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E-me EIIIX Sampling Synthesizer

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The EIIIX is the latest in the long line of E-mu sampling products,
beginning with the Emulator I and evolving into the EII and EIII. In
developing the EIIIX, we have retained the logical and easy-to-use
user interface of the EIII and enhanced it with our all-digital, state-of-the-art G-chip and H-chip hardware. The G-chip allows noisefree
sample transposition over a ±5 octave range. The H-chips retain
the warm character of analog filters while keeping the signal
entirely in the digital domain.

The EIIIX can be used as an EIII expander unit or as a stand-alone
sample playback system. In addition, the EIIIX is fully compatible
with the original EIII and has full access to the huge library of
sounds available from E-mu and other sources.

Some of the major enhancements from the original EIII are as

+ 32 megabytes of sample RAM (non-proprietary, user installable)
+ 32 audio channels (16 stereo)
+ 8 polyphonic, balanced audio outputs
+ Up to 999 samples per bank
+ Up to 256 presets per bank
+ All digital signal path for lower noise and improved reliability
+ Digital I/O (S/PDIF, AES/EBU)
+ Improved user interface simplifies multi-timbral operation

One difference from the original EIII is in the deliberate omission of
analog sample inputs. We have discovered that most people do not
sample their own sounds and we feel that you should not have to
pay for a expensive feature that you may not use. Furthermore, the
widespread use of portable DAT recorders incorporating digital I/
O makes built-in A/D converters redundant. Any audio gear
incorporating an A/D converter and digital I/O can function as a
sampling “front end” for the EIIIX.

You should plan on purchasing a mass storage device for use with
the EIIIX, if you don't already own one. When dealing with large
banks of up to 32 MB, a floppy disk drive simply doesn't cut it even
for back-up. An optical or hard disk is an absolute must!

The EIIIX is an extremely powerful and reliable, fourth generation
instrument. We at E-mu Systems sincerely hope it will help you
realize and further your musical dreams.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Sampling
Oscillators: 4
Sampling: 16 bit, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Envelopes: 2
Filters: 2
LFO: 2
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Delay
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 8
Timbrality: 8
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
Patches RAM: 1
Storage: Hard Drive, Internal
Editing: MIDI, SCSI
Case: Desktop
Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
Controls: Aftertouch, Buttons, Pedal - Sustain, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main
Year Released: 1993
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.theemus.com
MSRP List Price: $3,995 - convert

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