Since August 2008, E-MU is offering Proteus VX as a free download. All you have to do is to subscribe their newsletter (i needed 10 secs) and you can download Proteus from E-MU website. Yes, Proteus VX is definitely worthy plugin 🙂
Yep, that’s right! As we release and launch E-MU’s next generation Emulator X3 Streaming Sampling Synthesizer software, E-MU celebrates and is pleased to announce that we will be providing the full version of our Proteus VX Software Sound Module software which includes the enhanced v2.0.1 Proteus X Composer Bank. (a special E-MU tweaked version of the Composer bank) that can be used in all versions of our Proteus X or Emulator X software. Proteus VX is not copy protected or card locked like other versions of our instrument and sampling software, and can be used either as a VSTi or in stand alone mode.
The included bank comes with over 1000 presets covering an immense range of sounds. In addition, Proteus VX can load any sounds from the Emulator X library, as long as they can be loaded into system RAM (Sample-streaming not supported on Proteus VX).
ps. Digital Sound Factory has some free Emu X libraries – here’s the mp3 preview 🙂