exciter: Layered patches #103 & #120 from the Twilight Princess SF2 onto the EMAX II. I just love what the instrument brings to the sound, just adds so much life and warmth
May 21, 2015 18:42:33 GMT -5
punk7890™: Sounds pretty cool.
May 21, 2015 19:31:08 GMT -5
exciter: Awesome, love it
May 21, 2015 20:08:48 GMT -5
dj4uk6cjm: Cool program, yeah I can tell the percussion for Majora's Mask needs some work. I forgot about the old fashioned way of using dls with fl studio, that's pretty handy and wait did you import TP sounds into your EMAX II keyboard exciter? If so, how?
May 21, 2015 22:02:03 GMT -5
May 21, 2015 23:30:34 GMT -5
exciter: Yep, esynthesist has a tool for converting and sending soundbanks and samples to and from the EMU I through III and EMAX I through II. It can convert formats like .SF2 to formats the EMAX can read, like .EB1, .EB2, AKAI S1000 banks, and so on.
May 21, 2015 23:30:44 GMT -5
exciter: You can up/download individual samples to and from the instrument, change sample rates on the fly, specify target keys to send samples to, it's a great tool. You connect the EMAX to the computer via a custom RS422 USB adapter and send information that way
May 21, 2015 23:33:49 GMT -5
exciter: It's pretty nice, being able to just load up Zelda soundbanks converted to .SF2s from their original formats and send them on over to the machine for the creative filtering
May 21, 2015 23:35:46 GMT -5
exciter: For that sample piece I shared, it's all just one single sample, however, isn't really a bank or anything. It's the Twilight Bass patch #103 layered with the #120 vibe with minimal reverb, then sent to the EMAX II and recorded back onto the computer
May 21, 2015 23:37:34 GMT -5
punk7890™: Wish I had a keyboard like that. Would be pretty neat all right. Yeah the percussion is used really weird in Zelda banks so its pretty much unsupported. Though you can manually assign them keys with not much trouble.
May 21, 2015 23:38:25 GMT -5
exciter: They're great instruments. They're like old cars though, can be a little finnicky at times, have to be treated delicately. Sometimes takes a few tries to successfully send a bank to it this way, but its filters are worth the time
May 21, 2015 23:41:17 GMT -5
exciter: Good for live use as well, most banks for the Devotional tour were played via EMAX II. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb-sTOAA4GQ
May 21, 2015 23:43:21 GMT -5
dj4uk6cjm: Same here, a keyboard like that would be great for music production. Do they still sell it online?
May 22, 2015 0:04:18 GMT -5
dj4uk6cjm: Heh, even though my keyboard is way too old I think it can send and receive patches. Haven't tested its receiving end yet because I don't want to mess up the default sound bank which has some awesome sounds. Have heard many disasters like that already lol.
May 22, 2015 0:06:02 GMT -5
dj4uk6cjm: Ah okay, so the percussion instruments are already there but just not set to the actual percussion instrument track(s) automatically in the midi right? I can set them manually myself then which is perfectly fine, same thing for SM64 and other games right?
May 22, 2015 0:10:21 GMT -5
punk7890™: Yeah they are there in dls but not correct ranges. You'll see a lot of duplicates so just delete them for each dup and set them to a range you think is right, or go be midi. Since they are on channel 10 it shouldn't be too difficult either.
May 22, 2015 0:34:28 GMT -5
punk7890™: For most percussion you'd just have to move it's keybase down to a right note it plays in midi.
May 22, 2015 0:34:51 GMT -5
dj4uk6cjm: I see, this is good actually because I like to separate the main percussion tracks in one midi track into multiple tracks and use the individual soundfont percussions or samples track by track. Makes it easier sometimes in a DAW more than players.
May 22, 2015 0:58:29 GMT -5
exciter: Can probably get a rack-mounted EMAX II on eBay for $200-$400, the keyboard is around $500+ depending on condition. I'd pay attention to any damage, if the power supply is new or not, if any keys stick, things like that
May 22, 2015 7:06:58 GMT -5