E-mu Systems E4x Turbo Sampler & Sequencer + Loaded SamplesE-mu Systems E4x Turbo Sampler & Sequencer + Loaded Samples

This is a great sampler! we used it on some famous Recordings and for production work on movies and TV sound tracks. It is still loaded with a ton of sounds, drums, synths, Loops, effects etc… It still works fine and sounds great. This is the Turbo model and has an internal Hard Drive that has a bunch of samples still loaded in it. The E4x Turbo was probably one of the best high end reck mount samplers/sequencers available and still today is used by many top producers and musicians. The flagship of the E-mu line is the E4X Turbo ($4895 list). Yes! it’s a high buy it now price… so Please use the Make an Offer button wisely… you don’t want me to verbally abuse you! Please note: This item ships to the Lower 48 United States. If you are in Hawaii, Alaska or any other country you will be paying the cost of shipping to your destination including any taxes, custom fees and related costs. This will be billed separately thru your Pay Pal account and paid in full before the item ships. E4X turbo issues:It has some scratches on the top from in/out or the racks. It is missing the plastic Audition Button cap that is real cheap and will cost you more to mail it! I never used it much because it was always connected to a keyboard. The button still works fine when you press the blue trigger. there are no manuals but you can get em on line and print your own or just refer to it on your PC. No original box or floppy disks… It works great and fires right up. Display works fine and all buttons and knobs work fine. It has an internal Hard disk full of great samplesIt has a standard floppy disc drive.It has AES/EBU digital I/O via XLR.It has Main stereo outputs and 4 Stereo sub outputs on 1/4″ TRS. It has MIDI in/out/thru. It has SCSI for using outboard disc drives. It has an internal multitrack sequencer.It has ASCII keyboard for using a QWERTY. Here is a little Background on the E-Mu Systems E series sampler/sequencer fro wikipedia:The Emulator IV & EOSE-mu e6400 Ultra (1999)E-mu E4XT Ultra (1999)The Emulator IV series of samplers was introduced in 1994. They are compatible with the Emax 2 and E-III program libraries, and later versions can read Akai and Roland CD-ROMs. (Some reports state that only the Ultra versions can consistently load Roland 16 bit samples.). Also, from EOS v4.62 version the E4 was able to load Ensoniq ASR libraries (both samples and patches: although a little tweaking was required to obtain the original Ensoniq patch).The first to be released was the Emulator IV rack which could come with 128 voices and up to 128 Megabytes of RAM. Later you could add a multi-effects processor, additional output sockets and 32 MIDI channels.These early EIV’s had a vastly superior user interface than the Emulator III (which itself reappeared, in all but name and some unnecessary functions, as the ESI32 – ESI4000 range) despite being only 3 rack units high. The screen worked on a series of windows that were far more informative that the previous system which dated back to the Emax range.The new Operating System became known as the Emulator Operating System or EOS, which was updated regularly, the 48 track sequencer being one of the first updates.Emu appreciated that not everyone could afford a £5000 ($7000) sampler or even needed 128 voices or a potential 128 Megabyte memory, so a cut down Emulator IV was launched based upon the EOS. This was the e64 and as the name suggests, this unit had 64 voices and could only expand to 64 Megabytes. It was quite a bit cheaper than an E-IV but was, for some, a false economy as the e64 was not upgradeable once it left the factory (memory excepted, which was limited to 64 Megabytes).To get around this Emu released the e6400 which could be upgraded to full E-IV status.Later the e-Synth was introduced: a 128 voice fully expandable EOS sampler which could be expanded to 128 Megabytes and had the effects board as standard. It also came with the e-Synth flash ROM, which unfortunately reduced the available sample memory to 64 Megabytes. The user could disable the ROM if you needed the full 128. The ROM contained hundreds of pre-made sounds which could be edited like a synthesizer (the same editing features were on the E-IV, e64 and e6400 as well). A number of e-Synth ROMs were made available.Around this time the e64 was dropped and the internals of the E-IV and e6400 were changed to accept e-Synth ROMs.Two keyboard versions became available; the E4K and the e-Synth Keyboard. These have unique circuit boards and are not as expandable as the rack units. They can be upgraded to 128 voices, but cannot exactly match the capabilities of the Ultra series.Creative (formerly Creative Labs) acquired E-MU in 1993, and their influence led to the introduction of the Ultra series of EOS samplers based on the previous rack models. Ultras benefit from increased processing speed due to the 32 bit RISC chip, 20 bit A/D converters and a new 32 bit Effects Card option, as well as many other minor tweaks and a new V4.0 EOS.An end-user may upgrade to Ultra status with the exception of an original 1994 E-IV, an e64 or any of the keyboard versions.Three newer releases of the E4 series overlap with the e6400 and e6400 Ultra. The E4X was an expandable E4, as was the e6400. The E4X had a 500MB hard disk as standard, 64 voices and 4 Megabytes as standard, like the e6400. There was also a turbo version launched called the E4XT which was effectively the original EIV (128 voices and 16 – 128 Megabytes of RAM, minus one SCSI port), with a 1 GB hard disk drive.The E5000 Ultra was £1500 unlike the e6400 and had fewer outputs and connectors – though these could be addressed unlike the previous entry level machine, the e64 (though not the number of voices which remained at 64).The final version was the Platinum E4 which had all upgrades pre-installed (i.e. a run out model to liquidate remaining parts). It retailed at just over £4200 (with RFX card) against £899 for the E5000. EOS samplers were discontinued in 2002.