Vintage X Pro Synthesizers Volume 1 offers you a host of legendary analog and digital synths, including the ARP , Mini and Memory Moogs, Prophet 10 and , Jupiter 8, Taurus Pedals, and more. Each synthesizer has been meticulously sampled using 16 and 24 bit resolution and recombined to create these authentic digital renditions The E-MU Vintage Pro has the same technical specifications of the Proteus , but with a new face and different sound ROM. It shipped standard with the Vintage Collection expansion The Vintage Pro takes the concepts from the and packages it in another great single-space rack module with the same features and capabilities as E-mu's,,, and sound modules. It comes The Vintage Pro is a 1U rack module from Emu that aims to offer you access to a range of sounds from various renowned vintage keyboards and synths. Based on the highly E-MU's 16MB Vintage Keys Plus module and 8MB Vintage Keys: the samples. E-MU SP Drum Kit Samples MPC Maschine Sounds DOWNLOAD Trap Hip Hop WAV Brand NEW EMU E-MU ... read more
These accurate samples, processed through the Emulator X filters and controls, allow you to generate the sounds from the early days of music synthesizers. Volume 2 Emu Vintage X Pro Synthesizers offers Emulator X owners a host of legendary instruments, including the tape-based Mellotron, analog synths like the Emu Modular and Elka Rhapsody, as well as a bank of the latest, modern digital synthesizers, all meticulously sampled and recombined … read more to create the most realistic and playable versions of these instruments. For the analog and digital synths, every individual pitch, oscillator and signature sound was sampled to capture the unique sound of each instrument, and optimized for Emulator X's powerful streaming engine.
Volume 3 Emu Vintage X Pro Keyboards includes the legendary Hammond B3 Organ, Hohner Clavinet, Yamaha CP Piano, Rhodes Electric Piano and Wurlitzer Electric Piano. Emu located well-maintained and calibrated instruments, then meticulously sampled them using 16 and bit resolution in order to create these authentic digital renditions. All instrument presets are optimized for Emulator's powerful streaming engine, and use the Emulator X patch cord modulation matrix, which offers users quick real-time control over filters, envelopes, oscillator layers, and many other controls. read less. E-Loader Manual. System Exclusive Specification. User Manual. Reviews - Submitted March 1, Overall: 3. Synthesizers, mellotrons and organs are nice. But do not get Vintage X Vol. They are crap, just like the ones on the old Vintage Keys module!
Did you? Yes No Thanks for your opinion! Rating Details ×. The front panel closely resembles all of Emu's recent rack synth releases. From right to left across the front panel we first encounter the power button, followed by the large, clicky data-entry knob. Beyond these are the main editing buttons, which access more than one task depending on the current context. In the centre is the 2 x 24 character backlit LCD, and to the left of the screen are the real-time control knobs. The Control button to the upper left of the control knobs determines the function of the latter; each time the button is pressed it steps through three control groupings, whereupon the parameters controlled by the four knobs changes.
An LED denotes which control group is currently active and the control assignments are printed above each knob in line with the LED. A further LED for each control knob signifies when a knob has been moved away from its default programmed value within the current Preset. These knobs will transmit MIDI data, allowing the movements to be recorded and played back from a MIDI sequencer, or for use with a software synth, for example. The knobs can be set to provide only real-time control, or can also act as editing knobs when paging through the Vintage Pro's editing screens. To the far left of the front panel are a headphone output and volume control. If you work for another hi-tech manufacturer and you are simply skimming this review, then read the following sentence twice!
