E-MU Ultra Proteus

E-MU Ultra Proteus Sound Module
Introduced in 1994, the E-MU UltraProteus is a Z-plane synthesizer with 16MB of ROM samples comprised of five preset banks. The first three are internal with the last two being accessed via the front panel card slot. This slot is PCMCIA compliant and accepts either ROM cards or user RAM cards. Each of the five banks contain 128 presets. The hyper presets are used for layering other presets, or setting up keyboard zones for using multiple presets with different keys.

Bank 0 — User RAM presets
Bank 1 — ROM presets
Bank 2 — Hyper presets (User editable)
Bank 3 — Card presets *
Bank 4 — Card Hyper presets *
* if using a RAM card, banks 3 and 4 are user editable.

The UltraProteus is based on the same engine as it’s sister, the Morpheus, but an entirely different sound set and additional filters (288 compared to 197 in the Morpheus). The 16MB sound ROM includes the complete sample set of the Proteus 1, 2 and 3. In addition, it includes new drum sounds, new waveforms, and the Proformance stereo grand piano. This gives it a great assortment of bright, acoustic instrumental sounds. While the UltraProteus has the entire sample set from the Proteus 1, 2 and 3, it doesn’t contain all the presets from the Proteus 1, 2 or 3, just the “highlights.”

ROM Cards
E-MU issued a total of 6 ROM cards for the UlatrProteus. Each card adds 1 preset bank, 1 Hyper preset bank and 16 MIDI maps.

9211 – Proteus 1, 2, 3
9212 – Expressive Orchestral
9213 – Real World
9214 – Dance/Techno
9215 – General MIDI
9216 – Trance Tracks

RAM Cards
The UltraProteus uses a 256kB PCMCIA SRAM Type I (Part #9220) designed with a dual battery system. The primary battery is a replaceable but non rechargeable 3V lithium battery which lasts for about 10 years. There is a second on-board rechargeable but non replaceable battery for data retention during the primary battery change. This design allows replacement of the primary battery without data loss for approximately 20 minutes.

Technical Specifications
ROM Size: 16MB
Sample Rate/Bitrate: 39kHz 16-bit
Presets: 256 (128 RAM, 128 ROM)
Instruments: 470
Polyphony: 32 Voices
MIDI Channels: 16
Filters: 288 Z-Plane
FX: 32
Audio Outs: 6
Digital Outs: No

Factory Demos

UltraProteus Demo 1
UltraProteus Demo 2

 

