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by residentevilrulz; Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:03 pm
by stimresp; Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:31 am
I have been searching and nothing really clearly says what the difference is between them.
Oh cmon, I have the ESX and there is TONS of information out there.
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov03/a ... rgemx1.htm
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar04/a ... rgesx1.htm
Wrong forum too.
by residentevilrulz; Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:44 am
by triple p; Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:52 am
I like the esx alot though. Great effects and the valve force is killer. Great all around unit.
To the poster, ESX is a real sampler. It does not just play samples it allows you to capture audio by recording it into ESX and you can process slice and do as you like sequencing it.
A hardware sampler is quite a bit different than a soft-sampler. Most soft-samplers do not actually sample.
The esx is also a basic monophonic synth.
by Muzik 4 Machines; Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:54 pm
esx all sampler, just 2 melodic parts
basically that's it
by residentevilrulz; Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:28 pm
by triple p; Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:31 pm
residentevilrulz wrote:@Muzik 4 Machines, would you reccomend buying both of them? Or do you think just one of them would be ideal? I basically just need drums and synth sequencing, but the sampling would be a bit interesting I suppose... can you put one sound in it, and make it lower/higher pitched and all that good stuff? Thanks man
You can process your samples to your hearts content. I love the processing on the ESX. Hey why not get a better synth from Korg? They have keyboard synths just as cheap and cheaper.
by Muzik 4 Machines; Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:37 pm
if I had money i'd have both
by residentevilrulz; Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:54 pm
by Muzik 4 Machines; Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:57 pm
by Mac Hine; Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:49 pm
I bought EMX mainly because it is fun I actually dont know if I ever gonna use it to do actual music but always when I turn it on, I enjoy myself and dont regret that I bought it.
Tube is what makes all difference in both ESX and EMX, it really turns the kick on. I have not found vst effect which would sound same. However, if you use tube with drumparts and synthparts together, the sound is mainly distorted. This is actually what makes synthparts in EMX useless because you propably use tube and then it is better to not use the synthparts at all. Well, just my opinion as I have just fooled around with this.
I have other synths so I bought this mainly because of drumparts (and I got it cheap, could not resist).
Well, that said, I would also buy also ESX if I found one with reasonable cost. However, even better would be new version from ESX with USB support to transfer samples to it.
by lifepulse108; Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:58 pm
esx all sampler, just 2 melodic parts
basically that's it[/quote]
Hey, so you seem to know a bit about these. I am a bit confused about the claims of xx number of synth parts / drum parts etc. What are pcm parts?
I like the EMX demos I have seen on youtube but I want to insert samples into the mix. If I have 100 samples of people saying one sentence, then how many of those samples can I access at any one time with the ESX? I have seen demos of people tweaking the knobs on the EMX and getting heaps of cool variation, but I understand that the ESX has less manipulation capabilities - how much less? What I want to do is create nice grooves to be played and tweaked in a live setting with the ability to add the voice samples over the top as much as I want. Can the ESX do this? Are the beat sequencing aspects the same on both machines? Why would I also need the EMX?
Excuse my ignorance, but all the shops in Australia who sell these things don't actually know how to use them!!!!