When it comes to designing their synths' power requirements, Emu have got it right — no wall-warts, no line-lumps, no hard-to-find power connectors, no captive cable that needs replacing with a soldering iron — and, most importantly, compatibility with any voltage from 90 to Volts AC at 50 or 60Hz. In other words, if you're gigging overseas, the likelihood is that this synth can be plugged in and will simply work, straight out of the box. If Emu can do it — and they have for many years — why can't other manufacturers? The Vintage Pro offers a spread of ROM-based material covering classic synth and keyboard sounds from the '60s, '70s and '80s; synth waveforms from ARP, Moog, Roland, Sequential Circuits, Yamaha and Oberheim gear are all provided. Electric pianos are represented by samples of Rhodes, Wurlitzer and a wonderfully clunky Yamaha CP70, and there are organ samples from tone-wheel Hammond, Farfisa and Vox.
Other revered machines include the wonderful Mellotron and the currently in-vogue Clavinet. There's a small number of FM sounds in there too, typically biased towards those famous electric piano and bass sounds. The analogue synth sounds are very good indeed, due in part to the excellent Emu filter. The Oberheim synths are worthy of particular mention, capturing the spirit nicely. There are a couple of Roland TB waveforms, as well as some from the Roland SH, and some of the Moog basses are very powerful. But I have to wonder if the guy who created the Moog Taurus preset actually had any real examples of the bass pedals to compare with, because it sounds nothing like the Taurus in my studio!
The dreadful example Preset is raspy and lacking any bottom end depth, or filter movement. This, as with all of the Vintage Pro's preset failings, is mitigated to a great extent by the power of the synthesis engine, which is quite capable of turning many of the less appealing Presets into something much more to your liking with a few twists of a knob or two. The Clavs are excellent, with all the grit and cut you'd want to expect. Variant presets offer filtered and phased versions that would keep a '70s US cop show in material for years. The Mellotron strings are very good indeed, and the brass isn't bad, but the choirs just didn't seem right to me — they suffer badly from having too few samples a criticism often levelled at Emu's old Vintage Keys module and seem fuzzy and unfocussed, despite all my attempts to edit some life into them. The electric pianos are also marred by the use of over-obvious hard and soft switched samples, and although the Hammond organs are excellent, they represent but a small selection of the many possible Hammond sounds, and the choice may not be to your taste.
On the whole, I found the most satisfying sounds to be those which didn't attempt to recreate any specific vintage machine! I counted over percussion instruments including TR and samples , the space for which might have been put to better use improving say the Mellotron choirs or adding more velocity layers to the pianos. Maybe I'm overestimating the amount of ROM being used, but it does seem a shame nonetheless. I would imagine the reason for including the array of drum and percussion samples is that it makes the Vintage Pro more of a stand-alone machine, but I can't help feeling that this is misguided. In its unexpanded form, the Vintage Pro contains ROM Presets and editable User Presets. As on Emu's other recent rack synths, sound expansion options may be added to the Vintage Pro in the form of SIMMs, and if you do this, extra factory ROM Presets will appear automatically — up to per SIMM. The Presets are arranged in banks of , and finding your way around them is made easier by the Vintage Pro's 'Sound Navigator' system.
This is simply a method of categorising sounds by types, such as bass, string, pad or voice and then scrolling through the Presets that correspond to that category. Unfortunately, there is no ability to add Presets into more than one category, although you can also create your own categories. Instruments of which more in the next paragraph are also categorised, although as these are ROM objects, they may not have their category changed. I've always enjoyed playing around with toys such as this, and I found it very inspiring to work with — not least of which because the beats will pass their data over MIDI, enabling external MIDI instruments to join in the fun too. This is truly clever stuff, and it's capable of generating some deceptively organic rhythm sections. I was hooked for ages! A Preset may 'link' to a second Preset with which it may be layered or split across a keyboard, and each Preset may consist in turn of up to four Layers.
Layers are themselves each made up of an Instrument Emu's term for a collection of keymapped samples which passes through a Z-plane filter and an amplifier. Each active layer uses one of the Vintage Pro's voices, but may be switched or crossfaded by key position, velocity or a modulation source, such as an envelope, LFO, knob or control pedal. The transposition, tuning, volume and pan position of each layer is also definable. Three envelopes are available, two of which are designated to act as volume and filter cutoff envelopes though they can also be used as modulation sources for other parameters , whilst the third is freely assignable. The envelopes are six-stage types. Each instrument comes with its own factory preset volume envelope, but this can be overridden.
