Cakewalk E-MU Proteus 2000

Brimming with the sounds of the classic EMU sound module of the same name, Proteus 2000 is absolutely stuffed with over 1000 workstation-style patches that sound almost as fresh today as they did in the 90s.

Although many of the patches suffer in comparison to their modern equivalents, there's still a huge amount of useful material packed away in this cheap and cheerful collection.

Highlights include some great drum kits, strings, wind instruments and keyboard sounds. Worth considering for value-conscious sound connoisseurs.

MusicRadar Rating

4 / 5 stars
Pros

Lots of presets. Some useful ones too.

Cons

Some of the sounds are a bit dated.

Verdict

Worth considering if you're on a budget.

Features

• Over 500 patches

Description

Cakewalk PROTEUS 2000 includes the E-MU Sample Content from the Proteus 2000. It also includes Cakewalk Dimension LE Sample-Player Software, which can be used with VST, Audio Units, DXI and RTAS, for PC and MAC. The library is also compatible with Cakewalk Dimension Pro Software. Proteus 2000 has a vast array of sounds ideally suited to composers who need to make music for a wide variety of projects.

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