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Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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Squidpop a professional user from Near the Cave of the Little Ones writes:
You know its interesting, the synth-sampler predications we different musicians take, isn't it? I sit down at the Triton and within 10 minutes, know I do not fit with this workstation. I get AcidPro and after a first blush of curiosity, I drift away. I get Metasynth and dive with devotion and avidity into its labyrinth. Somebody out there problably hates Metasynth and certainly a hoolota people love Triton. Different strokes.

I have an E4XT Ultra. I use it some. I like its sound and I have a good collection of sounds for it. I like its potential for building sounds for my EMU P2K. In particular, I like fooling with Ilio's Ethno by Bashiri Johnson. In the year that I have owned this fine sampler, I really have not used it that much. I feel ambivilant towards using it: it invites me at the same time it kind of puts me off. It is not as difficult as say the Kurzweil K2500. But it takes work. I know I was not prepared for a machine of this complexity: I am after all a performer first.

What I am learning, is that electronic gear will draw you to it. Some of the put-off I feel with the E4Xt is a result of the hesitant energy with which I approach it. So I beleive that I will soon begin to use it far more often, because I now know to relax and approach with the positive energy I have for Metasynth, AN!X, Q, and my old Ensoniq EPS 16+. This equipment does not like us to be hesitant, resistant or show animosity. They WILL revolt.

You all know that EMU does not SUCK. I have found them to be an imaginative company. All the sister boxes (P2K, Extreme Lead, etc.) and the way they have been designed to be integrated with each other (EG, E4XT being able to load samples into a SIMM which can then be transfered to one of the Romplers), these are cool.

If I was buying a sampler now, it would probably be a Yamaha 3000, but I am glad that I have the E4XT. Soon I will have both. I consider myself lucky. SQUID

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Apr-05-2001 at 00:36
giotto a professional user from Atlanta writes:
I love samplers. And as a sample head, I have tried over and over to look at EMU's being that they are very popular. But you know what? I can't look at one for more than two minutes: that freekin display bugs the crap out of me. Like in Joe VS the Volcano: "I can just feel these lights sucking the juice out of my eyeballs."

yep, until emu changes that I'll happily look at my fading blue mpc60 display. And be delighted about it. Just my commentary on what seems like a pretty cool peice of gear.

much respect, giotto

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Mar-26-2001 at 02:24
a part-time user writes:
I have no experience with the Akais - but my Emu has NEVER crashed. Not once.

OTOH I've never used it live, and sometimes it takes a while to load things, so perhaps it might not be suitable for that application... I just use it in the studio.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Mar-12-2001 at 12:06
Petrus Ramdayal a professional user from Holland writes:
Hi, I had a Akai S6000. I throughed it away, and I bought a Emu 6400Ultra. It sounds 10 times better than every Akai sampler they will ever make!! The Emu 6400 Ultra sounds warm, and real! The filters are more powerfull than a Akai, and it sounds clean, and fat!!. If you use your fantassie, you can make only with one Emu 6400 Ultra every style of music you want. I have a Korg Wavestation SR, Kurzweil K2000, Yamaha cx2, Roland JD990, Alesis QS8, Ensoniq ASR10R, Ensoniq TS12 also. But the Emu 6400 Ultra is the engine of my studio!! Just go to the shop and buy one!!! Greetings Petrus.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-May-13-2000 at 22:21
DJ Crawl a part-time user from UK writes:
This is the best sampler I have ever owned, and I've owned a couple... I sold my Akai s3000 to buy the Emu and I'll never look back.

The SOUND..... so high quality, such a clean low end. Endless possibilities to modulate and filter the samples as well. The centerpiece of my studio for a long time to come.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-May-05-2000 at 03:09
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