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Emulator II V

Sample Player Plugin by Arturia
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Emulator II V by Arturia is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Win 7+ PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
1GB free hard disk space
OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
10.10+: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
1GB free hard disk space
OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
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Emulator II V is a multitimbral sampling machine that brings E-Mu Systems' seminal digital workhorse back to life in all its nostalgic glory - with a slick modern edge. Its unique combination of high-fidelity 8-bit sound, warm analog filter, and instantly-recognisable sample library is sure to spark instant creativity, just as the original once did. When you want lo-fi grain, '80s sheen, or a sampling flow that stands out from the crowd, look no further.

Changing the sampling game.

An instrument that graced every '80s line-up. An icon from the early days of sampling. A unique character that helped define the sound of a decade and beyond. The Emulator II's digital charm and tactile layout made it the musical weapon of choice for everyone from Depeche Mode to Trent Reznor.

The Emulator series was the work of E-mu Systems in the 1980s. Upon release, the Emulator II was met with critical acclaim, combining the novel versatility of sampling with the familiar layout of a classic synthesizer.

Emulator II V comes loaded with a curated sample library that mixes iconic Emulator & Synclavier samples with a diverse modern selection. Better still, you can import your own samples to give them that diamond retro treatment, or dive deeper into its sampling architecture with enhanced editing tools.

And if you want the samples in your mix to bring a vibe of their own, what better way than to use a sampler straight from the old school? Choose between modern DAC and a faithful emulation of the original hardware's DAC and let the lo-fi vibes roll...

Instrument first, sampler second. Part of what made the Emulator hardware so popular was the fact that it behaved like a synthesizer, but with the flexibility of using samples - its multitimbrality meant up to 8 samples could be played at once on your keyboard.

6-mode arpeggiator to set your ideas free so you can focus on dynamics and expression. 2 assignable expression wheels give this sampler an expressive edge. Assign and cross-fade up to 8 separate samples across your keyboard range.

Each sample is polyphonic within its keyboard zone, with its own filter, VCA, and LFO. Add effects per sample to really customize your Emulator palette in sonic detail.

Emulator II V's authentic 8-voice multitimbral architecture allows you to play whatever samples you choose like your own custom orchestra - complete with expression and performance tools. This classic sampler is designed to let you express yourself.

Emulator II V's interface is designed to be authentic and immersive - but there's more than meets the eye. Zoom in on the built-in display to access in-depth sampling editing, expressive modulation, and a suite of FX that go beyond the original - and that'll cement Emulator II V as your favorite outside-the-box sampler.

Adjust the behavior of each of your 8 'voices' (samples), including transpose, sample looping, play direction, trig delay, and much more. Gain more control over your LFO settings, with parameters including rate sync, delay, variation and more. Tap into the deeper functions of the warm analog filter and VCA to further shape the playback and tone of your samples. Choose specific FX per sample ('voice') to craft a palette to suit your style, from new wave to industrial techno. Switch to a DAC that suits your taste - choose from modern clean or an emulation of the original crispy digital charm.

Original E-mu Emulator II feature set:

  • 8 voices multitimbral sample engine.
  • Each layer (voice) has its own VCF (+ADSR), LFO, VCA (+ADSR).
  • Original 8 bit companding technology and 27.7 kHz sample rate.
  • Analog filter.
  • Multiple voices can be controlled from the hardware view for simple editing.
  • Includes factory sample bank from the original hardware.
  • Per layer (voice) insert FX.
  • Each layer (voice) can use original 8 bit companding or a cleaner conversion.
  • Integrated arpeggiator.
  • 11 master effect types (Reverb Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Overdrive, Delay, ...).
  • Advanced Brightness, Timbre, Time and Movement macro controls.
  • 250 factory presets.

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