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PAIA Proteus I Programmable Preset Lead Synthesizer

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    Description
    Proteus I is a quality piece of equipment that offers wide range precision and quiet, pure performance. It is designed around the world recognized Curtis Electromusic Chip Set to realize Oscillators and Filter with 12 octave range, transient generator segments out to 30 seconds long, exceptionally low noise and clean sound. Qualities you need for serious production work.

    Its 16 presets make it easy to use on stage or in the studio. You get just the sound you want RIGHT NOW, without a lot of knob twiddling and switch throwing. Easy, natural programming lets you play with the sound and develop just the tone color, texture and feeling that you're after before assigning the setting of every knob and switch to a preset with the push of a single button. Internal memory keep-alive battery keeps presets in place even after months of power-down storage.

    The patch bay features the most generous collection of patch over hardwire points that you'll find on any synthesizer and lets you integrate external processing elements into Proteus's signal path. Or interface to a wide variety of analog controllers like sequencers and function generators. Or use optional footswitches to control preset functions. Or respond tomorrow to needs that you can't even imagine today.

    Proteus I's parallel, transparent computer port accesses both panel controls and keyboard to set new standards for versatility and ease of use. This interface doesn't put the computer between you and your music. It puts the computer where it belongs, at your side to help when you want it to store or retrieve presets or keyboard sequences and completely out of the way when you don't want it. There's nothing to remove or rewire, or even any switches to throw. To use the computer, just plug it in.

    Yet despite its high-tech complexity Proteus I is easy to assemble and service. The 3 book manual set breaks assembly down into small easily digested chunks with simple tests along the way that let you monitor your progress and go from step to step with complete confidence.
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    Architecture
    Type: Analog
    Synthesis: Subtractive
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: Pulse Variable, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Triangle, White Noise
    Osc Modulation: LFO, Glide / Portamento, Sync Hard
    Envelopes: 1
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Filters: 1
    Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, Mod Wheel
    LFO: 1
    LFO Parameters: Square, Triangle
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 1
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Unison
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 16
    Storage: Internal
    Editing: SERIAL
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 37 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Buttons, Pedal - Filter, Knobs, Pedal - Patch Change, Switches, Pedal - Volume
    Display Type: LED
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
    CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT
    Production
    Year Released: 1978
    Year Discontinued: 1982
    Used By
    Craig Anderton
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.paia.com
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $399 - convert
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