Synth Site: Emu: Proteus 2000: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.6 out of 5
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RO a professional user writes:
The key to the proteus 2000 is to realize that you are NOT stuck with the composer ROM. If you dont like it, there are 15 or 16 other ROMs to put in the 4 slots that are absolutely incredible. With the variety of ROMs available you can do any kind of music that you can imagine. The composer ROM that comes in this puppy is good but no where hear as cool as the other ROMs that are available from EMU. You gotta experiment with the other ROMS. I have all of them and they are really awesome to work with. Dont grade this P2000 on the composer ROM. You are missin the whole point. The housing and the features of this synth are great. 6 outs, digital SPDIF and 128 voice. 32 midi channels. You really cant ask for more in a one space module. Fill it up with ROMS and you have 128MB of sounds. This synth is way way underated. Be sure to get the latest OS in yours too.....OS 2.26. It makes a huge difference. And the upgrade is free from EMU.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Mar-10-2004 at 03:45
Mani from London writes:
I'v been using protues 2k for the last couple of years.Good or bad? well, it depends on the type of music you are into: classical composers will most probably be dissapointed(Im one of them), but for new age musicians(Im one of them too!), it could be quite inspiring and usful.Im trying to find a software editior for it, so if anyone can help please let me know...

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Mar-09-2004 at 12:29
Mikael a hobbyist user from Sweden writes:
I give the P2k 4 out 5, not because it sounds great, but more because the soundings (not only sounds) from it fits into any kind of mix. I've used a P2k since Jan 2000. The Drumkits was released in SF2 format in 98, and was downloadable from Creative (the owners of EMU) so they were not new to me.

But as always the easyness to use, as all the EMU gear I've used, makes it very useful.

I've used the P2k in just about everything I've composed since 2000 covering many genres, and the best thing about it is that it has the ability to blend in.

I would never use it as a live/solo machine, atleast not with just the default Composer ROM. Most of the samples are cut of just to squeeze them in the 32MB ROM.

Basses are great, but the rest is just for background/percussion. A newer BreadnButter module than the Yamaha TX81z.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Nov-18-2003 at 10:48
Jamee writes:
I feel Proteus 2k was total crap. Sounds are really low quality. I think the most prefer more sound of JV. There is always people who likes even Casio homekeyboards! Don't let awesome specs fool you. Even tons of filters and polyphony can't help if sound is lame. Remember test the machine before trying.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jun-10-2003 at 05:43
Martijn toornvliet a hobbyist user from holland writes:
Roland JV's sound better? No!!! I've got the jv 1080 and the proteus 2000. Proteus is much better. Not only polyphonie, but also the filters and presets. Although roland srtrings might sound better on the first hand, the proteus fits better in the mix. They can be supportive to each other. use them both and you've got everything you need. They sound different, yes, roland seems to sound a little "warmer", but that's not for all the sounds. Editing is crappy on both the modules. Though, I prefer the proteus, for it has those realtime knobs. Both are chaep second-handed, that's how I got mines. Go for them both, but try the proteus first!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jun-10-2003 at 04:24
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