* New DSP (the E-Chip)
* 16 effects in real time without latency
* WAV, EOS, EIII, GigaSampler and Akai support
* 36 patchcords per voice
* more than 50 Z-Plane morphing filters
* LFO with forms of multiple waves
* wide possibilities of modulation
Re: [OT] -rebirth of the EMU sampler? -> Emulator X
It will be interesting indeed. I still have an E-mu E5000 Ultra in mint condition (still with the plastic on the screen) that I have avoided selling since I have some E-mu samples that just don\'t sound the same or as warm when converted to either Kontakt or exs-24.
Unless it truly does some innovative things that sampler users want/need, it may be too little too late for E-mu unfortunately. Adding another sampler with some hardware DSP for FX may only provide a little bit of excitement in that situation. E-mu had a DSP card available for their Ultra sampler line which very few people got excited about.
There are already a few software samplers around and people won\'t jump ship and begin the tedious task of converting sample libraries to yet another format unless there are true benefits.
I guess you could say that I have some restrained excitement. At the suggested price points though, I may consider it just to replace my E-5000. As everyone else has found, working with software is just so convenient. Not too many more days until we get more info.