VOICE a 16 bits core Motorola MC68020 manages 32 voices polyphony - relative DACS are 6 x AD186N by Analog Devices.
A basic sound patch is a combination of 2 samples called "primary" and "secondary" - each with individual parameters:
- stereo panning
- monophonic with portamento
- reverse sample play
- loop mode
oscillators crossfade osc1-> osc2 / osc2 -> osc2.
WAVETABLE is a 8 MB ROM contains 242 PCM waves at 39 kHz / 16 bits.
The Morpheus wavetable contains various kind of PCM including:
||basic (e.g square)
MULTIMBRAL the hypermode manages 16 parts with individual settings:
- volume / panning
- keyboard zone
- velocity offset.
FILTER there are 197 pre-calculated filters (Z-PLANE) combinations of 20 comb EQ with variable bandwidth parameters. Special Morphing Function interpolates 3 parameters of 2 selected filter models simply using the modulation wheel. 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 in 8 parts and creates a special motion mode using 64 preset shapes (linear, exponential or random).
LFO 2 digital modulators and 4 destinations:
- LFO to
LFO to stereo panning image
LFO to volume
LFO to sample pitch.
Modulators offer various parameters such as depth, delay, variance mode (natural strings instruments emulation) and 5 different shapes (triangle, sinusoidal, square, saw and random).
EFFECT there are 28 effects including: ring modulation, reverb, shimmer, phaser, delay, echo and fuzz.
MATRIX matrix mod codes every parameters from one the another with many different path routing assignable to Midi CC#, Emu knows the job ! 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
128 ROM presets
128 RAM sounds
RAM card doubles
using PCMCIA SRAM cards.
Battery replacement: model BR-2330, but I managed to use more common BR-2325 model.
EDIT softwares for the module:
- Midiquest ($$$, PC/Mac) PIC
- Galaxy editor (old mac)
- Zeus (freeware, Atari ST) PIC
- Morphedit (freeware,old PC)
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