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Average rating: 3.5 out of 5
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J. a professional user from USA writes:
Loved it when it first appeared and love it now. All of E-mu's stuff is top quality. The folks at E-mu were true pioneers of the sampler and sample playback Mods. Nothing back in the late 80's or mid 90's really came close to Emu Strings not even AKAI or Roland...Stll very usefull if you program it and use your imagination I give it a 4 because it lacks filters....

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Apr-01-2011 at 18:26
teknobeam a professional user from vancouver BC writes:
I used the Proteus 1 in many ways and on many tracks both for theatre and film scores. Prior to that I was using E 2's and Fm and analog synths. That was the late 80's. The Proteus 1 was revolutionary in terms of it's multi timbral capability and it's sound quality. Yes, you had full control over the envelope and filter on the sounds. You could make some amazing string pads layered with other synths....It was integral. It paid for itself on the first job. Possibly pale by today sstandards but not in my opinion. never forget..."garbage in garbage out" Doesn't matter what you have to work with, it's how you use it. Check out the score for John carpenters ( Assault on precinct 13) limited tools,, brilliant outcome

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Monday-Oct-05-2009 at 01:45
John Miller a hobbyist user from United States writes:
CORRECTION to my earlier review of the Proteus 1: change "page 63" to "page 64."

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-29-2006 at 02:37
John Miller a hobbyist user from United States writes:
I just took my Emu Proteus 1 out of the closet for the first time in many years, and I'm going to use it for a gig (because my main keyboard is not available and I'm scrambling to put together a keyboard setup with my second-string stuff. )

I'm reading the manual trying to set up some presets and I just found the nastiest omission on page 60 in the Save Preset section. It says, "To save a preset, move the cursor ot the bottom line and select the location for the new preset with the data entry control." What it forgot to tell you was, before that, you have to move the Edit menu to the "Save Preset" screen which is the last screen in the Edit menu. (It does tell you about going to the "Save Preset" screen on page 63, but unfortunately the index for "Save Preset" only refers to page 60 which, as I wrote above, leaves this step out.)

I hope this helps some other Proteus 1, Proteus 2, Proteus 3, or Proteus 1 Plus 2 users in the future.

For Internet search purposes, I guess I've written the name "Proteus" and the phrase "Save Preset" enough times above that this review will be findable via search engine. If this helps anyone, feel free to drop me a line at beachboys@mac.com ( or beachboys <at> mac dot com if they're censoring e-mail addresses in these reviews.) I'm giving a review rating of 1 for this product for no other reason than because the hassle this caused me.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-29-2006 at 02:10
Mike Hunt from usa writes:
What can I say what a brilliant piece of kit... Amazing sounds a real inspiration.. What more can i say !!!! er I am lying !!!!! Its shite with a capital s !!!! Complete waste of time its got one sound I like and apart from that its so boring I can see how phil collins liked it. Basically if you are into phil buy it and re live those genocide moments.. Personally I would rather slide down a banister made out of razor blades....

posted Monday-Dec-22-2003 at 11:41
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