E-MU Proteus 2000
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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 6 reviews )
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chakhal's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU Proteus 2000
Full of sounds that hurt.


The basic setup is simple, using mostly left / right buttons and scroll wheel. It's a style.
I did not go very deep even though I have for a long time. The manual does not seem so useful menus are detailed.


The setting is uncomfortable but we feel that the input machine is capable of anything (with the patience to adjust effect parameters 12). The tears in his style fat synthesis. I mean, that pianos are ridiculous example.


I use it occasionally for some years. I love her inimitable warm and fat sound but I really regret its setting in the old. Ultimately, its a killer on a machine not practical to use.

dogfacedgremelin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" It's heavy (the EMU What!)"

E-MU Proteus 2000
Expander that provides variation of its instruments has the infinite.
Controllable via midi and has memories of scenes. two midi channels (2 * 16) 6 audio output and digital.
They just add their own instruments / Samples modules in Flash (so hard to find)


Simple, robust machine (Apart from the Data wheel capricious but as the beast is controllable via midi ... well we are in).
For his edition of it is infinite and it is EMU Gros BIG SOUND!


Very good sounds that fit more than one style of music.
C'st Gros Its the American way, a slew of effects and filters.
"Like" this bike like crazy (it replaced the gear).


I have several boxes to test the sound, but it's one of my favorites.
In secondhand is that of happiness.
A good remake yes without hesitation

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU Proteus 2000
What type of keyboard (synth, piano ...)? How many octaves? Rack

What connection (Audio, MIDI pedals ...)? Audio, midi

Via a utility Mac / PC?


The general configuration is simple? Very simple

Editing sounds and effects is easy?
Very simple

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
I got it in French so no problem unlike those who had the German version.


The sounds they are suitable to your style of music? Yes, the bank is its very broad. All sounds are not perfect but most of the sounds are a must (Like the little guitar riffs) which are reproduced to perfection. 
Are they realistic? Some yes! Tip: excellent guitar riff but especially the most beautiful of all are the rhodes synth sounds and piano sounds and some electro sounds! 
The effects are they effective and appropriate? Yes, the sounds are already well balanced so you do not need to do much tweaking
The expression is good? (Response to velocity, aftertouch)? Excellent 
What are the sounds you prefer, you hate? ...+++ Rhodes riff guitar, piano, fx --- real string section (too machine)


For how long have you been using it? since 2002 
What thing do you like most/least about it? Ease of use, no bug and I could not do without some of the sounds that I have yet to find in any machine 
Did you try many other models before getting this one? Yes 
What is your opinion about the value for the price? Normal 
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...

Cimerian's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU Proteus 2000
- MODEL rack or "rack"?

- How many sounds?
User RAM bank 1 + 1 = 1024 ROM bank deal if I'm wrong! 3 + ROM board

- Effects?
44-channel A - channel B on 32

- Styles?
Phat - Trip hop - Hip hop - R'n'B - Electro.

- Via a utility ditables Mac / PC?
Yes = E-magic - Soundquest


- Connect (Audio, MIDI ,...)?
Audio Master = 1 - 2 Sub = 6 mono outputs or 3 Stro. Jack 6.35
1 S / PDIF
Midi 1 = IN - 2 OUT = 32 channels


- Configuration gnrale is it simple?

- The edition of sounds and effects is it easy?
Select big wheel.
1 knob volume.
4 of controllers in real time.
3 selection buttons
A hearing of the preset
2 to save
2 sliders control.

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
I know very little about German! (Products purchased in Germania)


- The sounds they agree your style of music?
Trs well for the style above dcris
The "Phat" is powerful

- Are they ralistes?
Yes except Strings acoustic (it's not for a)
Do not want a drum kit in a barchime!

-The expression is good? (Raction VLOC the aftertouch)?
Grandiosa - E-mu!

- What are the sounds you prfrez, you dtest? ...
+ = All electro
- = Audio


- How long have you use it?
2 years ago

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
+ Filters = evil
- = Assignment and control of effects

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
I have a few boxes dja sounds! check out my profile ...

- How do you report qualitprix?
Today? some lev!
but the E-mu, and then there's the sound, without having to tamper with ....