Preset & Instrument Listing

Presets - Bank 0 RAM
000. Stereo Piano
001. Bowed Viola
002. Voices
003. BrassSection
004. Saxophone
005. ChorusGuitar
006. GuitarGrunge
007. Funk Bass
008. Warm Bass
009. Wurli Grand
010. Sunset Synth
011. Poly Synth
012. Etherium
013. Vibra Chimes
014. Pop Drums
015. Sample&Hold
016. Saloon Piano
017. MelloStrings
018. BreathyVoice
019. ImperialHrns
020. Flute & Oboe
021. XprsivEl.Gtr
022. GuiTar Pad
023. Roto Bass
024. Bass & Lead
025. Electric Pno
026. Epic Strings
027. SpectreSweep
028. KotoWhereRU
029. BriteMarimba
030. Drum Dance
031. Ghost Breeze
032. Warm Grand
033. Synth String
034. Soft Choir
035. Brass Stabz
036. Sax Duet
037. Nylon Guitar
038. Guitar Synth
039. Upright&Vibe
040. Comp Bass
041. Digi Clav
042. Flute Trails
043. Sweepstakes
044. ChambrMaidns
045. Deff Drum
046. Dance Beat
047. ReverseDrums
048. Wood Piano
049. String River
050. Miz Marthas
051. Soft Horns
052. Oral Sax
053. 12 StrGuitar
054. Power Drive
055. Rock Bass
056. Synth Bass
057. Rock Organ
058. SikuSymphony
059. Trek String
060. Arpeggiate
061. Techno Clav
062. Human Drums
063. Alien Hit
064. Cello(s)
065. Viola(s)
066. Violin(s)
067. Arco Tremolo
068. P2 Strings
069. Combo String
070. Orch Strings
071. Dark Strings
072. Man & Woman
073. Stringphaze
074. Heavens Rise
075. Pan String
076. Guitar&Strgs
077. Flt&Symphony
078. Cello&Shofar
079. Pizz & Grand
080. Solo Trumpet
081. Trumpets
082. SoloTrombone
083. Trombones
084. TrumpetBone
085. FanfareHorns
086. Fr Horn Sec
087. Woodwinds
088. EngHrn/Oboe
089. Wind & Flute
090. WindEnsemble
091. Trumpet&Oboe
092. Bassoon&Oboe
093. Horn&String
094. Harpsichord
095. Tube Attack
096. Latin Drums
097. Long Sarong
098. Victory
099. Plexi Mute
100. Banjo
101. Likembe
102. Kaleidoscpe
103. Jaw Harp
104. Sitar
105. Shakuhachi
106. Xylophone
107. Bottle Blow
108. Surdo
109. Big Country
110. Rubber World
111. Glass Church
112. Peaya Naow
113. Power Org
114. Yowza
115. Pop Sync
116. Kinky Sax
117. Bass Board
118. Bass Change
119. Mod Ular
120. Nose Slot
121. Rock Bottom
122. Q-Whips
123. Tune Me In
124. THX Five
125. Off Limits
126. Shimmer Top
127. -defPreset-
Presets - Bank 1 ROM
000. Stereo Grand
001. Hall Strings
002. Mixed Choir
003. Pop Brass
004. Tenor Sax
005. Acoustic Gtr
006. Electric Gtr
007. Funk Pops
008. Plexi Bass
009. Dirty Organ
010. Phantazia II
011. Saturn Pad
012. Vibraphone
013. Steel Drum
014. Standard Kit
015. Vertigo
016. Heaven
017. UltraStrings
018. Full Choir
019. Brass Falls
020. Flute
021. Stereo Mutes
022. Purple Tube
023. Jazz String
024. Street Moog
025. Electratyne
026. Power Sweep
027. Raw Solo
028. Tabla Tone
029. Tunable Ride
030. Dance Drums
031. AstralChimes
032. Pianova
033. Lush Strings
034. Vocator
035. L.A. Brass
036. Alto Sax
037. U-Guitar
038. Distortion
039. No Frets
040. Saw Bass
041. FM Piano
042. Sound Scape
043. Analog Pad
044. Glock Bell
045. Rezimba
046. Latin Percs
047. Blaster
048. Piano Warp
049. Vowel Mvment
050. Rolls Voyce
051. Funk Brass
052. Mute Duet
053. Harmonix
054. TremGuitar
055. Bottom Bass
056. Home Bass
057. Synergy
058. El Swirlo
059. Hachusaki
060. Xylonia
061. Tambora
062. Conga Rub
063. Trans4mation
064. Solo Cello
065. Solo Viola
066. Solo Violin
067. Quartet
068. Chamber
069. Arco Basses
070. Arco Celli
071. Arco Violas
072. Arco Violins
073. Marcato 1
074. Marcato 2
075. Legato Str
076. Concerto
077. Pizz Basses
078. Pizz Celli
079. Pizz Violas
080. Pizz Violins
081. Pizzicato 1
082. Pizzicato 2
