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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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Technical Specifications
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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