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Emu Proformance 1




emu proformance

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Emu Proformance /1 (model 9101)
16 bit True Stereo Piano Module (1990)


Portable Midi expander focused on piano and Rhodes sounds.

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

technical data
piano module

info MODULE half unit main panel features 5 knobs.

Back panel terminal connectors:
- MIDI interface
- signal stereo out

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



edit VOICE main CPU (based on Motorola? - not sure) manages up to 16 voices polyphony.
The hardware is basically a slimmed-down Emu Proteus module with just a few edit facilities knobs:
- volume gain.
- fine master tuning
- transpose note (± 1 or 2 octaves)
- Midi channel select
- patch select.


WAVETABLE a non-expandable 2 Mb ROM (double if "plus" option #9106 is present) samples coded at 39 Hz - 16 bits resolution. Today this unit may sounds primitive, but some patches are still quite enjoyable.

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midi 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

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

PERFORMANCES features 3 different playmodes:
- polyphonic
- monophonic
- multitimbral.

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



demo piano demo
demo rhodes piano
demo vibes demo



proformance demo original music with proformance
demo1 original music






Company: EMU
Model: Proformance /1
: module
Dates: 1994
Price: 50€
Synthesis: PCM rompler
Resolution: 16 bits
Sampling rate: 39 kHz
Polyphony: 16 voices
Memory: 2 mb

Demo: 2





Proformance reset factory

All the presets are held in ROM and there are no RAM presets. There is no facility to re-initialize the module.


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emu america analog and midi I/O few knobs

Dates: 1994
Price: 50€
Synthesis: PCM rompler
Resolution: 16 bits
Sampling rate: 39 kHz
Polyphony: 16 voices
Memory: 2 mb


REVIEW"little box for little budget. Old technology and no edit! if you enjoy those nineties piano."

manual manual
- portable - outdated
- no edit

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emu proformance 2 out of 5 based on 26 ratings. price €30