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Dave Smith Instruments Prophet X Samples-Plus-Synthesis Hybrid Synth

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    Description
    The Next Evolution of the Prophet

    The Prophet X is a potent fusion of samples-plus-synthesis and is Dave Smith’s most ground-breaking evolution of the Prophet yet. At its heart, it’s a bi-timbral, 8-voice-stereo (16-voice mono) synth with a newly developed sound engine that powers two simultaneous 16-bit, 48kHz sample-based instruments plus two high-resolution digital oscillators — all processed through analog filters. With 150 GB of internal samples from acclaimed sound developers 8Dio, and all of the powerful synthesis tools you’ve come to expect from Dave, the Prophet X has a musical voice uniquely its own.

    Sample Engine

    On the sample side of things, the Prophet X provides two independent, stereo, digitally sampled instruments per voice (4 in Stack or Split mode). The 150 GB of internal sample content was created by 8Dio, known for pioneering “deep sampling.” You’ll find a diverse collection of acoustic and electronic instruments as well as plenty of edgy ambient and cinematic effects. You can shape the samples through loop manipulation, sample stretching, and the Prophet X’s sound-sculpting modulation functions. Each sample instrument has its own Tone control for high-pass or low-pass filtering. Fifty gigabytes of additional internal storage is dedicated to importing external sample libraries. Support for user-created samples is planned for December 2018. Add-on sample packs are available from 8Dio on product release.

    Synth Engine

    On the synth side, the Prophet X gives you the power of a classic Prophet, with two high-resolution digital oscillators that feature both classic waveshapes and a supersaw for more timbral possibilities. Using the Shape Mod control, you can manually dial in a desired waveshape width for any of the classic sine, sawtooth, or pulse waves, or use an LFO or other mod source for continuously shifting timbre. You can shape the raw sounds with all of the classic synthesis functions you’d expect, including 4 syncable LFOs with slew and phase offset, 4 loopable five-stage envelope generators, and a 16-slot mod matrix with dozens of modulation sources and destinations.

    Stereo Filters for Depth and Impact

    At the heart of the Prophet X’s powerful sound are its new, 24 dB-per-octave resonant low-pass filters, which are based on a vintage design. There are separate filters in the left and right channels for a true stereo signal path. These add exceptional presence and fullness to both the samples and the oscillators. For additional polyphony, you can switch the Prophet X from 8-voice stereo mode to 16-voice mono mode, which is useful for stacks and splits.

    Poly Step Sequencing

    The polyphonic step sequencer provides up to 64 steps and up to 6 notes per step. You can create a different sequence for each layer if working in stacked or split voice mode, making it a powerful tool for composition or performance. Sequences can have ties and rests, and can sync to an external MIDI clock. The arpeggiator features note repeats, re-latching, and can be synced to external MIDI clock, as well.

    Two Effects per Layer

    A dual effects engine provides multiple reverbs, 2 delays (standard and BBD), chorus, phase shifter, flanger, vintage rotating speaker, high-pass filter, and distortion. In stacked or split voice mode, you can apply two different effects to each layer. Effects parameters can be modulated through the mod matrix.

    Road-worthy and Studio-ready

    With loads of sonic firepower and personality, a five-octave, premium-quality, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch, an integrated power supply, MIDI USB support, and three crisp OLED displays, the Prophet X fits into any music rig or gig — in the studio or on the road.

    Prophet X Specifications

    SAMPLE PLAYBACK

    2 multi-sampled stereo instruments per voice with editable sample start, sample end, loop size, and loop center, loop on/off, sample reverse, sample stretch, bit-rate reduction, and sample rate reduction

    150 GB of factory-installed 16-bit, 48 kHz sampled instruments created by 8Dio. An additional 50 GB of samples can be added by purchasing additional sound libraries. User-sample import is planned for December, 2018.

    OSCILLATORS

    2 digital oscillators per voice with selectable sine, sawtooth, pulse, and supersaw waves. You can vary the shape of any of the waveshapes.

