The E-MU megathread

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    Fanu Breaks&samples aficionado

    Fanu

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    Let's face it: we need one and should've started one ages ago.
    Seeing that there's a whole lot EMU action going on around these parts these days and the good old Emusonacid seems to be gone as well, I thought we might start one where you could discuss all things EMU (without de-railing others' threads, which I, too, am guilty of) and maybe this one could serve as a thread with all sorts of EMU resources.

    All things EMU....this is the place.
    Resampling in EMU Ultra Sampler


    EMU Ultra bass editing tutorial


    EMU Peak/Shelf Morph Filter


    • Dillusion's ZPlane morph PDF

    • FB group for EMUs
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    Fanu

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    I'll start by saying I recently got an e6400 and ESI-32 and have been giving the latter some love already and can say it sounds amazing. Defininitely old-sounding DNB in the works.

    I'll also add a question: are there any classic EMU users out there that might be able to sort me with an EOS update disk? I'm running EOS v3.00b and would like to update as far as I can go considering the machine has only 1 MB flash ROM.
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    Fanu

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    I took a look at EOS.Technical.Documents-Combined.PDF, and it lists parts and their numbers for Ultra and non-Ultra models.
    The part number for the LCD (240 X 64 LCD Assembly w/Header) seems to be the same (AP441) for both.

    I'm wondering if they all share the same display. E.g., could one install the LCD of an E4XT Ultra on an E5000 Ultra?
    I have a semi-non-functioning E4XT Ultra in my closet and I'd love to replace the e5000 Ultra's dim snotty green LCD with that of the e4xt.
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    hadees

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    I bought one of the 1st Emu flash roms that he produced. Not had any problems with it:twothumbs:
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    hadees

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    I'm pretty sure that the screens are interchangeable even between classics and ultras, The only difference is the colour. What is wrong with the E4XT?
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    junglebass1

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    there is supposed to be software you can use to edit samples on those on a pc, save you using the screen on the sampler.
  9. emre_k

    emre_k

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    So I've bought an e6400 ultra dead cheap a while ago and I was amazed that it turned out to be fully functional. I love it's sound but unfortunately the rotary thing doesn't work, and worse than that, all the buttons are very very jumpy, making even the simplest tasks extremely difficult to perform.

    Do you dogs have any idea if there's anything I can do about it? An ascii keyboard looked like a great solution but unfortunately it doesn't have the expansion card (or w/e that's called). I was thinking maybe I could control it via computer using a SCSI card or something but I'm not very informed about that kind of stuff. Would love to hear some pointers!
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    have you tried opening it and cleaning the ribbon cable directly at the front in the middle, maybe just unplug a couple of times and reconnect, might just be a connection problem.
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    qwert678!!!! ʕノ•ᴥ•ʔノ ︵ uosɐǝɹ

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    I'm here hunting for the RFX32 card. Want to add that to my emu.
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    deoxit works wonders on buttons

    https://syntaur.com/Items/3443.html

    https://syntaur.com/Items/3465.html

    https://syntaur.com/Items/3463.html
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    ThisWayUp

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    Thanks, but these will not work as they are. They need to have a step in them to go around the front panel.
    Cheers, but I'm not sure how well they'd work cos there's a step in the original rack ears.

    I created a SketchUp of an ear to send round to metal shops, but the one I found first said it would be pretty expensive to create them as a one off piece. Change the .txt extension to .skp if you want to open the file in SketchUp

    Attached Files:

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    I believe inserting thin spacers between the rack ears and the sampler would do the trick.
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  23. emre_k

    emre_k

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    Holy shit, that sounds phat! How could I go about recreating something like this on my E6400 ultra? (I'm very much a beginner on EMU) Get a bass (or bassy sound), record it via EMU inputs, add a lowpass filter with Q cranked up and modulating the cutoff? Am I on the right track?

    Also based on the info you gave in the other thread:

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    ja-ki

    ja-ki

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    just download the .zip attached to my other post, put it in your sampler and see for yourself. The sample is included of course, but you have to set your sampler to the highest, digital output setting possible. no headroom and +12 db boost iirc (see the menus, I'm not talking about the volume knob, we want to distort internally). For fun I used two voices. the 2nd being a little stereo (emu chorus!). It's quite simple and just one technique out of many.
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    emre_k

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    Hey, cool but I'm afraid I can't do that right now as I don't have a floppy or anything. Will try the other points you mentioned though, thanks!
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    ja-ki

    ja-ki

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    I guess there was another way of transfering stuff to the sampler. There was a software by elektron called c4 or c6 or something which let you transmit via midi, very limited though. Otherwise you could try using your scsi in some way.
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    C6 is the one.
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    Midi transfer is SLOW. You'll sample a hihat 20 x faster than transfering it over midi.

    I'd say in general that sampling is the way to go. It's not as slow as many ppl seem to think.
  29. ja-ki

    ja-ki

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    sure, but is there a way to transfer banks and presets? sysex?
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    qwert678!!!!

    qwert678!!!! ʕノ•ᴥ•ʔノ ︵ uosɐǝɹ

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    What soundcard are you guys using these days? I had a motu traveler but had given it to my younger brother as he was getting into this seriously and I was exiting. Now that I'm back on it, I've been using my on board sound card that m y xiosynth has (much to my surprise) but that's only when I want to record to and from the Emu. Want something more dedicated but don't know what's decent these days.

    Price range; maybe about $300-$600. Going to pick up a mackie 16 channel desk to integrate. Got an akai 3200xl (finally) on the way. Also have some hardware synths. Just need a brain.


    Suggest away!!!
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