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E-mu Emax II Sampling Synthesizer

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    The Emax was replaced in 1989 by the Emax II and Emax II turbo. Although the Emax II was a true 16-bit sampler with more polyphony, it also used digital filters and components, which sounded noticeably different from the original's analogue filter chips. The Emax II also sported a noticeably higher pricetag; a base model cost $3,595, while a fully expanded model could cost as much as $8,000. Nevertheless, the Emax II found a niche among many professionals due to its large and varied sample library, and it enjoyed the longest production run of any E-mu product.

    Many of the same upgrades that were available for the original Emax could also be added to the Emax II. The Emax II Turbo, released in 1990, added stereo sampling capabilities and more built-in sample memory.

    E-mu ESI-32 (1994/1995)
    In 1995, the Emax II was discontinued, replaced by the rackmountable ESi-32, and later the ESI-4000 and the ESI-2000.
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Additive, Sampling
    Oscillators: 2
    Osc Modulation: After Touch, Envelope
    Sampling: 16 bit, 44.1 kHz
    Sampling Notes:
    39 kHz sampling rate
    44.1 kHz samples Load for playback
    Envelopes: 2
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Filters: 2
    Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass
    LFO: 2
    LFO Parameters: Sine
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 8
    Timbrality: 4
    Tuning: Standard
    Patches RAM: 1
    16 Track Sequencer
    Case: Desktop
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Aftertouch, Modulation - Audio Input, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Sequencer, Pedal - Sustain, Velocity
    Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
    Display Count H: 16
    Display Count V: 2
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 6
    Inputs: 1/4" Stereo
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    DAC Bits: 16
    DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
    Year Released: 1989
    Year Discontinued: 1995
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    MSRP List Price: $3,595 - convert
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