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Re: Taking VSTs out on the road
I've been using the Emu XL-7 and MP-7 for the past 10 years or
so. They are the upgraded Proteus 2000 modules, exactly the same as
the Proteus 2500, just a different box. I'd recommend getting one of
these puppies if you want to go the Emu Rompler route. They give you
a lot more knobs for tweaking, which of course makes editing closer to
enjoyable. Likewise, tweaking live can be more reliable and
adjustable than the 2000 series.
My XL-7 is stuffed to the gils with 4 ROM cards (and being used
all the time), while the MP-7 is currently sitting unused with its
MoPhatt card. I'd let it go for cheap if anyone was interested...
On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 11:58 AM, Sjaak Overgaauw <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 3:57 PM, Rainer Straschill
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Some synths tend to sound dated after a while. Good ones don't. Of
>> course, to keep the things from sounding dated may require you to
>> actually invest the time and brains to get into programming some
>> sounds yourself. E-mu's Proteus series modules (especially the later
>> ones) offer great possibilities for that.
> The early Emu models like the Procussion and the Proteus 1 sound a
> little flat IMO, but with fx, Eq and compression, they came to live in
> a mix. Also, the avg quality of rom samples is better now than in the
> late 80's and 90's so that another reason...if you are looking for
> real instruments sounds like piano, trumpets. Especially piano's are a
> good example of how technology has improved.
> Anyway, that's what I mean with "dated", not saying that every synth
> has to sound like the real deal which was clearly THE trend in the
> 80's and 90's. Once the VA's and analog synths were becoming popular
> in the mid 90's, the "best rompler synth" race was more or less
> over...but that's another story :)
> Sjaak Overgaauw