E-MU E 64 Info

Posted by: Anonymous

E-MU E 64 Info - 07/16/00 06:09 PM

A guy I know is selling a E 64 sampler (with 64mb ram), I don't know too much about the unit and was wondering if you all may have some general advice from experience with the unit. Also, is $1300 a fair price for the unit in today's market, or am I better off buying something newer?

Seattle, WA
Posted by: pko

Re: E-MU E 64 Info - 08/03/00 05:16 AM


Providing the E6400 is updated to the V4.x software (which you can do if this is not already done) the only difference bewteen it and an E6400 Ultra is the beat monger feature.

I have both an E6400 and an E6400 Ultra and they are identicle in every respect and I freely pass banks and samples between them. The E6400 Ultra is fatser for long off line processing jobs but the E6400 is fast enough.

The only other advantages of the Ultra range is that it can take an internal IDE drive where as all previous models require SCSI. There are also some optional extras for the Ultra that won't fit in the original E6400 ( the software is the same but the motherboard is very different) but EMU still offer expansion parts for the non Ultra models.

$1300, well I am in the UK and that eqautes to about 850. Not a great price but they do go for that, if your getting a hard drive or anything like that then it is possibly a good price.

Emu will also upgrade your original E6400 to full E4 Ultra hardware. Basically they replace everything but the front of the case. Buying an old E6400 and getting it upgraded to an E4 Ultra is a cheap way to get your hands on a new E4.

If you don't need 8 outs but can make do with 4 then you could look at a new E5000 which is, again, software identicle to the E6400 Ultra but with limited outputs and upgrade options. I have seen them new for 999 in the UK.

What ever way you go the E4 and E4 Ultra range are fantastic.

Posted by: digiboy

Re: E-MU E 64 Info - 08/03/00 09:54 AM

If you want an older E non ultra synth...go here Nova Music

But don't think the upgrade will save you money...its more expensive to buy a B-stock (i.e. its an older model) and upgrade than to buy new (check Emu's website for prices on upgrades) The exception may be the E4XT, because the new unit is so expensive
Posted by: pko

Re: E-MU E 64 Info - 08/08/00 05:16 AM


I have already looked into this an it is a cheaper way to get an E4 in the UK.

In fact 9 months ago it was 400 cheaper to by a new cut priced E6400 and update this to an E4 Ultra.

Perhaps update costs or second hand prices are more expensive in the UK.

Posted by: Zerosin

Re: E-MU E 64 Info - 08/08/00 11:09 PM

I used an ASR-10 for 6 years and sold it for an E 5000 Ultra. It is an awesome machine.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: E-MU E 64 Info - 08/09/00 09:07 AM

Thanks to everyone for the replies - it helps a lot. Ed