VOICE a 16 bits core Motorola MC68020 manages up to 32 voices polyphony.
A basic sound patch is a combination of 2 samples "primary" + "secondary" - each with individual parameters:
oscillators crossfade osc1-> osc2 / osc2 -> osc2
- stereo panning position
- monophonic with portamento
- reverse sample play
- loop mode.
WAVETABLE the internal 16 MB ROM contains 484 PCM waves at 39 kHz / 16 bits resolution, most of these are from previous Emu Proteus machines.
The wavetable contains various kind of PCM including: drums, choir, strings, organ, moog bass, guitar, harmonics, piano, basic waveforms and ethno percussions.
MULTIMBRAL the 32 voics polyphony can be assigned to hypermode performance mode which manages 16 parts with individual settings:
- volume / panning
- keyboard zone
- velocity offset.
FILTER this section features 288 Z-PLANE pre-calculated filters: combinations of 20 comb EQ with variable bandwidth parameters. The fmaous filter Morphing function interpolates 2 selected filter models simply using the modulation wheel CC. Here's the Z-planes FULL LIST.
ENVELOPE 3 EGs:
- Primary amp : 4 segments +2 level times
- Secondary amp: 4 segments +2 level times
- AUX assignable: 4 segments +2 level times
Special function generator segments a curve into 8 parts and creates a special motion mode using 64 preset shapes (e.g: linear, exponential or random).
LFO up to 2 delayed modulators (shapes: triangle, sinewave, square, saw and random) and 4 destinations:
LFO to filter cutoff
LFO top anning image
LFO to volume
LFO to pitch tuning.
Modulators offer other special parameters such as depth and variance mode which is a natural strings instruments emulation, a kind of natural desynch prcess.
MATRIX matrix mod codes every parameters from one the another with many different path routing assignable to Midi CC# - these are really similar on the one found on the EMU samplers like ULTRA series.
||pitch OSC 1-2
|Midi control assignable ABCD
||volume OSC 1-2
||AUX EG amount
||AUX EG ADSR
|function generator 1
|function generator 2
||filter morph 1-2
|free run function generator
||function gen1 -2 amount
EFFECT there are 28 effects including: ring modulation, reverb, shimmer, phaser, delay, echo and fuzz.
128 ROM presets
128 RAM sounds
RAM card doubles
using PCMCIA SRAM cards.
BATTERY REPLACEMENT: RAM system works with a lithium battery model BR-2330, but it is possible to use more common BR-2325 model.
EDITOR softwares for the module:
- Midiquest ($$$, PC/Mac)
- Morphedit (freeware, PC) PIC
- Zeus (freeware, Atari ST) pic below
Morpheus or Ultraproteus? Some people prefer Morpheus for the more ambient-oriented waveforms, but Ultraproteus is more powerful including more z-filters and a bigger wavetable.
VST PLUGIN / SAMPLED VERSION there are some free and commercial samples set:
sample set 65Mb
|| Creative/EMU Emulator X3
a sampler with Zfilters.
Closest plugin available