E-MU Emulator III EIII Keyboard with SD v6.0 Internal drive (2) 16GB SD , Max 8MB and (5) CD's

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E-MU Emulator III EIII Keyboard Sampler Synthesizer with SD v6.0 Internal drive For Sale.
E-MU Emulator III EIII Keyboard Sampler Synthesizer with SD v6.0 Internal drive, that has the MAX 8MB of memory with (5) CD's , (2) 16GB SD cards LOADED with E-III Sounds!!! THIS ONE IS FUN TO PLAY!!!!

I've personally installed this BRAND NEW Internal SCSI2SD v6.0 emulator drive and works flawlessly. The External SD extension cable is placed on the floppy drive rest bay where you can interchange either of the (2)16GB SD cards loaded with E-III Sounds!!!!! Also included are (5) CD's which are the world instrument, orchestral, sound fs, emulator standards 1 & 2. Includes pictured Manuals and Brochures This ONE has very very low mileage since the over 20 years that I've owned it and has been kept in a non-smoking clean environment.

My E-III has been nicely refurbished with parts and multiple tech hours invested to do so and is in excellent working order. It only has a few small scratches cosmetically and with touch up paint could be excellent cosmetically. 

Emu Emulator III FEATURES: 61 keys keyboard 2 version with 4 or 8 Megabytes of memory, standard disk drive, and or / SCSI HD. The original EIII keyboard was the first sampler to offer 16-bit CD-quality specs with stereo or mono sampling at 44.1kHz or33kHz. A 20-character backlit LCD, a 10-key pad, four cursor controls inc/dec buttons that double up for yes/no responses, a data entry slider, a number of dedicated buttons for the sequencer transport control and things like common disk functions, and a button per editing module. Analogue processing includes 3envelopes: one VCA, one VCF, and one AUX that can go to pitch, panning, LFO rate, or LFO depth to pitch, volume, filter, or panning (more Brownie points).All envelopes are of the ADHSR stages. CPU Machine uses a National 32016 main CPU, clocked at 10MHz. The EIII is entirely controlled by computer software which is loaded from disk when it is powered on. The EIII kept with the overall EII design, using a micro controller for sample access, a main CPU and a scanner CPU (Rockwell 6502processor. The 32016 main processor and 32081 floating point co processor run the operating system from 128k bytes of DRAM in overlay mode (each module is loaded from disk when needed). The 32016 boots from two 27128 EEPROM's Sample Memory The 4 or 8 MB of sample memory on the EIII consists of 16x 256kbyte (150nS DRAM), 4 or 8 x 1 MB (120nS DRAM) fitted on the top circuit board. Digital Converters The stereo ADC is a Sony 20018 (rather surprising !)and the 16 voice DAC's are PCM53JGI's. Analog Filters The EIII has 16 analog filters (CEM3387) which combine a3 pole low pass filter, a 4 pole low pass filter with Q, plus gain and pan VCA's. Type: Digital Synthesis: Sampling Keys: 61 keyboard Oscillators: 2 layers Osc Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Fader, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Glide / Portamento, Sequencer, Velocity Sampling: 16 bit, 44.1 kHz, Gated, Loop, One Shot (Phrase),Multi-Sample Sampling Notes: 8 MB Sample RAM Envelopes: 2 Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release Filter Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass LFO: 1 Polyphony: 8 Timbrality: 4 parts Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split Storage: Hard Drive, Internal disk drive Editing: MIDI, SCSI Display Type: LCD Backlit Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2 Inputs: 1/4" Stereo MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU.
Notable players:  The following musicians have played an E-mu Emulator series sampler in their recordings ABC Alan Wilder of Depeche Mode/RecoilBad Boys Blue Biquini Cavadão Bobby Orlando Brad Fiedel (Used an Emulator I on The Terminator and an EII on Terminator 2: Judgment Day)Brent Mydland (Used an Emulator II live with the Grateful Dead in 1985 and 1986)Capital Inicial played an Emulator II+China Crisis (on Working with Fire and Steel)Constance Dem by (composed and played Emulator II on Novus Magnificat, 1986)Covenant use Emulator II+, ESI32 and e6400 in their studio.Daft Punk have used the ESI-32 sampler for their first few singles and their studio album Homework[12]Damon EdgeDave Stewart made extensive use of the Emulator on the 1983 single "Busy Doing Nothing*David BowieVincent GalloPaul Davis used an Emulator II in his home studioDeep Purple (live 1985) and in