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Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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babybubba from gregkite10@hotmail.com writes:
oh and it didn't actually freeze , but it was a strange bug in the os that when i reversed a sample and then hit undo , I amazingly couldn't get in to edit any other samples until I shut it off and turned it back on. it was only when I reversed certain short sounds and undid them and it happened about 6 times. I think it corrupted the data somehow now and if I erased that sound and resampled/loaded it it might have fixed the editing issue but it was still a pain.

posted Sunday-Apr-01-2001 at 09:54
babybubba writes:
naw I don't know you dawg but I was reading the 'exchange cords specs' thread for emu samplers. That was back when I had my E5k ultra. In fact I printed them out and tried them out, very nifty stuff but It was a bit to tedious for me , I don't tweak my samples all that much tho' I do somewhat.

Don't get me wrong people my it is a great sampler , possibly the best on the market. My main gripes are : bad construction quality , wak stock efx and they over hyped the beat munger which sucks imo , sequencer sucks also. But as just a standalone sampler/synthesizer with separate efx and seq. it is a powerful piece of uh kit for lack of a better term tho im not british i'm just high. But it must be said that the su700 is better for loops , and the asr-x has better efx-way better. Of course they both don't have the other synthesis capabilities of the E5K that baffled me either. I have not idea what i just typed I will not be held responsible, peace.

posted Sunday-Apr-01-2001 at 09:45
r-tek a hobbyist user from uk writes:
Huh? Do I know babbybubba?

Seriously tho, if its crashed that many times then you`ve gotten a duffer, demand a new one. I haven`t had a crash on the 6400 in the 2 years I`ve had it.

I agree the beatmunger is pretty shit at what its supposed to do tho ......then, you can get some pretty mad stuff out of it if you abuse it into doing crap its not supposed to.

Guess its not for everyone then but I love my emu, the buttons are knackered now and the data wheel wobbles like buggery but that the price you pay for buying an american sampler - American design is great, American build is ....well, not so great.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Mar-28-2001 at 18:05
Marc a professional user from The MIDI Room writes:
All I can say is; I love my E5000. It's fast, has loads of features and very warm filters. I use it in the studio as well as on gigs and it gets the job done in either enviroment.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Mar-28-2001 at 17:23
babybubba from babybubbaville writes:
E5000 - great sampler for the $ and if you install the internal IDE drive it loads amazingly fast but I feel that alot of the downsides haven't been brought up :

- although I only had it for 6 months , it crashed on me about 6 times

- I had 5 instances of corrupted data after loading sounds I had saved to IDE drive

- The cord section is very confusing , only people like R-tek can make good use of this section , you have to be technically inclined

- NO question about it - Beat-Munging SUCKS ASS - and is only good for making a perfectly good loop or break sound like shit , seems like a gimmicky thing thrown in to attract lil teenybopper hip-hoppers working strictly off sample cd's using loops mostly....

- The data entry nob sucks worse than the new data entry nob on the Mpc2kxl , mine was a little bit warped but not enough to be able to complain , for building quality I would give it a 1 out of 5....

- I honestly do not feel the sound is warm and organic at all , I feel like it has an accurate sound and it is very musical but it sucks for Kik drums , and if you put it next to an emax1 or 2 for that matter it sounds like a weak lil' ho(very thin) , it doesn't sound that much better than the akai's , I don't think the filters are anything special at all , the stock efx suck ass , not useful to me...

- I won't even mention the sequencer - uhh never mind - it sucks too...

Pro's : it has a variety of useful features , but if your not the type that really likes to tweak , tweak , and retweak your sounds it may be overkill.. Still one of the best new samplers out there right now but I'd have to hear the new Yamaha samplers to say it was THE best....

- also it is amazingly easy to sample a sound and place it on the keyboard , takes no time at all ....

I would like to give it a 4 out of 5 , however the 2 mark is because it really annoys me when the people at emu hype up this beat-munging thing like it's fukkin wonderful when it sucks so bad , when I called and asked why it wasn't calculating the tempo correctly of a perfectly cropped loop the tech support said something like : you may get a different result everytime it calculates the number of beats and render's the loop , it's not exact -

they're fukking bastards at emu just like akai don't beleive the hype , they both make good equipment and their both jackass's for having faulty marketing schemes and not listening to the people buying their shit enough... peace

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Friday-Feb-23-2001 at 21:44
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