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Proteus X2 Streaming Software Sound Module
Software Sound Module
Proteus® X2 is a 24-bit/192kHz software sound module for your PC that combines the sound quality, advanced synthesis and Z-Plane filters of legendary sound modules like the Morpheus and Mo'Phatt with E-MU's latest groundbreaking tools like TwistaLoop™, Morph Filter Designer and Multi-Function Generator. Proteus X2 is the culmination of over 15 years of sound module development, and offers an arsenal of unparalleled tools to effortlessly dial in the right sound in seconds.
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|
|2 in/2 out USB MIDI interface, a $49.99 value.|
|Massive 3GB sound library (1000s of presets including the complete Proteus 2000 soundset) - additional soundsets available|
|What's New in Proteus X2:|
TwistaLoop™ Player is a real-time audio manipulation tool for samples with beat, bar, and loop information that offers real-time audio time expansion/compression, the ability to play different beats or bars from the same sample, the switching in real-time of which loop plays via a continuous controller, and much more. TwistaLoop allows you to sync these loops to Proteus X2's master tempo or to external tempo sources (like a VST host).
|Morph Filter Designer|
The Morph Filter Designer provides users with filter creation tools that E-MU's sound designers have been using for years to create the legendary morphing Z-Plane filters. The Morph Filter Designer now allows the construction of all-new exotic filter types that can be morphed from one type to another in real-time.
The Multi-Function Generator offers advanced LFO/envelope/arpeggiator programming, providing three function generators per voice that are directly tied into Emulator X2's powerful synthesis architecture (over 100 parameters). These Function Generators have several key sync and direction modes that enable complex levels of control, and can be programmed to modulate pitch, filters, volume, retrigger samples or LFO's, change tempo or trigger other events.
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4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Powerful tool for your music making ventureJul 25, 2007
By Devious Wayz
Let me start by saying that Proteus X2 can only be used with the E-MU midi controllers... so buyer beware!!
This software is incredible!!! It turns the E-MU midi controller into a custom keyboard with more sounds then you could ever imagine. In addition to the 4 discs worth of sounds/drum patterns that came with this program, I purchased the E-MU xBoard25 which came with an additional 3 discs worth of sounds (Protean Drums, Mo Phatt, and World sounds) all out of the ESC soundsets. The proteus program in itself allows you to manipulate any of the included sounds to however you desire and provides you with limitless possibilities while creating music. I am using this program in tandem with Sonar 3 producer edition and after a little bit of work with the plug in's it was up and running without any problems. The Sound quality of the samples/sounds included are top rate as well.... Overall.. I Would highly recommend this software to anyone looking for a good sound bank!!
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Great value - great soundsNov 13, 2008
By M. Kirk
Concur with previous reviewer. Wonderful soft-synth to use with Cakewalk products. Expandable with ESC (Emu Sound Central) instrument collections. Saves a ton of space in my small home studio.
Bring it !!!Jun 24, 2012
By Alexis S. Rios
what a difference, in this new world of software sounds, hardware
is starting to get more wise. I have this E-MU Proteus X2 for 3 years
now, and I have pretty much gathered up the other libraies, and still
purchasing from digital sound factory, even more stuff.
Let me say, it does the job well, in its capacity.
There are now more software synths out there, with even better
quality; however, it goes with its price as well.
I remember the Modern Symphony Orchestra selling for $399.00
There is a few companies doing the same thing, only $499.00 and
going to $1000.00 just for the expanded upgrade.
One day I will too do this; however, with the Proteus X2 you can
shape each sound to get it perfect for the moment of inflection
to last you forever.
CREATIVE, it has been fun.
Requires too much powa'Mar 09, 2010
By Gerardo Pedraza
Thought I could use this to play a lot of instruments at once, and since the software is not too new I thought my spare PC could handle it, but it requires more processing power. It can't be installed on a new PC because it is not supported by Vista or Win7. I'm using software instruments in Protools... RTAS enabled... what a difference! Well also the price tag is different. I don't know, maybe it's that I'm not so patient anymore with software, I just need it to work for me, instead of spending hours tweaking and tweaking to get it to work.
4 stars but would have been 1 without free Proteus VX versionJan 19, 2010
By Steve Conslaw
Update 1/2011. I've had this product for a year now, and I bumped my review from 3 stars to 4. (Until recently, Amazon didn't let you change the # of stars. I'm glad they changed.) I've improved my rating because despite this product's imperfections, it's a good midi interface, and the Proteus sound banks are fun to play with. The remainder of the review is my original text.
I had a similar experience as Manko Eponymous when I tried to install ProteusX2 software on my new Dell laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium Edition. I spent an hour installing it, then it didn't run. I couldn't get it to run no matter what permissions I tried. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software, and it still wouldn't run.
Then I remembered that I had already installed the free version of the Proteus software, Proteus VX. Proteus VX is a great free soft synth on its own, but I found out after Proteus X2 that I paid for wouldn't run, Proteus VX could open up all of the soundbanks that came with X2. Proteus VX has a couple cripped features, including the lack of ability to stream samples from disc, but nothing I can't live with. The St. Thomas Strings soundbank sounds beautiful. The free VX version has a particular advantage over the X2 version in that the VX version will run over any working midi interface and with your computer's built-in soundcard. The paid X2 version requires either a hardware EMU soundcard or an Emu keyboard controller or Emu midi interface.
Now, about the Xmidi 2x2 midi interface: I could only get one input of it to work. The lights show it is receiving midi from both "IN" ports, but the code is not being received by the software.
Because of the quantity of good sounds, I can't say that for under a C-note that this is a bad deal, but if you don't need a new midi-interface, I suggest that you spend an additional 40-50 dollars and get Korg's Legacy Collection Digital Edition.
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