album The House of Blue LightDepeche Mode – used Emulators I, II, and III in studio recordings and in live performancesDevoDire Straits played an Emulator II (live)EnyaExotic BirdsFront 242Genesis used Emulators I, II, and III in studio recordings and in live performances; used Emulator IV in live performances in 1997–98Giorgio Moroder used an Emulator I for the sitar sound in Paul Engemann's "Push It to the Limit" and Limahl's "The Neverending Story"Heaven 17Herbie Hancock The Human League Jean-Michel Jarre used an Emulator on Zoolook and Revolutions, and an Emulator II in Rendez-vous.Kraftwerk used an Emulator II on the album Electric Café and a pre-production model on the single "Tour De France"John Foxx used an Emulator on his 1981 album The GardenJota Quest used an Emulator II+ on the single "É Preciso (A Próxima Parada)" (2011)Kate BushLegião UrbanaLynda Thomas used an Emulator III during the mid-1990sMarillion used an Emulator I on the 1983 album Script for a Jester's Tear and for live performance.Matthew Broderick (as Ferris Bueller) uses an Emulator to play samples of coughing in Ferris Bueller's Day OffMe Phi Me used for beat sequencing. Emax I and Emax II for strings and woodwinds Michael Cretu used an Emulator II in "Samurai" (1985)Midge Ure of Ultravox/VisageMichael McDonald an Emulator II is featured on his album No Lookin' Back Mr. Mister an Emulator II is featured prominently on "Broken Wings"*Modern Talking Orchestra Hit on "Cheri Cheri Lady"New Order seen changing an Emulator floppy disk during a live performance of "Blue Monday" (choir sample) on Top of the Pops. The band often used it live and the disk drives would stop working, prompting their keyboard player Gillian Gilbert to hit the sampler stand's leg with a lump hammer which fixed the problemNitzer Ebb used an Emulator III John Fell used an Emulator II and III primarily for drum soundsNorman IcebergOrbitalTalking Heads used an Emulator heavily in the film Stop Making Sense Tyro used the Emulator on the album Y by Patch. A Dutch album released in 1983.Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – Junk Culture album. The "Mexican Radio" sample included with the Emulator I forms the basis for Junk Culture title track, and Emulator II live Paul Hardcastle used an Emulator II to create n-n-nine-nine-nine..."19"Paul McCartney Paul Young used an Emulator extensively on his 1982 album No Parlez Peter Gabriel used an Emulator for the shakuhachi sound in Sledgehammer"Pet Shop Boys used an Emulator II (notable for Marcato strings sound in "West End Girls")The Residents used two Emulator I's, the first having been numbered #005, both in the studio (starting with The Tunes of Two Cities and through much of their 1980's recorded output) and live on their Mole Show tour. They upgraded to two Emulator II's for the 13th Anniversary tour.Thompson Twins Todd Rundgren used an Emulator and overdubbing to create most of his 1985 album, A Cappella QueenKlaus SchulzePaul Rein used an Emulator II on his album Communicate in 1986Tangerine Dream Tears for Fears used extensively on their classic 1985 release Songs from the Big ChairSimple Minds used an Emulator II Ultravox played an Emulator II at Live Aid Vangelis used an Emulator on the soundtrack to Blade Runner. The Emulator samples that feature in a bar-room scene in Blade Runner are identical to OMD's instrumental song Junk Culture.Roger Waters Brian Wilson Stevie Wonder purchased the first production Emulator IXTC borrowed studio-mates Tears for Fears's Emulator II during the production of their 1984 album The Big Express (acknowledged "Curt" and "Roland" in the liner notes).Yellow Magic Orchestra — Haruomi Hosono and Ryuichi Sakamoto used Emulators during the group's Winter Live 1981 tour. Hosono was particularly fond of the instrument, crediting it first in a list of guest performers on his 1982 solo album Phil harmony. YMO used the Emulator extensively on their 1983 album Naughty Boys. Sakamoto also used an Emulator II in his solo career.Yes Yanni used Emulators most notably in Yanni Live at AcropolisLos Prisioneros used Emulator II in El Baile de los que sobranTony Moore of Cutting Crew used several Emulator stock patches including the Shakuhachi opening phrase on "I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight", as well as the Orch Tune patch at the beginning of "I've Been in Love Before".an anonymous composer for Don Bluth used an Emulator I when composing the atract music for the video game Dragon's Lair.

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