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Details about  EMU E-MU Emax 1 Vintage Rack Mount Sampler SP1200 Sound

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EMU E-MU Emax 1 Vintage Rack Mount Sampler SP1200 Sound
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29 May, 2011 21:35:58 BST
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Lancashire, United Kingdom


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Item specifics

Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
Type: Samplers
Brand: EMU

On offer:
E-MU Emax Vintage Sampler Version in working order.
Very rare 19” rack mount version in flight case.

As the bird run features reports: Heere's Emax!! (lots more pics further down!).

What’s included in this auction at a glance:

    • E-MU Emax V1 Vintage 1986 Sampler and power lead
    • Flight case/bag!
    • 30 factory sound bank disks (not original)
    • Software CD ROM disk containing more sound banks and software for creating E-MAX floppy disks (PC only).

What’s included in this auction in detail:

E-MU Emax V1 (Original Version) Vintage Sampler
Classic 80s sampler with a uniquely warm yet gritty sound in working order! Uses the infamous SSM2047 analogue filter chip (from the same family as used in E-MU’s SP-1200). Gives “that" E-MU sound.

This sampler is in well used condition as expected for a 25 year old instrument. Some paint has peeled in places and some oxidation is also present. The LCD screen works fine but the back light isn’t as bright as it once was. The diskdrive is in working order but the eject can sometimes be a little stiff. The power switch create an almighty pop if you have the volume up on the amp or speakers during power up (so don't try it). Other than that all buttons and LEDs etc seem to work ok.

Flight case/bag!
Also included is a 4U wooden padded rack mount case/bag in black. It's a lttile rough round the edges but perfectly fit for purpose. Has both carry handles and a sholder strap. Access can be gained from both ends via zipped panels. Zips work but the bottom ones have lost their tabs.

30 factory sound bank disks (not original)
I’ve recreated 30 disks from the original sound banks. These are also included in the auction. It’s hard to describe how this sampler sounds so I’ve made a short video demoing some of the included disks. Crunchy 12bit samples pushed through a true analogue resonant filter creates a lovely unique sound that is Emax.

This video is of the actual sampler in action (set quality to 480p for better sound). I've only shown the load time for one of the 3 disk as it doesn't make very exciting viewing. I apologies profusely for my awful playing!

CD ROM disk for PC
A CD ROM with the following programmes and soundbanks for creating Emax disks on a Windows computer will also be included.

  • Omniflop - a special floppy disk driver for reading a writing Emax disk (USB floppies not supported). PDF instructions on disk.
  • EMXP - Emu Sampler Disk and File Utility Software. PDF instructions on disk.
  • E-MU Emax OS disk image
  • Lots of Emax sound bank disk images
  • Various PDF files including the Emax user manual.

More bonus software for DOS and Windows (old versions 3.1/95 I think).
2 original copies of Sample Vision by Turtle Beach (one Windows and one DOS). Both run from floppy disk and allow you to edit samples on PC then dump them via MIDI to the sampler. I’ve never tried to use these so I have no idea if they work or not.


Links to Emax related websites:

Conditions of sale:

  • This is an old sampler so is sold “as is”. No guarantee or warranty offered.
  • Ship to the UK only
  • Collection welcome from Colne evening/weekends or Ramsbottom (Lancs) week day daytime.
  • No offers
  • I reserve the right to refuse sale if your feedback is suspicious
  • If this item needs to be returned for any reason it will be at the cost of the winning bidder
    If you do not agree please do not bid.

I am always happy to answer question!

Thanks for looking and please check my other auctions if you have time!

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