E-MU Systems announced its new Proteus® X Desktop Sound Module for PC that offers the sound quality, powerful synthesis and Z-Plane filters of E-MU’s legendary sound modules, with the disk streaming, file management and interface advantages of software instruments. Proteus X is the culmination of over 15 years of sound module development, including E-MU’s patented pitch interpolation that delivers unmatched sound quality along with the most advanced synthesis and effects architecture – all controlled by E-MU’s easy-to-use interface that lets you effortlessly dial in the right sound in seconds. Proteus X ships with E-MU’s 0404 Digital Audio System 24-bit/192kHz audio interface, and features comprehensive WDM, DirectSound™ and ASIO™ 2.0 drivers for Windows® 2000 and XP. E-MU’s Proteus X will ship in November 2004 with an estimated U.K. street price of £119.99 including VAT. (US$ price TBC)
Massive Sound Library Included
Proteus X ships with over 2GB of sounds with thousands of presets, including a Stereo Grand Piano, the full Proteus 2000 soundset (includes all 1024 original presets), a Hip-Hop producer bank, Beat Shop 24-bit drums and grooves, and many more. You can also expand your Proteus X with soundsets from some of E-MU’s most popular sound modules, like the Mo’Phatt, Virtuoso 2000 and Planet Earth, as well as any CD-ROM from the Emulator X library. Proteus X also supports a host of other sound formats, including EOS, EIII, GigaSampler, Akai, HALion, EXS24, SoundFont 2.1, WAV and more. Proteus X offers you an intuitive sound module interface to quickly dial in these sounds, with easy-to-use librarian and search functions to find that perfect preset in seconds. Proteus X also gives you enormous flexibility in how you play these sounds, offering both standalone and VSTi functionality, and supports both hard disk streaming and playback from RAM.
Advanced Synthesis and Effects Architecture
Proteus X offers one of the most powerful synthesis engines in the world, with 36 patchcords per voice, over 50 patented Z-Plane morphing filters, multi-wave LFO’s, conditional voice modulation, clock modulation and a host of other synthesis features and parameters. Proteus X also offers powerful effects processing, featuring two discrete software effects processors with comprehensive MIDI modulation, plus three effects processors per Multi Setup – up to 67 simultaneous effects. Proteus X’s DSP chip delivers additional hardware-accelerated effects (with over 600 presets) that can be used standalone or as VST plug-ins within your favorite audio/sequencer program with no CPU load on your computer, as well as 32 channels of zero-latency hardware mixing and monitoring.