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E-my Systems Proteus 2000

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Congratulations on your purchase of the E-MU Proteus 2000 – the composer’s dream machine. The power of Proteus 2000 begins with 128 voice polyphony, which means that 128 different instrument lines can be played at once! With all these voices, 16 MIDI channels didn’t seem to be quite enough, so we added another MIDI input jack to allow 32 MIDI channel operation. As long as we were going for the gold, we decided to add the ability to access 128MB of sound memory on user upgradable SIMMs. And there’s much more as you will soon discover.

Proteus 2000 contains four user-upgradable sound SIMM sockets, allowing you to mix and match sound sets according to your needs. New sounds can be added as easily as plugging in a new 16MB or 32MB SIMM module and up to 128MB of sounds can be added! Each sound set has been meticulously crafted to be the best of its kind. Samples are matched across the keyboard, perfectly looped, and rich in harmonic texture.

Proteus contains 512 user presets and can hold literally thousands of factory presets. (ROM presets are automatically added when sound SIMMs are installed. As an example, a 32 MB SIMM may contain up to 1024 ROM presets.) Proteus 2000’s Sound Navigator is a major improvement to the main screen that makes it easy to find the exact sound you want from the thousands available. It’s powerful, yet simple to use.

Of course the real power of Proteus 2000 becomes apparent when you synthesize your own sounds. The extremely flexible yet easy to use, 4-layer synthesizer voices make it easy to build sounds of any kind. Layers can be switched or crossfaded using key position, velocity, real-time controllers or any modulation source. Proteus 2000 also contains 50 different types of 2nd to 6th order resonant & modeling filters which are used to shape and modify the raw waveforms.

The 64 modulation sources include three multistage envelopes and two LFOs per layer, as well as full MIDI control over virtually every parameter. The digital patch bay, with 24 cords per layer, (and 12 more cords per preset) lets you connect modulation sources to 64 destinations in any imaginable way.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: ROM
Oscillators: 4
Waveforms: ROM
ROM Size: 128
ROM Resolution: 16 bit, 39 kHz
Osc Modulation: Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Glide / Portamento, Sync Hard, Velocity
Oscillator Notes:
32 - 128 MB ROM
Envelopes: 2
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Decay 2, Sustain, Release
Filters: 4
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, Band Reject, Formant, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance, Parallel, Parametric, Z-Plane
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Velocity
LFO: 2
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Delay
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 128
Timbrality: 32
Tuning: Micro, Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
Patches RAM: 256
Multipatches RAM: 256
Storage: Hard Drive, Internal
Editing: MIDI
Complex user programmable pattern based Arpeggiator
2 Effects Engines, one dedicated to Reverbs and one for Multi-effects
Case: Rack
Rack Size: 19", 1U, Full
Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Velocity
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Display Count H: 24
Display Count V: 2
Dimensions (WxDxH): H: 1.75 inches W: 19 inches L: 8.5 inches
Weight: 6 lb., 14 oz. (3.1 Kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Notes: Main, Sub 1, Sub 2, S/PDIF
Inputs: 4 SubMix, available via insert plugs
DAC Bits: 20
DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
Power: 90VAC-260VAC at 50Hz-60Hz 15 Watts
Year Released: 1999
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MSRP List Price: $995 - convert
Retail Street Price: $850 - convert
Used Price: $100 - $200 - convert

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