Synth Site: EMU: Morpheus Z-plane: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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charles v a hobbyist user from usa writes:
if you can find one cheap (got mine fer $350) BUY ONE. It's worlds more complicated than ordinary synths but sounds worlds better too, plenty of sounds can be made with this thing its perty much to the limit of your imagination (so long as you are good at making patches...). if you love smooth pad and string sounds definitely get one, ya will thank me.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jul-25-2000 at 20:57
derek eidson a part-timer user from usa writes:
This is a great synth. Factory patches are spotty, although some are quite nice. When you grab the mod wheel, interesting things begin to happen with the morph capabilites. You would never use for the factory presets of other instruments, but for the real wacked out synth sounds and pads you can't beat it, especially for the price. EMU was dumping their remaining stock recently for $449. Programming is a blast, good samples to work from. Very extensive modulation matrix (10 x 10 note on, 10 x 10 real time control). I have had for a few months and am still only scratching the surface with this thing. One other cool feature worth mentioning, the function generators. These are extensive and highly programmable envelopes that can affect your sounds tremendously, in addition to the LFO's, auxiliary envelopes, etc. Then there are the Z-plane filters. Yes, this is a subtractive synth. But with almost 200 different filters to work with (all reversible) you definitely won't feel like you are taking anything away. In short, just a great unit.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jan-14-1999 at 11:43
Walter Cescato a part-timer user from ARGENTINA writes:
Hello, it's me again. I reviewed the Morpheus some time ago and I received many E-mails asking me for the editor I mentioned. I said it was for Windows 95 because I'm using this plattform and works well but might be originally made for Windows 3.1. (Who knows) Anyway, the editor, that supports either the Morpheus or the Ultra Proteus is now available here> I finished my MSc in Music Information Technology here in London and I'm going back to Argentina so please note that my E-mail address has been changed. (It is my sister's) Good Luck, Walter

posted Thursday-Sep-24-1998 at 13:13
Walter Cescato a part time user from England writes:
I love it. I'm using it since 1996 to add unique sounds to my Techno-pop compositions, under the name of "Suburbia". I think the human voice (almost kraftwerkian) filters are a trademark of this synth. The pads and strings are superv, even the analog emulations. I use the Jupiter sample very often. As in most modern synths, an envelope generator used for fast pitch changes is crap because the levels result short. I still use my old Roland D10 to emulate analog bleeps. The snares are interesting, but I personally would like snares with more presence. I think the worst of this machine is the 16 Mb expansion upgrade announced by E-mu and even mentioned in the user manual, that never appeared (?) Bad for E-mu! (They also announced 4 Ram cards but one of them never came out, but I don't care because I program my own sounds) I get an excellent Windows'95 Editor from the Net that carries the E-mu logo but I can't understand why it isn't in the official site. (I was searching for such an editor for ages) Excuse my English, I'm Spanish spoken and I was born in Argentina.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:38
Eric Colin a part time user from THE NETHERLANDS writes:
I bought this module when it just came out. I was impressed by the Z-Plane filters. But later on was disappointed by the factory sounds. I wasn't able to get sounds for it at that time so I sold it and bought an S1000. Too bad though, I really think there a world of sounds in the Morpheus. Too bad the factory sounds are not as good and diverse as I would like ( maybe I had a beta model ? ). Can anyone prove me wrong ?

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:38
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