Samplers:
E-mu Emulator 1981
E-mu Emulator II 1984
E-mu Emax 1986
E-mu Emulator III 1987
E-mu Emax II 1989
E-mu EIIIXP/EIIIXS 1993
Operating System
SCSI
E-mu EIV Series 1994
OBERHEIM DPX-1 1987
 Drum Machines:
E-MU Drumulator 1983
E-mu SP-12 1985
E-mu SP-1200 1987
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PRODUCT SPECS
16-bit Digital Sampler
Stereo, 16 voices
44.1/48kHz sample rate
3U rack version
Digital filters (G-Chip)
Up to 32 MB sample RAM
3.5” Diskette
Internal HD option

MODELS:
Base Models

8MB RAM, no hard drive
EIIIXP Model 6100
EIIIXS Model 6103

Turbo Models
32MB RAM
Internal Hard Drive
EIIIXP Model 6101
EIIIXS Model 6104

XP has digital I/O
XS has analog 1/O as well
EIIIXP Model 6100
EIIIXS Model 6103
1500+ manufactured
Launched in 1993
Withdrawn in 1995

Upgrades
Up to 32 MB Sample RAM
8MB cost $495
Analog Sampling $495
105MB Hard Drive £750
Remote control software
Sample Editing Software

Latest OS
OS 2.10

Prices
US prices new
EIIIXP $3995
EIIIXS $4495
EIIIXP Turbo $6495
EIIIXS Turbo $6995

Operating System Versions

Overview
The Emulator IIIx was released with a stripped down version of the EIII Operating System - EIIIx OS Version 1.0. However it was quickly upgraded with new DSP features, that went beyond the EIII capability (thanks to the EIIIx G-Chip).

You can check your OS version number from Master/Globals Module 8, Special 6.

OS 2.10
The latest version of the Opearting System, which added very useful Akai and Emax II file imports over SCSI.

  • Akai S1000/S1000 File Import - full translation via SCSI
  • EMAX II File Import - full transalation via SCSI
  • Time Compression - changes length without altering pitch
  • Pitch Change - changes pitch without altering length
  • Transform Multiplication - multiplies two samples to create a hybrid
  • Doppler/PAN - moves sample in 2D space with pitch correction
  • Exciter - adds brilliance or 'cut' to a sample

OS 2.03
This version adds some nice DSP effects
.

  • Sample Calculator - calculates perfect single-cycle loops
  • Change Gain - alters the level of all or part of a sample
  • Sample Rate Convert - any rate from 7-50kHz
  • Digital Tuning - retunes samples by +/-1 octave
  • Compressor - full-function dynamic compressor
  • Parametric EQ - Digital EQ with 12dB boost and 48dB cut
  • Reverse Section - reverses all or part of a sample
  • Stereo-Mono - converts Mono to Stereo and vice versa
  • Swap Sides - swaps the sides of a stereo sample
  • DC Filter - removes DC offset from sample
  • Flip-Flop Keys - toggle Note On (press a key to start a sample, press again to turn it off -- useful for long sound effect ambiences)
  • Polyphonic Portamento - Glide with time up to 32 seconds/octave
  • EG Attack Slope - selectable Envelope Attack, Linear or Logarithmic

OS 1.31
This version added support for the EIIIx Remote Control software, plus:


  • Audition Sample from Hard Disk - to listen to samples on hard disk in real time before they are loaded
  • Scrub Wheel Editing - Use the pitch wheel to move quickly through a digital processing effect
  • Sample Memory Defragmentation - defrags the sample memory thereby making long sampling sessions quicker
  • Monitor Through Sampling - You can listen to the main outputs as you sample
  • SCSI Problems with the Mac Quadra eliminated
  • Undo mode is saved in EEPROM
  • Cursors editing of samples works properly

OS 1.12
This is an early version - possibly first customer ship.

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