Proteus VX is a free sound module plugin by E-MU that offers a large collection of presets from the Proteus 2000 MIDI sound module and the Emulator X library. It can be used as a VST plugin or in stand-alone mode, and it supports 24-bit/192kHz audio playback, 16 continuous controllers for each preset, 54 different filter types, and built-in effects. In this article, we will show you how to install and use Proteus VX on Windows 10.
Step 1: Download Proteus VX
You can download Proteus VX for free from the official website of Creative, the parent company of E-MU. The download link is here. The file size is about 68 MB and it includes the v2.01 Proteus X Composer bank with over 1000 presets. Note that Proteus VX is only officially tested and supported for Windows XP, but it will work for most users under Windows Vista and Windows 10.
After downloading the file, unzip it and run the setup.exe file. Follow the instructions on the screen to install Proteus VX on your computer. You will need to choose a destination folder for the plugin and the sound bank files. You will also need to select whether you want to install Proteus VX as a VST plugin or a stand-alone application, or both. If you choose to install it as a VST plugin, you will need to specify the folder where your VST host application can find it.
Step 3: Use Proteus VX
If you installed Proteus VX as a stand-alone application, you can launch it from the Start menu or the desktop shortcut. If you installed it as a VST plugin, you can load it from your VST host application such as Cubase, FL Studio, Reaper, etc. Once Proteus VX is running, you can browse and select presets from the drop-down menu at the top left corner of the interface. You can also drag and drop presets from the list on the left side of the interface. You can use the internal keyboard at the bottom of the interface to play notes, or use an external MIDI keyboard or controller. You can adjust various parameters of each preset using the 16 knobs on the right side of the interface, which correspond to different MIDI CC controls. You can also access more settings and options by clicking on the buttons on the toolbar at the top of the interface.
Proteus VX is a powerful and versatile sound module plugin that offers a huge range of sounds for various genres and styles of music. It is easy to install and use on Windows 10, and it is free to download. If you are looking for a simple and effective way to add some quality sounds to your music production, you should definitely give Proteus VX a try.
How to Load and Save Custom Banks in Proteus VX
One of the advantages of Proteus VX is that it can load any sounds from the Emulator X library, as long as they can be loaded into system RAM. This means that you can expand your sonic palette by using custom banks created by other users or yourself. To load a custom bank in Proteus VX, you need to follow these steps:
Click on the Load button on the toolbar at the top of the interface.
Browse and select the bank file (.exb) that you want to load. You can find many free custom banks online, such as this one.
Wait for the bank to load. Depending on the size of the bank and your system performance, this may take some time.
Once the bank is loaded, you can select presets from it using the drop-down menu or the list on the left side of the interface.
To save a custom bank in Proteus VX, you need to follow these steps:
Click on the Save button on the toolbar at the top of the interface.
Choose a name and a location for your bank file (.exb).
Wait for the bank to save. Depending on the size of the bank and your system performance, this may take some time.
Once the bank is saved, you can load it again later or share it with other users.
How to Use Effects in Proteus VX
Proteus VX has a built-in 32-bit floating-point effects processor with 23 effects algorithms. You can use these effects to enhance or transform your sounds in various ways. To use effects in Proteus VX, you need to follow these steps:
Click on the FX button on the toolbar at the top of the interface.
Select an effect algorithm from the drop-down menu at the top left corner of the effects window. You can choose from reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, phaser, distortion, EQ, and more.
Adjust the parameters of the selected effect using the knobs and sliders on the right side of the effects window. You can also use MIDI CC controls to automate these parameters.
Adjust the dry/wet mix and output level of the effect using the knobs at the bottom of the effects window.
Click on the Bypass button to turn on or off the effect.
You can use up to four effects per preset in Proteus VX. To do so, you need to click on the FX1, FX2, FX3, or FX4 buttons on the toolbar at the top of the interface. You can then select and adjust different effects for each slot. You can also change the routing of the effects using the buttons at the bottom left corner of the effects window. You can choose from serial or parallel routing modes. 06063cd7f5