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The world's first fully programmable polyphonic synthesizer returns with this rerelease of the Prophet-5. The Prophet-5 Rev4 is Dave Smith's faithful recreation of the iconic analog poly synth. The result is a pure renewal of an analog classic. The Prophet-5 synth has the authentic, muscular sound of the original, with the roadworthiness of a state-of-the-art modern instrument.

Every Revision in One
This reintroduction embodies all three revisions of the legendary synth: the Rev1, Rev2, and Rev3. The Prophet-5 features genuine Curtis analog VCOs and filters, as used in the Prophet-5 Rev3. Elements of the Rev1 and Rev2 come out in the 2140 low-pass filters. Designed by Dave Rossum, the filters are the modern equivalent of the 2040 filters he designed in the original models. A Rev switch lets you choose between the two filter designs.

Authentic Sound
Faithful to the original, the Prophet-5 features five voices with two multi-waveform analog oscillators, resonant analog low-pass filters and amplifiers, and a filter and amplifier envelope per voice. Modulation is provided by a multi-waveshape LFO and Poly Mod. This ground-breaking modulation scheme allowed the filter envelope and oscillator B to be routed to a variety of destinations, including filter cutoff frequency, oscillator A frequency, and oscillator A pulse width.

The original 40 Prophet-5 factory sounds are also included for a full vintage experience.

Dial In Vintage Character
For even more authenticity, the Prophet-5 includes the Vintage knob. Use it to dial in as much old-school randomness as you’d like. The knob will loosen up the oscillators and envelopes, just like they were in the good old days. The Vintage Knob recreates the characteristics of various Prophet-5 models by varying the behavior of oscillators, envelopes, amplifiers, and other parameters. You can keep everything at a stable 4, as in the Prophet-5 Rev4. Or, dial in progressively more vintage character as you go all the way to 1. Here, you'll recreate the character of the Prophet-5 Rev1, the rarest and most temperamental of all Prophet-5s.

Adding a Modern Touch
When recreating the Prophet-5, Sequential took advantage of many modern enhancements. They added in velocity sensitivity and aftertouch to increase expressiveness. MIDI and USB connectivity give you more ways to connect. Control voltage and gate ins/outs let you connect modular synths and other gear.

The Prophet-5 is housed in a collector-worthy, premium steel and hand-oiled, sustainable black walnut heartwood body. A full, five-octave, semi-weighted Fatar keybed completes the look.
Sequential Prophet-5 5-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
Sequential Prophet-5 5-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
Sequential Prophet-5 5-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

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  • Two authentic CEM 3340 VCOs per voice
  • Simultaneously selectable wave shapes (Oscillator A: sawtooth, pulse; Oscillator B: sawtooth, triangle, pulse)
  • Pulse width per oscillator
  • Hard sync: oscillator 1 syncs to oscillator 2
  • Low frequency mode (oscillator 2)
  • Keyboard tracking on/off (oscillator 2)
  • Oscillator 1 amount
  • Oscillator 2 amount
  • White noise amount
Low-Pass Filter
  • Four-pole, resonant, low-pass filter per voice
  • Switchable between authentic versions of the Prophet-5 Rev1/2 filter and Prophet-5 Rev3 filter
  • Rev1/2 filter is a Dave Rossum-designed 2140, the modern equivalent of the original 2040 filter
  • Rev3 filter is a Doug Curtis-designed CEM 3320
  • Filter can be driven into self-oscillation with the Resonance control
  • Keyboard tracking: off, half, full
Filter Envelope
  • Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator
  • Velocity modulation of envelope amount
Amplifier Envelope
  • Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator
  • Velocity modulation of envelope amount
Low Frequency Oscillator
  • Three wave shapes: sawtooth, triangle, square (all can be engaged simultaneously)
  • Both Initial Amount and mod wheel control
  • Mod destinations: oscillator A frequency, oscillator B frequency, oscillator A and B pulse width, filter cutoff
Poly Mod
  • Sources: filter envelope and oscillator B
  • Destinations: oscillator A frequency, oscillator A pulse width, filter cutoff
  • Channel (mono) aftertouch 
  • Destinations: filter cutoff frequency, LFO amount
Performance Controls
  • Full-sized, semi-weighted, premium Fatar 5-octave keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
  • Mod wheel
  • Spring-loaded pitch wheel with selectable range per program (1 to 12 semitones up and down)
  • Polyphonic glide (portamento)
  • Unison (monophonic) mode with configurable voice count, from one to all five voices and key modes
  • Preset switch: when off, the front panel is live; what you see is what you hear
Patch Memory
  • 200 user and 200 factory programs in 5 banks of 40 programs each
  • Direct program access, including Prophet-5-style single-button access to the current set of 8 programs
  • IEC AC power inlet for internal power supply
  • Operates worldwide on voltages between 100 and 240 volts at 50 to 60 Hz
  • Prophet-5: 20 watts maximum power consumption

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  • Mono output: 1 x 1/4” phone jack
  • Headphone output: Stereo, 1/4” phone jack
  • MIDI: In/Out/Thru
  • USB Connectivity: Yes
  • Pedal: Low-pass filter cutoff expression pedal input, volume expression pedal input
  • Other: Sustain footswitch input
  • Dimensions: 37.5” L x 16.4 W x 4.9" H
  • Weight: 31 lbs
  • Construction: Steel with premium black walnut heartwood body and trim

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