E-MU Emax

This classic 12-bit sampler from 1986. The Emax is still frequently used today for its gritty lo-fi sound. Features 3.5” floppy drive (for samples and operating system), variable sample rate up to 42KHz, analog filter, 8 voice polyphony and 8 individual outputs.
The “Emaxed” low-fi sound setting (11kHz, 12 bits) can be heard throughout Nine Inch Nail's Pretty Hate Machine on percussion, guitars, and effect sounds including the intro sounds on Terrible Lie along with Meat Beat Manifesto's Subliminal Sandwich and Actual Sounds and Voices (heard here on the dialogue samples). It is the same low-fi AD converter used in the SP12 and SP1200.

Our Emax has a fully functioning floppy drive.

This instrument is available for use at our studio in Long Beach, Ca for playing and recording. Contact us to book your time.

Are you outside of LA or OC? No problem! We can record the synthesizer, drum sounds, or effects tracks for you! Send us your MIDI or audio files, we play it through the instrument or effects unit, record it, and send you the audio files. Learn more about our synthesizer and effects recording services.

Custom patch loading is possible for this item. Send us your sysex, midi files containing sysex, tape backup audio, or even Opcode Galaxy Bank or Bundles or Unisyn files for pre-loading for synth rentals or synth recording services.

Delivery is available for this item within select areas in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

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