Emulator II V - General Questions

The Main Panel of the Emulator II V shows the Master Controls (1), as well as shortcuts to the Filter (2), the VCA (3) and the LFO (4) parameters. The Advanced Screen (5) is located above the Main Panel.

The Master Controls lets you link several Voices (corresponding to the 8 Channels) of the sampler. The linked Voices are marked with a red LED above the Voice number.

An Arpeggiator (6) and a shortcut to the Effects Menu (7) are also located on the right of the Main Panel.

The Advanced Screen can be opened by clicking on the Screen itself or on the Screen button in the upper right corner of the display.

In this section, the Voices are displayed on the left side and the link is shown by the blue Link icon. Select the Voice to be edited by clicking on it.

The Filter, VCA and LFO sections appear in their advanced form, showing more parameters than on the Main Panel.

When voices are linked, any parameter modifications will apply to all linked voices, except for the settings displayed in white (E.G. the Pan and Alternate parameters). The settings are given as an absolute value. All linked Voices are given the same value.

Useful tips:

  • When you play several voices of the same note, add some LFO Variation to create a kind of chorus effect.
  • Create a ping-pong stereo effect using the Pan and define the amount of dispersion with its Alternate knob.

  • Offset Assign

    It is possible to Offset certain parameters in order to create variations to your voices. To do that, enable the Offset assign button on the top of the Screen.

    The Offset parameters will appear in red. They will be dependent on the absolute value of that parameter, meaning the Offset value will change if you change the absolute value of the given parameter from another voice.

    When you’re done offsetting your parameters, make sure you disable the Offset assign to come back to regular editing.

    Browser Section

    On the top part of the Advanced Screen, you can set the parameters for the current sample:

  • Browse a sample from the factory library or add your own.
  • Set Transpose, Detune and Gain for the current Voice.
  • Set the Loop position and length anywhere in the sample.
  • Set the Play Direction for the whole sample (and for the loop if it’s active).

  • For this last parameter, you can choose between Forward, Backwards, Back and Forth or Forth and Back. Both last options have a complementary Balance knob, which is a relative mix between both directions. With this knob at 0% or 100%, only one direction will be hearable.

    Underneath, the Trig Delay function defines a delay time for each triggered voice. This can be used as a kind of strum and help creating interesting movements in your sound.
    You can either sync it to your DAW tempo or let it free.

    Output Section

    On the lower right corner of the Screen, the Output section lets you set the Polyphony for the current voice.
    Available Polyphony modes are Mono, Legato, and Poly (2-32). The DAC Mode lets you choose between the dusty sound of an original unit or the clean sound of a modern one.

    Voice FX Section

    This section lets you assign one dedicated and independent effect per voice. Further effects parameters are available in the Effects Menu of the Advanced Screen.

    This menu makes it possible to assign each Voice to a particular key from your keyboard or a particular velocity range.

    Select the Voice to assign on the left sidebar, then choose between Key or Velocity assignment underneath the voices.
    Drag and drop the ends of the key/velocity range to the value of your choice. In Key assignment mode, you can also choose the Root note for the selected voice, which lets you bring variation to your sound.

    It is possible to create fades with both Key or Velocity assignments. To do that, drag and drop the top line of the assignment display (where the Note or the Velocity value is noted).

    This menu makes it possible to set 3 effects to the output of the Emulator II V, corresponding to the Effects section of the Main Panel.

  • You can choose between 11 types of effects. Each have different parameters.
  • You can determine if they will be routed in parallel (independently) or in series (one after the other).
  • The Dry/Wet knob lets you determine the amount of signal affected by the effect.