Envelopes may be time or tempo-based; this can be a useful time-saver, since, for example, envelope times don't need shortening when you want to use a Preset in a fast tempo song. Emu's Z-plane filter is a well-known and highly respected feature of their synths and samplers albeit one that is now a decade old in concept. Due to the processing complexity of the 12th-order filters, the number of voices of which the Vintage Pro is capable is reduced when they are in use. I'd suggest, however, that this is hardly likely to be a problem in practice! The filters are warm and smooth, with enough bite to make the best use of many of the analogue waveforms available. If anything, the filter is probably over-specified in the context of 'vintage synthesis', but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Two LFOs are provided. These are considerably more sophisticated than most, with a choice of 17 waveforms, ranging from simple sine, sawtooth and square waves to pulse, random and steps of musical intervals.
The LFOs can be set to retrigger at a note-on command, or run freely. Speed may also be set to follow MIDI clock tempo, with a range of subdivisions down to a 32nd note. One very appealing feature here is a 'Variation' control that creates subtle, or not-so-subtle rate changes with each key-press. This can be used to make a very rich chorusing effect that goes a long way towards recreating the warmth of many vintage synth sounds where LFO speeds would often vary by small amounts from voice to voice — I liked this effect a lot. The Vintage Pro offers up to 24 'PatchCords' per layer, and these make understanding the synthesis engine a little trickier, although they are also where the much of the power and flexibility is to be found. They can be thought of as virtual versions of the cords seen littering the front panels of modular synths.
The cord simply connects a modulation source to a modulation destination. Each PatchCord has its own Amount control, which is capable of passing a positive or negative modulation signal to its destination. To add some spice to the mix, Emu have also added a number of Modulation Processors to use between a modulation source and its destination. These processors include a summing amp which combines two modulation sources , a switch which toggles between 0 and 1 when a modulation signal passes a threshold , a diode which passes only positive modulation amounts and a lag which slows down the rate of change in modulation amounts.
In addition to the Modulation Processors contained within each Layer, two 'common' processors are also available to all the layers from the 'Preset level'. You can run up to 32 separate arpeggiators simultaneously, each on an individual MIDI channel. This offers a great deal of flexibility and is heaps of fun. A preset can store its own programmed arpeggiator settings, or make use of those defined in the global arpeggiator page — either way, the range of controls is identical. The arpeggiators will run to the Vintage Pro's internal clock, or from an external MIDI clock source, although each Preset can be assigned a tempo division to run at, for example triplets, or half speed.
In addition, Emu allow for pre-defined patterns of notes to be played — there are factory patterns and more which may be defined by the user. An interesting variation here is the idea of an extension count and extension interval, which simply transpose the arpeggio a number of times over a defined interval. When set to an interval of 12 semitones, the extension count can simply be thought of as an octave range parameter, but when you consider intervals other than an octave, you can begin to imagine the musical potential of this feature. Further arpeggiator options include a pre-delay setting where the arpeggiator is disabled for a period of time before kicking in, allowing you to play normally before holding keys down to bring the arpeggiator in.
There is also a post-delay function which, in conjunction with the Duration parameter, plays normal notes after the end of a fixed-duration arpeggio. All clever stuff. It's also possible to use physical MIDI controllers to change some arpeggiator parameters, such as note interval, note length, gate time and velocity. The Vintage Pro is no slouch in the audio connection department either. Three pairs of analogue audio outputs are provided: Main, Sub 1 and Sub 2. A little creative thought suggests that these could be pressed into service to mix in other instruments; for live use this could be a real winner. I have used a similar setup with my Kurzweil K and know how much neater it makes my live rig.
