KVR :: Samples, Sampling and Sample Libraries » Original Emulator II "Liquid Stack" Bank, FREE in Kontakt! [View Original Topic]
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- Sat May 01, 2010 3:08 am
OMI Liquid Stack Bank Captured on OMI Founder's Original EII!!
I spent Friday afternoon capturing the infamous Emulator II Liquid Stack
bank - supplied by EII guru JMP on one 5.25" floppy disk!
I sampled this wonder direct from my beloved EII's mix output. This famous bank consists of 4 superb patches used in countless pop hits from the 80's.
The sound bank was originally distributed in 1986 on OMI's first CDROM release "Universe of Sounds Volume I" for the Emulator II. This was located on OMI disk 1 under the heading "Expensive Synth Strings". This was actually one of the first CDROMs ever made and OMI were instrumental in pioneering mass produced CDROM media. This was back in the days were most computers were nothing like fast enough to even write a CDROM at single speed, let alone at X28 speed!
Very sadly the CDROM drive used with the EII is bespoke and completely non-standard which means when these beasts die thats the end of it!
What was quite creepy about capturing this sample bank is that my Emulator II was originally owned by Allen Adkins, the founder of OMI!!
Although there are plenty of sample packs available of the EII's famous sounds most have been digitally transferred with the EII completely out of the loop. This is such a shame as the EII plays an extremely important part in shaping these sounds and adds a wonderful "colour" to these samples which really needs to be heard to appreciate it. This is in part due to the EII's 4 pole analog SSM filters and it's extremely unusual companded architecture. Furthermore - the EII didn't even have conventional ADCs but rather a discrete successive approximation circuit utilising one of the output channels as a ramp generator!!!
Here is my recreation of this wonderful sample bank in Kontakt:
DOWNLOAD FOR KONTAKT:
- Sat May 01, 2010 3:33 am
- Sat May 01, 2010 3:45 am
wowsers... they sound nice indeed
- Sat May 01, 2010 3:48 am
- Sat May 01, 2010 9:21 am
- Sat May 01, 2010 9:26 am
people who generously share resources like this. Marvelous thank you.
- Sat May 01, 2010 10:22 am
Thanks. I love all these Emulator II patches.
- Sat May 01, 2010 10:43 am
i used the emu II quite a bit during the 80s , i had the '+' model with dual diskdrives and expanded memory , standard eII had 17.5 seconds sampling time
, the '+' model couldnt combine its 2 17.5 banks , the second bank was only for loading presets , i didnt have the sounddesigner on apple IIc and it was a royal pain to edit the eII samples since the keyboards front/edit slider calibration was very coarse , sample start times jump in roughly 35 samples intervals , try editing drums that way
thanks for the samples by the way , lots of hipitched quantizing noise from the
- Sat May 01, 2010 11:13 am
Thank you ever so much. This is great sounding stuff. I had forgotten.
- Sat May 01, 2010 11:28 am
Thank you very much indeed!!!
- Sun May 02, 2010 3:02 am
You know my feelings on these sounds already Dan
Thank you very much for these. Can I just ask though, what differences are there between #2 & #4? On first listen, they sound identical. Although it is early on a Sunday for me
- Sun May 02, 2010 3:44 am
Those sound really FANTASTIC !!!
Big thanks for those.
- Sun May 02, 2010 3:47 am
Thank you so much for sharing, finally had a play with these this morning. Love the pad. The depth and feel are inspirational and fun
- Sun May 02, 2010 3:48 am
Failed muso,i think there's something different in the attack and sustain sound, subtle tho
- Sun May 02, 2010 4:04 am
Thanks again for these very nice samples!
Great Galactic Ghoul
- Mon May 03, 2010 8:21 am
Thank you for these -and the Marcato Strings patch from before!
- Tue May 04, 2010 8:51 am
- Wed May 05, 2010 3:53 am
Yes ! thank you ever so much !!!
- Sun May 16, 2010 4:37 pm
Thanks very much for sharing the EII samples you've put up. If there was a large collection of EII sounds sampled right off the EII itself like these are, it would be worth paying for to me. I've had thoughts a time or two of picking up an EII or an Emax since I love the character of those machines and their libraries, but having stuff like this to use within Kontakt is SO much more convenient.
- Tue May 25, 2010 5:48 pm
WOW. Really cool.
- Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:43 am
- Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:36 am
These are beautiful. Thank You for sharing
- Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:55 am
Thanks a lot, also for your past "releases". Highly appreciated!
- Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:58 am
So cool -- many thanks!
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