E-MU PROTEUS/1: Pop/Rock

E-MU Proteus 1 Sound Module
Released in 1989, Proteus/1 was the first rack mountable synth manufactured by E-MU, and set the stage for their successes to come throughout the 1990s. The sounds for the Proteus/1 were selected from the popular EIII library. E-MU’s idea was to leverage the gigabytes of sounds from their existing Emulator III sound library, slice them into tiny fragments and load them into sets of 4 or 8MB ROMs. This proved to be a huge success for E-MU. The demand for Proteus was so high the company couldn’t keep up with the production of these modules.

Proteus/1 contains 4MB of your basic rock and pop sounds including samples of pianos, organs, strings, horns, guitars, basses, drums, Latin percussion, and much more.

Preset Library
E-MU also created additional presets for the Proteus/1 in SysEx format and delivered on floppy disks. Each volume consisted of a bank with 64 presets.

3100 – Proteus 1 Preset Library Vol. 1: Fresh Mix
3101 – Proteus 1 Preset Library Vol. 2
3102 – Proteus 1 Preset Library Vol. 3: Textures
3114 – Proteus 1 Preset Library Vol. 4
3115 – Proteus 1 Preset Library Vol. 5: Introspection

Expansion
Protologic board with 4MB ROM by InVision Interactive.

Technical Specifications
ROM Size: 4MB
Sample Rate/Bitrate: 39kHz 16-bit
Presets: 192 (64 RAM, 128 ROM)
Instruments: 125
Polyphony: 32 Voices
MIDI Channels: 16
Filters: No
FX: No
MIDI Ports: 3
Audio Outs: 6
Digital Outs: No

Factory Demos

Proteus/1 Demo

 