083. Trem Strings
084. Tremulus
085. Clarinova
086. Voyestra
087. Strgs/Flute
088. Viola/FHorn
089. Piccolo
090. Oboe
091. English Horn
092. Clarinet
093. BassClarinet
094. Bassoon
095. Cntrabssoon
096. Chamber Wind
097. SectionWinds
098. Orch Perc
099. Wood N Brass
100. FrenchHorn 1
101. FrenchHorn 2
102. Ensemble
103. Trumpet 1
104. Trumpet 2
105. Trumpet Duo
106. Harmon Mute
107. Trombone 1
108. Trombone 2
109. Tuba
110. Brass Band
111. Pedal Kettle
112. East Indian
113. Accordion
114. Harp
115. Siku Pad
116. SpiritCatchr
117. Sitar
118. Koto
119. Shaku Chant
120. NuWorldPerc
121. Waterphone
122. PhlooNey
123. Shofars
124. Bata Drum
125. Bagpipe
126. Didgeridoo
127. -defPreset-
Hyper Presets - Bank 2 RAM
000. ClassicSplit
001. FullSymphony
002. Voicealyzer
003. Killer Brass
004. SwingQuartet
005. Four & Six
006. Rock Band
007. Wet Touch*
008. Roto Switch*
009. Movin’Wurli*
010. Bass & Synth
011. Wood Windsor
012. City Synth*
013. Yah Mon
014. Hard Rock
015. Stratus*
016. Outlounge
017. Strg & Flute
018. Eastern Star
019. Horn Blast
020. Clarivoyage
021. Grass Roots*
022. Funk Groove*
023. Bass Lid
024. Those Kidz
025. DynaPiano*
026. HouseOfXylo
027. Titan
028. Wide Analog
029. Bass & Vibes
030. Multi Kit*
031. Rave-In*
032. Grand Duo
033. Conductor*
034. Wow Yow*
035. BrsEnsemble
036. Jazz Set
037. Flamenco
038. Polestar*
039. Bass Attack
040. Heaven’sDoor
041. Jimmy’s B
042. Folk Combo
043. Twinkies
044. Pop Split
045. Bermuda Wood
046. Large Kit
047. Club X*
048. Ac&El Pianos
049. Horror Strgs
050. Heaven II
051. Royal Horns*
052. Magic Flutes
053. Vel Gtr Pad*
054. Steroidz
055. Oral Bass
056. Bass&Ac Pno
057. Bass&El Pno
058. Warper
059. Funny Woods
060. Split Pad
061. BermudaMetal
062. PercEnsemble
063. ZoidComplex*
064. CeloViolaVln
065. BassConcerto
066. Full Legato
067. Strings 4V
068. Strings&Tpt
069. ChamberPiano
070. StrgEnsemble
071. Vocal String
072. GlassStrngs*
073. Quartet&Wind
074. WindEnsemble
075. Wood & Horns
076. Bass & Flute
077. Woods&Voice
078. Common Man
079. Brass 4V
080. Flute & Tpt
081. The Blues
082. FrenchGarden
083. World Combo
084. The NuWorld
085. Border Line
086. FarFar Away
087. El. Sitar
088. Go East
089. Wide World
090. Zydecombo*
091. Plexi Plus
092. Dark Heart*
093. Shofar Fuzz
094. East West
095. Wah Harp*
096. BetweenLives
097. Thazz Combo*
098. Power Pad
099. Try This*
100. Apollo 23
101. Falling Up*
102. MaidnSunset*
103. Monster Rash
104. Rave-Out*
105. Hot Cello
106. Strike Wind*
107. The Machine*
108. -defHyper-
109. -defHyper-
110. -defHyper-
111. -defHyper-
112. -defHyper-
113. -defHyper-
114. -defHyper-
115. -defHyper-
116. -defHyper-
117. -defHyper-
118. -defHyper-
119. -defHyper-
120. -defHyper-
121. -defHyper-
122. -defHyper-
123. -defHyper-
124. -defHyper-
125. -defHyper-
126. -defHyper-
127. -defHyper-
Instruments
000. None
001. StereoGrand
002. StereoSlack
003. StereoTight
004. Mono Grand
005. Mono Slack
006. Mono Tight
007. Piano Pad
008. Perc. Organ
009. Tine Strike
010. P1 AcGuitar
011. P3 AcGuitar
012. Rock Bass 1
013. Rock Bass 2
014. Rock Bass 3
015. Alt Bass 1
016. Alt Bass 2
017. Alt Bass 3
018. Alt Bass 4
019. Alt Bass 5
020. Alt Bass 6
021. Alt Bass 7
022. Bass Syn 1
023. Bass Syn 2
024. Funk Slap
025. Funk Pop
026. Harmonics
027. Bass/Harms1
028. Bass/Harms2
029. Bass/Organ
030. Guitar Mute
031. El. Guitar
032. E.Guit A
033. E.Guit B
034. E.Guit C
035. E.Guit D
036. E.Guit E
037. Solo Cello
038. Solo Viola
039. Solo Violin
040. Pizz Basses
041. Pizz Celli
042. Pizz Violas
