Synth Site: EMU: Proteus FX Synthesizer: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.2 out of 5
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Jay from U.S.A. writes:
I Have been an Emu fan ever since the first Proteus came out and I heard the incredible demo comming out of that box back in 1989 or 1990 at a local music store.I gotta tell you it blew me away.I had already owned an ENSONIQ ESQ-1 ans a ROLAND-HS-10 Thoae synths sounded awsome as well for what they did, Analog, Digital,additive,subtractive,ring modulation,Acoustic simulation and hybrid synthesis. They had their own character but were not as convincing as the real thing when it came to real guitars strings saxes horns,etc. But the EMU PROTEUS 1 and 2 changed all of that with their sample playback engines.Now I didnt need to hire a real string section for a session wow. The proteus FX by EMU made the deal even sweeter. EMU gave us the proteus 1 and 2 with a decent FX Processor and at a great price to me this box rocks.Its esay as ever to program and the FX are good enuff to make the sounds nice and wet with out all of the headache of a seperat fx processor.The sound are usable and tweakable and can make a good work horse module for any song writer. And if you get bored of the same old presets you can program it to sound any way you want... Good job EMU......

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-10-2011 at 01:06
a professional user writes:
I have allways been an E-mu fan since the year the first Proteus came out and I was very impressed by the demo, I heard comming out of it in a music store. I guess I just really loved hearing acoustic sound simulations after having an Ensoniq ESQ and a Roland HS-10.Those synths sounded terrific for what they really did well which was to playback great sounding Electronic type synth sounds i.e.-Anolog,Digital, Additive,subtractive, ring modulation,and acoustic simulation,etc etc.But the sample playback engine of the Emulator and then the proteus 1 blew me away. Finally didnt have to program sounds to sound convincingly acoustic. So I tend to say that the proteus fx is an awsome sound module with good FX that carry on the E-MU legacy of sample playback with FX. In my opinion This box rocks. E-MU Gave us the proteus 1 and 2 and a very good FX Processor in 1 box that if used correctly with imagination can Make anyone sound great.....

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-10-2011 at 00:51
Luca a hobbyist user from Italy writes:
I bought my Proteus FX about 8 years ago and payed about 600 Euros in a music store in my city. About sounds, it's very good : bass ( acoustic and synth ), old synths, acoustic guitar, oboe are the sounds that I use with satisfaction. I think it's one good sound module if you don't need to create your sounds but just using it. Presets are quite good enough to be used without customizing. The unique problem is the noise introduced by the EFX unit.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Sep-03-2007 at 06:34
orbit a professional user writes:
Yeas it sounds crap on pianos and sounds for pop&rock, but turn up the reverb decay and transpose the samples down, no you got an asome film composing tool, fx sounds with god bottom, and voila its on off dthe better synts o0n the market.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-19-2004 at 11:17
tim a hobbyist user from United states writes:
do NOT get this synth if you want a saple based unit that sounds even slightly real. all the "samples" are horrible and a low end Alesis S4 makes this sound like utter crap. Now if you want synthey or generated sounds that sound like they are NOT real this can produce them. (although I get better sounds like that out of a really old Roland D110)

dont pay more than $50.00 for this synth, and if the FX sounds this bad then the proteus 1 and 2 must be just as bad... it is NOT a sample/realisting sounding synth and is only useable for techno/dance where you want everything to sound computer generated.

this is low end, get an Alesis or something else that can give you a piano, guitar, horns, etc that sound at least passable... I have better sounds coming out of a $40.00 computer sound card.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Mar-16-2004 at 14:14
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