[NAMM] E-MU Emulator X3
E-MU Systems has announced that the Emulator X3 Streaming Sampling Synthesizer is now in stock and shipping.
The Emulator X3 features Vista compatibility, native 64-bit applications, multi-processor and multi-threading support. New features have been added to the capabilities of this instrument. In addition, the E-MU hardware lock has been removed so that E-MU hardware is no longer required as a dongle.
X3 features E-MU's Xstream streaming sound engine with up to 192kHz sampling and playback and automated sampling/beat analysis/editing tools.
Pricing & Availability
Emulator X3 is currently shipping at an estimated street price of £349.99/ €499.99 (including VAT). US estimated street price is $499.99.
Emulator X3 ships with:
- 32-bit Emulator X3 Application (Windows XP/Vista) and VSTi.
- 64-bit Emulator X3 Application (Windows x64/Vista) and VSTi.
- Over 3.3 GB of sounds (over 2500 presets) from E-MU's premier sound library.
Upgrades and Crossgrades from previous products for existing users will be available via the E-MU web-store in early February:
- Emulator X3 Retail Version = $499 + S/H.
- Proteus X LE or Proteus VX to Emulator X3 = $499 + S/H.
- Proteus X or Proteus X2 to Emulator X3 = $299 + S/H.
- Emulator X or Emulator X2 to Emulator X3 = $199 + S/H.
New Features in Emulator X3
- Xstream — 32-bit and native 64-bit applications optimized for Multi-core and Multi-threaded processors.
- Region Xplode Beat Slicer — This new feature translates recorded drum parts into MIDI files.
- Tempo Map Export — TwistaLoop can now analyze and export the Tempo Map of a song.
- Xtractor — The Xtractor is a new audio manipulation tool that can cut or boost audio levels based on stereo position and frequency.
- Translator X2 Convertor — The Translator Emulator X2 Convertor, by Chicken Systems, enables you to convert many popular sampler formats into the Emulator X's .exb file format.
For more info: www.emu.com.
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