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Introducing the Sequential Prophet-6


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The Prophet-6 by Sequential is Dave Smith's tribute to the iconic Prophet-5 polysynth. However, the Prophet-6 is not just a reissue, but instead incorporates modern enhancements to the classic analog signal path. With true voltage-controlled oscillators, filters and amplifiers, the Prophet-6 produces a warm, punchy sound with continuously variable waveshapes for a wide tonal palette. There are also two resonant filters, a 4-pole low-pass and a 2-pole high-pass, per voice.

Built-in Digital Effects Expand Your Sound

The Prophet-6 includes high-quality digital effects to sculpt your sound. There are reverbs, delays, chorus and phase shifter effects with studio-grade, 24-bit resolution. A true bypass maintains the analog signal when the effects are off. There is also an independent distortion effect that is completely analog.

Polyphonic Step Sequencer and Arpeggiator Add Rhythm

The polyphonic step sequencer in the Prophet-6 allows you to create up to 64-step sequences with up to six notes per step. You can make polyphonic sequences with rests and sync the sequencer to an external MIDI clock. The arpeggiator can also be synced to an external MIDI clock. Use these tools to create pulsing rhythmic textures and ostinato patterns.

Perform and Program Easily

With a knob-per-function panel, the Prophet-6 is intuitive to program and perform with instantly. There are 500 factory programs and room for 500 of your own user programs. By toggling off the Preset button, you can enable live panel mode where the sound responds directly to the positions of the knobs and switches. The semi-weighted four-octave keyboard is ideal for any musician looking for an analog polyphonic synth that is both portable and powerful.

Sequential Prophet-6 6-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

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  • 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
  • Oscillator 1 amount
  • Oscillator 1 sub-octave amount
  • Oscillator 2 amount
  • White noise amount
  • Two-pole, resonant, high-pass filter per voice
  • Bi-polar filter envelope amount
  • Velocity modulation of envelope amount
  • Keyboard tracking: off, half, full
  • 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
  • Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator
  • Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator
  • Velocity modulation of envelope amount
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Master clock with tap tempo
  • BPM control and display
  • MIDI clock sync
  • 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
  • Polyphonic step sequencer with up to 64 steps and rests
  • 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
  • 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

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