Product DescriptionEMI 62 m Production Kit: The All-In-One Recording Solution
Emagic introduces the EMI 62 m Production Kit - a bundle of 6 complete Emagic products in 1 package. Aggressively priced, the kit includes the USB/Hub/MIDI interface, the award winning Logic Gold 5 recording software and the Emagic instruments EVB3, EVP88, EXSP24 plus the Xtreme Digital Sample Library.
The EMI 62 m is a high-quality USB audio and MIDI interface with an integrated USB Hub. It provides 6 24-bit analog inputs and 2 analog outputs, with sample rates up to 96 kHz supported. Also incorporated are a stereo headphone jack and stereo S/PDIF digital I/O, with the latter doubling for MIDI I/O duties.
The Logic Gold 5 professional music production software includes; extensive scoring options, 64 24-bit/96 kHz audio tracks, 32-bit floating point internal processing, an infinite number of MIDI tracks, 34 integrated plug-ins, Audio Unit (Mac OS X) and VST 2.0-support (Mac OS 9).
The EVB3 was developed to provide the most faithful and playable software-based B3 available on the market. The result is an emulation that uncannily captures the essence of the original with unmatched realism.
The EVP88 captures the sound of the legendary Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Hohner electric pianos. The EVP88 does not just statically recreate an instrument's tonal characteristics, as would be the case with samples. Rather, it expressively reacts to the player's every nuance with impressive realism.
Last, but not least, the EMI 62 m Production Kit provides access to an ever-increasing range of superb samples with the EXSP24 sample player, and the Xtreme Digital sample collection.
EMI 62 m
Versatile and practical - with 6 audio inputs and 2 audio outputs, MIDI I/O and USB hub, the EMI 62 m offers mobility and quality in 1 compact interface. This makes it the ideal multi-purpose interface for use on the road or in your personal studio setup.
High Quality Audio I/O
The EMI 62 m is the perfect cross-platform USB interface solution for all audio applications, meeting the needs of today's and tomorrow's audio professionals. It provides a stereo headphone jack, stereo S/PDIF digital I/O, 6 analog inputs and 2 analog outputs at 16 or 24-bit with sample rates up to 96 kHz (24Bit/96 kHz stereo operation only).
The 6 independent inputs are ideal if you wish to work with multiple sound sources using the virtual mixing console of your audio software such as Logic. And thanks to the unique technology developed by Emagic, multi-channel audio transfer via USB takes place without any data reduction. This ensures maximum audio quality throughout the 8-channel signal path.
The coaxial S/PDIF connectors allow digital audio devices, such as external digital effects processors and DAT machines, to be connected directly without conversion losses.
Due to Emagic's advanced low latency technology, virtual software instruments such as Emagic's EVP88, EVD6, EVB3, EXS24, ES1, ES2 and VST2.0-compatible instruments can be played in real-time. Latencies of only a few milliseconds are possible. ***The latency time depends on your computer, the operating system and the number of parallel audio tracks/instruments. For low latency operation, Core Audio, ASIO or EASI drivers should be used. Typical latencies are around 6 ms.
Zero Latency Hardware Monitoring
The EMI 62 m features latency-free hardware monitoring. This allows the monitoring of audio recording channels with no audible delay. The stereo monitor signal is routed to the analog, digital and integrated headphone outputs, latter with independent volume control.
The EMI 62 m provides two cinch (RCA) connectors which can be configured as either S/PDIF or as MIDI in and output ports.
The MIDI I/O offers 16 MIDI in and output channels. In many compact setups, the built-in MIDI I/O makes additional MIDI interfaces unnecessary, especially when portability is the key requirement.
Built-In USB Hub
The built-in USB hub has 2 ports, providing space for additional USB hardware such as the XSKey, Emagic's software protection system. This further emphasizes the advantages on offer to the mobile or laptop studio.
Power is supplied via the USB port, with no need for additional cabling or adapters. And swapping an EMI 62 m between computers takes only a few seconds -- plug-and-play operation at its best.
The clock source selector switch allows the EMI 62 m to act as a digital master or slave device. When acting as master, the EMI 62 m uses its precise internal audio clock. When slaving, the EMI 62 m will lock to any external S/PDIF clock signal arriving at its digital input.
The EMI 62 m incorporates a number of status LEDs to keep you informed: digital/analog input selection, Bit depth, sample rate and external/ internal synchronization. Each input and output features an individual LED that indicates the presence of a signal on the respective input or output channel.
Cross-Platform and Compatible
The EMI 62 m is delivered with cross-platform low-latency drivers including support for Mac OS X Core Audio, EASI and ASIO (Mac OS 9 and Windows). The EMI 62 m is therefore the ideal choice for Emagic's Logic Series and any other software that supports these drivers.
