The Proteus 2000 is an expandable rompler that was very successful and spawned an entire line of rackmount synthesizers, keyboards, and grooveboxes based on its interchangeable ROM design.
It can fit up to four E-Mu expansion ROMs for a total of 128MB of sounds. It ships with the Composer ROM installed.
Other members of the Proteus 2000 family are the B-3, Mo' Phatt, Orbit 3, Planet Earth, Proteus 1000, Proteus 2500, Turbo Phatt, Vintage Pro, Virtuoso 2000, and XL-1. There are also keyboard versions, the MK-6, PK-6, XK-6, and Halo and sequencer versions - the MP-7, PX-7, and XL-7 command stations.
The Proteus series was later implemented in software as the Proteus VX for Windows XP.
Year Released: 1999
Polyphony: 128 notes
Multitimbral: 32 parts
Preset Patches: 512
ROM: 32MB at 16-bit, 44.1 kHz (expandable to 128MB)
Power Consumption: 15 watts
Dimensions: 19 in. x 8.5 in. x 1.75 in.
Weight: 3.1 kg
This is a 1-space rack unit.
E-MU Systems Proteus 2000 ($185)
E-MU Systems Proteus 2000 ($200)
Emu Audity 2000 ($169)