Back in the glory days of music hardware, E-mu created some of the most memorable sound modules around. The highly colourful and incredible-sounding range included the Proteus 2000, Mo" Phatt, Xtreme Lead and Planet Earth. Now the sounds from these mighty modules are available for the first time without needing any hardware! Six expansion packs are available and all you need to run them is a copy of Cakewalk"s stunning Dimension software (Cakewalk are even making the LE version available as a free download!).
The packs have been meticulously crafted using the actual sound sets found in the legendary hardware units. There is a combined total over 3,500 immediately useable, ready-to-go programs, and when combined with the infinite synthesis capabilities of Dimension Pro, they provide the perfect springboard for custom sonic creations. The six packs start with Mo" Phatt which has the sounds from the original hip-hop hardware module used on countless rap and R&B creations. Proteus 2000 has a vast array of sounds ideally suited to composers who need to make music for a wide variety of projects. Xtreme Lead-1 contains killer synth sounds ready to tear through your mix and is ideal for dance and electronica. Virtuoso 2000 is packed with world-class orchestra sounds: from woodwind to brass and percussion. PX-7 offers eight superbly recorded drum kits and percussion ensembles ideal for a large range of styles and genres. Finally Planet Earth replicates the world sounds found in the extraordinary module of the same name - a truly inspirational package.
Since this is the first time these authentic Proteus sounds are available in software form (not requiring E-MU hardware or interface for the first time), Cakewalk is offering a free download of Dimension LE for Mac (AU", RTAS®, VSTi") and Windows (DXi (32-bit & x64), RTAS, VSTi), simply by registering any module after purchase. This provides users of popular Mac and PC hosts including Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer, and Live with an opportunity to experience the pristine sound quality, sought-after sounds and, advanced synthesis capabilities only found in Dimension.
Each Digital Sound Factory E-MU Proteus Sound Module contains over 500 patches. Additionally, all customers receive an additional 500 patches upon registering any sound module. The modules will retail for £49 each (79 Euros) or £179 (259 Euros) for all six.
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