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Average rating: 3.7 out of 5
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Achim Nolte a hobbyist user from Germany writes:
Unfortunately I accidentally deleted my ROM memory. Can someone tell me how I can save presets again. Thank you very much

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Nov-06-2011 at 12:00
JLPR a professional user from usa writes:
As a leading pioneer in sampling technology, Emu with its Proteus line,changed the face of electronic music composition for ever. Even untill now 2011, with those same often called samples or presets from the Proteus line that are housed in the MPS Keyboard. One can compose scores for movies, commercials, shows and good old songwritng and midi-recording. That Emu sound will allways be classic to discerning ears that recognize it. Emu has its own classic character that no other Electronic instrument manufacturer can EMU-late and the MPS is a classic...

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-10-2011 at 19:56
martin randle a professional user from UK writes:
The Emu MPS Orchestral has one main claim to fame. Back in 1992 the biggest selling computer game of all time (Until very recently overtaken by the Sims) was MYST. All the music for MYST was created on the Emu MPS orchestral (there is even a video of it in the "making of" section.

The MPS was Based on the Proteus, Famous for its languid oboes, crisp pizzicato's and thundering tymps. It is out classed by most machines now, but it IS 15 years old. It still stands the test of time which is something I don't think you could say of many recent keyboards.

And in all my life I have never found a better or simpler controller synth.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Apr-24-2007 at 08:35
Stace a part-time user from Australia writes:
I have owned mine now for about 2 years and use it almost entirely for live performance work along with a Korg X5D. I've found it has a better piano sound than many newer more expensive synths. I use alot of the brass sounds but am still not really happy with them but are still better.

I've recently tried plugging it into my PC for some sequencing work, but it seems to speak it's own language and have had little or no success.

It basically has no pads but some of the string samples can be fooled around with to give a resonable pad sound - good enough for live performance stuff.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jun-18-2002 at 02:45
GPH a professional user from Turkey writes:
I use a proteus mps+orchestral for 2 years and the main problem with this machine is that it's not a -solution for every problem- tool I must confess it has really great piano sounds but that's all.The strings ,which seem to be powerfull (ex:cello,viola etc.) when used in a real composition ,sound weak.I make electronic new age so when I need deep synth-pads the proteus gives me nothing. It lacks pads of any kind.Altough I don't stick to presets editing with proteus is not a joy;you can only change the wave elements but you can't actually make original sounds.All the creations sound the same as the presets. Good controlling features tough and sounds are clear. If you need good piano sounds (only grand not the ep) at a low price it can be recomended but the orchestral voices are weak and synth sounds are really bad. Only usefull fx is the reverb;it's deep and warm.But delay echo etc are useless in a serious composition No synth leads,no synth pads,except 3 or 4 no synth fx either.But worse the sounds on this machine are not compatible with other synths.I mean when you use the proteus in a composition its sounds stand alone , they say" hey we are here and we are produced by a very dull synth"

Not for electronic music, and it's not clear it will be helpfull for acoustic compositions.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Thursday-Nov-09-2000 at 19:31
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