Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 - Hybrid Mono Synth
Dave Smith calls the Pro 2 his 'most powerful mono synth ever.' It shares the same exceptional ergonomics and playability as its 12-voice sibling the Prophet 12, but carves out distinctly different sonic territory with an all new dual analog filter architecture, a monster step sequencer, superwaves, digital bucket-brigade delay and a lot more. Nothing else sounds like it and nothing else performs like it — the Pro 2 raises the bar for mono synths and redefines the word 'fat.'
A new classic for a new generation
Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 is a fusion of classic analog synthesizer design and cutting-edge digital technology. It boasts four high-resolution digital oscillators plus a sub oscillator. The oscillators produce both classic and complex waveshapes and can frequency- and amplitude-modulate each other in any operator and modulator configurations you choose for harmonically rich FM and AM sounds. A set of Character controls adds high and low frequency boost, bit and sample rate reduction and tape saturation emulation to the Pro 2's sonic palette.
Two new filters based on vintage designs
At the heart of the Pro 2's gutsy sound is its all new dual filter design. Filter 1 is a 4-pole low-pass design inspired by the original Prophet-5 filter. Filter 2 is a state-variable design inspired by the Oberheim SEM and can be continuously varied between low-pass, notch and high-pass operation with an optional band-pass mode. The two filters function in either serial or parallel or anywhere in between. Two of the four oscillators can be routed through Filter 1 with the other two routed through Filter 2 for a broad range of tonal possibilities.
One of the most exciting features of the Pro 2 is its sequencer, possibly the most powerful step sequencer ever designed for a synth. With up to 32 steps and 16 tracks, it provides real-time input, rests and variable-length sequences. It also syncs to MIDI clock and external audio input. Sequence tracks can control any parameter in the Pro 2's extensive modulation matrix.
Plays well with modulars
The Pro 2's flexible architecture opens the door not only to processing external audio, but also to interfacing with modular synths through its 4 rear-panel control voltage inputs and outputs and a dedicated gate output. Control voltages can be assigned and routed from within the modulation matrix and can run at audio rates for extreme modulation effects. Among the many parameters that can be sent to the CV outputs are oscillators, LFOs, envelopes and sequencer tracks, making the Pro 2 a natural choice for the center of your studio or live setup.
Delays, envelopes, LFOs, arpeggiator and a multitude of modulation
The Pro 2's delay section provides three digital delays with pan, and high- and low-pass filtering controls. A fourth delay is a digital bucket-brigade delay (BBD) for analog-style effects. There are four loopable five-stage envelope generators, four syncable LFOs with slew and phase offset, a full-featured arpeggiator and a sixteen slot modulation matrix with dozens of modulation sources and destinations.
Monophonic by design, paraphonic by choice
The Pro 2 was designed primarily as a super-powerful monosynth, but it’s also a true four-voice paraphonic synth that allows you to control each of its four oscillators individually with their own envelopes. This makes playing four-note chords not only possible, but very expressive.
Package all of this power in a three-and-a-half octave, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch, add two backlit pitch and mod wheels and two location- and pressure-sensitive touch sliders, and you've got one of the most feature-rich, awe-inspiring synthesizers ever created!
|Manufacturer||Dave Smith Instruments|
|Included from Manufacturer|
|Number of Keys||44|
|Key Action||Semi-weighted with velocity and aftertouch|
|Programs/Presets||396 user programs
396 factory programs
Playlist mode for generating 'setlists' of programs
|Voices of Polyphony||1 (4 voices in paraphonic mode)|
|Oscillators per Voice||4 plus Sub|
|Effects||Character effects: Girth, Air, Hack, Decimate, Drive
3-tap syncable delay
Stereo analog distortion
|Sequencer||32-step sequencer with 16 tracks
Sequences can control any parameter in the modulation matrix
Sequences can control external gear over MIDI or CV
|Audio File Playback||No|
|MIDI||In, Out, Thru, USB|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI, System Updates, Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager|
|Audio Inputs||1/4" external audio input|
|Audio Outputs||(2) 1/4" main outputs - left/right
1/4" stereo headphone output
|Control Connections||Sustain/footswitch input
Expression pedal input
(4) 1/8" CV inputs
|Onboard Controllers||Pitch wheel
(2) touch sliders (assignable, position- and pressure-sensitive, latchable)
|Product Weight||18.7 lbs.|
|Unique Features||4-voice paraphonic mode
Dual analog filters that operate in serial or parallel
Four syncable LFOs
16 x 2 modulation matrix with over 50 sources and 140 destinations
1v/octave CV ins and outs and gate out
Dave Smith Instruments Limited Warranty
Dave Smith Instruments warrants that its products will be free from defects in materials and/or workmanship for one (1) year from the date of purchase.
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