***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************Unless you’ve been off vacationing in another galaxy, you know that E-mu Samplers have literally defined “state-of-the-art” since their introduction over a dozen years ago. E-mu’s Emulator 3 was the world’s first true stereo sampler (other machines used phase-locked mono samples back then – and some still use this process today). Current cutting-edge E-mu samplers are, of course, light years ahead of what was available in the early 1980s. In fact, a fully-loaded 16-bit E-mu Emulator E4X Turbo can be expanded up to 128 megs of sample RAM – more than one thousand times the sample memory the original Emulator One came equipped with!With this history, you can bet that the latest generation of E-mu samplers are the best in the business at what they do. But the E-mu engineers also recently added some pretty heavy-duty synthesis capabilities, which we’ll get to in a few minutes. First, let’s take a look at the three rackmount E-mu samplers.The flagship of the E-mu line is the E4X Turbo ($4895 list). E-mu states quite clearly that the cornerstone of their technology is providing the user with high polyphony – in the case of the E4X Turbo, that’s an incredible 128 voices. This is important for two reasons. One is the support that high polyphony provides for layering sound elements. Layering or stacking sounds is a natural, intuitive approach to sound design. As long as there’s polyphony to spare, extra layers can be molded into sounds to make them richer and more complex. Another factor is sequencing, which typically places high demands on voice availability. 128 note polyphony means less chance of notes getting stolen in the middle of a complex piece.Of course, besides plenty of polyphony, the E4X Turbo features E-mu’s user friendly interface that makes operation a snap. Automated tasks like looping, normalizing, truncation and sample placement make the entire sampling process easily accessible to almost anyone.The E4X includes 1000 sample and preset locations and the ability to upgrade to 128 megs of sample RAM (that’s 12 minutes of stereo sampling at 44.1kHz). Your off-the-shelf E4X Turbo ships with 16 megs of RAM, plus a one gigabyte hard drive loaded with over 400 megs of killer E-mu sounds. Also take note of the fact that the E4X Turbo (like the other E-mu samplers) will read E-mu, Akai S1000/1100 and Roland S-700 series libraries from CD ROMs. Both the Turbo model and the E4X ship with analog and digital ins and outs.Exclusive to all E-mu samplers is E-mu’s incredible SoundSprint technology which allows you to play any sound set saved on your internal or external SCSI drive instantly without having to wait for the unit to “load it up.” It’s as if your E-mu sampler were sitting on a huge “virtual ROM bank.” To take this a step further, it’s like owning a synth with one gig (or more) of onboard ROM! This is particularly important during critical session work when you need to find exactly the right sound without wasting huge amounts of time!The E4X also continues the long tradition of E-mu’s professional-sounding audio quality thanks to 18-bit DACs and internal 24-bit precision which eliminates aliasing and clock noise by maintaining a constant sample rate. The E4X Turbo even comes standard with an 18-bit dual stereo effects processor built right in, allowing you to add reverb, chorus, flange, delay and other effects without any signal degradation. The E-mu designers also topped off their creation with a sophisticated feature called Digital Modular Synthesis (DMS) which allows you to patch control sources to synthesis parameters and combine all this with E-mu’s tremendous Z-plane filters, dual LFOs and 32 sample layers.If you can’t quite come up with the bucks for a full E4X Turbo, you’ll be glad to know that E-mu’s E4X sampler ($3695 list) can be upgraded at any time to full E4X Turbo specifications. In the meantime, you have 64-note polyphony, 4 MB of RAM and a 540 meg hard drive stocked with killer sounds. Hey, that’s more than enough power to start making some serious music folks!Finally, there’s the E-mu e-6400 ($2795 list) which is very similar to the E4X, but without the digital ins and outs or the onboard effects processors (which you most likely own anyway).Space prevents us from giving you any more details about these instruments, but all-in-all, these new E-mu machines are impressive tools that will find their way into thousands of studios – maybe even yours. So call your Sweetwater sales engineer for all the details and, of course, your special pricing on the E-mu sampler that best fits your needs and budget!