Mobile and Versatile
The stylish exterior EMI 62 m is lightweight and compact, approximately the size of a VHS videocassette. A black soft case is included to protect the EMI 62 m from scratches and dirt during transport. The ability to be powered via USB, the multiple inputs, the MIDI I/O, the built-in dual USB hub, and its low size and weight, combine to make the EMI 62 m the first choice audio interface for a wide variety of production tasks. Whether in small studio setups or on the road, the EMI 62 m is also an excellent match for all laptop computers with USB.
USB audio interface with 6 input channels and 2 playback channels
44.1 and 48 kHz in multi-channel operation
160-bit playback/24-bit recording or 24-bit playback/16-bit recording
24Bit/96 kHz stereo operation (recording or playback)
MIDI I/O 3) providing 16 MIDI in and output channels
Low latency operation
Adjustable zero-latency hardware monitoring
Signal presence LEDs for all inputs and outputs
Status LEDs for all interface modes
Does not require any PCI or other card slots
Hot swap capable: can be connected and disconnected without turning off the computer
Power supplied via USB -- The EMI 62 m power socket can be used to connect an optional Emagic power supply in case other USB-powered devices compromise audio quality.
Lightweight and portable
Dimensions: 34 x 192 x 114 mm (H x W x D)
2 analog outputs with 24-bit converters
6 analog inputs with 24-bit converters
Compatible with -10 dBV and +4 dBu audio levels
Coaxial S/PDIF digital stereo input and output
MIDI I/O via the S/PDIF connectors (coaxial to MIDI adapters included)
USB hub with 2 USB ports
Adjustable stereo headphone output
Low Latency Driver Support
Mac OS X: Core Audio
Mac OS 9.x: EASI, ASIO and SoundManager -- To use all EMI 62 m features Mac OS X 10.2.2 or higher or Windows XP is required. Feature restrictions apply when using older operating system versions: SoundManager supports 16-bit stereo audio I/O only. Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 and Mac OS 9.1.x/9.2.x do not support the MIDI I/O. Limited use of the digital audio input under Windows 98SE and Windows 2000.
Windows: MME, DirectSound, EASI and ASIO
Logic 5 Gold
Especially conceived for price conscious project studios that wish to offer professional quality without using exclusive digital audio hardware. A versatile tool for demanding MIDI/audio production with DTP quality notation editing and printing.
With a virtually inexhaustible variety of editing options available in the linked Event, Matrix, Score and Hyper editors -- as well as the Environment and Arrange window - Logic Gold supports almost any working style with ease.
The difference when compared to the larger, more expensive, Platinum version is primarily the lack of support for TDM audio hardware. With a maximum track count of 64 stereo or mono audio tracks and virtually unlimited MIDI tracks, even the most extravagant products can be accomplished with Logic Gold 5. Digital audio hardware systems offering up to 24 Bit/96 audio resolution are fully supported, and can even be supplemented with up to 64 extra native audio tracks. And with a generous quantity of superb-sounding Emagic effect plug-ins already included, Logic Gold 5 is not only the ideal solution for desktop computers, but is also the premiere choice for the self-contained mobile laptop studio.
As the main workplace, the Arrange window displays individual MIDI and audio tracks as well as folders, showing position and length. Record multiple tracks in a single pass. Tracks can be individually zoomed, soloed or muted. Quickly edit audio regions with non-destructive fades and cross-fades. Multiple synchronization options are provided for post-production work.
Adaptive Track Mixer and Automation
MIDI and audio tracks are mixed using this virtual mixing console. The vertical order of the tracks in the Arrange window is automatically reflected in the Adaptive mixer. The track-based automation with sample-accurate 32 Bit value resolution allows easy and exact recording, playback and graphical editing of every mixer control movement including all parameters of instruments and other plug-ins. Parameters are displayed with full name and value.
Realtime Effects and Audio Instruments
The comprehensive integrated effects system offers 8 sends, 8 inserts and 4 EQs per audio track. The 42 built-in, superb quality Emagic plug-ins or 3rd-party VST Plug-Ins can be used as insert effects in inputs, tracks, busses and outputs. Up to 24 sample-accurate Audio Instrument channels allow insertion of 3 included Emagic synthesizers, as well as optional synthesizers and samplers such as the ES2, EVP88, EXS24 or VST2 instruments, for seamless integration into Logic's mixer with all effects available for creative processing.
The fully integrated Stereo Sample Editor provides destructive editing of audio recordings, and contains many creative and practical options. In addition, the Digital Factory offers extensive editing tools to energize and compress audio or alter its tempo and pitch with Harmonic Correction*, turn monophonic audio tracks into score, quantize and/or extract the groove from audio recordings. There's even support for the file-based third party AudioSuite and Premiere plug-in formats.
