|EOS Upgrade Advice
Overview All Emulator 4 and Ultra owners should upgrade to the latest EOS 4.10 for the best feature set and the least bugs.
4.10 Classic The owners of the original Emulator 4 range looked on as the fast new Ultras came out in early 1999. Whilst some of the later Emulator 4 models can be Ultracized, the next best option is upgrade to EOS 4.10 Classic. It provided all the 4.0 features (except Beat Munging) for owners of certain pre-Ultra Emulator 4’s, and a new CPU ROM. This is why it is called CLASSIC. If you have an Ultra you could also upgrade to 4.10 (non-Classic).
EOS 4.10 (not Classic) Ultra Owners could also upgrade to 4.10 as a straight sampler software upgrade. There is no EOS Link software (as you should have it already), and no need for a CPU ROM SIMM upgrade.
Big Flash EOS versions 4.01 and higher are so much bigger than the earlier releases of EOS that it needs more space in Flash (or CPU) ROM than is available in non Ultra Emulators. The existing 1MB SIMM needs to be replaced with a 2MB SIMM. This is ONLY available from E-mu Systems. It costs between $99 – $129 for the rack Emulators (depending on whether you already have the EOS link software). It comes with the latest 4.xx software. The E4K upgrades are much more expensive at up to $595. Check the E-mu Systems web site for details.If you have an Ultra, then you already have enough CPU ROM to run EOS 4.0+.
Bugs Life EOS 4.01 has bugs. E-mu Systems released EOS 4.02 in late 1999 to fix these. So you can only upgrade a pre-Ultra sampler to 4.02 or higher now. If you have 4.01, you should plan to move to 4.02 or 4.10 (however it can be tricky to install!).
EOS Link The 4.01 Classic upgrade optionally includes the EOS Link software, if you need it.
Read All About It To get a low down on the EOS 4.01/4.02 features before upgrading, we suggest you download the manual and take a read.
The 4.10 release is useful if you have a Proteus 1000/2000 module. Here is the Sound Author manual.