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Average rating: 3.1 out of 5
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anthony white a professional user from somewher on the planet (nyc) writes:
this is a nice piece it got sounds out the box that are kinda sexy good r&b soounds somwe rea good smooth stuff i kinda like it a little btter than my mo phatt which is heectic most days it is a very good filler piece and for the price ...in my case free....man plaesw this box is cool and i would have gave up a hundred for it

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Apr-26-2007 at 21:06
Él the Self Image a professional user from OC,California, USA writes:
Well, after reading the other reviews on here I'm not so sure this is such a great module. For the most part, the drum kits are plentiful, but pay attention, because you will hear a lot of repeated sounds....

The kicks are not the strongest, granted, but if you are any type of professional, you can easily overcome that with a little creative EQing...

Granted, most of the basses are quite weak, and most are more suited to Techno/House/Trance music than they are for Hip-Hop, but there are about 5 that are excellent and with the enveloping/volume and layer that this module allows for, You can create strong, great sounding beats.

This module is easy to use, however, one must invest time in learning to use ALL THE FUNCTIONS of this module in order to get the desired results...

for $100, this is a great module and much more useful than any keyboard you can by for $300...

The sounds are limited, and there is little to no natural instruments (IE: pianos, acoustic guitars, ethnic percussion)on the Planet Phat Module. BUT, for my perposes, I use it for the drum kits and for complimentary instruments for my keyboard and computer-based samples.

All in all, if you're lookin to fill up your racks, buy it.... If you're honestly looking for a be-all-end-all sound module, this sure as hell ain't it....

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Saturday-Dec-24-2005 at 15:15
D. a professional user from Australian writes:
This unit has a heap of one shot drum samples, 15% are very usuable. It lacks that PHAT sampler sound however for them (only like a couple of kits sounded phat out of over one hundred it comes with). You can over-come this by using external gear like a sequencer & increase the velocity & use some exciter fx to have it sizzle, like we all hoped it would.

For the price you can get this unit for nowadays, it's not bad at all considering a lot of modules that come out really lack funky drum kits, most have like only 1 really killer one if you're lucky.

Besides the drums on this, I found the lead sounds still usuable but most virtual analogues would blow this away on that. I liked the wormpad patch & some basses were usuable. If you're willing to take time to tweak things, this module is a good buy if you find it for around $100 USD.

This unit be great to sample sounds from & make kits out of with a sampler that had great filters, that then would make this unit PHAT!

It's a shame, if they added a bass boost or made this unit sound as phat as their sampler lines, than this unit would be in just about every persons studio who made hip-hop thanks to the massive amounts of drum kits that comes with it.

The beats mode to me was a waste of time, it would've been great when it was released but nowadays, it's very daggy.

Jam on,

D.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Nov-02-2004 at 06:56
The Mix a professional user from UK writes:
As with all EMU gear this module is very easy to use BUT the sounds... unfortunately they are much duller than the dazzling purple case would lead you to believe.

I was expecting these sounds to really kick but they are as weak as pi**. Obviously thats my opinion others may feel different but I strongly advise you listen carefully to this module b4 u part with your cash. Even the ageing Roland Expansion modules (Dance MDC-1 and Drum & Bass) sounds better to me than this thing.

You may be enticed by the beats mode, i must admit it sounds interesting for the first 15 minutes, then as with most auto-acompniment features (which is what it is) it really gets on your t*ts.

I thought OK I need to dig deeper into this module and fully discover its depth but there really is nothing much of interest in there that I dicovered.

Yes you can program in your own bits into the beats mode but is their really any point working thru that when you have any other kind of half decent proper sequencer.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Monday-Nov-26-2001 at 15:24
mahsul namja a part-time user from usa writes:
This thing is the worth piece of musical equipment I have ever owned. I thanked God when someone bought it off me. Even though it is extremely easy to use, and instantly gratifying, it is so limited. The sounds are completely uninspiring. If you're like me and you rely on your inspiration to make a good track, this thing won't help you at all, unless maybe an angel was massaging your neck while you composed.

Seriously, I owned this thing for much longer than I should have. Nabbed an Roland MC505 instead, and even though the 505 is still a bit toyish, it sure helped me create a lot of memorable tracks.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Apr-25-2001 at 16:39
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