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Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Ben George a hobbyist user from Usa writes:
These make good &quot;first samplers&quot; if you already have a sequencer. They can be had for less than $500, and they're a hell of alot cooler than something in the same price range, like a roland MS-1. I think the Emax sounds really punchy.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:38
Tomek Joensson a part time user from Stockholm, Sweden writes:
This piece of machinery is THE SHIT. I got mine in '94 and even if the HD is non-functional and the floopy drive could be in better shape, it still does some amazing things. For instance, every sound you sample is magically transferred into something gargly-sounding hip-hop shit with all the fat in the low end, so to say. And the filters are quite evil-sounding as well. It is superb to use as a kind of filter piece to get your sounds sounding cooler. And nowadays it's dirt cheap, too. i'm never getting rid of the beast.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:38
fath'd a part time user from usa writes:
I own an Akai S2000 and outside of memory and sound quality, the Emax blows the S2000 away out of the box (featuring 8 individual outs analog filters and a 16 track sequencer). As far as programming is concerned, the Emax compensates for its small lcd by its absolutely intuative user interface where when programming the S2000, you'd better get out your miners cap and pick axe - and its got a small screen. The sound quality is refered to as gritty, but the grittyness is more harmonic content and less dirt as this is a very musical sampler. The way it was designed was to sound more like a synth than an exact replicator of sound (anyone who is interested might want to note that this is the same sampler used on My Bloody Valentines ground breaking album 'Loveless'.) I use this sampler as a studio peice to process samples to give them a warmer, more organic sound, and then sample it to my S2000 for that 44.1 digital preservation and live applications.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:38
Ted Price a part-timer user from Canada writes:
I have an EMAX-SE HD rack pre-SCSI which I bought new and would never get rid of. I love the grainy 12-bit sound and phatt philters. I use the RS-422 for transferring samples between the EMAX and Alchemy. It works great. The SE software is great for electronica tweaking but takes a bit of getting used to. I wish I had a copy of Sound Designer for the EMAX. Anyone have a copy to sell? This particular beast was used to do the entire Beasties album Paul's Boutique. I have over 350 disks of sounds to trade if anyone is interested.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Jul-31-1998 at 16:59
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