The Proteus 1 was released in 1989 as the first synthesizer module that E-mu
Systems had ever produced. The sounds for the Proteus came directly from the
EIII library. The Proteus 1 Reason Refill includes pianos, organs, strings,
horns, guitars, basses and drums. The sound is laid back, yet very effective
in the popular music mix. When introduced, the demand for Proteus was so
great; E-mu Systems could not produce enough of these modules. The Proteus was
a massive hit that started the revolution of sound playback modules.
The Proteus 2 was released in 1990 at Summer NAMM in Chicago. It was the first
time high quality orchestral samples could be bought in a sub $2000 module.
Previously an expensive sampler was needed. The Proteus 2 sounds include a
wide range of strings, brass, wind and orchestral percussion. The Proteus 2
sound is very distinctive and it has been used on lots of records in the early
1990’s. It still remains a cheap means of getting an Orchestra into your
The Proteus 3 was released in 1991, enabling musicians to access a tremendous
range of Ethnic instruments without the need for an expensive Emulator. The
Proteus 3 sounds include ney flutes, celtic harps, shofars, bagpipes , tablas,
tamburas, banjos and didjeridoos. These are good ethnic sounds that still
stand up today, and if you have an EII or even an EI, you may recognize the
Included in the ReFill are 384 Combinators and 384 NN-XT instruments.
File size: 39 Mb
Please note that this ReFill is only available as a downloadable ReFill and
only works with Reason version 4 or later.