7 Mar 2013
12 Jan 2013
Electronic Instrument Archive
This website is a treasure trove of synth brochures and ads.http://electronicinstrumentarchive.weebly.com
8 Sep 2012
Emu SP-12 Turbo OS 2.6
Click here to download the EPROM images for v2.6 for the EMU SP-12 Turbo.
SP12A26.Bin is for a MBM27128-30 EPROM. It's the EPROM on the left below the power supply.
SP12B26.Bin is for a MBM2764-25 EPROM. It's EPROM on the right below the power supply.
Note: The images are from my machine. Apparantly my SP-12 (Serial# 826) has version B2 (see below). Use at your own risk!
And here is the official EMU service document that describes the 2.5 known bugs and 2.6 fixes
9 Jul 2012
Fairlight Music Composition Language (M.C.L.) Reference Manual
I couldn't find a PDF version of this manual online. So I created it myself.
For your reading pleasure: The Fairlight Music Composition Language Reference Manual.
19 May 2012
This one came in on the EIII forum via Kevin Monahan.
If you are a fan of the Emulator family, EMAX, and some history of sampling and synths, we have a local TV show called In The Loop and this months episode is on EMU Systems and includes interviews with founders Dave Rossum and Scott Wedge as well as early employees Kevin Monahan and Max Mobley.
Tune in 5/18 or 6/1 at 8:30PM (pacific time) on the internet or local Santa Cruz cable TV for our little EMU documentary. Here is some more details.
On Air Info - both on local cable television and streaming
Download version to support SCCTV - $5
Update: Here's a bit more info from Kevin about the documentary.
It was not a full fledged documentary but an episode of a show my wife, Denise Gallant, started about a year ago called In The Loop - Art & Technology. The discussion was shot live by volunteer community TV members and Denise edited in bits and pieces from material we had or found. I think that is how I found the Emulator Sampler User Forum. We only had an hour to shoot the round-table interview. We needed another hour at least. Alas, this is all a labor of love and without funding we are limited in the scope of the project. We would love to do a real documentary and have a lot of old video that has never seen the light of day.
The Emulator1, Emulator II and Emax were all 8 Bit instruments but each used a different type of 8 Bit Compression to attempt to improve signal to noise, etc.. . They also approached pitch shifting differently. The Emulator II could be over-saturated, kind of like analog tape, and it sounded good. I don't think that was by design. It was necessary to develop a chip to reduce parts and costs and the E Chip was the first attempt. It had its pluses and minuses and we learned from it and it led to the G Chip which was really an incredible piece of technology.
23 Feb 2012
The last 4 months of my life all led up to the one-off concert that we performed last Friday at the AB in Brussels with Luc Van Acker.
I was lucky to be part of a group that included, amongst other great musicians, David Rhodes (Guitar), Jan Kooper (Sax), Jean-Marie Aerts and of course Luc Van Acker.
I took care of all the programming and synth parts.
If you're lucky you can still watch the concert here before it gets taken offline: http://www.abconcerts.be/nl/abtv/p/detail/luc-van-acker-rewind-concert-2012
Labels: Luc Van Acker