* Formant correction developed in co-operation with Prosoniq
All edit windows are optimized for their particular tasks and can be linked to display the contents of sequences, and most also feature Scroll in Play. The powerful Score editor is linked to both MIDI and audio, and provides many layout options for the editing and printing of individual voices, whole arrangements, percussion parts and instrument groups. The Hyper Editor presents note and controller data as vertical bars and can be used as, for example, the ultimate drum editor. The Event List displays MIDI events, sequences and regions numerically, while the Matrix editor can display multiple selections, showing notes as a horizontal bar graphic (piano roll). With multiple undo it is possible to retrace the last 30 editing steps; the freedom to experiment, with the option to easily go back in the process.
With the EVB3, Emagic introduces the legendary sound of the Hammond B3 to the Logic Series in the form of an optional new software instrument. Great care was taken during development to accurately model the sound with every familiar nuance intact, the goal being to provide the most faithful and playable virtual B3 yet available. The result is an emulation that uncannily captures the essence of the original with unmatched realism.
The Dirtier, The Better
To ensure unsurpassed life-like sound quality using the lowest possible CPU resources, the EVB3 features 32-bit realtime hybrid component modeling technology. The absolutely authentic sound of this remarkable software instrument reproduces the characteristic crosstalk of the tone wheels, the tube sound, the loudness robbing and tapering, as well as the typical key clicks and the harmonic cross modulation.
The straightforward layout of the controls ensures intuitive editing of all sound parameters. As with the original, the drawbars allow over 250 million combinations while, in some areas, functionality even exceeds the original. For example, each manual has 24 preset keys and graphical representation of each setting.
The Better Half
What would the B3 be without a Leslie The true Hammond sound owes much of its charm to the heavy cabinet with the rotating speakers. For this reason the EVB3 offers realistic simulations of several vintage Leslies, such as the 145, 147 and the 122 model. The typical slow rotating "Chorale" sound, the fast "Tremolo" and the static "Braking" sound are all superbly emulated as well.
Into the Studio
Like the other plug-ins, the EVB3 is integrated into Logic's 32 Bit internal digital mixer via plug-in slots. All Logic's plug-in effects and mixer functions can be used for further treatment of the output signal. Logic 5's 32-bit track automation system allows automation of every EVB3 parameter. Using the motorized faders of Logic Control, you can, for example, control the EVB3 drawbars.
Authentic, realtime emulation of the Hammond B3 Tonewheel Organ including a realistic emulation of the Leslie Rotor Cabinet
Full polyphony, up to 195 Voices per EVB3 - CPU dependent)
Intuitive user interface
Sample-accurate playback timing
Can be fully automated
Supported by Logic Control
Detailed simulation of all electromechanical components of the original B3 tone generation, including key click noises and crosstalk
Detailed parameter set to modify the characteristical sound properties of the B3
Drawbar control system provides over 250 million possible combinations
12 Presets per manual
Upper and Lower Manual feature two sets of 9 drawbars with 9 settings each
Bass Pedal features 2 drawbars with 9 settings each
Parameter to control: Click, Click Color, Crosstalk, Random FM, Drawbar Leakage,
Intonation, strech and many more B3 characteristics
Morph between the presets via MIDI controller
All parameter modifications can be stored as Settings
Leslie Cabinet emulation with Chorale, Brake and Tremolo modes. Can be modulated via aftertouch, sustain pedal or modulation wheel
Scanned Vibrato effect (6 Types) with Chorus
3-band EQ and Reverb
Wah Wah effect with 6 classic filter types
Tube Distortion with 3 distortion types
Leslie, Vibrato and distortion are available as separate Logic plug-ins
Over the last few decades, the legendary sound of the electric piano has played a central role in music of all types -- from artists such as Herbie Hancock to Stevie Wonder, from Jamiroquai to Radiohead, and beyond. Now the EVP88 offers all Logic users the unique feel and warm tones of these instruments. The vintage myth comes to life in your computer today.
While vintage Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Hohner electric pianos produce their sounds electromechanically, the EVP 88 digitally produces astonishingly accurate replications, via native real-time tone generation. The EVP 88 does not just statically recreate an instrument's tonal characteristics, as would be the case with samples. Rather, it expressively reacts to the player's every nuance with impressive realism. And like its vintage hardware predecessors, the EVP 88 can be played with full polyphony over a range of 88 notes, with 88 voices.
