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E-mu | Proformance 1


The PROFORMANCE/1, 16-bit True Stereo Piano Moduleprovides you with the rich, true-stereo sound of a concert grand piano at a fraction of the cost of an acoustic piano. Subtle nuances of the hammers, strings and soundboard are all captured with amazing detail.

The PROFORMANCE/1 sound is exceptionally realistic and convincing because the PROFORMANCE/1 is based on actual stereo recordings of a real Grand Piano. This is similar to the way a tape recorder works, except that here, the sounds are permanently recorded on digital memory chips and processed using our proprietary custom VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) technology. As a result, you can now experience the rich sound of a $18,000 concert grand at a truly affordable

Both PROFORMANCE/1 and PROFORMANCE/1 + models feature 16 notes of stereo polyphony and a choice of several different piano sounds. PROFORMANCE/1 is the only piano module available with true 16 -bit architecture and stereo samples.

The PROFORMANCE/1 comes standard with 15 different preset piano sounds. Each one offers you a different sound and feel in order to fit your musical style and mood. The PROFORMANCE/1 + contains grand piano plus the following other instruments: acoustic and electric basses, two electric pianos, tone-wheel organ, and vibes. In addition, the PROFORMANCE/1 + has a user-definable keyboard split point, which is used to access two different sounds at once.
ModelProformance 1
Engine TypeDigital
Voices (max)32
Engine Detailed15 ROM patches
Memory15 ROM Piano patches
Key typeN/A
Produced:1990 - 1990
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.


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