We first saw the preview of the Emulator X2 software sampler at the NAMM show in January but in Frankfurt we were able to see it up and running.
The Emulator X2 has a bunch of cool features â€“ hereâ€™s a few of themâ€¦
SynthSwipe automated hardware sampling
TwistaLoop non-destructive audio manipulator
Morph Filter Designer to create custom filters
Multi-Function Generator for advanced LFO/envelope/arpeggiator programming
Advanced Transform Multiply convolution DSP tool
Real-time control of multiple loop points
REX2 and MP3 import
For a more detailed look at some of these features check out the â€˜NAMM06: E-MU Reinvents The Software Samplerâ€™ story Price and Availability
Emulator X2 is expected to ship in May 2006 with a 2in/2out USB MIDI interface and over 3GB of sounds at an estimated street price of $299.99. Emulator X2 will also be available as an add-on for any E-MU Digital Audio System or Xboard USB/MIDI controller ($249.99), or as an upgrade for existing Emulator X owners ($79.99).