E-mu Proteus/1 Editor and Librarian

Patch Base has the best E-mu Proteus/1 editor and librarian available for Mac and iPad. Edit any parameter, organize patches, create random patches, and more.

The E-mu Proteus/1 is a rompler/synth first released in 1989. Each voice consists of two "instruments" (samples) that can each be detuned and enveloped independently, along with a wide range of modulation capabilities. Presets can be linked to make larger sounds, and the built-in chorus gives additional width and depth to your voices. The Proteus also allows full microtuning of every key independently, for the adventurous. Patch Base gives you easy editing of every preset parameter as well as control over all the other controls of the Proteus, and includes a Bank Editor to back up and organize your sounds.

Preset (Voice) Editor

Patch Base gives you quick, direct access to all of the parameters for the Proteus/1 on one screen:

  • Edit both instruments, all of the real-time modulations, key/velocity routings, LFOs, and Chorus in real-time
  • Copy and paste envelopes for easy editing
  • Get a bird's-eye view of the whole structure of a Proteus preset
  • Save Preset, Tuning, and Program Map data to files on your iPad or Mac

Bank Editor

Edit and organize the 64 Presets stored in your Proteus' User memory. Patch Base gives you direct access to the bank, so you can organize patches and back them up to files on your device.

Patch Librarian

  • Save your patches and banks as files on your iPad or Mac: Patch Base saves files as sysex that can be sent to your synth by Patch Base or any general-purpose sysex transfer app.
  • Organize your sounds: Create folders to organize your patches and banks.
  • iCloud integration: Optionally use iCloud to make your patch files accessible on any iCloud-connected device, and to automatically sync files between Patch Base on Mac and iPad.
  • Import sysex files: Import existing patch and bank sysex files to Patch Base. On Mac, simply drop your files into the Patch Base browser. On iPad, easily import using iCloud or the Files app.

Download Patch Base for iPad free in the App Store.

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