMU (only other possibility: Emulator X software-it must be :-(), content of 50 (excuse the lack) filters.

Finally I would say that any fan of the vintage should possder this machine. I pass on a Journe Promega 3, heard other expanders vintage, all cost DMOS (unfortunately sometimes misleading) competition rcente (Clavia particular) and I would say simply that This expander has not aged a bit in 2007.

More: EMU, recognized among all filters for audiophiles trs "phat" and trs deep, no longer produces the dernires new hardware (except for sound cards). The vintage pro possde + twice as many filters as the latest brand expanders (which they left in 2000 were worth more beginners 30 000 Gb) ... if it's not a good reason, has to crack the Vintage Pro;)

Finally, on this machine, does everything well thought out: the S-PDIF (far from being systmatique on expanders), exits the symtriques + subs (sign in with a c Y ble to the effects hardware), the look ... rhahhh ... (No, not I add)

Hi all, good music!

<<<Long live the vintage! The funk is dead? LONG LIVE THE FUNK! >>>


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

E-MU Vintage Pro
I did not, but I have the keyboard version, however, for which I described a dj opinion, ICI (https://fr.audiofanzine.com/produits/avis/?idproduit = 18 253).
The only difference is that the rack has a 128-note polyphony (vs. 64 for the keyboard) and output possde numrique.


Rfrer is my opinion on the keyboard: HERE (https://fr.audiofanzine.com/produits/avis/?idproduit=18253).