Roland EM-101

This vintage synth module offers a good selection of the classic 80's keyboards sounds similar to the Roland Juno 106 / Korg Poly800.......

The story

My first upload. This was sampled via Mainstage’s Auto-sampler with 4 velocity layers, probably overkill, and note range A0 to C7. A friend of mine gave me this unit because his school was going to chuck it in the garbage. It’s a neat little unit and really comes to life when used with lots of reverbs/delays and such. I don’t have a video attached but you can Youtube Roland EM101 to hear what the original sounds like.

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  • For a first time sampling... This is a great effort!

    This is a great entry from Jakezap. If the old school rack synths are your thing, this is for you. This library has a collection of those classic Roland sounds, but nothing too crazy or out of the ordinary.

    My only criticism is that there are some inconsistencies in volume between the different patches, and the download size is very large for what's included.
    That being said, there will be plenty out there who can make great use of this, including me!
    Good work!

    R.Treves29 December 2021
  • Nostalgic but not really for me

    As i said in my review of the Casio D 50, i totally understand and respect that these kind of primitive synth and keyboard sounds hold a-lot of nostalgia for people who were making music during this time. For me personally though they just sound cheap and digital to me, i don't have that nostalgic reference point that makes me fond of them. I think they just sound kind of digital and cheap compared to what we have access to now. I don't want to dissuade anyone from trying this out though. Im personally not into these kind of sounds but i know alot of people are so definitely try it out for yourself.

    septemberwalk25 December 2021
  • A big library of retro sounds

    This is another very big library that consists of many different instruments with a retro aesthetic. Inside you can find some very nicely sampled instruments, such as Basses, Organs, Winds, Cello, Brasses and of course Synths. If you are into retro sounds, this one definitely deserves your attention, since everything sounds very clean, and it's actually sampled note-by-note!

    Alex Raptakis26 December 2021
  • Remember General Midi?

    A collection of 15 general midi type sound that, with the exception of the bases and organs, don't really sound like their names. Technically these are all fine, however, I'm not really sure of the use case for a huge 1.5Gb library of mediocre 90's sounds.

    Mark Lord29 December 2021