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