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E-mu System Inc UltraProteus Module Model 9060

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UltraProteus is a new type of music synthesizer which upholds the legendary Proteus tradition of crystal-clear sounds while significantly furthering the evolution of electronic sound synthesis.

Many electronic instruments today involve the technology of sampling, where sounds are digitally recorded and played back at different pitches. Sampling has the advantage of highly accurate and realistic sound. One disadvantage of sampling is that once the sounds are recorded, it is difficult to change them in any significant way.

UltraProteus incorporates the E-mu Z-Plane filter, which has the ability to smoothly change its function over time. This ultra-powerful device can accurately simulate the resonance of musical instruments, the human voice or create entirely new timbres. The Z-Plane filter is composed of up to eight complex filters for unprecedented control over subtle aspects of the sound.

UltraProteus contains sixteen megabytes of Pop, Rock, Orchestral and World samples from the Proteus family of instruments. In addition, it includes hot new drum sounds, new waveforms, and the Proformance™ stereo grand piano. This amazing array of sounds can be combined or spliced, modulated and then shaped through one of 288 Z-Plane filters. Sampled sounds can be re-shaped and expressively controlled, allowing you to articulate the subtle nuances of complex instruments.

The 16 bit sound samples are arranged into 256 preset locations, 128 of which are user-programmable. 128 user-programmable Hyperpresets allow ultraflexible keyboard mapping of presets. The optional memory card lets you create an expandable library of your favorite presets and hyperpresets.

UltraProteus features two studio-quality effects processors with 28 different effects to choose from. Hyperpresets allow you to have up to 32 different sounds on the keyboard at one time in any desired arrangement. Sounds can be placed side by side or layered with velocity control. The ability to respond multitimbrally to all 16 MIDI channels makes UltraProteus 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: ROM
Oscillators: 2
ROM Size: 16
ROM Resolution: 16 bit
Oscillator Notes:
39 kHz
470 waveforms
Envelopes: 2
Filters: 1
Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass
Filter Notes:
14-pole Z-Plane Filters
LFO: 2
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 32
Timbrality: 16
Tuning: Standard
Patches RAM: 64
Patches ROM: 320
Multipatches RAM: 64
Multipatches ROM: 320
Storage: Internal
Editing: MIDI
Case: Rack
Rack Size: 19", 1U, Full
Display Type: LCD, Backlit
Display Count H: 16
Display Count V: 4
Dimensions (WxDxH): H: 1.75" W: 19" L: 8.5"
Weight: 6 lb, 14 oz / 3.1 Kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main
Audio Output Count: 6
DAC Bits: 18
DAC Frequency Rate: 48
Year Released: 1994
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MSRP List Price: $1795 - convert
Retail Street Price: $1650 - convert
Used Price: $50 - $150 - convert

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