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Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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Al a part-time user from London, UK writes:
I decided to replace my Alesis D4 with something else and what caught my eye? This beast! Mine was pre-owned by Steve Morris of New Order no less and, knowing that he's not keen on reading manuals, I wonder what he made of it.

Well, the sounds are great. What I'm not quite getting my head around is the stacks and zones thing which seem geared more towards a drummer using it as a sound expander. As I'm totally keys-based, I've embarked on a learning curve!

I'd say the sounds are better generally than the D4 with a vast amount of almost anything you could wish for. The Procussion has a good deal of programming complexity whereas the D4's sounds were easy to pan, tune, output and organise into (its 21) kits. That you're able to combine different sounds into totally new ones on the Procussion adds a completely different dimension to programming which I hope to explore more once I've sussed the basics.

Opinion: stuffed full of excellent sounds but beset by a small display and a menu-based system which slows things down a bit, the Procussion is an interesting beast overall. Now all I need is to pass physics A Level!

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Sunday-Apr-22-2007 at 09:45
Oleg Pankov a part-time user from Russian Federation, Moscow writes:
I won't sell it, definitely. A lot of people says that it has no filters (though it has "brightness" control instead) and no fx processor (but it has some sampled reverberation "tails" that you can add to any sample), but it does not really matters, taking into account the sound palette available and the tweaking possibilities. Real drums and percussions are very good, and you can build your own electronic sound from lots of synthetic samples available, stacking potential is quite good too for a drum module. And 6 outs is a good feature too. The current prices are ridiculously low for that little treasure, so it is a really good buy. If you manage to find one. ;-)

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-11-2004 at 09:11
bass a part-time user from holland writes:
This is THE box for Front 242-like electronic AND Timbaland R & B sounds...Plus you can use it almost as drum-synthesizer. I only have it since yesterday but there are 550 sampled sounds which you can edit, stack,transpose,pan etc.etc...Many possibilities.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jan-31-2002 at 03:22
Jeremy Winn a professional user from San Francisco writes:
Nice box...I use it as my general workhorse...It's sounds are very realistic, it's interface is quite nice, and it only uses one rack space. The only problem is that the kick drums don't have the kind of balls they do in my other machines, but overall I've been very satisfied..Make sure you get a manual with yours or else you'll be dead in the water

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Dec-15-1999 at 17:31
Eric a professional user from Belgium writes:
Well, this is not really a review (I've already done that), but something I discovered when I blew up my Procussion a few weeks ago. It decided to suddenly switch itself on and off and on and back off again very quickly, the display was flashing on and off also and I started to smell weird fumes... Anyway...I was able to repair the thing myself (It was a small part in the power-supply), but when I opened up my Proteus 2 to see if there were any parts similar between the two, I noticed EVERYTHING was similar. There was absolutely NO difference between the Procussion and the Proteus except for the OS-ROMs. So, what happens if you switch the ROMs ???

You've already guessed it...Your Proteus turns into a Procussion and the other way around....

Nice going EMU !!! : )

posted Friday-Nov-13-1998 at 11:25
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