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Emu Proformance 1




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Emu Proformance 1 - 16 bit true stereo piano module (1990)


Budget Midi expander focused on piano and Rhodes sounds.

"PLUS " VERSION is an updated version and ROM soundset.

piano module

technical data

info RACK portable half unit all made of plastic.
Main panel features no display and all parameters can be easily set directly using the 5 available knobs.

Back panel offers just a few connections:
- MIDI interface
- stereo outputs

ac Power supply is an external PSU 9V AC-AC 1A and *NOT* mopre common AC/DC.


edit VOICE The internal voice generator manages up to 16 digital voices polyphony.
The hardware is basically a slimmed-down Emu Proteus generator with just a few edit facilities knobs: volume output, fine master tuning, transpose note (± 1 or 2 octaves), Midi channel select and patch select.
technical data
edit WAVETABLE a non-expandable 2 Mb ROM (double if "plus" option is present) samples coded at 39 Hz - 16 bits resolution.
Today this unit may sounds primitive, but some patches are still quite enjoyable! of course it is absolutely no match for modern piano VST plugins.
technical data

memroy MEMORY holds up to 15 presets ROM + 16 in PLUS option no RAM and no possible storage.
Proformance cannot save any sounds, but you cannot edit them neither!

midi MIDI basic with MIDI Control change:
- Pitch bender
- Modulation
- Sustain
- Sostenuto (CC#66)
- Soft (CC#67)
- Split Point only (only on "Plus")

PERFORMANCES features 3 different playmodes:
1- polyphonic
2- mono
3- multitimbral

Sound list

Proformance "standard"

* Dark Grand
* Classic Grand
* Mellow Ivory
* Rock Piano
* Honky Tonk
* Mellow Chorus
* Modern Rock
* Dark Touch
* Rock Touch
* Mellow Touch
* Classic Touch
* Melllow Patterns
* Rock Patterns
* Dark Patterns
* Classic Patterns


" PLUS " new sounds

* Warm Electric Piano
* Studio Electric Piano
* Electric Organ
* Rock Organ
* Straight Vibes
* Bright Vibes
* Acoustic Bass/Piano
* Electric Bass/Organ
* Synth Tines
* Piano Bell
* Acou Bass/Electric Piano
* Acoustic Bass/Vibes
* Electric Bass/Piano
* Acoustic Bass/Organ
* Elec. Bass/Elec.Piano
* Very Bright Piano
* Ice Keys

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emu america analog and midi I/O few knobs


- cheap
- portable


- outdated sounds
- no edit


"little box for little budget. Old technology and no edit! if you enjoy those kind of nineties piano... and it does not sound bad!"


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emu proformance 3 out of 5 based on 17 ratings. price €30