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 Emulator X by E-MU is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin.
Emulator X
Product Emulator X
Developer E-MU
Price (MSRP)
$359 - $720
Type / Tags Sampler/Sample Player
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Instrument(s) 
Operating System Availability
Operating
System
Latest
Version
Download Released
 
3.0
 
- Released
Supported Sample Formats (loads or saves) include
AIFF, Akai, EMU, EXS24, Giga, HALion, REX, REX2, SF2 (SoundFont), WAV

Emulator X3 Software Sampler is the culmination of over 30 years of sampler development that offers the sound quality, synthesis and filters of E-MU's hardware samplers and introduces a host of new tools that includes SynthSwipe automated hardware sampling, TwistaLoop non-destructive audio manipulator, Morph Filter Designer to create custom filters, Multi-Function Generator for advanced LFO/envelope/arpeggiator programming, advanced Transform Multiply convolution DSP tool, real-time control of multiple loop points, REX2 and MP3 import, and much more.

Emulator X2 still offers E-MU's 24-bit/192kHz sound engine and patented pitch interpolation, and can be run either standalone (64 MIDI channels) or as a VST instrument (16 MIDI channels per instantiation). Emulator X2 runs on Windows XP and includes over 3GB of sounds and a 2in/2out USB MIDI interface.

Features:

  • Automated sampling, pitch detection and preset creation with integrated waveform editor.
  • Powerful synthesis architecture with over 50 Z-Plane filters and 100 tempo-based parameters per preset.
  • Standalone (64 MIDI channels) or VSTi operation (16 MIDI channels per instantiation).
  • Sound Engine supports RAM and streaming playback.
  • Integrated effects processors.
  • 2in/2 out USB MIDI interface.
  • Comprehensive sound format support, including EOS, EIII, GigaSampler, MP3, REX2,.AIFF, SoundFont 2.1,.WAV and more.
  • Ships with over 3GB of sounds, including the complete Proteus 2000 soundset, a 1.5GB Grand Piano, 24-bit drums and grooves and more - additional soundsets available.
Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 4.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By abi
November 19, 2004

So what is really getting on my nerves is that E-MU released a buggy program. There are tiny little details which make the programm crash. These crashes I experienced are reproducible. But after I understood what made this proggy crash, I really started enjoying the whole thing. The presets are really nice, especially the proteus composer bank and the hip hop producer bank. But with some of the other banks there is an issue concerning the length: they weren´t edited properly, meaning that there are quite long parts recorded which include nothing but silence. This, of course, results in heavy cpu load. cpu load is in general an issue with this program i was told by other users. i´m using a p4 with 3.2 ghz and one gigabyte ram and a serial ata hard disk, and don´t have to much trouble. but i think a 3ghz cpu and 1 gb ram is a must with this program.
After I had much trouble understanding the architecture of this program, I was rewarded with great sound, nice automapping functions and nice general usability. You have many outputs, more filter types and better filter quality than anywhere else and a nice synthesizer architecture including a huge modulation matrix. The convertor software works nice, so i can use my old exs and akai programs in the ex in a sensible way. i once was really blown when i bought the extreme analogue sampling cd for the exs. combined with the synthesizer architecture and the variety of filters of the ex, i have a quasi full featured virtual analogue synthesizer with best sound quality.
Plus, it´s real fun to create your own presets of your samples. In about 2 weeks I created my own custom bank of about 70mb samples and 50 presets or so. Everything useable. The automapping functions, including the setting of loop points and crossfades, are a great help.
I don´t like the ex so much for drums, because it´s hard to edit single keys as a visualisation of the note u play is missing. here, battery is my choice. For chopping loops and so, there are better alternatives to.
But for anything else the EX is great!
Once again: BEST filters ever, high quality interpolation, nice sinthesizer architecture, useable presets.
BUT you must be prepared to work a lot with it in order to understanmd its GUI. It took me about 6 or 7 weeks until I could work with all its features. But it was worth it!Read more
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