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 Proteus X by E-MU is a Virtual Instrument and a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin.
Proteus X
Product Proteus X
Developer E-MU
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Type / Tags Sound Module
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Proteus X2 is a 24-bit/192kHz software sound module that combines the sound quality, advanced synthesis and Z-Plane filters of sound modules like the Morpheus and Mo'Phatt with E-MU's latest tools like TwistaLoop, Morph Filter Designer and Multi-Function Generator.

Proteus X2 features:

  • Powerful synthesis with over 50 patented Z-Plane filters and 100 tempo-based parameters per preset.
  • Standalone (64 MIDI channels) or VSTi operation (16 MIDI channels per instantiation).
  • 24-bit/192kHz Sound Engine supports RAM and streaming playback.
  • Integrated effects processors with comprehensive MIDI modulation - up to 67 simultaneous effects.
  • 2in/2 out USB MIDI interface included.
  • Massive 3GB sound library (1000s of presets including the complete Proteus 2000 soundset) - additional soundsets available.
Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 4.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By jarred_drozd
January 30, 2006

there sure is a lot very stern, serious rules when you want to add a review.
is this a german site? lol.
i've had this vst synth for half a year now. for starters : mine was included with 0404 emu soundcard. the package cost $99. i don't quite understand how they can sell here the synth only ,for more than the synth and a soundcard!
proteus x has a lot of sounds. you get 3 CDs. 1 with garden variety + GM, 1 with drum loops, 1 grand pianos.
most of these sounds are rehashed old proteus module sounds(sounding a little brighter than originals though). acoustic pianos are pretty good, pretty, very good. drum loops sound kind of all samish. seems like they are all variations on 5 or 7 loops.
the good thing is you can load any selection of presets, mix them from diffrent banks or sort them by type(e.g. strings only). then you can use them in single or multi mode. multi have 16 channels. then you have the usual filter, asdr etc plus 2 FX processors.
on my 2.4 celeron within sonar when i tried to play more then 15 notes at a time cpu was jumping to almost half.which is higher than from any other of my VSTis.
and latency was set to around 5o ms. this thing is not the most cpu efficient instrument. you have an option to play samples with a pre roll from your hard disk but that wasn't helping much in my case.
i know, i know- celerons are only good for typing.
however, i get way more"cpu for the buck" with other synths.
bottom line ; if you need a soundcard, very clean and quiet soundard, go buy one of the EMU line. you'll get a synth (more expensive versions come with soft emulator which will also sample for you) thrown in for free.
pianos and strings are very good, you get lots of bases and so on( i didn't like the pads though).
i'm sure you will fid many sounds useful. 100 bucks!
would i buy one separately for $150 ?
probably not.
unless you really miss those old proteus sounds.Read more


Discussion: Active
3 April 2013 at 12:05pm

hi! I just want to follow a discussion cos' I own Emu 1820mStudio,EmulatorX2, ProteusX..as it seems like a dead row for not US/Canada residents. Oskar-unre.

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Proteus X

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