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
April 6, 2014 @ 3:22 am
Hi, I am seeking a link or someone that has the 2.00 OS for the Emu Audity 2000. I have the 2.01 but it states that you must first have 2.00 installed. There is a test you can do to see if it is possible but mine is quite simple as it says 1.00 when it boots up. Meanwhile I am very happy that I have this synth. I also have the Proteus 2000. Thanks and will be checking back soon. Cheers!
manuel k1
February 13, 2014 @ 3:34 am
Ist it possible to still get a firmware update für the Audity 2000 from somewhere? And will it be also possible to still get the Xtreme board expansion for this synth?

Any link to a website which helps is fine.
October 17, 2013 @ 2:05 pm
for editor try use Prodatum its free !!! ..http://prodatum.sourceforge.net/
September 23, 2013 @ 5:22 am
According to the manual, it's actually the *only* member of the whole Proteus 2000 family, which supports polyphonic aftertouch, so if you are lucky enough to have GEM S2/S3 or Elka MK88 or Kurzweil MIDIBoard, it may be a nice companion for them.
February 27, 2013 @ 1:41 pm
Hi, manuel k1,
I have all the doc files for my Audity2000. Drop a message to my address at my tius dot hu site, and I'll send them to you (English, German).
As to the synth: to me it sounds a little unfriendly, metallic, thin and inorganic, and as if it was continuously operating through a bit crusher. But it certainly has a personality of its own, and it's wonderfully unusual.
It feels even better through some analogue 'deterioration processor' like a guitar combo.
Does a usable editor exist for it?
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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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