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E-mu Systems Vintage Pro 128-Voice Classic Synth/Keys Module

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    The E-MU Vintage Pro offers you all of the legendary keyboard sounds of the '60's, '70's and '80's in one rack space. From tonewheel organs and suitcase keyboards to analog and FM synthesizers, Vintage Pro gives you the most authentic and comprehensive collection of classic keyboard sounds ever assembled. The power of Vintage Pro begins with 128 voice polyphony. This means that 128 different instrument lines can be played at once! With all these voices, 16 MIDI channels didn’t seem to be quite enough, so we added another MIDI input jack to allow 32 MIDI channel operation and the ability to access 128MB of sound memory on user upgradable SIMMs. There are a lot of great old instruments contained in this box. We sincerely hope you enjoy rediscovering them and making them a part of your music.

    Vintage Pro contains four user-upgradable sound SIMM sockets, allowing you to mix and match sound sets according to your needs. New sounds can be added as easily as plugging in a new 16MB or 32MB SIMM module and up to 128MB of sounds can be added! Each sound set has been meticulously crafted to be the best of its kind. Samples are matched across the keyboard, perfectly looped, and rich in harmonic texture.

    Vintage Pro contains 512 user presets and can hold literally thousands of factory presets. (ROM presets are automatically added when sound SIMMs are installed. As an example, a 32 MB SIMM may contain up to 1024 ROM presets.) Vintage Pro’s Sound Navigator is a major improvement to the main screen that makes it easy to find the exact sound you want from the thousands available. It’s powerful, yet simple to use.

    Vintage Pro contains E-MU’s exclusive SuperBEATS Mode—a whole new way to create dynamic, original music. With SuperBEATS, you trigger, latch and unlatch synced loops and grooves from your keyboard. Simply select a “bts:” preset and you’re ready to groove! Then use Vintage Pro’s performance controls to alter and mutate the rhythm or the sound itself.

    Then there’s Vintage Pro’s Rhythmic Pattern Generator/Arpeggiator, which can play up to 16 synchronized arpeggiator patterns at once using a different sound for each! Patterns can be edited using pattern flow commands such as: delay for 2 bars, play for 4 bars, hold for 2 beats and repeat. You can program or download 100 user patterns in addition to the 300 factory patterns.

    Of course the real power of Vintage Pro becomes apparent when you begin to synthesize your own sounds. The extremely flexible yet easy to use, 4-layer synthesizer voices make it easy to build sounds of any kind. Layers can be switched or crossfaded using key position, velocity, real-time controllers or any modulation source. Vintage Pro also contains 50 different types of 2nd to 6th order resonant & modeling filters which are used to shape and modify the raw waveforms.

    The 64 modulation sources include three multistage envelopes and two LFOs per layer, as well as full MIDI control over virtually every parameter. The digital patch bay, with 24 cords per layer, (and 12 more cords per preset) lets you connect modulation sources to 64 destinations in any imaginable way. The patch bay contains a set of arithmetic modifiers, letting you create complex synthesis models.

    Four front panel real-time controllers give you control over 12 userselectable parameters. The real-time knobs can adjust multiple synthesizer functions at once, allowing complex levels of control. For example, one knob can simultaneously turn up filter cutoff, while detuning one sample, and adjusting the release time of the volume envelope. Virtually every synth parameter in the Vintage Pro is controllable using the real-time knobs or by any internal or external control source.

    Six analog outputs let you process separate sounds and integral effect sends externally. Returns allow the addition of external effects units without the need for a separate mixer.

    Once you have created your preset, you can add richness to your sound using Vintage Pro’s 24-bit stereo effects. You can choose a different effects setup for each preset from over 60 algorithms. Vintage Pro’s effects section is actually two separate effects processors with control over each wet/dry mix level. Effects Processor “A” contains primarily ambiance algorithms like reverb and delays, while effects processor “B” contains primarily spectral algorithms such as chorus, flange, phase, distortion, and delay. Effects can be linked to each preset or used globally to further enhance your sound.

    The S/PDIF digital stereo output lets you connect to other digital equipment, such as digital mixers or external effects devices, keeping your signal entirely in the digital domain.

    Other features include multiple solo, voice assignment and performance modes for expressive control, 12 user-definable alternate tunings, an extremely easy to use interface and, of course, an extensive MIDI implementation.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: ROM
    Oscillators: 4
    ROM Size: 32
    ROM Resolution: 16 bit, 44.1 kHz
    Envelopes: 3
    Evelope Paramerters: Delay, Attack, Decay, Decay 2, Sustain, Release, Release 2
    Filters: 1
    Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 18dB Slope, 24dB Slope (4-pole), 36dB Slope , Band Pass, Band Reject, Formant, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance, Parametric, Z-Plane
    LFO: 2
    LFO Parameters: Noise, Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Delay
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 128
    Timbrality: 32
    Tuning: Standard
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 1000
    Patches ROM: 1000
    Storage: Internal
    Editing: MIDI
    Effects
    Dual 24 bit effects
    Case
    Case: Rack
    Rack Size: 19", 1U, Full
    Controls: Buttons, Knobs
    Display Type: LCD, Backlit
    Display Count H: 24
    Display Count V: 2
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main
    Audio Output Count: 8
    Audio Output Notes: Main, Sub 1, Sub 2, SPDIF
    Inputs: SPDIF
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    DAC Bits: 18
    DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
    Production
    Year Released: 2002
    Manuals & Documents
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $795 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $700 - convert
    Used Price: $100 - $200 - convert
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