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EMU Planet Earth Sounds?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:09 am
by Arpangel
I used to have an EMU sample pack for Windows XP, many moons ago, I used to use it a lot, it was one of my main sound sources, especially the sounds from Planet Earth, I liked the ethnic percussion and reed organ sounds especially. I'm wondering if it's possible to get those samples again, but I'm on a Mac now. My options are to look out for a Proteus 2000 or Planet Earth, or maybe, seeing as I have Kontakt it may be possible to get samples, but I haven't seen any.

Re: EMU Planet Earth Sounds?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:21 am
by desmond

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:44 am
by Arpangel

Thanks, looks like I'll have to buy the full Proteus pack though, for Kontakt, the individual modules are only available in sound font, I think.

Re: EMU Planet Earth Sounds?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:46 am
by desmond
You can choose EXS24 format, Kontakt should load/import those just fine, if you just want the sounds.

Re: EMU Planet Earth Sounds?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:08 am
by Arpangel
desmond wrote:You can choose EXS24 format, Kontakt should load/import those just fine, if you just want the sounds.

Yes, but the whole package is tempting, I used to use all of them, they each had great sounds, that extended way beyond the intended genre EMU made them for.

Re: EMU Planet Earth Sounds?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:51 pm
by Stickman0_3
There's an EMU Planet Earth on ebay right now for £180.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:03 pm
by Arpangel
Stickman0_3 wrote:There's an EMU Planet Earth on ebay right now for £180.

Thanks Stickman, I'll check it out.

Re: EMU Planet Earth Sounds?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:42 am
by Stickman0_3
Well thanks. But to be honest, I sold my Emu and switched to the Roland JV2080 and bought the World and Asia boards instead. Roland JV1080/2080 are easier to get hold of. Or is there a specific preset that you're after?

I remember, I spent years hunting down a Planet Earth ROM. I bought an empty Proteus and filled it with ROMs.

B3 ROM
Planet Earth ROM
Vintage ROM
Proteus 2000 ROM

I had a fully loaded Proteus, but at the end of the day, I thought the Roland had the wider range of sounds.

Re: EMU Planet Earth Sounds?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:04 pm
by Arpangel
Stickman0_3 wrote:Well thanks. But to be honest, I sold my Emu and switched to the Roland JV2080 and bought the World and Asia boards instead. Roland JV1080/2080 are easier to get hold of. Or is there a specific preset that you're after?

I remember, I spent years hunting down a Planet Earth ROM. I bought an empty Proteus and filled it with ROMs.

B3 ROM
Planet Earth ROM
Vintage ROM
Proteus 2000 ROM

I had a fully loaded Proteus, but at the end of the day, I thought the Roland had the wider range of sounds.

Yes, I'm after specific sounds "Metalophons" and a few reed organ sounds. And TBQH, most of the ethnic percussion in the Planet Earth. I just like the EMU sound, it's got something.

Re: EMU Planet Earth Sounds?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:05 pm
by Stickman0_3
Hi

There are two World Expedition ROMs (the ROM from the Planet Earth module) on ebay US if that helps.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:23 am
by Arpangel
Stickman0_3 wrote:Hi

There are two World Expedition ROMs (the ROM from the Planet Earth module) on ebay US if that helps.

Thanks, I'm in the UK and tend not to buy abroad.
But I'm really looking for a Proteus Earth, or, a Proteus 2000, which has all of those sounds.

Re: EMU Planet Earth Sounds?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:46 am
by Stickman0_3
Best of luck in your search.

Re: EMU Planet Earth Sounds?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:51 pm
by Wonks
Hey, Arpy. I've got a Proteus 2000 sitting totally unused in my rack. I'll PM you about it.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:48 pm
by fatbenelton
Sound-generation have a planet earth ROM (World Expedition) and some proteus modules:
http://sound-generation.co.uk/product-c ... d-modules/

Re: EMU Planet Earth Sounds?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:05 am
by Arpangel
fatbenelton wrote:Sound-generation have a planet earth ROM (World Expedition) and some proteus modules:
http://sound-generation.co.uk/product-c ... d-modules/

Many thanks, but I think I'm sorted, curtesy of Wonks!

Re: EMU Planet Earth Sounds?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:13 pm
by Stickman0_3
Hi

Did you get this sorted out? The reason I ask is that there is a Proteus 2000 with a World Expedition ROM in the SOS classifieds now for £420 in Slough. Data wheel a bit temperamental but some switch cleaner will sort that out.

Re: EMU Planet Earth Sounds?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:43 pm
by Wonks
The data wheel's rotary encoder will need taking apart and giving a good clean. Switch cleaner alone won't remove the loose carbon that's shorting across the many contacts inside. It's not that fiddly a task. I know because I had to do it on mine.

And Arpy is now in possession of my old Proteus 2000.

Re: EMU Planet Earth Sounds?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:51 pm
by Stickman0_3
OK, no problem.

Re: EMU Planet Earth Sounds?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:23 am
by Arpangel
Yes, all sorted, thanks to to Wonks!

:thumbup:

Re: EMU Planet Earth Sounds?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:12 am
by Zukan
When Creative closed down Emu a bunch of us lost our contracts and the libraries we had created for them over the years. Luckily Tim Swartz brokered a licensing deal with them to sell the library soundfonts in various formats. Because of this I have soundfonts of every product ever created and the Planet Earth is one of them - one of my favourite libraries.