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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.
    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
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    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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