    Glide (portamento): separate rates per oscillator; (samples can glide in Sample Stretch mode)

    Hard sync

    FILTERS

    2 x analog 4-pole resonant low-pass filter per voice

    Digital high-pass filter in Effects section

    ENVELOPES

    4 loopable, five-stage (ADSR plus delay) envelope generators: Filter, VCA, and two assignable

    SEQUENCER

    Polyphonic step sequencer with up to 64 steps (6 notes per step), and ties and rests.

    AMPLIFIER ENVELOPE

    Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator

    Velocity modulation of envelope amount

    LOW FREQUENCY OSCILLATORS

    4 LFO’s with key sync, phase offset, and slewing per LFO

    Five wave shapes: triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square, and random (sample and hold)

    MODULATION

    16-slot modulation matrix
    28 sources
    88 destinations
    11 additional dedicated sources: mod wheel, pressure, velocity, breath controller, footswitch, LFO 1, LFO 2, LFO 3, LFO 4, Env 3, Env 4

    ARPEGGIATOR

    Fully-featured arpeggiator with up, down, up+down, random, assign modes
    Selectable note value: 16th note, 8th note triplet, 8th note, dotted 8th note, quarter note
    One, two, or three octave range
    Re-latching arpeggiation
    Note repeat

    DIGITAL EFFECTS

    2 digital effects on each layer
    Stereo delay, BBD delay, chorus, flanger, phaser, vintage rotating speaker, distortion, high-pass filter, spring reverb, plate reverb

    CLOCK
    Master clock with tap tempo
    BPM control and display
    MIDI clock sync

    PERFORMANCE CONTROLS
    Full-sized, semi-weighted, 5-octave keyboard with velocity and channel (mono) 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
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    Architecture
    Type: Analog, Digital
    Synthesis: ROM, Subtractive
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 4
    Waveforms: Pulse, ROM, Saw Down, Sine, Super Saw, Triangle
    ROM Size: 150 GB
    ROM Resolution: 16 bit, 48 kHz
    Osc Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Glide / Portamento, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Pitch Wheel, Sequencer, Sync Hard, Velocity
    Oscillator Notes:
    2 x Synthesizer Oscillators
    2 x Sampled Instruments
    Sampling: 16 bit, 48 kHz, Loop, One Shot (Phrase), Multi-Sample
    Sampling Notes:
    + 50 GB Sample RAM for users sounds.
    + User sampling option coming December 2018
    + Sampled instruments created by 8Dio.
    + Additional 8Dio instruments available.
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 4
    Evelope Paramerters: Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Looping
    Filters
    Filters: 3
    Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Portamento, Sequencer
    Filter Notes:
    2 x Low pass analog
    1 x High pass digital
    LFO
    LFO: 4
    LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Key Sync, Phase
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 16 mono / 8 Stereo
    Timbrality: 2
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Polyphonic
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 512
    Multipatches RAM: 512
    Storage: Internal, USB
    Editing: USB
    Arpeggiator
    Modes: up, down, up+down, random, assign modes
    Scales: 16th note, 8th note triplet, 8th note, dotted 8th note, quarter note
    Effects
    2 digital effects on each layer
    Stereo delay, BBD delay, chorus, flanger, phaser, vintage rotating speaker, distortion, high-pass filter, spring reverb, plate reverb
    Sequencer
    Polyphonic step sequencer with up to 64 steps (6 notes per step), and ties and rests.
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Semi-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Aftertouch, Velocity, Buttons, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Control, Pedal - Sustain, Pedal - Volume, Tempo Tap, Arpeggiator, Sequencer
    Display Type: LCD, OLED
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 38.44″ L x 13.53″ W x 4.13″ H (97.6 cm L x 34.3 cm W x 10.9 cm H)
    Weight: 24 lbs
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 6
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU, USB
    CV Ports: CV IN
    DAC Bits: 16
    DAC Frequency Rate: 48
    Power: 120V AC IEC Connector
    Production
    Year Released: 2018
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.davesmithinstruments.com
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $3,999 - convert
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