043. Pizz Violns
044. Pizz Combos
045. Single Pizz
046. P1 Strings
047. LongStrings
048. SlowStrings
049. P2 Strings1
050. P2 Strings2
051. P2 Strings3
052. Quartet 1
053. Quartet 2
054. Quartet 3
055. Quartet 4
056. Gambambo
057. Arco Basses
058. Arco Celli
059. Arco Violas
060. ArcoViolins
061. Dark Basses
062. Dark Celli
063. Dark Violas
064. DarkViolins
065. Tremolande
066. Trem Bass
067. Trem Violin
068. Troubador
069. Troubador A
070. Troubador B
071. Troubador C
072. Troubador D
073. Irish Harp
074. IrishHarp A
075. IrishHarp B
076. IrishHarp C
077. Dulcimer
078. Dulc A
079. Dulc B
080. Dulc C
081. Koto
082. Koto A
083. Koto B
084. Koto C
085. Banjo
086. Banjo A
087. Banjo B
088. Banjo C
089. Hi Tar
090. Sitar
091. Tambura
092. Tamb/Sitar
093. Renaissance
094. Psaltry
095. Waterphone1
096. Waterphone2
097. Bari Sax
098. Tenor Sax
099. Alto Sax
100. Dark Sax
101. Tuba
102. Trumpet1 mf
103. Trumpet1 ff
104. Trumpet2 mf
105. Trumpet2 ff
106. Trumpet 3
107. MuteTrumpet
108. Horn Falls
109. Dark Tpt mf
110. Dark Tpt ff
111. Trombone 1
112. Hi Trombone
113. Lo Trombone
114. Dark T-bone
115. FrnchHrn mf
116. FrnchHrn ff
117. Bone/Tpt
118. Bone/Sax
119. Brass mf
120. Brass ff
121. FluteAttack
122. Soft Flute
123. Flute Vib
124. Flute NoVib
125. P2 AltFlute
126. Piccolo
127. DarkPiccolo
128. B. Clarinet
129. Clarinet
130. B.Clar/Clar
131. Cntrabssoon
132. Bassoon
133. EnglishHorn
134. Oboe
135. Long Oboe
136. Alt Oboe
137. WoodWinds
138. Accordion
139. Harmonica
140. VbHarmonica
141. FolkAmerica
142. BagpipeDron
143. Chanter A
144. Chanter B
145. Dron/ChantA
146. Dron/ChantB
147. Mizmars
148. Shenai
149. PenWhistle
150. Ocarina
151. Siku
152. Siku A
153. Siku B
154. Siku C
155. Shakuhachi
156. Ney Flute
157. Shofars
158. Shofar A
159. Shofar B
160. Roar/Catch
161. Bull Roarer
162. SpiritCtchr
163. Didgeridoo
164. DidgeridooA
165. DidgeridooB
166. DidgeridooC
167. Jews Harp
168. Jews Harp A
169. Jews Harp B
170. Jews Harp C
171. Jews Harp D
172. Down Under
173. Airy Voices
174. Dark Voices
175. Voice A
176. Voice B
177. Voice C
178. Voice D
179. Voice E
180. Voice F
181. Voice G
182. Voice H
183. Rock Perc 1
184. Rock Perc 2
185. Standard 1
186. Standard 2
187. Standard 3
188. All 808
189. Use Fists
190. RockPercFX1
191. RockPercFX2
192. Metal Perc
193. G. MIDI 1
194. G. MIDI 2
195. Kicks
196. Kick A
197. Kick B
198. Kick C
199. Snares
200. StereoSnare
201. Snare B
202. Snare C
203. Snare D
204. Click Snare
205. Toms
206. Tom A
207. Tom B
208. Cymbals
209. Hat A
210. Hat B
211. Hat C
212. Ride Cymbal
213. CrashCymbal
214. BD/Tom 808
215. Snare 808
216. Cowbell 808
217. Click 808
218. Claps 808
219. Cymbals 808
220. Orch Perc 1
221. Orch Perc 2
222. Low Perc 2
223. High Perc 2
224. Orch Perc 3
225. AllPercWKey
226. Special FX1
227. Special FX2
228. Special FX3
229. Timpani
230. Bass Drum
231. Snare
232. Piatti
233. Tamborine
234. TempleBlock
235. Tam Tam
236. Castanet
237. Marimba
238. Vibraphone
239. Xylophone
240. Celesta
241. Triangle
242. Glocknspiel
243. TubularBell
244. Tmp/Tubular
245. Latin Drums
246. Latin Perc
247. Maracas
248. The Tabla
249. Bata Drums
250. Udu Drum
251. Surdo Drum
252. Wood Drum
253. Log Drum
254. Plexitones
255. Steel Drum
256. Gamelan
257. SeribuPulau
258. World Perc1
259. World Perc2
260. WorldPercLR
261. M.EastCombi
262. EastIndian
263. Agogo
264. P1WoodBlock
265. P3WoodBlock
266. Conga
267. HiTumbaTone
268. HTmbaOpSlap
269. OpnHandTone
270. Timbale
271. Timbale Rim
272. Fingers
273. Cabasa
