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Emu Ultraproteus

 

 

 

emu morpheus
info Country: USA
Weight: 3 kg
Dimensions: n/a
audio demo trend price : 200€
manual factory patch demo video comments
Emu Ultraproteus (1994)



An updated EMU Morpheus version with different wavetable and filter table.

A one of kind module able to create and morph motion textures with evolving pads.

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info RACKMOUNT 1 rack height unit.
The main panel features a 16 x 2 lines display, 8 buttons and a data encoder.

Back panel terminal connectors:
- Midi interface
- main out
- 2 assignable AUX

Front panel terminal connectors:
- headphones out
- data card slot.



editVOICE 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
- keyrange
- pitch tune
- monophonic with portamento
- reverse sample play
- loop mode.


wavetable

 


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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.


wavetable


playmodes MULTIMBRAL
the 32 voics polyphony can be assigned to hypermode performance mode which manages 16 parts with individual settings:
- volume / panning
- transpose
- keyboard zone
- velocity offset.


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filter 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.

 

morph3

 

adsr 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).


morph3

 


lfo 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.


morph3

 


adsr 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.

SOURCES: DESTINATIONS:
pitch wheel pitch OSC 1-2
Midi control assignable ABCD volume OSC 1-2
mono pressure ADSR osc1-2
polyphonic pressure crossfade
LFO1 LFO1-2 amount/rate
LFO2 AUX EG amount
AUX EG AUX EG ADSR
function generator 1 portamento OSC1-2
function generator 2 filter morph 1-2
free run function generator pan 1-2
  function gen1 -2 amount

 

fx EFFECT there are 28 effects including: ring modulation, reverb, shimmer, phaser, delay, echo and fuzz.


edit MEMORY:
- 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.



ultraproteus battery



edit EDITOR softwares for the module:
- Midiquest ($$$, PC/Mac)
- Morphedit (freeware, PC) PIC
- Zeus (freeware, Atari ST) pic below

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effet 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.

morpheus and ultraproteus !

 

effet VST PLUGIN / SAMPLED VERSION there are some free and commercial samples set:

  name price demo
free morpheus samples Rhythm lab free
sample set 65Mb
n/a
audio oddy Creative/EMU Emulator X3 Commercial VST
a sampler with Zfilters.
Closest plugin available
emulator X3

 

 

demoAUDIO DEMO


demo a whole track only with Ultraproteus
demo noise Z-sequence
demo pads
demo bass
demo filter with drums
demo glitch effect
demo we just have a few demo. Want to send yours? UPLOAD

video VIDEO CLIP SELECTION

E-mu Ultra Proteus 100% sound demo
E-mu Ultra Proteus my clip

Company: E-MU
Model: Ultraproteus
Class
: module
Dates: 1994
Price: 200€
Synthesis: PCM rompler
Resolution: 16 bits
Sampling Rate: 39 kHz
Oscillator: 2
Polyphony: 32 voices
Multitimbric: 16 parts
Filter: 288 Zplanes
LFO: 2
Demo: 6

 

manual
MANUAL


factory
factory PATCH SET


reset

ULTRAPROTEUS Reset Procedure

Hold both cursor keys held down to access diagnostic mode while powering on. Only initialise and reboot from the diagnostics page.

 


factory
-more demo
- free samples
- service manual

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Dates: 1994
Price: 200€
Synthesis: PCM rompler
Resolution: 16 bits
Sampling Rate: 39 kHz
Oscillator: 2
Polyphony: 32 voices
Multitimbric: 16 parts
Filter: 288 Zplanes
LFO: 2


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REVIEW "A lot of interesting functions and one of a kind filters. Recommended: yes, but patience is required with that limited interface."

manual manual
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- textures
- edit
   
   


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Emu morpheus 3 out of 5 based on 26 ratings. price €150