With an extensive complement of tonewheel organs, suitcase pianos, analog and digital synthesizers, Vintage Collection is an indispensable tool for musicians playing almost any kind of music, from classic rock and blues purists to the latest in dance music productions. These keyboard sounds have a timeless appeal that is heard in almost every genre of music. Vintage Collection offers you over thirty classic keyboards in a single expansion ROM. Put three decades of authentic keyboard sounds at your fingertips. If you have found this site useful and would like to show your support, you can buy us a cup of coffee or more. Your gesture is greatly appreciated! Remember me Log in. Lost your password? E-MU Vintage Collection Sound ROM. SIMM Specifications. Factory Demos.
Presets - Bank 0 syn:Vintage epo:Classic EP epo:CP Seventy epo:Wurly key:Clavinet org:B-3 OvrDrive epo:Mello Tines vox:BigTronChoir led:BeginAgain bas:TaurusPedals str:Tron Violins syn:SEM syn:Airscopix syn:OB Glider kit:Electra syn:Analogic epo:Dyno Vox epo:CP Pad org:Jazz Pro key:Clav Flanger org:Old Red Top pad:Sentinels vox:Light Aahs syn:Back at U bas:Mini Snap brs:Thick Brass syn:Synth Stack syn:OB-Xa brs:Tron Brass kit:FusionMover epo:Dyno Piano epo:Chorus Dyno epo:Lite Dyno epo:Heavy Dyno epo:StudioDyno1 epo:StudioDyno2 epo:DynoStcase epo:DynoChorus epo:Stereo EP epo:DynoOdd epo:Dyno Soft. epo:String EP epo:MetalBars epo:MetalBarsXfd epo:EP Silver epo:Canada epo:Toyo epo:MarshMello epo:Mello EP1 epo:Mello EP2 epo:Mellow Pop epo:OB Tine EP epo:OB EP epo:FM Tines epo:FM SimpleEP epo:FM Delicate epo:FM Phase epo:FM Flanger epo:Dynamic FM epo:Analog FM epo:Wurlilayer epo:Real CP epo:ClassicCP epo:CP 70 epo:CP Layer epo:Vintage CP epo:Rock CP epo:Stage CP epo:CP Light epo:CP Tight epo:CP Uptown epo:Lullaby epo:AOR Ballad key:Clav 1 key:Clav 2 key:Clav 3 key:StereoClav 2 key:Buzzy Clav key:FunkMaster key:PhaseClav key:SynthClav key:Phase Clav3 key:TwoClavs key:ThinClav key:Clavsichord key:Monster Clav key:AnaClav
The Vintage Pro takes the concepts from the and packages it in another great single-space rack module with the same features and capabilities as E-mu's,,, and sound modules. It comes E-MU's Vintage X Pro Collection (Volumes ) offers Emulator X and Proteus X owners a host of legendary synthesizers and keyboards from the past four decades, all meticulously sampled E-MU's 16MB Vintage Keys Plus module and 8MB Vintage Keys: the samples. E-MU SP Drum Kit Samples MPC Maschine Sounds DOWNLOAD Trap Hip Hop WAV Brand NEW EMU E-MU The E-MU Vintage Pro has the same technical specifications of the Proteus , but with a new face and different sound ROM. It shipped standard with the Vintage Collection expansion The Emu Vintage X Pro Synthesizers offers you a host of legendary analog and digital synths, including the ARP , Mini and Memory Moogs, Prophet 10 and , Jupiter 8, Taurus 1/12/ · Where to find original EMU Emulator II / III libraries? There has to be somewhere on the internets the original Emu Emulator II or III libraries! A quick check found mostly third ... read more
Together they provide a very powerful addition to a single Preset, though all-too-familiar compromises have to be applied across an entire multitimbral setup. Presets - Bank 0 led:Mini Soul Internet Archive logo A line drawing of the Internet Archive headquarters building façade. arp:HiPassCmputr pad:Ghost Voxbas:Taurnado epo:FM Phase prc:Shaker 5 led:Mean Wheel sfx:Wakka 6