Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 6 Sequential Analog Synthesizer OLD  

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The Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 was a groundbreaking synthesizer that helped shaped the direction of many creative musicians. This faithful replication of the best of the Prophet-5 along with studio... Read More

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Overview

The Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 was a groundbreaking synthesizer that helped shaped the direction of many creative musicians. This faithful replication of the best of the Prophet-5 along with studio-quality effect, sa polyphonic step sequencer, an arpeggiator, and more. The result is pure, unadulterated analog tone with the stability and reliability of a state-of-the-art modern synth.

Classic Tone, Classic Vibe
Central to the warm, punchy sound of the Prophet-6 are its two newly-designed, discrete voltage-controlled oscillators (plus sub-oscillator) per voice. Continuously variable waveshapes provide the tonal palette with triangle, sawtooth, and variable-width pulse waves. There are two discrete filters per voice”a four-pole, resonant, low-pass inspired by the original Prophet-5 filter, and a two-pole, resonant, high-pass filter. Voltage-controlled amplifiers complete the all-analog signal path.

Dual Effects
The dual effects section provides studio-quality reverbs, delays (standard and BBD), chorus and phase shifter. While the effects themselves are digital, with 24-bit, 48 kHz resolution, a true bypass maintains a full analog signal path. There' also an independent stereo distortion effect, which is 100% analog.

Poly Mod and Poly Step Sequencing
Also present from its classic predecessor is a Poly Mod section, with enhancements. True to the original, modulation sources are filter envelope and oscillator 2 (both with bi-polar control). Destinations include oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 1 shape, oscillator 1 pulse width, low-pass filter cutoff, and high-pass filter cutoff. Another welcome reprise is Unison mode, which features configurable voice count (1-6 voices) and key modes. The polyphonic step sequencer allows up to 64 steps and up to 6 notes per step. You can create sequences polyphonically, with rests, and sync to an external MIDI clock. The full-featured arpeggiator can be synced to external MIDI clock as well.

Easy to Program
The knob-per-function front panel offers instant access to virtually all Prophet-6 functions. Included are 500 permanent factory programs in 10 banks of 100 programs. In addition to these, you can create and save up to 500 user programs of your own. Toggling off the Preset button enables live panel mode, in which the sound of the Prophet-6 switches to the current settings of its knobs and switches. In this state, what you see is what you hear.

Easy to Play
All of this awe-inspiring sound is packed into a four octave, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch that' an ideal combination portability and power for the project studio or the gigging musician.

Features
  • Thrilling vintage synth tones
  • Contemporary-sounding effects
  • Two discrete filters per voice
  • Onboard sequencer
  • Reliable and stable
Specifications
  • OSCILLATORS
    Two newly designed, discrete VCOs per voice
    Continuously variable wave shape (triangle, sawtooth, pulse, square) per oscillator
    Pulse width per oscillator
    Hard sync: oscillator 1 syncs to oscillator 2
    Triangle sub-octave generator (oscillator 1) per voice
    Low frequency mode (oscillator 2)
    Keyboard tracking on/off (oscillator 2)
    Oscillator slop amount for increased tuning instability, from subtle to extreme
    MIXER
    Oscillator 1 amount
    Oscillator 1 sub-octave amount
    Oscillator 2 amount
    White noise amount
    HIGH-PASS FILTER
    Two-pole, resonant, high-pass filter per voice
    Bi-polar filter envelope amount
    Velocity modulation of envelope amount
    Keyboard tracking: off, half, full
    LOW-PASS FILTER
    Four-pole, resonant, low-pass filter per voice, inspired by the original Prophet 5 filter
    Filter can be driven into self-oscillation with the Resonance control
    Bi-polar filter envelope amount
    Velocity modulation of envelope amount
    Keyboard tracking: off, half, full
    FILTER ENVELOPE
    Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator
    AMPLIFIER ENVELOPE
    Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator
    Velocity modulation of envelope amount
    LOW FREQUENCY OSCILLATOR
    Five wave shapes: triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square, and random (sample and hold)
    Clock sync (internal or external MIDI clock)
    Initial amount
    Mod destinations: oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 2 frequency, oscillator 1 and 2 pulse width, low-pass filter cutoff, high-pass filter cutoff
    POLY MOD
    Sources: filter envelope (bi-polar) and oscillator 2 (bi-polar)
    Destinations: oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 1 shape, oscillator 1 pulse width, low-pass filter cutoff, high-pass filter cutoff
    AFTERTOUCH
    Source: channel (mono) aftertouch with bi-polar amount
    Destinations: oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 2 frequency, LFO amount, amplifier envelope amount, low-pass filter envelope amount, high-pass filter envelope amount
    CLOCK
    Master clock with tap tempo
    BPM control and display
    MIDI clock sync
    ARPEGGIATOR
    Selectable note value: 16th note, 8th note triplet, 8th note, dotted 8th note, quarter note
    One, two, or three octave range
    Up, down, up/down, random, and assign modes
    SEQUENCER
    Polyphonic step sequencer with up to 64 steps and rests
    EFFECTS
    Stereo analog distortion
    Dual, 24-bit, 48 kHz digital effects, including: reverb (room, hall, plate, spring), delay (full bandwidth digital delay and emulated bucket brigade and tape delays), chorus, and phase shifter
    Delay sync
    True bypass maintains fully analog signal path when digital effects are off
    PERFORMANCE CONTROLS
    Full-sized, semi-weighted, 4-octave keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
    Backlit pitch and mod wheels
    Spring-loaded pitch wheel with selectable range per program (1 to 12 semitones up and down)
    Transpose controls for an 8-octave range
    Hold switch latches held notes on
    Polyphonic glide (portamento)
    Unison (monophonic) mode with configurable voice count, from one to all six voices, and key modes
    Preset switch: when off, the front panel is live; what you see is what you hear
    PATCH MEMORY
    500 user and 500 factory programs in 10 banks of 100 programs each
    Direct program access, including Prophet 5-style single-button access to the current set of 10 programs
    IN/OUT
    Left/mono and right audio outputs (2 x 1/4 phone jack)
    Headphone output (stereo, 1/4 phone jack)
    MIDI in, out, and thru ports
    USB for bidirectional MIDI communication
    Low-pass filter cutoff expression pedal input
    Volume expression pedal input
    Sustain footswitch input
    Sequencer start/stop footswitch input
    POWER
    IEC AC power inlet for internal power supply
    Operates worldwide on voltages between 100 and 240 volts at 50 to 60 Hz; 30 watts maximum power consumption
    PHYSICAL SPECS
    32 L x 12.7 W x 4.6³ H (81.3 cm x 32.3 cm x 11.7 cm)
    20.0 lbs (9.5 kg)
    Walnut end panels and trim
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