Emu, Emulator II @ 19 November 2019, Comments Off on Emu Emulator II

“One of the most full-featured EII you will ever find. Comes with Lotharek HxC SD drive and 5 1/4” floppy drive, also custom-fitted flight case as seen. Superb functional condition, recently serviced (end of 2018). Has very extensive collections of sounds both on SD and on floppies. The SD card contains 3.5 GB of sounds, with many recognizable classics. Additionally, over 100 floppies, including many E-Mu original sounds and a diverse set of high-quality, mostly orchestral sounds (see picture to get an idea). A few duplicates among these disks but most are distinct, and not overlapping those on the SD.

Note: Backlight is out, but the display is already bright and easy to read in low light, as seen.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, Emulator II @ 22 May 2018, Comments Off on Emu Emulator II Project Machine

” This listing is for a Classic 1980’s Vintage E-MU Emulator II Sampler/Synthesizer that is currently not working. It has been in storage in a temperature controlled environment and has not been used for a number of years. Not sure what the issue is, but when the power button is turned on, the disk drives spin but nothing else happens. The display does not illuminate and the disk does not load. Since I don’t have the time to troubleshoot the unit, I’m selling the unit as-is and as not working.

All controls are intact on this Emulator ll – the keyboard, sliders, buttons, mod wheels turn,slide,and depress as they should- see photos

Overall it is in good cosmetic condition, there is however some peeling of the Lexan overlay decal near the slider controls- see photos

Power cord is included. Serial #950″ Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, Emulator II @ 04 October 2016, Comments Off on Emu Emulator II

emu-ii “For sale is this fantastic Emulator II classic 8-bit sampler, upgraded to an inbuilt HxC drive in addition to the 5-inch floppy. It comes complete with a full library of hundreds of disks in HxC format (the entire Emulator factory library plus both volumes of the stunning OMI Universe of Sounds collection, plus some oddities).

OVERVIEW

The Emulator is for many people THE defining keyboard of the 80s. It made its way onto countless chart hits and helped to nail the sound of a generation. The combination of 8-bit samples and clever, companding 12-bit convertors gave it a weight and authority that still seats the sounds instantly in a mix. For strings and orchestral sounds there’s a definite larger-than-life quality, while synths and basses benefit from the sheer heft of the machine’s low-end. It’s a dream to play and listen to 🙂

This unit has been overhauled and repaired and is in generally excellent working order. It’s been upgraded with the hugely useful HxC mod, in a proper 5.25” housing (rather than a clunky stuck-on-the-front-panel job like some I’ve seen on eBay recently!) which holds hundreds of disk images on an SD card. The EII comes with a huge library of hundreds of sounds (actually, I think it’s well over a thousand), all of which load up sweetly without the risk of damaged or erased disks. This is a treasure trove of classic patches which have graced an awful lot of hits – you can play “spot the Top Ten song” with many of them.

IN USE

Operationally the EII is in perfect working order with one small caveat: some of the pushbuttons sometimes need a couple of presses to get them to trigger. The most affected is the Sample button, which clearly got a lot of use back in the day; sometimes I have to press it two or three times to get it to engage. Most of the day-to-day buttons, like the numerical keypad and the Disk button – both of which you use regularly to load patches – are fine though, so it’s only if you’re doing your own sampling that you’re likely to notice this; and then it’s a minor annoyance rather than a serious fault. I’ve done plenty of sampling with the keyboard and it’s never really been an issue. The sliders, the backlight, the pots etc are all fine (and have indeed been cleaned and serviced – see “Service History” below).

Sampling, incidentally, works brilliantly and sounds fantastic. You can of course use the EII as a library machine, but if you roll your sleeves up the sampling is (a) really easy to do, (b) brilliant sounding and (c) really good fun. Just stick a mic in the back and you’re good to go!

All eight voice cards are working perfectly, the 5.25” floppy drive is clean and functions (so you can access any files on actual floppies and easily transfer them to the HxC drive for archiving and future-proofing), the output is clean; basically everything is great 🙂

COSMETICS

The EII is in generally good condition, but not pristine. There are some chips, marks and dings which you can see in the photos. These are all minor. The EII chassis is steel but the housing is powder-coated plastic, which makes respraying it pretty much impossible; but if the marks bother you, you could mix a paint to match using something like Humbrol modelling enamels and touch them in by hand. (I meant to do this myself but never got round to it.) The collar nut for the mix output is missing (but could easily be replaced and doesn’t affect functionality).

The important printed panel is clean and scuff-free (see pics), all slider caps and button caps are present and correct.

The “Save Ferris” sticker is vinyl and can be easily removed (though why would you want to?!)

SERVICE HISTORY

The EII was bought from America in July 2014 (though it’ll run fine on UK voltage; it’s switchable). On arrival it was overhauled and serviced by Ben Rossborough of Cyberwave EMS, who checked pots and sliders, replaced one voice board that was misbehaving, and replaced the highest and lowest keys on the keyboard, both of which were damaged (these keys are notoriously damage-prone in EIIs because they stick up above the level of the protective ends of the keyboard). So the EII is now restored to full and correct operation. Since then it’s been in a smoke-free home environment and has been very carefully maintained.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, Emulator II @ 12 July 2016, Comments Off on Emu Emulator II+ HD

emulator ii hd “Zum Verkauf kommt der legendäre Emulator II+ HD

Der Emulator ist in absolut einwandfreie Zustand.Es handelt sich um die Plus Version mit doppeltem Speicher und Festplatte.

Es gibt wohl kaum einen anderen Emulator, der einen derart optisch und technisch einwandfreien Zustand aufweist, wie dieser Emulator…er sieht quasi aus, als wäre er gerade ausgepackt worden.
Es ist eine neue HD installiert , die aber noch nicht initialisiert wurde.

Lieferumfang: Emulator II+ HD inkl. Case, Disketten, Bedienungsanleitung.

Versand : Bitte vorher anfragen.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, Emulator II @ 19 January 2016, Comments Off on Emu Emulator II

emu emulator i “If you’re looking for an Emulator II+, you’ve found one that has been completely gone through. A true survivor, and a plus (2 memory banks) model, it has made it’s way here from 1984, and now has the best upgrades that today has to offer this legendary sampler.

This unit has always been maintained, and came to me three years ago, fully operational. It has taken over a year to locate the required parts to complete this project to my satisfaction. This is the second unit that I have rebuilt and upgraded, but this one has received an extensive no expense restoration that its new owner will most surely appreciate.

This Emulator was disassembled and systematically upgraded. Everything was removed, cleaned, and either refurbished, replaced or upgraded. The only parts that were not removed from the chassis are the main and output boards. They were chemically cleaned (with PCB component Safety II wash) whilst remaining in place.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu, Emulator II @ 04 August 2015, Comments Off on Emu Emulator II

emulator ii “EMU EMULATOR II 2 owned by BARRY GIBB of the BEE GEES! This was purchased directly from Barry Gibb’s estate sale of his music equipment, including pieces from his famous recording studio in South Florida. The Emulator II works as it should (verified by technician). And it comes with a LARGE box of Floppy Discs containing sound samples. Who knows – maybe you will find the samples used in the Bee Gees hit “Staying Alive” from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to own a piece of music history!” Click here to visit listing on eBay