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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.

Technical Specifications
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
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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