A rackmount sound module
created by Emu
. This is, I believe, the fourth in the proteus
line, which included the original proteus
, released in 1989
, which I recall as focusing on pop
music; the proteus 2
which focused on orchestral music, and the proteus 3
which focued on world music. Since the Proteus 2000 was released around 1998, about nine years after the original Proteus, it featured a far superior set of samples
which now make the original Proteus
sounds seem pretty flat.
The Proteus is very similar to the Audio Production Studio, with the main differences being:
- It's a rackmount, not a card.
- It has more memory
- It doesn't use soundfonts, it uses some other proprietary Emu format.
I believe that a lot of Emu's other sound modules
out right now are based on the same technology, with just some different branding and a different set of pre-sets, but I'm not positive of that.