Synth Site: EMU: PRO/Formance 1 Plus: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.1 out of 5
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Rick a part-time user from USA writes:
Some of the best piano sounds you'll ever find. Extremely easy to use. The "One Plus" is the way to go since it has twice the sounds as the regular Emu Proformance.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Oct-31-2000 at 05:46
jedediahb@aol.com a part-timer user from USA writes:
The only thing I'll add to Alan's comments is that I like the different touches: some with greater response to velocity, some with less. The ones with less response to velocity can sound pretty "housey", since you're getting less dynamics and more "loud". But you might like the ones with less response to velocity if, like me, you're used to a piano, but are playing through a synth controller without weighted keys.

One downer: the mellow piano sounds to me as if I had thrown a blanket over my speakers. Skip it. The classic grand and dark grand are the winners. Longer samples with realistic sustain that beat the M1 to pieces on ballads and solo work.

The rock piano is brighter than these two, with a shorter sample, but it still doesn't cut through a dense mix of guitars like my M1 piano. For rock bands needing a pounding Little Richard/Jerry Lee Lewis piano, I'll still take the M1.

Another negative: there seems to be no rhyme or reason to the grouping of sounds on this thing: they should have kept all the acoustic pianos together, then all the organs/electric pianos, then everything else.

P.S. If you have a PRO/formance 1, you can order an upgrade to PRO/formance 1+ from Emu. It's a little chip that installs easily in a few minutes, and you don't have to be a computer geek to do it. Downside: you get to see how flimsy this thing is. Keep it in your rack. I wouldn't want to risk any dings or bumps.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jun-01-1999 at 01:42
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