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Average rating: 3.6 out of 5
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Remo writes:
I owned Proteus 2000 couple of months. I sold my jv-1080 expecting proteus would be better. Sadly I was wrong. I didn't believe that there is 32Mb set, even jv's 8mb set sounded better quality. Effects are not good, filters are ok, presets are awfull. Imagine that I found 10 usable sounds from 1000-1500 presets. Tons of usefull drums. Some sounds were looped really badly, dunno then if they were supposed to sound "looped". Anyway, am I only who don't like it at all or is there other users or ex-users. Now somebody comes and tells me why don't you make your own sounds. I would buy sampler and make my own, I use this kind of machines like presetmachines (of course little tweaking and so on). Listen JV series or TR Rack before getting this.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jan-31-2001 at 05:28
Rox Wondaz a professional user from Detroit Mi writes:
What can I say, I'm a human, that's lazy, and I get easily turned off wehn I see manuals that have TONS on info.. it's damn near like a book of life that they give you with this. E-MU has never had decent displays on they modules (or anything I can think of) and using this, while not simple, isn't terribly hard. The sounds are just short of amazing, and considering how many you get (even in stock for you get over 1000) this is a damn nice box. I have 2 additiona cards with mine.. the grand piono, and the orchestra one, and it's top notch. The drums kits are kinda wack (I hate when companies make their own hip-hop kits..they always include some cheezy scratch, and a sound called 'rapdrum'.. what is that?? ) but the percussive stuff is great. There are good hip-hop, techno sounds in here.. just don't rely on the 'techno kit' to do exerything for you. Strings, leds, Tons of basslines, plenty of electronic sounding Kicks, snares, even realistic drums are in this box. A real nice piece of equipment for digital producers. Woodwind instruments are good also, and they all sound real. Ebay has em left and right for like $500.00 Snag one from there, avoid the sales tax, and get ready to be a one man orchestra. ..Rox Wondaz..

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jan-03-2001 at 04:27
ELewis a part-time user from USA writes:
I did an extensive check of the P2k. I thought that it was OK. The synth is nice if you've never had anything before, but I have fallen in love with the Roland soundset, and find the Emu lacking in several areas compared to Roland and Korg (Trinity/Triton). I'm not sure what it is about the Proteus that seems "weak". There's just a blandness to this module that I couldn't shake. Even with the tweaking of the filters, I couldn't get anything aggressive to come out of this box. The drums, were fairly good. Although, nothing earth-shattering here. Overall, I thing Emu simply played it "safe" with the Proteus 2000. The pianos lack body. The strings were mostly weak, compared to other higher end modules and samplers (a no-brainer here). I loved the large selection of sounds, but there were too many mediocre patches to justify getting the unit. I got the Emu Mo' Phatt instead and have been infinitely more happy than I would have with the P2k.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Dec-26-2000 at 23:36
Teknik a professional user from K.C.USA writes:
I just bought my Proteus 2000 yesterday but I took a midi composition class at my local community college last semester that uses these. I am still getting familiar with it but so far I have nothing negative to say about it. The sounds are fucking incredible. I am considering selling my Proteus1 and my Ultra Proteus now. The price is right too. I paid $750 for mine brand new and I would have paid twice that if that's what they were asking. I love the all the drum kits, especially the Deep Booty Kit, also the FX hits and DJ scratch hits. If you use these right you could almost replace your turntables with one of these babies(thats and exaggeration of course, don't actually replace your tables with a 2000) I can't wait to get all of these sounds sampled into my MPC3000 and S3000xl. I will have no limits to what I can do once that process is completed. I strongly recommend getting one of these modules or at least rent one so you can sample the sounds.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jun-24-2000 at 16:36
Gilmore a part-time user from USA writes:
well, most of you have already said it well, but I'd just like to add that I am LOVING this piece of gear. lots of the real-instrument presets are quite impressive, particularly strings and a few of the horns. i have yet to get a realistic sax out of it though, nor a good horn-section patch for swells -- if anyone has any tips or an .syx, let me know!

the effects setup is so counter-intuitive compared to the rest of the interface that it almost makes me ill. i love the filters, i love the ABSURD number of routing options you get (mod wheel to hemiquaver LFO to ABS() function to envelope amount to filter cutoff, woo!), i love a lot of the instrument timbres.

has anyone tried the rob papen techno board yet? i am tempted to buy it, since i replaced my Orbit with this unit and am missing the wealth of pad-type sounds.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-May-24-2000 at 15:37
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