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Hey, I have an E-MU 1820, and I'm considering upgrading to Emulator X. What I'm curious is about is the included library. Mainly, I'm interested in -

 

1) Drum kits (not loops!) of all kinds (anybody have the Protean Drums ROM? Like that!)

2) Synth sounds - both vintage and modern, and both pure waveforms or more basic components and more complete samples of synth patches.

3) Bread n' butter sounds of all kinds

 

From what I can tell, the included library does have a lot of B&B, and I'm hoping that the drums CD is mostly lifted from the Protean Drums ROM. But things look a bit dim as far as synthy samples go. Does anybody have any recommendations for sample CDs with a good collection of synth stuff? I suppose that the TSCY CD would be a good start.

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The reason to by the Emulator X has little to do with the samples that come with it, although the piano is very good. It is a great sampler on its own-think of the top of the line Emu sampler put on a computer. Great features, filters, etc.

 

If you're going to buy a sampler why would you want the Protean drums? They aren't that great, and you can get much better samples. Consider that Protean is compromised to fit all on a 32mb ROM chip. I have a PX7 for which they are standard, although the ROM burned out I'm not losing sleep about replacing it. Synthy sounds are a dime a dozen on sample disks, although with the Emulator X you can make anything sound "synthy."

 

But since you already have an 1820 getting the Emulator X is a no-brainer. You can't go wrong or get a better sampler for that.

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Well, the sampler doesn't do me any good without a library (for the context in whcih I will most often use it), and I am on a very limited budget, so the included sample library is very important to me.

 

I also *like* the protean drums ROM a lot. I have a PX-7 as well (also vintage ROM), and all of those samples really do a lot for my music. Unfortunately, because of some financial issues, I'm considering moving all soft, or at least mostly soft, with maybe a couple very cheap secondhand synths. But even disregarding the quality of protean drums, the question remains - are there any sample libraries comparable to what protean drums offers, i.e. a thorough variety of acoustic and electronic kits including a lot of miscellaneous percussion? I mean...I'm sure there are, but which are the best?

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There are a huge variety of samples out there, so you can go by price. The thing is Emulator will read any of them. Others may have some specific recommendations.

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Originally posted by cybermooks

There are a huge variety of samples out there, so you can go by price. The thing is Emulator will read any of them. Others may have some specific recommendations.

 

Yeah, I know there are lots of samples out there, that's why I'm asking which ones are quality and would suit my needs. I can't just go out buying every sample CD out there to see which I like, many of those are actually illegal to resell. I still know nothing more about the E-mu sample library than I did when I started this thread. It sounds like you have Emulator X, and it sounds like you've got some libraries you like. So why are you being stingy with the info?

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i had the excat same question and didnt get a answer...

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there was a review on keybaord mag....

 

theres somebody here that has the emu x ...

ai only heard about how good the pianos are .

they ehre saying also that some patches didnt translate well..

 

 

you can ask on www.keyboardonline.com forum....

i m preatty shuere you will get a answer that you are looking for..

 

maybe you could buy kompatk (ni) a really nice library for

a good price..

but you are right almost nobody talks about the library of emu x..

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I can't tell you about the libraries that come with the XSampler because other than the piano I haven't bothered to load them up. The stuff that comes with samplers is usually too generic for me, but I will load them and try them and let you know.

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