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
December 9, 2011 @ 4:06 am
I have one of these (V2) for sale if anyone is interested.Comes with manual on CD.
I also have a Roland mc303 in a solid flightcase with manuals.Contact me with offers @ simon.tilston@gmail.com
February 7, 2011 @ 1:19 am
Love this machine. For those that hate the front panel editing there are 2 free editors that should help expand your sounds. In fact you should try out the 'randomized' preset option in a lot of the Emu modules. Ended up with some amazing sounds as well as plenty of good starting points for new sounds.
May 19, 2010 @ 11:16 am
playing my audity 2000 yesterday using jomox xbase09, sending its clock + note #'s + 3 trcks to an emu lauchnpad (took care of triggering arps and lush pads on the audity)- to the the audity
jomox went to the audity inputs,...the audity sounded amazing in its own right,....very cool blend with the analog dominance of the jomox,.....audity can have a thinner sound than,... say my orbit3 which to me sounds warmer ,.....BUT relative to the jomox/analog+audity= a great sounding mix
i was using JBL 6208 powered monitors that were being fed directly by the audity outputs
i'm using v 2.1 and i have the optional card installed orbit/planettphat sounds on it ,..
the audity has a hard sound in ways and in other ways i'm able to get very very cool evolving atmospheric type sounds that are trippy and dark
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January 21, 2010 @ 10:42 pm
I honestly would only buy this board if it were super cheap, yu can't use any of the proteus 2000 ROM chips with it. But since they are gettn so dam rare, Audity might be worth the investment.
December 22, 2009 @ 3:57 pm
It's a bugger to work with - scrolling through endless menus to get to that one parameter you need! Presets mostly [beep] and hardly scratch the surface of sonic possibilities. (Lazy programming!) Bottom line - be prepared to spend some time coaxing your sounds out of this thing.

WARNING: I bought mine new and the RAM battery died after only a few years, thereby erasing all my endless hours of tweaking. You can do a sys-ex dump into a sequencer tho' and I suggest you do so.

Quck programming tip: Each basic sound/patch is made up of 4 layers. You can copy and paste layers, tweak the copied layers (esp. panning) and you've got a wicked stereo synth! (NONE of the presets use this technique!)
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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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