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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.
    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
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    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
    Editors & Software:
    MSRP List Price: $995 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $850 - convert
    Used Price: $50 - $150 - convert
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