Cakewalk E-MU Proteus 2000

  • £49
Proteus sounds for the rock composer.

Our Verdict

Worth considering if you're on a budget.


  • Lots of presets. Some useful ones too.


  • Some of the sounds are a bit dated.

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.