www.DigitalSoundFactory.com has reissued the original E-MU Proteus sample content compatible with most software synthesizers. Founder Timothy Swartz is a 20-year veteran of E-MU Systems and producer of the original Proteus sound sets used in the hardware products. Using the original sample content these new instrument programs were perfectly matched and tuned to the original hardware products. The E-MU Proteus Pack consists of over 3,500 immediately useable, go-to sound programs, perfect for any style of music you can imagine.
Yes... I have the Proteus 2 (the orchestral model) as well as a Procussion (which was killer in its day) still sitting in my rack, unpowered, out of reverence. Since then my world has gone 'soft' so no new hardware is coming to displace them. Nostalgia holds sway.