E-mu Audity 2000

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The Audity 2000 takes its name from the classic and one-and-only Audity, but that's about it. Although, the Audity 2000 has the same synthesis architecture as the Proteus, and the Proteus's synth chips were designed with the original Audity in mind. The Audity 2000 is a digital synth with an unprecedented 16 simultaneous arpeggiators. That's great for trance and techno! With an emphasis on electronic groove music, the Audity 2000 offers up many dance type sounds but with an uncomfortable digital "tinny" overtone. Its 12-pole digital resonant filter is nice...but it's no Moog.

The Audity 2000 features 64-voice polyphony with six analog outputs and a S/PDIF digital output. Patch editing is tedious, but it uses a Modular PatchCord architecture (probably inspired by the designs and concepts in the synth from which it takes its name) for extreme sound-sculpting capabilities. Originally released in 1998 with version 1.0 software, subsequent upgrades including a 2.0 version finally led to the inception of the Xtreme Lead-1. The Audity 2000 has been used by ATB and The Crystal Method.

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23 Visitor comments
February 2, 2009 @ 1:25 am
hello. this synth is a overlooked bargain. if you are into noise and glitch and wierdness this synth really can comfortably fit into your system.
you can come up with excellent sounding sampler food in no time flat with this. it isnt for people who just want to push play the presets are pretty lame.
they seldomly go for over two hundred bucks. couple this synth a sampler and you can spend hours coming up with unique fresh loops.
it wasnt a analog modeller which everyone wanted at the time. it is a very useful piece of gear for noise and glitch.
alot of people dont like the drums on this synth but they really are cool. very interesting deep synth.
it can sound very analog at times if you are willing to put the time in.
January 13, 2009 @ 7:10 pm
I have tried this. I liked it, the name and the specs. The Presets could be more better. It is fast and had faster procesing chips then the other Protozoa family. Audio is superior at the time.
Oneki Kai
August 26, 2008 @ 8:43 pm
The X-Lead has all of the waveforms and many patches from this box, plus more.

Probably worth it if you're a collector.
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 64 voices
  • Oscillators - 32MB Sound ROM
  • Effects - 2 Effects including Reverbs, Delay, Chorus, Phasers, etc.
  • Filter - 12-Pole digital resonant and modeling filters
  • Arpeggiator - 16 channel Rhythmic Pattern Generator / Arpeggiator (one per MIDI channel) with MID sync
  • Keyboard - None
  • Memory - 640 ROM, 256 user presets (4 layers per preset)
  • Control - MIDI (16-parts)
  • Date Produced - 1998 - 2000

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