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E-MU E64 Sampler users?
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huron
So, someone recently straight up gave me an E-mu E64 Sampler complete with CD-ROM drive, SCSI cables, manuals and huge library of sounds. Anyone ever use one of these things? I know software is faster and more efficient, but I loaded a few samples and this thing sounds huge! I even tried sampling a few raw square and saw waves from my modular (Malekko Wiard) and ran those through some of the z-plane filters and it sounds amazing!

Anyone else use one of these beasts?
CF3
Yeah, used one for years. Along with other E-Mu samplers. They sound incredible. The "cords" modulation matrix is crazy. Obviously the filters. It's basically just a big multitimbral synth minus the built in waveforms (although there is the E-synth ROM boards floating around out there). Recently sold an E4XT and immediately regretted it. (Dumbass cry ) The E-Mu EOS operating systems are one of the easier sampler OS's to get around on.

Super good score for free! w00t
MintyPig
I also have an E64 as well as plenty of other Emu gear including an Emax II - I've been replacing the old SCSI hard drives in the samplers with SCSI-CF adapters from Japan - quite pricey but use less power and are silent and are very quick to load - Emu samplers love 'em.
Silflay Hraka
Sold mine and shouldn't have. You definitely scored big time.

In case you've never been to Tweakheadz ( waah RIP waah )
there's a whole lot of good stuff there, including...

http://tweakheadz.com/resources/

http://tweakheadz.com/surviving-scsi-hell/

http://tweakheadz.com/scsi-transfer-pc-to-emu-sampler/

http://tweakheadz.com/sampling-software/

and the "Emulator Archive" site seems to be living here http://synthark.com/synthesizer-museum/emu-gallery/sampler/
Elephantbud
I use the emu e6400 ultra with a cwejman ai-2 and doepfer a192-2 cv/gate to midi...
One hell of a kick ass modular sampler!!!
huron
I can't stop loading super cheese 90's techno sounds and having my own 808 State dance party. But seriously, the filters are pretty awesome. Now if I can only get my old ZipDisk Drive to work with it!
MintyPig
huron wrote:
Now if I can only get my old ZipDisk Drive to work with it!


I needed to use a SCSI Terminator passthrough block to get my Zip disk to work with my E64.
huron
MintyPig wrote:
huron wrote:
Now if I can only get my old ZipDisk Drive to work with it!


I needed to use a SCSI Terminator passthrough block to get my Zip disk to work with my E64.


Good to know! Thanks! Damn, I never thought I would be using SCSI in 2015.
doombient.music
The E64 was my first "real" sampler after a Prophet 2000 (and an AKAI S1100 which I thought was the proverbial pain the arse), and I used it a lot. I even bought an E4 at some point because I think the Emu samplers not only sound fantastic, they can even be operated by someone quite as ignorant as I am.

Even though it's a bit limited when it comes to memory size (and the SCSI issue every now and then), I still haven't parted with it. It's currently moth-balled until I have more rack space available.

Stephen
huron
doombient.music wrote:
The E64 was my first "real" sampler after a Prophet 2000


My first sampler was the Prophet 2002, the rack mount version! Those filters were amazing on that thing. Analog I believe. Made so much noise on that thing until the disk drive finally crapped out.
Curtischip
I had an e64 bought it to upgrade from an Emax HD se,.. The e64 was quite pricey back then… hangs head… I sold my prophet 5 to buy the 64 confused.
I can still remember the serial number! 1313 smile
After I bought the pro 5 I had it serviced and the chap who serviced it was like OMG its 1313! and told me he serviced it when it first came into the UK as it arrived non functioning, it belonged the british band Japan.
I sold it to the Sneaker Pimps.
anyways.. my first sampler was the pro 2002+ which I still own hoping to upgrade the drive sometime.
pacific202
There is a Facebook group for EOS users that is pretty active:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/EMUEIVMachines/

I have an E4XT Ultra and an E-Synth Classic, and love them both. I have Kontakt, Live, Maschine, and other software samplers but none come close to the raw power of these samplers.
doombient.music
huron wrote:
doombient.music wrote:
The E64 was my first "real" sampler after a Prophet 2000


My first sampler was the Prophet 2002, the rack mount version! Those filters were amazing on that thing. Analog I believe. Made so much noise on that thing until the disk drive finally crapped out.


