E-mu Orbit 9090

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The Orbit is first in E-mu's new line of dance modules. This is strictly engineered for the techno artist. It has 8 MB of samples of all the great vintage analog sounds plus many familiar and typical sounds used in house, hip hop, trance, and techno.

It includes an essential digital VCF-like filter that is (on many presets) usually controlled from the modulation wheel on your keyboard controller! It's great for filling tracks with lush sweeping pads, or trancing along a 303 bassline pattern and filtering away. It is a beautiful golden single-space rack unit with a big easy to read LCD. Its sounds are, well they're digital so they are a little harsh and 'tinny' but add a little 'verb and some delay and it sounds damn good! It is already being used by lots of techno artists around the world including Todd Terry, Roni Size, ATB, and Orbital.

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25 Visitor comments
August 23, 2013 @ 4:01 am
Orbit used by...Orbital :)
July 27, 2013 @ 4:22 pm
This orbit was also used on the KMFDM Album Symbols.
Dj Sparkle
May 13, 2013 @ 6:29 am
I own both versions Orbit and Orbit V2....they have a lot of the same similar sounds..but the Orbit 1 you can also find a lot of hip hop sounds on it...and the V2 is mostly and mainly techno and trance type sounds..not hip hop friendly...unless you are imitating Kraftwerk..then its an awesome update...E-mu was ahead of their time with these racks
Jarrett Green
January 1, 2013 @ 11:00 am
Tony the version 2 was an eprom chip upgrade. I think it has more sounds. more filters etc. Not sure how easy it would be to upgrade this many years later.
December 10, 2012 @ 2:47 pm
can anybody tell the diference between Orbit and Orbit V2?
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 32 voices
  • Oscillators - 8MB of ROM samples
  • LFO - Yes with 2 sources and 42 destinations + excellent MIDI control
  • Filter - Digital
  • VCA - 2 AHDSR envelopes
  • Keyboard - None
  • Memory - 512 patches
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1996

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