What's included in this bundle:
The Prophet-6 is Dave Smith's tribute to the poly synth that started it all: the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5. But it's not simply a reissue of a classic; rather, as Dave puts it, 'It's the result of our effort to build the most awesome-sounding, modern analog poly synth possible.'
Decksaver Dave Smith Instruments Sequential Prophet-6 Cover is a tough but lightweight polycarbonate shell that protects against damaging elements and accidental impact. Since the cover is precision molded for an exact fit while also accommodating cables, your Prophet-6 can sit ready for operation. Slides straight into a carry bag or flight case ready for transportation. Shields delicate controls and internal components from damage in the studio, in transit and on stage.
Sequential Prophet-5 is Dave Smith's timely return to the analog polysynth that changed the world. It's 'the best of all Prophet-5s,' as Dave puts it, because it embodies all three revisions of the legendary synth — Rev1, Rev2 and Rev3 — through the use of genuine Curtis analog VCOs and filters (as in the Rev3) as well as new 2140 low-pass filters designed by Dave Rossum to be like his 2040 filters found in original Rev1 and Rev2. A Rev switch lets you choose between the two filter designs. The result is as pure a renewal of an analog classic as you could wish for, with the authentic, muscular sound of the original and the roadworthiness of a state-of-the-art modern instrument.
- 5 voices with two authentic CEM 3340 VCOs per voice and simultaneously selectable wave shapes. Oscillator A: sawtooth, pulse. Oscillator B: sawtooth, triangle, pulse.
- Hard sync: oscillator A syncs to oscillator B
- Low frequency mode (oscillator B)
- Keyboard tracking on/off (oscillator B)
- Four-pole, resonant, low-pass filter per voice switchable between authentic versions of the Prophet-5 Rev1/2 filter and Prophet-5 Rev3 filter
- Three LFO wave shapes: sawtooth, triangle, square. All waveshapes can be engaged simultaneously.
- LFO initial amount and mod wheel control
- LFO destinations: oscillator A frequency, oscillator B frequency, oscillator A and B pulse width, filter cutoff
- Channel aftertouch with filter cutoff frequency and LFO amount destinations
Vintage sound, VINTAGE knob
In addition to sourcing genuine Prophet-5 hardware components, Sequential did extensive research into exactly what made the original sound the way it did: warm, organic and alive. They found that much of this desirable character was due to slight fluctuations and differences in the response times and frequencies of the individual VCOs, filters, envelopes and amplifiers from voice to voice. To give the same mojo to the new Prophet-5, Sequential created the VINTAGE knob. Use it to dial in as much old-school randomness as you'd like, from a very stable '4' all the way up to '1,' as in Prophet-5 Rev1, the rarest and most temperamental of all Prophet-5s.
POLY-MOD and enhanced Unison
In addition to the unmistakable tone of its oscillators and filters, much of the classic sound of Prophet-5 was the result of POLY-MOD, which is faithfully present here as well. Modulation sources are the filter envelope and Oscillator B, while destinations include Oscillator A frequency, Oscillator A pulse width and low-pass filter. Another welcome reprise is Unison mode, which now features configurable voice count with variable detuning and chord memory. Glide works both in and out of Unison.
Velocity and aftertouch
Sequential couldn't resist adding a couple of modern enhancements to increase expressiveness: velocity sensitivity and aftertouch, putting filter sweeps, LFO mod and volume changes right at your fingertips.
Effortless to program
Prophet-5's knob-per-function front panel gives you instant gratification and immediate access to all sound-shaping controls. Toggling off the PRESET button enables live panel mode, instantly reflecting the current state of the front panel's knobs and switches: what you see is exactly what you hear. Prophet-5 has 200 permanent factory programs and 200 rewritable user programs, including the original 40-program sound set from 1978.
The whole package
All of this punchy, powerful analog goodness is housed in a full five-octave semi-weighted Fatar keyboard with USB, MIDI and CV/gate ins/outs and a premium-quality steel and hand-oiled, sustainable black walnut heartwood body.
|Number of Keys||49|
|Key Action||Semi-weighted with velocity and aftertouch|
|Programs/Presets||6 voices / 500 user and 500 factory programs in 10 banks of 100 programs each|
|Voices of Polyphony||6|
|Oscillators per Voice||2 plus Sub|
|Effects||Stereo analog distortion
|Sequencer||Polyphonic step sequencer with up to 64 steps and rests|
|MIDI||In, Out, Thru, USB|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI, System Updates, Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager|
|Audio Outputs||Left/mono and right audio outputs (2 x 1/4” phone jack)
Headphone output (stereo, 1/4” phone jack)
|Control Connections||Low-pass filter cutoff expression pedal input
Volume expression pedal input
Sustain footswitch input
Sequencer start/stop footswitch input
|Product Weight||20.0 lbs.|
Sequential Limited Warranty
Sequential 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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If you need to return your instrument for repair, you are responsible for getting it to Sequential. It is highly recommended that you insure your shipment and pack it in the original packaging. Damage resulting from shipping a product with insufficient packaging is not covered by this warranty.