E-mu

Proteus 2000

Synthesizer

Main Details
Maker E-mu Brand E-mu Systems, Inc. Company
Function
Channels/Tracks
  • 128 × Voice
Form Factor 19" Rackmount
Signal Path Digital Hardware (including Analog Connections)
Date Produced 1999-
Notes The Proteus 2000 released in 1999 was a 1U rack sound module based on Audity 2000 released in 1998. It contained many "bread and butter" sounds,[1] among just over a thousand waves utilising 32 megabytes of ROM. It featured up to 128 voice polyphony and 32-part multi-timbrality.[2] It could be expanded with slots for three additional sound ROM cards. A cheaper Proteus 1000 model was also introduced with the same soundset and ROM but only 64 voice polyphony and fewer individual sound outputs.

Polyphony - 128 voices
Oscillators - 32 MB "Composer" Sound Set ROM (expandable to 128 MB), four 16-bit DACs
LFO - 256 (2 per voice)
Filter - 128 (multiple types with resonance, including Z-Plane filters)
Effects - dual stereo-effects processor with 29 reverbs types, 15 delay types, 8 chorus types, 7 flange types, 5 distortion types
Keyboard - None
Memory - 1536 Presets (1024 ROM, 512 RAM)
Control - MIDI (32 multitimbral parts)
Date Produced - 1999

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