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Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12 Keyboard

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    Description
    The Prophet 12 is an Epiphany!

    The Prophet 12 is the next step for Dave Smith’s revered line of Prophet synthesizers. Each of the Prophet’s twelve voices is composed of a brand new hybrid digital/analog architecture that sounds different than any other DSI synth, yet retains the true Prophet vibe. With a humongous twelve voice polyphony, streamlined design, and sophisticated architecture, the Prophet 12 is ready to handle any sound you can dream up!

    The Prophet Sings

    The Prophet 12’s brand new hybrid voice has a digital front end followed by an all analog signal path output. Each voice has four high resolution digital oscillators (plus a sub oscillator), a digital character effects section, a resonant Curtis low-pass filter, a high-pass filter, a tune-able feedback circuit, a four-tap delay line with feedback per line, four loopable five-stage envelope generators, four syncable LFOs with slew and phase offset, a sophisticated arpeggiator, and a sixteen slot modulation matrix with 26 mod sources and 97 modulation destinations. The Prophet 12 is packed with a plethora of sonic potential and power!

    The digital oscillators can be frequency and amplitude modulated by each other with incredible accuracy. They can be freely assigned in whatever operator and modulator configurations you would choose. You can even assign each of the oscillators to modulate LFOs, envelopes, and filters.

    The Prophet Controls

    The Prophet’s sleek and instinctive interface invites full control of the synth. Every parameter is fully programmable and editable from the front panel. The controls are laid out in a coherent and logical fashion allowing quick and precise access in the studio and on stage.

    The Prophet’s full-sized, five-octave, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch is rugged without sacrificing great feel and playability. Two backlit, smooth and precise pitch and mod wheels are accompanied by two location and pressure sensitive touch sliders. The Prophet offers a myriad of controls for creation and performance of its innovative sounds.

    A Prophecy for the Future

    The Prophet 12 is the most cutting edge hybrid synthesizer on the market and defines what a modern polyphonic synthesizer is. Designed and manufactured in San Francisco, the Prophet 12 has a glorious combination of form and function in a sturdy, yet refined and elegant build.

    Dave has been a pioneer in the field for 35 years. After creating such greats as the Prophet-5, ’08, and VS, this is his favorite Prophet yet!
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    Architecture
    Type: Analog, Digital
    Synthesis: Frequency Modulation, Subtractive
    Oscillators: 5
    Waveforms: Pink Noise, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Wave Table
    Osc Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Glide / Portamento, Sync Hard, Velocity
    Oscillator Notes:
    Twelve selectable complex shapes per oscillator.
    Violet noise.
    Shape modulation.
    AM cross modulation.
    FM cross modulation.
    Hard sync on each oscillator
    Envelopes: 4
    Evelope Paramerters: Delay, Attack, Sustain, Release, Looping
    Filters: 2
    Types: 6dB Slope, 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Portamento, Velocity
    Filter Notes:
    Curtis low-pass filter.
    LFO: 4
    LFO Parameters: Noise, Saw Up, Saw Down, Triangle, Clocked, Phase
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 12
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 396
    Patches ROM: 396
    Storage: Internal, USB
    Editing: MIDI, USB
    Arpeggiator
    Programmable arpeggiator.
    Up, down, up+down, random, assign modes.
    Re-latching arpeggiator.
    Chips and Operating System
    Prophet 12 Module OS v1.2.0
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Semi-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Aftertouch, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Mod - Wheel 2, Modulation 1/4" Jacks, Mod - Ribbon, Pedal - Sustain, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
    Display Type: LCD, Backlit
    Display Count H: 16
    Display Count V: 2
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 38.4″ L x 12.8″ W x 4.15″ H (97.5 cm x 32.5 cm x 10.5 cm)
    Weight: 26 lbs. (11.8 kg)
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    DAC Bits: 24
    DAC Frequency Rate: 48
    Power: DC 11.5V 1400 mA Positive Tip
    Production
    Year Released: 2013
    Design Notes:

    Designer: Dave Smith
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.davesmithinstruments.com
    Reviews
    Editors & Software:
    [+] www.soundtower.com
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $3,299 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $2,999 - convert
    Used Price: $2,500 - $2,800 - convert
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