E-mu MK-6 Mo’Phatt Keys

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The new MK-6 Mo’Phatt Keys is a sleek keyboard version of E-mu's Mo’Phatt sound module and MP-7 Command Station desktop module. The MK-6 comes with the Mo-Phatt's 32 MB "Pure Phatt" soundset and it is full of brand new and classic Hip Hop type sounds, from basses and synths to drum kits, scratches, vinyl effects and more! Additional E-mu expansion ROM soundsets can be added up to 128 MB. The keyboard is a full 61-keys long with 16 real-time controllers. There's also 16 on-board syncable/programmable arpeggiators and the Mo’Phatt's Super BEATS interactive Groove Mode. With 16 mute/enable buttons this keyboard is set for live and on the fly performances with plenty of real-time controls! Like the Mo’Phatt, the MK-6 has 64 voices. The MK-6 also features multi-mode resonant filters, 24-bit DACs, and an affordable price tag!

The MK-6 is part of a new line of performance keyboards launched by E-mu that repackage their current line-up of top notch sound modules targeted at specific genres. For all purpose synthesizer, the PK-6 Proteus Keys. For HipHop and R&B, the MK-6 Mo’Phatt Keys. For techno trance and dance, the XK-6 Xtreme Keys. And Halo from Ensoniq, which is another all purpose synthesizer.

Current E-mu sound modules ship with one 32 MB sound-set each, but are expandable up to 128 MB via three additional slots for 32 MB expansion cards. These cards include (ranging from $249 to $395):

  • 9061: Siedlaczek Orchestra 32 MB ROM.
  • 9062: Pure Phatt 32 MB ROM - standard in Mo’Phatt, MP-7 and MK-6.
  • 9063: Beat Garden 32 MB ROM - standard in Orbit 3.
  • 9082: Protozoa 16 MB ROM - standard in Proteus 1, 2, 3.
  • 9083: Definitive B-3 32 MB ROM - standard in B-3.
  • 9084: Techno Synth Construction Yard 32 MB ROM - standard in Orbit 3.
  • 9085: Orchestral Session Vol. 1 32 MB ROM - standard in Virtuoso 2000.
  • 9086: Orchestral Session Vol. 2 32 MB ROM - standard in Virtuoso 2000.
  • 9087: World Expedition 32 MB ROM - standard in Planet Earth.
  • 9088: Sounds of the ZR featuring the Perfect Piano 32 MB ROM - standard in Ensoniq Halo.
  • 9089: X-Lead 32 MB ROM - standard in Xtreme Lead-1, XL-7 and XK-6.

With these expansion options, you could buy a PK-6, then add the sounds of the Orbit 3, XK-6, and the MP-7... or any other combinations you may want. If you like desktop synths, you can start with an MP-7 or XL-7, and then add these same expansion card options to add Proteus, Orchestral, or the new Halo sounds to them. E-mu/Ensoniq's interchangeable sound cards and a variety of keyboard/sound-module options means that there's a model out there for everybody now.

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2 Visitor comments
Derrick
December 13, 2012 @ 3:11 pm
I'm having issues with the setting for using an external. I'm using Presonus and Nuendo sequencing software. Does anyone have any information to share?
Marc
February 4, 2009 @ 11:43 am
Had the MK-6 since 2002. Thought it was cool but always felt kind of limited by it. Cool thick drum and percussion sounds, but a lot of the patches offer little flexibility. You KNOW when you hear composition that is using a MoPhatt patch. I'm still trying to figure out what this whole beats mode thing is all about...in 2009.

The keybed and action on this keyboard is horrible and is not comfortable for playing, but then again I'm sure this "keyboard" was never intended for that anyway.
 
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  • The link above will take you to an eBay search for this synth to see active listings. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace or post a wanted classified.
  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 64 voices
  • Oscillators - 32 MB "Pure Phatt" Sound Set ROM (expandable to 128 MB), four 24-bit DACs
  • LFO - 2 per voice
  • Filter - 50 types of 6th- and 12th-order Z-plane filters
  • Effects - 24-bit dual stereo-effects processor with 29 reverbs types, 15 delay types, 8 chorus types, 7 flange types, 5 distortion types
  • Keyboard - 61 keys (velocity and aftertouch)
  • Memory - 1152 Presets (640 ROM, 512 RAM)
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 2001
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