The Prophet 2000/2 sounds amazing, that's true -- probably the only sampler which makes sampled waveforms from analogue synthesisers sound *analogue*. Still have mine (I've had it for nearly 25 years...).

Filters are the same as in the Prophet VS, I think.

Stephen
Curtischip
The Prophet VS used CEM3372'S and the 2000/2002 used CEM3379's thumbs up
leeski
i got mine new with a zip drive cost a lot but great
If you clip the DA's on the way in you get a nice distrotion
The compressors cool too.
Enjoy they are ace, must dig mine out again
huron
pacific202 wrote:
There is a Facebook group for EOS users that is pretty active:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/EMUEIVMachines/

I have an E4XT Ultra and an E-Synth Classic, and love them both. I have Kontakt, Live, Maschine, and other software samplers but none come close to the raw power of these samplers.


Nice! Thanks for that.
doombient.music
Curtischip wrote:
The Prophet VS used CEM3372'S and the 2000/2002 used CEM3379's thumbs up


Thanks for the info. I guess there is no point in keeping the 2000 for spares alone then...

Stephen
Black Medicine
As I recall, some of the E-mu's can use IDE drives instead of SCSI's. Any idea what the hardware and OS requirements are to do this? Is an e-6400 capable of it?
xparis001
Black Medicine wrote:
As I recall, some of the E-mu's can use IDE drives instead of SCSI's. Any idea what the hardware and OS requirements are to do this? Is an e-6400 capable of it?


Only the ultra series could use IDE. The non-ultra's were SCSI only.
leeski
Black Medicine wrote:
As I recall, some of the E-mu's can use IDE drives instead of SCSI's. Any idea what the hardware and OS requirements are to do this? Is an e-6400 capable of it?


It seems EOS4.7 is the one running stuff but can't find if this is just with the Ultra's
Zon
I have a 6400ultra with a jumpy main encoder. I wanted to try this fix http://www.jsigle.com/musicol/emufix.htm but i can't find any 1 µF 5v capacitors online. Would another voltage be appropriate? Has anyone else dealt with this?
xparis001
leeski wrote:
Black Medicine wrote:
As I recall, some of the E-mu's can use IDE drives instead of SCSI's. Any idea what the hardware and OS requirements are to do this? Is an e-6400 capable of it?


It seems EOS4.7 is the one running stuff but can't find if this is just with the Ultra's


Only an ultra can run 4.2 or higher, iirc.
cs1729
Zon wrote:
I have a 6400ultra with a jumpy main encoder. I wanted to try this fix http://www.jsigle.com/musicol/emufix.htm but i can't find any 1 µF 5v capacitors online. Would another voltage be appropriate? Has anyone else dealt with this?


You can just use a higher voltage 1uf and it will be fine.

I've fixed a lot of skipping encoders over the years this way, including an e4xt.
abruzzi
xparis001 wrote:
leeski wrote:
Black Medicine wrote:
As I recall, some of the E-mu's can use IDE drives instead of SCSI's. Any idea what the hardware and OS requirements are to do this? Is an e-6400 capable of it?


It seems EOS4.7 is the one running stuff but can't find if this is just with the Ultra's


Only an ultra can run 4.2 or higher, iirc.


Non-ultras can run up to 4.62. However there is some difficulty with flash size for some of the non-ultra models running later versions. I don't remember where the cutoff was if you had the small flash.

Only ultras can go to 4.7.

I have two esynth racks (non-ultra) that are both at 4.62.
rockreid
Love my E4XT Ultra w/ EFX-32 card. The only real bummer is that E-mu was set to release a USB card during the year they shut down hardware production
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