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E-mu Systems Vintage Keys Module

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    Vintage Keys is a musical instrument whose sounds are based on digital recordings of the classic keyboards of yesteryear. But despite the name, Vintage Keys is not strictly limited to vintage sounds. The vintage keyboard samples are simply the starting point for you to take off in any direction.

    To begin with, Vintage Keys contains eight megabytes (internally expandable to 16 megabytes) of the highest quality 16 bit samples selected from the Emulator III sound library and stored in ROMs for instant access. You now have virtually every major keyboard ever made beneath your fingers. These sounds have been used on literally thousands of hit recordings over the years. They're all here, without recording problems, unreliability and the hassles of moving heavy equipment.

    Vintage Keys gives you the ability to literally take the sounds apart and reassemble them into a limitless number of entirely new sounds, combining parts of one sound with another or with any of a selection of digital waveforms also stored in ROM. For example, the attack of a flute can be faded out as a vocal pad is faded in, giving you a completely new sound! The dynamic 2 and 4 pole filters allow you to shape and mold your sound in order to exactly duplicate classic synthesizer sounds. The 16 bit samples are arranged into 512 preset locations, 256 of which are user-programmable.

    Vintage Keys also features 32 voice polyphony allowing you to take full advantage of its layering capabilities (up to 8 sounds on each key) and its ability to respond multi-timbrally to all 16 MIDI channels makes it ideally suited for multitrack sequencing and composing using a MIDI sequencer.

    Other features include 3 stereo outputs for individually processing sounds (also configurable as 6 polyphonic submixes with fully programmable panning), integral sends and returns to allow the addition of external effects units without the need for a separate mixer, user definable alternate tuning, and of course, an extensive MIDI implementation.
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: ROM
    Oscillators: 4
    Waveforms: ROM
    ROM Size: 16
    ROM Resolution: 16 bit
    Osc Modulation: After Touch, Continuous Controller, Envelope, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Glide / Portamento, Velocity
    Oscillator Notes:
    39 kHz
    261 PCM elements
    Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric pianos; dynamic Hammond B3 organs w/ variable Leslie control; Prophet, Moog, Oberheim and Arp analog synthesizers; Mellotron strings, choir and winds; to classic first generation Fairlight and Yamaha instruments sounds.
    Envelopes: 2
    Evelope Paramerters: Initional Level, Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Sustain Level, Release
    Filters: 2
    Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Notes:
    32 dynamic analog sounding digital filters
    LFO: 2
    LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Delay
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 32
    Timbrality: 8
    Tuning: Standard
    Patches RAM: 128
    Patches ROM: 384
    Multipatches RAM: 24
    Multipatches ROM: 24
    Storage: Internal
    Case: Rack
    Rack Size: 19", 1U, Full
    Controls: Buttons, Knobs
    Display Notes: LCD 12 x 2 Backlit
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main
    Audio Output Count: 6
    Audio Output Notes: Mix, Sub 1, Sub 2
    Inputs: Mix
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    DAC Bits: 16
    DAC Frequency Rate: 39
    Power: 120 V AC IEC Connector
    Year Released: 1993
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.polynominal.com
    MSRP List Price: $1095 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $999 - convert
    Used Price: $150 - $200 - convert
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