***RARE*** Vintage E-mu Emulator I W/ Sound Library In Immaculate Working Cond!
Rare E-mu Emulator I in immaculate working condition and very CLEAN!! Must see pictures. The unit was fully serviced to ensure full functionality. Listing includes a 25 disk sound library ($175 value). We at BeatBox Pros take great pride in our products and services, and your satisfaction is priority to us! Please do your research and ask plenty of questions when buying vintage gear from "one-time" private sellers that command the same price, as the companies that invest the time, experience and labor, to ensure fully functionality on their units before listing. International Shipping: Please contact us direct for accurate shipping quote. From Wikipedia: E-mu Emulator (1981) Finally released in 1981, the Emulator was a floppy disk-based keyboard workstation which enabled the musician to sample sounds, recording them to non-volatile media and allowing the samples to be played back as musical notes on the keyboard. The 51⁄4" floppy disk drive enabled the owner to build a library of samples and share them with others, or buy pre-recorded libraries on disk. It was a very basic 8-bit sampler - it only had a simple filter, and only allowed for a single loop. The initial model did not even include a VCA envelope generator. It came in three forms: A two-voice model (only one of these was ever sold), a four-voice model, and an eight-voice model. When the original Emulator was turned on it was split. It was designed to be played in split mode, so playing the same sound on the full keyboard required loading up the same sound floppy disk in each drive. Stevie Wonder, who gave the sampler a glowing review at the 1981 NAMM convention, received the first unit (serial number "001"). Originally 001 was promised to Daryl Dragon of Captain & Tennille, because Daryl had been a loyal E-mu modular system owner for a long time before that. On the other hand, Stevie at the time had a slightly larger name-recognition value. In 1982, the Emulator was updated to include a VCA envelope generator and a simple sequencer, and the price was lowered. Approximately 500 units were sold before the unit was discontinued in early 1984. Other prominent users of E-mu Emulator I were New Order and Genesis, and it was among the many groundbreaking instruments used in the production of Michael Jackson's Thriller album.