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Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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edwood from pomona california los angels writes:
ok, so after all these years I gotta say....wow..what sound! I got a keyboard after my rackmount took a shit and I couldn't find anyone that works on them. Simply rich bass and sounds like nothing. I know the sample time is short but it makes you more crative. I run my sounds and sample them then dump them on my daw and I pure character and warmth happens here.

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Sunday-May-08-2011 at 01:39
maria waters a professional user from sleaze-land writes:
oh yea,emax till you drop ! I love the emax very depeche mode ,NIN esq -ooh tres cool

bad ass - nice atmospherics too - can get some nice 80s breathy sounds like pet shop boys or even tuff wax trax era sounds like front 242 - the emax is really a copy of the emulator II for anyone who cares - oh well -this probably not essentiall in this day and age

but buy one if its cheap - youll feel it in your pants - you geek

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-07-2004 at 01:08
cream of beats a part-time user from detroit writes:
ok, here's the update. I've been playing with this thing for the last few days, and it's gets the thumbs up.. this thing is incredible and I love it. I've never thought I needed a 12bit sampler, but the difference it makes is extremely noticable. Drums go from 'blah' to BAM! I've got some knocking drums on my MPC(2000xl), but the Emax makes my mpc sound like crap. I love my MPC.. don't get me wrong.. having the choice of dirty and clean is much better than owning a sp1200 and having all my sounds dirty..but I'm currently going through tracks and re-sampling my drums to see if I really want them grungy. The emax is a beast.. my screen is fading, and you have to treat it like a baby (almost 20 years old!) but I still really like it.. a lot.. and I haven't read the manual since I got it hooked up. I know I have a lot more to learn, but as of now, it gets an honest 5 outta 5.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Dec-19-2003 at 18:02
cream of beats a part-time user writes:
I bought one, and maybe it's just me, but I don't know what all the hype is about it. Yes, it does have more warmth than most akai samplers, but unless you sampling at 10 or 16 khz, it doesn't do that much to the samples. Now keep in mind that I just hooked it up, and I've been playing with it for a few hours, so my opinion should be the same to most that expecting the so much talked about dirt and grime that is associated with this sampler. When you sample at a low rate, it gives a ring-tone to the samples.. the lower the rate, the louder the ring, the higher the rate, the ringing sound gets low, and you get added warmth, but it's nothing that an eq can't do. Sure, it won't be EXACTLY the same, but who listens so close to music to say, "I bet he used an emax/mpc-60/3000 on those drums." My MPC2000xl does a fairly decent job just with it's filters to get a close sound to the emax, and if you have the effects card, you can add ring-tone to it too. So if your one of the many that plunked down $1000+ on the SP1200, you should have bought the emax first, and if your thinking about buying an emax, really think if it's absolutely neccessary. If you can get one cheap, grab it. The best feature (so far) are the analog filters. The worst feature is that you need a boot disk to get it started, and then every perameter of the box has to be loaded. If you want to sample, it has to do some loading.. if you want to erase the small amount of memory (cuz it barely has much) it has to do more loading from the floppy disk. This sampler seems to do some nice work on longer samples rather than drum sounds. The chorus on this thing is outrageous, and it really makes it nice and full. I'll give another review later when I learn more, but I can't give it a rave review simply because I own it.. and that's just me keepin it real. There are much dirtier sounding samplers out there that you can get for cheap.. check with casio.. don't sleep on that!

cream.of.beats

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Dec-17-2003 at 15:50
joe Gelsi from bronx, ny USA writes:
i have a emax hd sampler for sale what is it worth.

thx

posted Saturday-Nov-29-2003 at 14:38
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