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Title: EMU Emulator VST
Post by: richielg on January 30, 2019, 10:35:41 pm
Hi an Arturia employee recommended to post this suggestion up on the forum. I think it would be really great to have all the classic Emu Emulator samplers bundled into one VST where you can just switch the modes for the different samplers. I'm quite familiar with the sounds of these things but in terms of the models I think the classic ones are the version 1, 2 and 3. I would need to check and read up on that but so basically in my mind lets say for arguments sake EMU 1, 2 and 3 in a VST with the samples from all of them and the ability to switch sampler modes. Model the filter and the saturation and all that and chuck in some extras and I think it could be a really nice addition to the Arturia suite. What does everyone think?
Title: Re: EMU Emulator VST
Post by: mrpingu on March 05, 2019, 12:45:12 pm
Yep, I'd be all over this. An Emulator II with a good chunk of the original library and user-sampling would make me very happy indeed.
Title: Re: EMU Emulator VST
Post by: MarkBog on March 06, 2019, 03:20:13 am
I think that's a great idea.  I would be very excited about such an addition.
Title: Re: EMU Emulator VST
Post by: MajorFubar on March 06, 2019, 01:07:28 pm
I'd be up for it but mainly just to access the original EMU sample libraries which I hope would come with it. Because let's be honest, it's the sample libraries we all want, not so much the EMU Emulator, which was really just a large primitive (by modern standards) hardware sampler. I'm sure every DAW in the world has a built-in sampler. Logic Pro that I use certainly does. Even GarageBand on my iPhone does.
Title: Re: EMU Emulator VST
Post by: MarkBog on March 07, 2019, 04:49:59 am
I agree in part.  A huge attraction definitely would be the library (and the ability to read Emulator files). That said, I have purchased Emulator sample collections from third parties and run them through a really good DAW sampler and they don't sound right.

Although I never owned the Emulator hardware, I hear that it was its filter that gave it a characteristic sound.
Title: Re: EMU Emulator VST
Post by: MajorFubar on March 07, 2019, 04:50:58 pm
I hear that it was its filter that gave it a characteristic sound.
It did have wholly analog filters, which probably contributed to a certain sound and feel, as did its technical limitations, such as only being able to play 8-bit samples and the sampling frequency being no higher than 27.7kHz.
Title: Re: EMU Emulator VST
Post by: MCMorrise on March 17, 2019, 11:40:35 pm
The biggest draw for me would be accessing the EMU libraries on a software sampler purpose-built to play them. Having the libraries most likely comes down to the cost of licensing that data from the copyright holders at Digital Sound Factory.

Arturia must certainly have enough money to license it, considering how much they charge us to upgrade to each new V Collection   ;)
Title: Re: EMU Emulator VST
Post by: MajorFubar on March 18, 2019, 01:03:47 pm
True, and they've done in before with both the CMI and the Synclavier.

Though I doubt any new VSTs will turn up in the V Collection until they launch V Collection 7. Which I thought we may have seen released last Christmas (2018), but instead it turned out their software engineers had been busy developing Pigments instead.

So I can't see us getting V Collection 7 for a while yet  :'(
Title: Re: EMU Emulator VST
Post by: TonyFlyingSquirrel on March 18, 2019, 02:07:51 pm
Although, a browser styled gui "drag & drop" sampler where you can drag samples to specific keys would be quite nice.
I'd then be able to launch samples from the Keith McMillen 12 Step foot controller since the Roland PK5 & PK6 are discontinued.
Title: Re: EMU Emulator VST
Post by: MajorFubar on March 18, 2019, 10:58:24 pm
A browser styled gui "drag & drop" sampler where you can drag samples to specific keys would be quite nice.
I'd then be able to launch samples from the Keith McMillen 12 Step foot controller since the Roland PK5 & PK6 are discontinued.
What DAW are you using? Most DAWs surely have a built in sampler that will allow you to assign different samples to different keys. Even GarageBand does.
Title: Re: EMU Emulator VST
Post by: TonyFlyingSquirrel on March 19, 2019, 12:18:57 am
I'm on Pro Tools 12, but I'm talking about for live use with a Laptop.
I use my MacBook as the brain & just take the controller with me for live use, but I'd like to use a foot controller for specific functions ala Geddy Lee.
I could do that now with the iPad using the iMini for the Taurus pedal sounds using a 12 Step or a PK5/6, but for launching one shot samples, I haven't really found a functional, easy to configure application yet.
Something that would drag into one of the current V Collection 6 apps would be great, then I could remain in AL3 for an entire gig.
Title: Re: EMU Emulator VST
Post by: MCMorrise on March 22, 2019, 10:03:08 pm
Synclavier V does sample drag and drop. The problems I can already foresee with your set are first, that you'll have to have it open to a partial page rather than the main interface; second, that you may need to adjust the detected key of the sample; and third, that if you're using multisamples, configuring key ranges for each partial in Synclavier V is a right pain in the arse.

EDIT: CMI V also does drag and drop, but it's got the same 3 problems: you have to have the screen open to drop a sample on one of the 10 slots, key detection sucks, and you'll have to fiddle with the key range editor if you want multisamples.
Title: Re: EMU Emulator VST
Post by: TonyFlyingSquirrel on March 24, 2019, 05:10:04 am
May have to consider Spark as an option, or see if Arturia would develop a foot controller/sampler in one unit with an editor down the road.
Kind of like a Roland PK 5 with built in sampling.
Title: Re: EMU Emulator VST
Post by: MarkBog on April 27, 2019, 06:58:36 pm
Disappointed that V7 dropped with no Emulator VST.  If it had, I would have been tempted to spend $199 for the immediate upgrade from V6.  Oh well....
Title: Re: EMU Emulator VST
Post by: MCMorrise on May 05, 2019, 11:10:18 pm
Disappointed that V7 dropped with no Emulator VST.

AND that Mellotron V, their attempt at a sampler in this VC iteration, can't even do more than 8 user samples in a patch. ??? All the factory patches use racks of samples for all 35 keys. So silly that they didn't make a proper patch creator for end-users; it's a straight disappointment.
Title: Re: EMU Emulator VST
Post by: LBH on May 06, 2019, 12:03:57 am
Mellotron V, their attempt at a sampler in this VC iteration, can't even do more than 8 user samples in a patch. ???
Just to be precise now this is mentioned in this EMU request thread. Mellotron V have 3 tracks that each can have 8 samples for a total of 24 user samples in a single preset.
Arturia also have the CMI V, and also Synclavier V can use samples. They are not EMUs either, so just to have the information and say, that i don't think Mellotron V and an EMU request has anything to do with each other. If Arturia can, will and have the possibility to create a EMU, then i think they will.
There are many requests for new emulations in the forums.
Title: Re: EMU Emulator VST
Post by: Moldava on June 24, 2019, 03:53:58 pm
it would be great to have en vEMU from Arturia. I think is a logical addition to the lineup of classics. I would love to have no only the original sample libraries, but the sampling capatibility from a live input or side strip. That would be terrific.  8)