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E-MU Emulator III (8MB) model 6083

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Many says the EIII was the best sounding sampler in history.  For a start, the EIII will play back samples in pristine quality, which is a must for any modern instrument. No vintage 12 bit and stuff, but upfront high end 16 bit / 44.1kHz. Alone it is bigger than life. But then there are the filters. This instrument has probably the best filters. It can transform any sound into anything else and this is what makes an instrument extremely creative - and different too.

Apart from the stunning quality CD sample library, there's the magic: sample your waveforms from your analogue synth. Add the filters to it, and voila: you have a polyphonic version of your original monosynth but with better filters! Ever wondered why the Oberheim and Jupiter strings sounds so cool from this instrument? Why a Minimoog bass actually sounds more predictable and focused (many would say "better") than the original instrument? You have the answer.

Technically the EIII is a brute force-driven architecture: each of its 16 voices are actually separate circuits with their own converters, analogue filters and VCA. Then the 16 channels summed together in the analogue domain. Can you believe there's a digital instrument there that can not be run out of headroom? The EIII is the one. 

Now the dark side: although the sound is fantastic, the EIII is a studio instrument and one of the most sensitive piece of equipment. Introduced in 1987, deleted in 1990. About 1500 units manufactured, and the World is running low on them,making their price taking a sharp turn upwards.

  • The LCD is new. The original EL LCD replaced by a brand new ice-blue LED LCD.  
  • Switches are new. All buttons work 100%.
  • The unit is calibrated and tested.  
  • Floppy and the internal hard drive works like it should.  
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Keys 61
Size of keys Full
Keyboard Action Type Semi-weighted
Aftertouch sensitivity
E-MU Emulator III (8MB) model 6083
E-MU Emulator III (8MB) model 6083
Modulation Wheel Yes
Pitchbend Yes
Interface Type MIDI
Supported Synthesis Sampling (RAM)
Polyphony 16
Multitimbral parts 16 parts
Analogue Outputs 16
Split Zones 16
Sound Ram Size 8 MB
Microphone inputs N/A
Sequencer MIDI
Continuous Foot Pedal Inputs 1
Switch Pedal Inputs 1
Bus Powered No. Built-in PSU
Battery Operation No
Digital Output none
Dimensions (W x D x H) 125cm x 47cm x 17cm
Net Weight 30 kg
Gross Weight 30 kg
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