Arturia Emulator II V


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Modeled E-Mu Emulator II with 8 multitimbral voices, effects, brightness, timbre, time & movement controls and 250 presets

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Emulator II V is the perfect dusty lo-fi sampling toolkit, combining the old-school digital grit that you love with the cutting-edge creative flexibility that you need.
Emulator II V is a multitimbral sampling machine that brings E-Mu Systems’ seminal digital workhorse back to life in all its nostalgic glory - with a slick modern edge.
Its unique combination of high-fidelity 8-bit sound, warm analog filter, and instantly-recognisable sample library is sure to spark instant creativity, just as the original once did. When you want lo-fi grain, ‘80s sheen, or a sampling flow that stands out from the crowd, look no further.

Changing the sampling game
An instrument that graced every ‘80s line-up. An icon from the early days of sampling. A unique character that helped define the sound of a decade and beyond. The Emulator II’s digital charm and tactile layout made it the musical weapon of choice for everyone from Depeche Mode to Trent Reznor.
The Emulator series was the work of E-mu Systems in the 1980s. Upon release, the Emulator II was met with critical acclaim, combining the novel versatility of sampling with the familiar layout of a classic synthesizer.

Is it modern? Is it vintage?
It’s both. Emulator II V comes loaded with a curated sample library that mixes iconic Emulator & Synclavier samples with a diverse modern selection. Better still, you can import your own samples to give them that diamond retro treatment, or dive deeper into its sampling architecture with enhanced editing tools.

Sampler heart, synth brain
Instrument first, sampler second. Part of what made the Emulator hardware so popular was the fact that it behaved like a synthesizer, but with the flexibility of using samples - its multitimbrality meant up to 8 samples could be played at once on your keyboard.
Emulator II V follows the same recipe to offer you the same charm that put this instrument on the musical map. Tame that 8-bit character with an ultra-smooth VCF, dial in some LFO for classic synth-style movement, or instantly change your sample playback with familiar ADSR control.
Emulator II V goes beyond glorious ‘80s sound - this is an expansive virtual sampling workhorse that’ll complement your creativity to no end.

6-mode arpeggiator to set your ideas free so you can focus on dynamics and expression.

2 assignable expression wheels give this sampler an expressive edge.

Master Control
Assign and cross-fade up to 8 separate samples across your keyboard range.

Each sample is polyphonic within its keyboard zone, with its own filter, VCA, and LFO.

Add effects per sample to really customize your Emulator palette in sonic detail.

Emulator II V’s authentic 8-voice multitimbral architecture allows you to play whatever samples you choose like your own custom orchestra - complete with expression and performance tools. This classic sampler is designed to let you express yourself.

What we added
Emulator II V’s interface is designed to be authentic and immersive - but there’s more than meets the eye. Zoom in on the built-in display to access in-depth sampling editing, expressive modulation, and a suite of FX that go beyond the original - and that’ll cement Emulator II V as your favorite outside-the-box sampler.

  • Play Direction
  • Trig Delay
  • Adjust the behavior of each of your 8 ‘voices’ (samples), including transpose, sample looping, play direction, trig delay, and much more.
  • Gain more control over your LFO settings, with parameters including rate sync, delay, variation and more.
  • Control every aspect of how your keyboard/note range interacts with each of your samples, from zone assignment to aftertouch.
  • Harness the keyboard/note input as a modulation tool - velocity, keyboard tracking, and aftertouch can be configured to manipulate the same 16 destinations.
  • The simple addition of 11 FX algorithms is the final trick up Emulator II V’s sleeve. Whether you want to add isolated reverb to your snare sample, or just whack a swirling phaser on the master output, Emulator II V is on your level.
  • Apply an effect to any sample independently, apply up to 3 FX to the output, and opt for series or parallel depending on your tonal preference - get ready to send this sampler into sonic orbit.


  • Original E-mu Emulator II feature set:
    • 8 voices multitimbral sample engine
    • Each layer (voice) has its own VCF (+ADSR), LFO, VCA (+ADSR)
    • Original 8 bit companding technology and 27.7 kHz sample rate
    • Analog filter
  • Multiple voices can be controlled from the hardware view for simple editing
  • Includes factory sample bank from the original hardware
  • Per layer (voice) insert FX
  • Each layer (voice) can use original 8 bit companding or a cleaner conversion
  • Integrated arpeggiator
  • 11 master effect types (Reverb Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Overdrive, Delay, …)
  • Advanced Brightness, Timbre, Time and Movement macro controls
  • 250 factory presets