E-MU Vintage Pro
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Aerodrink 03/16/2007

E-MU Vintage Pro : Aerodrink's user review


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- 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!

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