As with all other soft synths created by Arturia, Prophet-V 2.0 brings you replicas of its inspirations, the Prophet-5 and Prophet VS, both visually and sonically. Using the Prophet-V 2.0 virtual inst... Click To Read More About This Product
As with all other soft synths created by Arturia, Prophet-V 2.0 brings you replicas of its inspirations, the Prophet-5 and Prophet VS, both visually and sonically. Using the Prophet-V 2.0 virtual instrument will be second nature for the connoisseurs. However, if you are new to these synths, the only thing you will miss by not having the hardware versions is the workout from transporting them to the studio. Finally, since the Prophet-V 2.0 virutal synthesizer is designed with Arturia's TAE technology, you can be sure you will not be giving up any sound quality.
Prophet 5 Interface
The virtual emulation offered in the Prophet-V 2.0 is an exact replica of the original instrument and uses the same subtractive synthesis model. Subtractive synthesis refers to the filtering of sounds in a specific way in order to create harmonically rich waveforms and new timbres. Arturia's reproduction of subtractive synthesis with TAE guarantees the sound quality of the virtual instrument.
The Arturia Prophet-V 2.0 soft synth carries all of the original parameters, and the 40 original presets of the Prophet 5. The potentiometers or switches associated to these 54 parameters will permit you to create an infinite variety of sounds that were native to the original synthesizer.
In the Arturia Prophet 5 soft synth you will find:
¢Compatibility with the presets of the original synthesizer
¢2 analog oscillators (TAE technology)
¢1 white noise module
¢1 low-pass resonance filter
¢2 ADSR envelopes
¢Poly Mod section (which allows you to apply FM on oscillator A and on the filter)
Prophet VS Interface
The Prophet VS uses wave table or vector oscillators. In this type of synthesis, the oscillator waveforms are digitally stored in a table which the user can freely select, depending on the texture of the sound that is required. With the VS you can recreate that classic 80's wave table synthesis sound within your computer.
The virtual synthesizer gives you 96 digitally sampled waveform types at your fingertips. Use up to 4 oscillators simultaneously and mix them in real time by sweeping the joystick or the 5 point envelope. The Prophet VS brings you a unique sound that has the strength to stand on its own, but at the same time is complementary to that of the Prophet 5 soft synth.
In the Arturia Prophet VS you will find:
Compatibility with the presets of the original synthesizer
¢4 digital oscillators
¢1 4-point mixer with joystick
¢1 multi mode filter (LP, HP, BP, Notch)
¢1 panaoramic module
¢3 5-point envelopes
¢1 Modulation matrix
In Hybrid mode, Arturia has brought something extra special into this virtual instrument. One of the things that is so great about having a new synthesizer is the unexpected things that you can discover with it”those delightful moments in musical creation when you stumble upon a sound that you weren't looking for. Hybrid mode provides a combination of the Prophet 5 and Prophet VS stacked one on top of the other. Thus, an entirely new sound palette to mix and blend will be at your disposal: the analog subtractive synthesizer in the Prophet 5 and the digital wavetable or vector synthesizer of the Prophet VS.
A software synth made up of all the parameters of the two instruments PLUS:
¢1 audio connection matrix:
The audio matrix allows you to activate or to deactivate the audio module outputs of the two synthesizers (oscillators, filters, sound of the Prophet 5). You can connect the filters in a series for a unique mix of the two synthesizers or you can connect the filters in parallel for a fatter sound. This gives you a huge difference of sound between the two solutions.
¢1 modulation matrix switch for the two synthesizers:
The modulation matrix of the Prophet Hybrid allows you to add modulation inputs impossible to add with the Prophet 5 alone. The velocity, after touch, or the numerous other modulation sources presented on the VS that can now be used on the Prophet 5 soft synth.
Compatibility Notice: OS X 10.11 El Capitan (release date 9/30/15)
As with all major operating system updates, it is vital to check the compatibility of your hardware and software before upgrading your system. For new computer owners, it' highly advised to check with manufacturers on when they expect their products to be fully compatible with the latest operating system.
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This is a great analog synth. Well.. almost great. Here's why: The last update to this program was in the 2006-2008 timeframe. The MIDI mapping is completely worthless. I'm using an Oxygen49 and Prophet won't map. There are REALLY annoying clicking sounds when using oscillator 1. Where is the EQ? Oh right, there is none. When recording through a DAW (Logic Pro 9 for me..) you'll get extremely out of whack notes. You might get a nice soft lows, and as you go up the scale it gets LOUDER AND LOUDERRRRR! My compressor and limiter have been the only thing to cure the problem (which is hardly a "cure") This program operates on a DONGLE. You must have that USB key.. or else. P.S for those using Logic, if you had prophet open at any time in a project, and even bounced the track to audio so you don't have to keep prophet open, you will still get the message asking for the dongle. The cure for this is to actually remove the components for prophet from the system folder (I think its called VST) There are many other analog synths out there which are CHEAPER and have full capabilities with midi mapping, eq, and sound stability. Prophet is half-arsed and overpriced. I would strongly recommend buying a different one (preferably not Arturia, because they have horrible tech support and their products are so close to good.. but so far.) In short, it can get some good sounds but has some really big issues that need to be worked.. making the price for the program something I consider unreasonable and ridiculous.
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