The EVP 88 provides the highly sought after sounds from electric pianos such as the Fender Rhodes Mark I of the Suitcase and Mark I & II of the Stage series, the Wurlitzer Electric Piano 200A and the Hohner Electra Piano, as well as many tasteful variations. Luckily, it doesn't require a tool kit to further change these tonal characteristics so that they fit your music perfectly. Simply set the Decay and Release time to suit, and emphasize the Bell or fade in Damper noises as required. For a sound that's even closer to the original, the EVP 88's intonation can be further contoured with the Stretched Tuning Curve and Warmth controls. An extensive effects section ensures that the unique vintage character of these instruments comes to life in your music today.
A key element of the effects section is the 2-band EQ for bass and treble manipulation, based on Emagic's renowned Fat EQ. The Drive circuit with gain and tone controls gives the sound the right bite. A 4-step Phaser with color control and built-in distortion adds further warmth and animation. The Tremolo, with rate and intensity controls, recreates the classic effects that made so many Rhodes passages so memorable. Both Phaser and Tremolo have an adjustable stereophase control to help create a broad spectrum of stereo effects. The variable intensity Chorus adds a final high-quality shimmer.
Over the course of the last 20 years, no musical instrument has influenced music production more than the sampler. When they first appeared, these instruments were only available as obscenely expensive and bulky hardware. That is, until the EXS24 samplers finally made their way into the computer. Now the Emagic Xtreme Sample Player 24 offers users of any VST 2.0 compatible host application many of the features that made the EXS24 so successful.
The Emagic Xtreme Sample Player 24 is ideal for any musician who requires access to an extensive and ever-expanding sound library, but has no desire to deal with the sample recording process*. The EXSP 24, with its crystal-clear 32 Bit processing quality, gives direct, real-time control over these sounds to users of VST 2.0-compatible host programs. It reads its native sample format and also SoundFont2 and AKAI S1000/3000** compliant samples - at resolutions of 8 to 24 Bit, and at sample rates ranging from 11 to 96 kHz. As all EXSP24 users receive over 500 MB of sounds from the world's finest Sample Instrument Library cost-free when they register, they can concentrate on the most important thing from the start: the music.
* A copy of Logic Audio plus an installed copy of the EXS24 is required for the recording and creation of Sample Instruments.
** Update after registration.
The first-class sound manipulation capabilities of the EXSP24 breathe life into any Sample Instrument. The core of the EXSP24's sound sculpting revolves around a superior lowpass filter with an integrated distortion and fatness-circuit. This ensures excellent low frequency response, even at high resonance settings. Mono and legato modes support the most expressive and subtle of playing styles for solo instruments. Two LFOs plus 2 blindingly fast, punchy envelopes per voice cater for the most delicate or dramatic movement in pitch, filter frequency, volume and panorama settings. In addition to these modulation options, there is a velocity-sensitive pitch envelope or glide, and sample start-point and envelope attack times can further respond to velocity.
The innovative, ergonomic user-interface of the EXSP24 takes sampler use to a new level of simplicity: no more tedious searching through endless menus and dealing with miniscule displays. With the EXSP24, you have a complete, at-a-glance overview of your sound settings. Further EXSP24 user interface features are the unique double-sliders and cutoff-resonance-chaining facilities, offering simultaneous control over multiple parameters. These creative solutions ensure the most efficient workflow allowing you to quickly and easily realize your sonic ideas.
VST2.0 compatible Sample-Player with 32 Bit internal resolution for EXS24, SoundFont2 and AKAI S1000/3000* sample formats
Multiple EXSP24 instances can be run, up to the capacity of the host application
Up to 64-voice polyphony per EXSP24 instance (dependent on available computer processing resources)
Sample memory and size only limited by computer's RAM
All parameter changes can be saved as presets
* Update after registration
Sound Sculpting Options (per voice):
Lowpass filter with integrated resonance and distortion
Filter can be deactivated to increase polyphony
2 independent ADSR envelopes
1 polyphonic LFO with decay/delay envelope
1 monophonic LFO
LFOs can be run freely or in tempo-synchronous note values
Glide or Pitcher (Auto Bend)
Poly, mono or legato modes
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Minimum System Requirements Macintosh
604/250 MHz processor
Mac OS 9.1* or higher
128 MB RAM
CD-ROM or DVD drive
Free USB port for XSKey
* Mac OS X support in development.
CPU with Velocity Engine support (G4/MP)
256 MB RAM or more
Low-latency audio hardware for software instruments
Multiple I/O audio hardware for Surround
Separate fast hard drive for audio data
MIDI interface, MIDI keyboard
System Requirements Hard Disk
Transfer Rate: >3 MB/s
Average Access Time: <10 ms
Sufficient capacity (approx. 5 MB per track minute)
When using IDE drives, the CD-ROM should use the other channel
UW SCSI controller is recommended for use with external drives