E-mu Morpheus

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The Morpheus has its claim to fame with the ability to "morph" sounds creating unique, evolving and intricate sounds with superb digital clarity. The Morpheus uses Z-Plane synthesis and filters. These are 14-pole filters that model and interpolate resonant sound characteristics. In other words, you can morph between different sounds and vary the balance of the morph between these sounds. Go from analog drones that fade into high strings, for example.

The Morpheus is a digital rackmount synthesizer. It features complete 16-channel MIDI implementation that can control most parameters as well. The Morpheus is also easy and intuitive to operate. This plus a dual effects processor and up to six individual outputs make this a professional synth worthy of professional studio work. From film scores to textural ambiences, the Morpheus and its new Z-Plane technology will satisfy you. It is used by Orbital, Astral Projection, Hardfloor, LTJ Bukem and Fluke.

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17 Visitor comments
Resting Cell
October 17, 2011 @ 11:40 am
It's ok, if you want a nice woodsman flute or a digital "Yeow" formant sound. drums are weird and most of the pads are boring. Strings are good though. Most of the filters did not make a difference in the sound. Selling it at a loss because i paid 250 for mine. Moving on.
September 13, 2011 @ 11:57 pm
Michael: If you want an Ultraproteus article here, then write one. These articles are reader contributed. I am a mere hour away from obtaining an Ultraproteus, myself. If no one else writes one, I will, as well as for the Novation X-Station, Casio CT-101, Korg MicroX, and a few more unheralded heroes. I've a house full of unusual synths.
UltraProteus Info
December 18, 2010 @ 3:41 pm
UltraProteus Information here:


No info here on Vintage Synth yet :-(
Daniel Fletcher of D a z z - S y n t h
February 6, 2010 @ 9:55 am
Emu Morpheus, has bin used by Depche Mode on the album Ultra
January 19, 2010 @ 9:47 pm
Good demo @ http://www.synthmania.com/morpheus.htm
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  • The link above will take you to an eBay search for this synth to see active listings. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace or post a wanted classified.
  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 32 voices
  • Oscillators - 16-bit, 8 MB ROM samples (Expandable to 16MB), 18-bit output DACs
  • Synthesis - Digital, Z-Plane, Acoustic-Simulation
  • Filter - 32 14-Pole Interpolating Digital Filters employing 32-bit internal arithmetic; 198 programmed filter types
  • Effects - 2 effects processors
  • Keyboard - None
  • Memory - Patches: 384 (128 RAM, 128 ROM, 128 Card); Performances: 16 internal, 16 external card
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1993
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