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Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

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    Description
    One Voice to Rule Them All

    The Pro 2 is Dave Smith’s flagship mono synth, and as Dave himself puts it, his “most powerful mono synth ever.” The Pro 2 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. It raises the bar for monosynths and redefines the word “fat.”

    A New Classic for a New Generation

    The 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 wave shapes 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.

    Advanced Sequencing

    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 to not only 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. Some of the many parameters that can be sent to the CV outputs include 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-pass 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 envelope. 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.
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    Architecture
    Type: Analog, Digital
    Synthesis: Subtractive
    Oscillators: 4
    Waveforms: Pink Noise, Pulse, Pulse Variable, Saw Down, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Sub Oscillator, Super Saw, Triangle, White Noise
    Osc Modulation: After Touch, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Glide / Portamento, Ribbon, Sequencer, Sync Hard, Velocity
    Oscillator Notes:
    4 digital oscillators with superwaves and continuous waveshape morph plus a sub oscillator.
    Envelopes: 5
    Evelope Paramerters: Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Looping
    Filters: 2
    Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Notch, Resonance, Serial, Parallel
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Velocity
    Filter Notes:
    Analog Filters
    4-pole Prophet-5 style filter
    2-pole Oberheim SEM filter
    Split 1-2 Oscillators to Filter 1, 3-4 to Filter 2.
    LFO: 4
    LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Clocked, Key Sync
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 1
    Timbrality: 4
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Paraphonic
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 396
    Patches ROM: 396
    Storage: Internal, USB
    Editing: MIDI, USB
    Arpeggiator
    Sophisticated arpeggiator with up, down, up+down, random, assign modes
    Syncs to MIDI clock and external audio and CV inputs
    Re-latching arpeggiation
    Effects
    4 delay engines
    Harmonic excitement
    Stereo Analog Distortion
    Tuned Feedback
    Sequencer
    Advanced step sequencer with two modes: 16 steps x 16 tracks or 32 steps x 8 tracks.
    Supports real-time input, rests, and variable-length sequences.
    Syncs to MIDI clock and external audio and CV input.
    Sequences can control not only oscillator pitch but any parameter in the modulation matrix.
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 49 keys, Semi-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Aftertouch, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Mod - Wheel 2, Modulation 1/4" Jacks, Pitch -Wheel, Mod - Ribbon, Pedal - Sustain, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
    Display Notes: OLED 256 x 64 display
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 29.2″ L x 12.8″ W x 4.15″ H / 74.2 cm x 32.5 cm x 10.5 cm
    Weight: 18.7 lbs. / 8.5 kg
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Notes: The architecture is mono, made stereo only by the 4 delays
    Inputs: Mono
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU, OUT/THRU
    CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate Out
    Control Features: IN / OUT / THRU
    DAC Bits: 24
    DAC Frequency Rate: 48
    Power: 120 V AC
    Production
    Year Released: 2014
    Design Notes:

    Designed by Dave Smith.
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.davesmithinstruments.com
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $2199 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $2000 - convert
    Used Price: $1800 - convert
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