Tuesday, January 10, 2012

UVI Announces Emulation II

UVI has announced Emulation II, it's simulation of the fabled E-mu Emulator II sampler. Here's what they have to say:

"Emulation II features a set of unique instruments to reproduce that typical music from the 80s: from warm digital sounds to the most analog-ish textures.

UVI adopted a hybrid approach to create these sounds, combining deep multi-sampling and powerful modeling tools (analog filters, LFO, envelopes, etc.), inspired by the original machine and enhanced with today most modern audio processing and script technology.

Sounds were recorded and carefully selected from the authentic restored instrument, with the very best analog and digital gear, suiting UVI quality standard. This process allows preserving the original sounds’ lo-fi charm.

Besides, hundreds of sounds and instruments among the best are included: drums, bass, bells, choir-voices, fretted instruments, FXs, keyboards, mallets, percussion, synths, strings, orchestral hits and a lot more.

A simple, yet complete, user interface reproduces the looks and feeling of the most famous and essential machine from the eighties. With 250+ best sounds and primary editing tools, Emulation II enables you to create authentic spin-offs with infinite options of sounds and tones.

This is definitely the ultimate digital version of the long standing professional sampler of the mid-80s, that has been used by Depeche Mode, Peter Gabriel, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Jean-Michel Jarre, Stevie Wonder, Genesis, Paul McCartney, Enya, Vangelis, in John Carpenter's soundtracks, etc.

Discover also Drumulation: an utter beatbox with step sequencer from the eighties, loaded with 500+ drums and percussion sounds. Make your beats sound 12 bits!"

Emulation II is available for Mac and PC in Standalone, VST, AU, RTAS, and MAS formats. Requires an iLok dongle. (boo!) Price is $199


Anonymous said...

Damn... They totally had me until "Requires an iLok". I'll go along with PACE, but dongles don't get my dollars.

No Emulation II for me. :(

Michael Arthur Holloway said...

yeah, great concept for capturing a great era of sound...the demos sound just right! but, the price is kinda absurd for a not-that-big ROMpler, and the iLok just destroys it. sad, everything else about it seems great.