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
Finally a sound module with filters D-+ Z-plane poles that holds up ...
Sounds by the thousands, and good
BPM function to quantify the samples
Flash ROM to save on bank programmable
2x16 midi channels, possibility to route patches in SERIES as in the good old analog synth, Emulator ... dj 30 years ago.
But without the beautiful little jack colors so dear our memory ...
(AKS) (APR 2600) (MS 20) and for those who had the means, Modular ....

O you your .... If There's More ...

Mister Moog Tribute ... and others ....

Returning our sheep ...

Et .... Slots for Cards Sample quality .... Not given elsewhere, but the sound ...
"Rob Papen going well for techno, Siedllaczek Peter's for the classic the rub, the price ...
The controllers are assignable, and controllable in real time ... 12 in total + the basics

And all with a clear manual? ,
in fact I would say no if you in PDF format and in French, or a photocopy,
for mine comes from abroad and I dCode evil Gothic ... Thank you -

I go UPTURNED .. By the way for the pianos, they are well trs, Rhodes, Dx, and Tx, not to mention the Dyno
and even the acoustic pianos ... 32 MB for the original embedded
"Was the fact" (possiblilit 128 MB!)

A good "instrument", the sound without anything else ...
I am satisfied with the product.

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
Definitely. Mr Pernod

A + and good shopping ...

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5 years later .......

I rom the full range of E-mu, and I must be one of the few users possder in France!

I invested in other machines much more powerful since then, but still Fidler E-mu, I keep them all;

It's the sound Amricain very powerful and always for the Prod NEWS Electro and RnB, I recommend anyone wanting to enter this crneau, this type of machine, there will always be a Rom suits you!

Few of my projects I dlaisse o the benefit of Reason, orient more acoustic instruments.

Good News musical anne!

urbanstudio's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU Proteus 2000
-Polyphony: 128
-Presets: 512 RAM - ROM 1024
-Layers: 4
Sound Memory: 32 MB (expandable to 128 MB)
-Internal Expansion Slots: 3 Additional
-Effects Engine: 24-bit internal processing
-Outputs: Analog 6: 1 digital S / PDIF (AES Pro compatible)
-MIDI: IN x 2, x 2 Through, Out


Navigation is simple.
We quickly found the sound that one seeks.
I never opened the manual.
There is no SPDIF input impossible to enslave its digital channel is a real shame ..


Trs sound electro / Soul
Ideal for Hip-hop prods / Rn'B
If you are looking for acoustic sounds ralistes go your way ...
on the other hand regarding electro synth / rhodes / Klav / Analog bass ....
it is a marvel especially in relation to its rating OCCAZ!
And it ensures quality of EMU.


I use it for 4 years. I had it bought for the scene as gneraliste expander .... blah blah ... too typical!
He finished in the studio on all the time that I miss the sound of a keyboard on a prod Hip-Hop/Rn 'b and electronica, it gives me.
With the experience I remake that choice without hsiter!

Almanyak's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU Proteus 2000
I went to good starts because I see that there are not many people at the gate.

When I heard the sound ca Emu was the real slap!
My ear has radically mutated. Since the force-fed synth effects as a cache misery or eternal banks GM coated so that we refile Roland. It's good!
It is on there is always better. But as much versatility and character, I say frankly hat.

Polyphony huge!
X 12-volume facade.
Bon View detailed tech specs for ...


The config is pretty well fucked I think.
This is my first Emu, I am not a math student, yet I never lost.
If you want to edit the sound with layers and everything ... Not the good I say.
But there are already enough to do with the 32 MB that modulate the sheet has already
The screen would have deserved a little more room on it. I put 8 to ca.
I believe that there is a PC editor ... cf Forum


I find it sounds very musical as a whole.
Again it is on, not all!
But brands that you meet a 100% you know you lot?
Even though I have not the leaves of a sound engineer, to be honest it holds the road very well, and even more widely.
With 3 free slots can expand its range of sounds at a reasonable cost when a single 1U rack like the ROM can be inflated up to 128 MB!
What not see it coming?


It's been a little less than a year since I have, and unfortunately did not have time to use it further. I play regularly and is a constant pleasure. I tried a lot of other racks / brands. The one most closely matches what I was looking, bass, pianos, synths, drums, everything! I've still added VINTAGE cards and PHATT, and it is not tomorrow that I part with it. I paid 370 Eur Standard version, with the deal. A piece 130/160Eur these additional ROMS are a great help in the style that we approach. But even alone it is an excellent general strongly featured.
Signed in Emu, and for a long time!
And that's without regret!