274. Guiro Down
275. Guiro Up
276. Maraca A
277. Maraca B
278. Maraca C
279. Maraca D
280. BataIpuTone
281. BataIpuSlap
282. BataEnuTone
283. Bata HiTone
284. Bata HiMute
285. Bata HiSlap
286. Tabla Tone
287. Tabla MuteA
288. Tabla MuteB
289. Tabla MuteC
290. Tabla Open
291. Udu Tone
292. Udu Release
293. Udu Finger
294. Udu Slap
295. Surdo Open
296. Surdo Mute
297. Deff Slap
298. Deff Mute
299. Crickets
300. Bayan Tone
301. Bayan Slap
302. Bayan Hit
303. ClapprStick
304. RoseWd Bass
305. RoseWd Tick
306. RoseWd Harm
307. RoseWd Fngr
308. Tanz Shaker
309. Hula Stick
310. BuzzLikembe
311. Likembe
312. LikembeBuzz
313. Bendir
314. Req Open
315. Req Slap
316. Plexi-Tone
317. Plexi-SlapA
318. Plexi-SlapB
319. Plexi-SlapC
320. Bonang
321. Kenong
322. Saron
323. RubbdBonang
324. RubbdKenong
325. RubbedSaron
326. BonangKnong
327. KenongBnang
328. China Gong
329. Rubbed Gong
330. NepalCymbal
331. TibetanBowl
332. Rubbed Bowl
333. Crotales
334. RubbdCrotes
335. Suwuk Gong
336. RubbedSuwuk
337. Synth Pad
338. Med. Pad
339. Long Pad
340. Dark Pad
341. Kaleidoscpe
342. Multi-Form
343. ProphetTone
344. Noise Non-X
345. Oct 1 Sine
346. Oct 2 All
347. Oct 3 All
348. Oct 4 All
349. Oct 5 All
350. Oct 6 All
351. Oct 7 All
352. Oct 2 Odd
353. Oct 3 Odd
354. Oct 4 Odd
355. Oct 5 Odd
356. Oct 6 Odd
357. Oct 7 Odd
358. Oct 2 Even
359. Oct 3 Even
360. Oct 4 Even
361. Oct 5 Even
362. Oct 6 Even
363. Oct 7 Even
364. Low Odds
365. Low Evens
366. FourOctaves
367. Square
368. SquareChrs1
369. SquareChrs2
370. Sawtooth
371. Filter Saw
372. Sawstack
373. Dark Stack
374. Triangle
375. Ramp
376. Evens Only
377. Odds Gone
378. Fund Gone 1
379. Fund Gone 2
380. Moog Saw 1
381. Moog Saw 2
382. Moog Saw 3
383. Moog Saw 4
384. Moog Sqr 1
385. Moog Sqr 2
386. Moog Sqr 3
387. Moog Sqr 4
388. Moog Sqr 5
389. Moog Sqr 6
390. Moog Rect 1
391. Moog Rect 2
392. Moog Rect 3
393. Moog Rect 4
394. Moog Rect 5
395. Moog Pulse1
396. Moog Pulse2
397. Moog Pulse3
398. Moog Pulse4
399. Moog Pulse5
400. Ob Wave 1
401. Ob Wave 2
402. Ob Wave 3
403. Ob Wave 4
404. Ob Wave 5
405. ARP 2600 1
406. ARP 2600 2
407. ARP 2600 3
408. B3 Wave 1
409. B3 Chrs 1
410. B3 Wave 2
411. B3 Chrs 2
412. B3 Wave 3
413. B3 Wave 4
414. B3 Wave 5
415. B3 Wave 6
416. ARPClarinet
417. ARP Bassoon
418. Synth Cyc 1
419. Synth Cyc 2
420. Synth Cyc 3
421. Synth Cyc 4
422. Bite Cyc
423. Buzzy Cyc
424. Metlphone 1
425. Metlphone 2
426. Metlphone 3
427. Metlphone 4
428. Duck Cyc 1
429. Duck Cyc 2
430. Duck Cyc 3
431. Wind Cyc 1
432. Wind Cyc 2
433. Wind Cyc 3
434. Wind Cyc 4
435. Organ Cyc 1
436. Organ Cyc 2
437. Vio Essence
438. Buzzoon
439. Brassy Wave
440. Reedy Buzz
441. Growl Wave
442. HarpsiWave
443. Fuzzy Gruzz
444. Power 5ths
445. Ice Bell
446. IceBellChrs
447. Bronze Age
448. Iron Plate
449. Aluminum
450. Lead Beam
451. SteelXtract
452. WinterGlass
453. Town Bell
454. Orch Bells
455. Tubular SE
456. Soft Bell
457. Swirly
458. Tack Attack
459. ShimmerWave
460. Mild Tone
461. Ah Wave
462. Vocal Wave
463. Fuzzy Clav
464. Electrhode
465. Whine
466. Glass Chrs1
467. Glass Chrs2
468. Bell Chorus
469. FM ToneChrs
470. Oooohgan

 

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E-MU UltraProteus Operation Manual Rev. A
E-MU UltraProteus Factory User Presets

Factory Reset & Diagnostics

This procedure destroys any presets stored in RAM.

1. Hold both Cursor (< >) 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 Home/Enter button.
4. Press Home/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.