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E-MU Systems have been in touch to tell us that they are now shipping Emulator X2 Software Sampler and Proteus X2 Software Sound Module Upgrades to existing E-MU Software Instrument owners, as well as Add-on versions for all E-MU Digital Audio System and Xboard owners.
Hereâ€™s the exact information that E-MU have sent us regarding whatâ€™s New in Emulator X2 and Proteus X2:
SynthSwipe (Emulator X2 only)
SynthSwipe is a sampling tool that will automatically sample and create presets from any hardware or software MIDI instrument and create a playable preset. Simply set the initial sampling parameters (i.e. key range, how many notes, how many velocities per note, velocity range) and SynthSwipe does the rest with the utmost precision. SynthSwipe is an invaluable tool for sound designers and anyone who wants to bring their old synth and sound module soundsets into the computer.
TwistaLoop (Emulator X2 only)
TwistaLoop is a tool that automatically analyzes any audio by dissecting it into its rhythmic components and allows the editing of this audio with multiple loop points and regions.
TwistaLoop Player (Emulator X2 and Proteus X2)
TwistaLoopâ„¢ Player offers real-time audio manipulation of samples with beat, bar, and loop information, including real-time audio time expansion/compression, the ability to play different beats or bars from the same sample, the switching in real-time of which loop plays via a continuous controller, and much more. TwistaLoop Player allows you to sync these loops to Emulator X2/Proteus X2's master tempo or to external tempo sources (like a VST host).
Morph Filter Designer (Emulator X2 and Proteus X2)
The Morph Filter Designer provides users with filter creation tools that E-MUâ€™s sound designers have been using for years to create the legendary morphing Z-Plane filters. The Morph Filter Designer now allows the construction of all-new exotic filter types that can be morphed from one type to another in real-time.
Multi-Function Generator (Emulator X2 and Proteus X2)
The Multi-Function Generator offers advanced LFO/envelope/arpeggiator programming, providing three function generators per voice that are directly tied into E-MUâ€™s powerful synthesis architecture (over 100 parameters). These Function Generators have several key sync and direction modes that enable complex levels of control, and can be programmed to modulate pitch, filters, volume, retrigger samples or LFOâ€™s, change tempo or trigger other events.
Transform Multiply (Emulator X2 only)
Transform Multiply is a convolution DSP tool that creates new sounds by combining the timbral and time elements of two signals in a way that reinforces frequencies common to both sources and discards frequencies not present in both. This powerful tool is applicable to everything from adding a custom reverb (by adding a reverb impulse to another sound) to full blown voice articulation of musical instruments (combining speech with an instrument).
Availability and UK Pricing
Emulator X2 is available to current Emulator X owners for Â£60.00 (incl. VAT), and as an Add-on for all Digital Audio System and Xboard owners for Â£189.99 (incl. VAT).
The Proteus X2 will cost existing Proteus X owners Â£39.99 (incl. VAT), and is also available as an Add-on for all Digital Audio System and Xboard owners for Â£119.99 (incl. VAT).
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