E-mu Carnaval


Carnaval is a great sounding synth-module with authentic Latin music sounds. It follows the Orbit 9090 and Planet Phatt sound modules, having all the same great specifications. Carnaval has got 640 preset sounds (plus 100 beats via Beats Mode) for all your Latin, Salsa, Samba, Tejano, Merengue, Afro-Cuban and other zesty sounds! Beats Mode offers up instant Latin loops for you to play with and tweak interactively. Carnaval also features (digital) filters, six analog outputs and full MIDI capability. A great choice for anyone interested in quality Latin sounds for use live or in the studio!

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5 Visitor comments
December 6, 2011 @ 11:46 am
I just picked one of these up today for $120 at a pawn shop. It has tested out great so far. I see two on ebay for $300-$400 right now. I think I got a steal, in comparison. This puppy will make a great addition to my growing home studio.

Sean Shea
September 16, 2011 @ 1:10 am
This is one of the best modules to own if you are doing anything with Brass Sections and REAL jazz orchestra sounds. This is the ONLY sound module that makes a true Tower of Power type horn section sound instead of the boring classical trumpet or what Miles Davis called "white mans trumpet"

It also has a few good synth waveforms and string pads for use with the multitude of filters. The filters are way cool too.
Nick Esposito
October 16, 2010 @ 7:32 pm
So . . . is every single sound on this thing an acoustic emulation, or is there actually anything unique about it?
August 30, 2010 @ 10:38 pm
Midi into one of these babies off an MPC and set the swing to 65%-you'll have some pretty dope latin/afro/cuban comin at ya. What can it do? Try that nouveau German thang that is going down with the Gluckich series, Jazzanova and Moodorama, and you'll know what I'm talkin about. Think rocks for Zouk, Soca music as well.
January 20, 2009 @ 3:08 pm
I tried this when it came out. The sounds are good and clean, but I'm not needing of the loops. Nice colection of samples.
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Rated 2.71 (133 Votes)

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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 32 voice
  • Oscillators - 8 MB of ROM samples; 640 presets of authentic sounds, from traditional to contemporary
  • LFO - Yes with 2 sources and 42 destinations + excellent MIDI control
  • Filter - 32 digital 6th order filters
  • VCA - 2 AHDSR envelopes
  • Keyboard - None
  • Memory - 640 patches, 100 beats, 28 songs
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1997

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