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Dave Smith Instruments Prophet ’08 Desktop

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The Prophet Returns - And Fits on Your Desktop!

The Prophet ’08 Synthesizer Module is a tabletop “knobby” module with all of the features and controls of the Prophet ’08 Keyboard (minus the keyboard, of course) in an even more compact enclosure. With real analog oscillators, famed Curtis low-pass filters, and analog VCAs, the Prophet ’08 is capable of reproducing the familiar sounds of its legendary predecessors. But modern features like a greatly expanded modulation matrix and additional modulation sources—including three envelopes and four LFOs per voice—take it way beyond vintage gear and make it a worthy and unique addition to the Prophet family tree.

Features include a gated 16 x 4 step sequencer, arpeggiator, split or stacked key modes with separate stereo outputs per layer, and rack ears for optional rack-mounting. The Prophet ’08 module can also be used as an expander to increase the polyphony of another Prophet ’08—keyboard or module—to 16 voices.

+ Full-featured polysynth with a 100% analog signal path.

+ Classic, real analog sound—including legendary Curtis analog low-pass filters—married to a modern feature set.

+ Small footprint, huge sound.

+ Tons of knobs for direct, real-time editing and performance.

+ Used as an expander, increases polyphony of another Prophet ’08 to 16 voices.

Technical Specifications
Type: Analog
Synthesis: Subtractive
Oscillators: 2
Waveforms: Pulse, Saw Up, Triangle, White Noise
Oscillator Notes:
+ Digitally controlled
+ Glide (portamento)
+ Separate rates per oscillator
+ Analog VCAs
+ Hard sync
Envelopes: 3
Evelope Paramerters: Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Looping
Envelope Notes::
+ filter, VCA, and assignable
+ Looping on Envelope 3
Filters: 1
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass
Filter Notes:
+ Curtis chip
+ Self-resonating in 4-pole mode
LFO: 4
LFO Parameters: Noise, Saw Up, Saw Down, Triangle, Clocked, Key Sync
LFO Notes::
+ Individual key sync per LFO
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 8
Timbrality: 2
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
Patches RAM: 256
Storage: Internal
Editing: MIDI
User Programmable
Up, down, up+down, random, assign modes
16 x 4 gated step sequencer
Assignable patch modulation
Chips and Operating System
Main v2.3
Voice v1.5
Case: Module, Rack
Rack Size: 19", 4U, Full
Controls: Knobs, Pedal - Sustain, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Display Count H: 16
Display Count V: 2
Dimensions (WxDxH): 3.25 x 18.5 x 7 in / 8.25 x 47 x 17.8 cm
Weight: 8.5 lbs. / 3.86 kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 6
Inputs: Pedal / CV-In
Power: 13-15 VDC, 600 mA
Year Released: 2008
Design Notes:

Designer: Dave Smith
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.davesmithinstruments.com
MSRP List Price: $2000 - convert
Retail Street Price: $1700 - convert
Used Price: $1200 - $1400 - convert

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