“Here’s something you don’t see every day! An all original, 1981 Vintage E-MU Systems Emulator I Sampling keyboard! Ultra rare, #440 of only 500 ever made. Since it is a late one it has all the final enhancements.
This is an original 8 voice version with sequencer and a working RS232 port set up with the MIDI option.
Comes with external RS-232 to MIDI convertor box which gives you MIDI out, in and thru!
Fully working, and serviced for sale which included stripping, cleaning and re-bushing the entire keybed.
Comes with a selection of sample disks, operation software disks and various other essential programs such as the MIDI, Sequencer and Multi-Sampling disk. All disks work and the disk drive is fully operational and very reliable. Manual also included.
Physically, overall it is excellent conditon, a few scratches and marks to the steel case but no dents or damage. It wouldn’t be difficult to touch these in should you want to make it absolutely mint. The control panels and keys are in exceptional condition.
Sonically as a sampler these things sound amazingly rich, better in most owners opinon than the Emulator II. Yes, the Emulator II has more features..but the original Emulator wins on the sound I’m afraid..nothing beats it!
The Emulator I was famously used by New Order, OMD, Genesis, Stevie Wonder, Vangelis (on the blade runner soundtrack) to name but a few :)” Link