Here is some equipment that I have used over the years.
More info about every product you can find in each web page
An amazing little synth.
I think Arturia has done absolutely right. Instead of doing like others and try to build a copy of a Moog or a Roland synth, they built their own.
Unfortunately, I did not like filter characteristics. But I must say I’m impressed
Emu Emax SE (plus) and Emax II
My Emax SE was the second sampler that I have owned, the first was an Ensoniq Mirage. I had it for over 20 years until the display broke down.
I have also owned an Emax II.
Here is a link when Alan Wilder from Depeche Mode demonstrates one of their Emax as they had on the 101 tour
ESi-32, E6400 Classic and the E5000 Ultra
Others E-mu samplers that I have owned are ESi-32, E6400 Classic and the E5000 Ultra. All of these samplers is bigger and better at everything compared to the Emax.
E-mu Proteus 2000
The Proteus 2000 is a ROM-player. It is powerful with 128-voice polyphony, 1024 sounds and dual MIDI connectors. The dual MIDI connectors allows it to get the 2×16 MIDI channels, and thus multitimbral 32!
Overall I have owned 4 ESQ-1’s over the years. The ESQ-1 is the synthesizer, according to me, that Ensoniq has succeeded with.
A sound example of how the ESQ1 sounds like:
The Groovebox that gave its name to an entire product line from several manufacturers