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Dave Smith Instruments Prophet ’08 Keyboard

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    Prophet ’08 Overview

    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—such as 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.

    The Prophet ’08 PE (potentiometer edition) has all the features of the standard Prophet ’08, but many of the front panel’s rotary controls use potentiometers (AKA “pots”) for more “vintage-style” control. (The standard Prophet ’08 primarily uses rotary encoders.)

    + 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.

    + Compact size, huge sound.

    + Tons of knobs for direct, real-time editing and performance.
    Type: Analog, Digital
    Synthesis: Subtractive
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: Pulse, Saw Up, Triangle, White Noise
    Oscillator Notes:
    Digitally controlled
    Pulse-width modulation
    Glide (portamento)
    Separate glide rate per oscillator
    Sync 2->1
    Envelopes: 3
    Evelope Paramerters: Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Looping
    Envelope Notes::
    Envelope 3 Looping
    Filters: 1
    Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Notes:
    Curtis chip
    Self-resonating in 4-pole mode
    LFO: 4
    LFO Parameters: Noise, Saw Up, Saw Down, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Key Sync
    LFO Notes::
    Independent Key Sync on each LFO
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 8
    Timbrality: 2
    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: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Aftertouch, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
    Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
    Display Count H: 12
    Display Count V: 2
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 12.1 x 34.8 x 3.875 in / 30.73 x 88.39 x 9.84 cm
    Weight: 22 lbs. / 9.98 kg
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2
    Audio Output Count: 6
    Inputs: Pedal / Cv-In
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Power: DC 13V 220 mA Positive Tip
    Year Released: 2008
    Design Notes:

    Designer: Dave Smith
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.davesmithinstruments.com
    Editors & Software:
    [+] www.soundtower.com
    MSRP List Price: $2,309 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $1,800 - convert
    Used Price: $1,300 - $1,500 - convert
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