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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 5 knobs.

Back panel terminal connectors:
- MIDI interface
- stereo out

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


edit VOICE digital generator generates 16 digital voices polyphony.
The hardware is basically a slimmed-down Emu Proteus generator with just a few edit facilities knobs:
- volume
- fine master tuning
- transpose note (± 1 or 2 octaves)
- Midi channel select
- patch select

audio demo sounds

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.

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:
- polyphonic
- mono
- 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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memroy MEMORY
- 15 presets ROM
- 16 extra presets if PLUS option present
no RAM and no possible storage.
Proformance cannot save any sounds, but you cannot edit them neither!


audio demo sounds

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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- outdated sounds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