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E-Mu Systems Proteus 1 16-Bit Multimberal Digital Sound Module

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Proteus is a musical instrument whose sounds are based on actual digital recordings of "real" instruments. In this way the Proteus is very similar to a sampling instrument. With the Proteus, we have done the sampling for you and loaded it with some of the cleanest 16 bit sounds ever sampled.

Proteus begins with sound. Four megabytes (internally expandable to 8 megabytes) of the highest quality 16 bit samples selected from the Emulator III sound library and stored in ROMs for instant access.

Everything you need to play and compose in a wide range of contemporary styles. You simply plug in and play. But this is only the beginning. Proteus gives you the ability to literally take these sounds apart and reassemble them into an almost limitless number of entirely new sounds, combining parts of one sound with another or with any of a selection of digital waveforms also stored on ROM.

For example, the attack of a flute can be faded out as a vibe tone is faded in, giving you a completely new sound! The monophonic and true stereo 16 bit samples are arranged into 192 preset locations, 64 of which are user-programmable.

Proteus also features 32 voice polyphony allowing you to take full advantage of its layering capabilities (up to 8 sounds on each key) and its ability to respond multi-timbrally to all 16 MIDI channels makes it ideally suited for multitrack sequencing and composing using a MIDI sequencer.

Other features include 3 stereo outputs for individually processing sounds (also configurable as 6 polyphonic submixes with fully programmable panning), integral sends and returns to allow the addition of external effects units without the need for a separate mixer, user definable alternate tuning, and of course, an extensive MIDI implementation.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Sampling
Oscillators: 2
ROM Size: 8
ROM Resolution: 16 bit
Oscillator Notes:
4-8 MB of ROM
125 waveforms 1,2,3 modules only
39 kHz sampling frequency
16-bit samples
Envelopes: 2
Evelope Paramerters: Initional Level, Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Sustain Level, Release
LFO: 2
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Delay
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 32
Timbrality: 16
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
Patches RAM: 512
Patches ROM: 190
Storage: Internal
Editing: MIDI
2 Effects Processors (Proteus FX only)
Case: Rack
Rack Size: 19", 1U, Full
Controls: Aftertouch, Breath, Faders, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Mod - Wheel 2, Modulation 1/4" Jacks, Pedal - Patch Change, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain, Tempo Knob, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
Display Count H: 24
Display Count V: 3
Dimensions (WxDxH): H: 1.75" W: 19" L: 8.5"
Weight: 4lb, 7oz
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo 3
DAC Bits: 16
DAC Frequency Rate: 39
Power: 25 Watts
Year Released: 1989
Year Discontinued: 1995
Used By
Astral Projection, Pet Shop Boys, Vangelis, Genesis, and Information Society
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.buczynski.com
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MSRP List Price: $995 - convert
Retail Street Price: $850 - convert
Used Price: $50 - $150 - convert

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