Year of issue: 2020
Developer site: arturia
Platform: Intel only
Interface language: English
Tablet: present | replacement files
System requirements: 10.13+: 4 GB RAM; 2.5 GHz CPU.
2GB free hard disk space
OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
Description: Emulator II V is a multitimbral machine that brings the original digital workhorse E-Mu Systems back to life in all its nostalgic glory – with a sleek modern design.
Emulator II V is the perfect set of dusty lo-fi samples, combining old-school digital grit you’re familiar with and cutting-edge creative flexibility.
Its unique combination of high quality 8-bit sound, warm analog filter and an instantly recognizable sample library is sure to inspire as the original once did. If you want lo-fi grain, 80s sheen, or a stream of samples that stands out from the crowd, look no further.
A unique character that has helped define sound for decades. The digital glamor and tactile design of Emulator II has made it a favorite musical tool for everyone from Depeche Mode to Trent Reznor.
Vintage or modern? Both. Emulator II V comes with a carefully curated sample library, combining the legendary Emulator and Synclavier samples with a diverse selection of modern choices. What’s more, you can import your own samples to give them a diamond retro finish, or dive deeper into the sampling architecture with advanced editing tools.
And if you want the samples in your mix to create their own ambiance, what better way than using a sampler straight out of the old school? Choose between a state-of-the-art DAC and an accurate OE DAC simulation and let the lo-fi vibe pour out.
First the instrument, then the sampler. Part of what made the emulator hardware so popular was that it behaved like a synthesizer, but with sample flexibility – its multitimbrality meant that the keyboard could play up to 8 samples at once. The Emulator II V’s authentic 8-voice multitimbral architecture lets you play whatever samples you choose.