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Re: EMU XL-7 thoughts?

On Friday, July 4, 2003, at 12:13 PM, Ian Popperwell wrote:

> So it sounds like you can use Proteus sound boards? are these similar 
> to the
> Roland JV/XV boards? Is the board you mention the same sound set as 
> the Planet
> Earth?

Actually, I don't know if they're the same as the Proteus boards.  I 
don't think so, but I do know the Protozoa ROM has sounds from the 
Proteus 1, 2 and 3.  The board I mention is the same as the one that 
comes out of the PlanetEarth, and in my case, it came out of a 

> My other question is how visual is the XL7? I'm always on the lookout 
> for a good interactive hardware sequencer that I can use live with 
> good sounds. So I'm wondering how much I'd need to look at the screen  
> (I'm blind and use a magnifyer which is OK at home but not easy or 
> desirable live). it looks like its got a lot of knobs & switches, do 
> they all have preassigned functions?

Hmmm. I think you could do a lot without looking at the screen much, 
but I'm kind of a newbie so probably bad to say.  I'm far from 
mastering this box.