Preset & Instrument Listing

Presets - Bank 0 ROM
000. Stereo Piano
001. Hall Strings
002. InChoirIrie
003. BigCityBrass
004. Stereo Sax
005. Acoustic Gtr
006. Modern Gtr
007. Thunder Bass
008. MiniMoogBass
009. B3 Mod->Leslie
010. Phantazia
011. ZoundTrax
012. Vibe n Me
013. Tiki Threat
014. Rock Drums 1
015. Metal Vapor
016. Heaven
017. Verb Flute
018. El. Piano
019. F. Horn Sect
020. Velocity Falls
021. Stereo Mutes
022. StoneBs&Hrms
023. Slap/Pop Bass
024. Rap Bass
025. Special FX 1
026. Harmonic Syn
027. Beyond FM
028. Kyoto Forest
029. Balinesia
030. Latin Drums
031. Wind Chimes
032. Harpsikord
033. String Orch.
034. Human Voices
035. Baritone Sax
036. Solo Trumpet
037. 12 String
038. Modern Harp
039. Str.Bs/Piano
040. Mythical Pad
041. PianoBell
042. Noh Way!
043. Empyrean
044. Glocken
045. Wide Marimba
046. Latin Perc.
047. Space Bk.Gtr
048. Grand Piano
049. FlangeString
050. White Veil
051. Dark World
052. Miles Solos
053. SoloTrombone
054. XprsivEl.Gtr
055. SpaceBassPad
056. Dune
057. RB’s Wine
058. Octave Choir
059. Gitano
060. ThaiBathHse.
061. MedicineDrum
062. Radical Drum
063. Mtlphn Arp 9
Presets - Bank 1 RAM
064. FMstylePiano
065. Isham Strngs
066. WeAteFlangrs
067. SpaceClavier
068. Hard Trmp Am
069. Ball Game
070. Clean Strat
071. NozeBass/Pad
072. Wide Neck
073. Space Horn
074. Blue Ice
075. EmberedTines
076. Odd Vibes
077. Bright Steel
078. Native Power
079. Insects
080. VibrantPiano
081. Emperor
082. NoiseFree LA
083. Orch. Brass
084. Lo Oct Bones
085. Synthibell
086. SpaceSteel
087. Jet **
088. Jet **
089. SquarishLead
090. Synth String
091. Space Trmpt
092. Metal Throat
093. Light Mallet
094. Congablock
095. Hold&Sample
096. Piano Drama
097. Punctuate
098. Lunar Window
099. Reedy Keys
100. String Swell
101. Jingle Pad
102. Solo Lead
103. Buzzy Frets
104. Bass & Synth
105. Gillectro
106. Pop Pad
107. BanJovi
108. Malletumba
109. SlipperyBass
110. Hall2 Strgs**
111. Hall2Link **
112. WinstonGrand
113. STRings
114. Sharp Edge
115. Uboe
116. Vibes/Choir
117. Solo Synth 3
118. Rock Gitaro
119. Animal 1 **
120. Animal **
121. Bed Tine
122. Mr Minister
123. Bone Face
124. Tremolo Vibe
125. Dulcimer
126. Block Head
127. BarberPole
Presets - Bank 2 ROM
128. Piano&Synth
129. StrngChamber
130. BreathyFlute
131. TrumpetCombo
132. NewOrchestra
133. SterAcoustic
134. Shamisen
135. StoneSlapBs.
136. RockAttitude
137. TocattaSeven
138. Pop Art
139. Mini Solo
140. Airimba
141. Steel Drums
142. Modern Drums
143. SpaceTexture
144. Saloon Piano
145. CrystalChoir
146. HerbalVerbal
147. SectionFalls
148. SectionHorns
149. Hollow Solo
150. Fat Boy Bass
151. OrchestraHit
152. Keys Please
153. Metal Toys
154. Weather
155. Crazy Man
156. Clock Chimes
157. Vibe&Marimba
158. SterSlapDrum
159. Flying Modul
160. Low Grand
161. Bright Piano
162. XprsivString
163. String V>Atk
164. Choir
165. Dark Choir
166. SopranoReed
167. Alto Sax
168. Tenor Sax
169. Syn.Clarinet
170. French Horn
171. Trombone 2
172. Tromb/Trump
173. Guitar Mutes
174. El Guitar
175. SterChrElGtr
176. Rock Bass
177. Flint Bass
178. Bass Syn 2
179. Harmonics
180. Marimba
181. Vibes wh>mod
182. Percussives
183. Rock Drums 2
184. Rock Drums 3
185. Snare Drums
186. Kick Drums
187. Cymbals
188. Tom Toms
189. Conga Trans
190. Block Trans
191. Default Patch
Instruments
000. None
001. Piano
002. Piano Pad
003. Loose Piano
004. Tight Piano
005. Strings
006. Long String
007. Slow String
008. Dark String
009. Voices
010. Slow Voices
011. Dark Choir
012. Synth Flute
013. Soft Flute
014. Alto Sax
015. Tenor Sax
016. BaritoneSax
017. Dark Sax
018. Trumpet Sft
019. Dark TrumpS
020. Trumpet Hrd
021. Dark TrumpH
022. Horn Falls
023. Trombone 1
024. Trombone 2
025. French Horn
026. Brass 1
027. Brass 2
028. Brass 3
029. Trom / Sax
030. Guitar Mute
031. El. Guitar
032. Ac. Guitar
033. Rock Bass
034. Stone Bass
035. Flint Bass
036. Funk Slap
037. Funk Pop
038. Harmonics
039. Rock/Harms
040. Stone/Harms
041. Nose Bass
042. Bass Syn 1
043. Bass Syn 2
044. Synth Pad
045. Med Env Pad
046. Lng Env Pad
047. Dark Synth
048. Perc. Organ
049. Marimba
050. Vibraphone
051. All Perc. B
052. All Perc.UB
053. Standard 1
054. Standard 2
055. Standard 3
056. Kicks
057. Snares
058. Toms
059. Cymbals
060. Latin Drums
061. Latin Perc.
062. AGoGo
063. Woodblock
064. Conga
065. Timbal
066. Ride
067. Perc. FX 1
068. Perc. FX 2
069. Metal
070. Oct 1 Sine
071. Oct 2 All
072. Oct 3 All
073. Oct 4 All
074. Oct 5 All
075. Oct 6 All
076. Oct 7 All
077. Oct 2 Odd
078. Oct 3 Odd
079. Oct 4 Odd
080. Oct 5 Odd
081. Oct 6 Odd
082. Oct 7 Odd
083. Oct 2 Even
084. Oct 3 Even
085. Oct 4 Even
086. Oct 5 Even
087. Oct 6 Even
088. Oct 7 Even
089. Low Odds
090. Low Evens
091. FourOctaves
092. Synth Cyc 1
093. Synth Cyc 2
094. Synth Cyc 3
095. Synth Cyc 4
096. Fund Gone 1
097. Fund Gone 2
098. Bite Cyc
099. Buzzy Cyc 1
100. Metlphone 1
101. Metlphone 2
102. Metlphone 3
103. Metlphone 4
104. Duck Cyc 1
105. Duck Cyc 2
106. Duck Cyc 3
107. Wind Cyc 1
108. Wind Cyc 2
109. Wind Cyc 3
110. Wind Cyc 4
111. Organ Cyc 1
112. Organ Cyc 2
113. Noise
114. StrayVoice1
115. StrayVoice2
116. StrayVoice3
117. StrayVoice4
118. SynthStrng1
119. SynthStrng2
120. Animals
121. Reed
122. Pluck 1
123. Pluck 2
124. Mallet 1
125. Mallet 2

 

Downloads

E-MU Proteus 1 Operation Manual
E-MU Proteus 1 Factory User Presets

Factory Reset & Diagnostics

This procedure destroys any presets stored in RAM.

1. Hold both Master and Edit buttons down and power on the unit.
2. Once booted up into the Diagnostics menu, turn the Data wheel knob to Initialize.
3. Press the flashing Enter button.
4. Press Enter again to confirm.
5. Turn the unit off, wait a few seconds and turn the unit on.
6. Load the factory user presets from SysEx file.

NOTE: Some of the early models do not have the Initialize option. These models had to be sent back to factory for a ROM upgrade.