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Dave Smith Instruments Prophet-6 Keyboard

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    Description
    Vintage with a Modern Twist

    The Prophet-6 is Dave Smith’s tribute to the poly synth that started it all—the Sequential Prophet-5. But it’s not simply a reissue of a classic. Rather, as Dave puts it, “It’s the result of our effort to build the most awesome-sounding, modern analog poly synth possible.” The Prophet-6 takes the best qualities of the original Prophet-5—true voltage-controlled oscillators, filters, and amplifiers—and adds enhancements such as studio-quality effects, a polyphonic step sequencer, an arpeggiator, and more. The result is pure, unadulterated analog tone with the stability and reliability of a state-of-the-art modern synth.

    Classic Tone, Classic Vibe

    Central to the warm, punchy sound of the Prophet-6 are its two newly-designed, discrete voltage-controlled oscillators (plus sub-oscillator) per voice. Continuously variable waveshapes provide the tonal palette with triangle, sawtooth, and variable-width pulse waves. There are two discrete filters per voice—a four-pole, resonant, low-pass inspired by the original Prophet-5 filter, and a two-pole, resonant, high-pass filter. Voltage-controlled amplifiers complete the all-analog signal path.

    Dual Effects

    The dual effects section provides studio-quality reverbs, delays (standard and BBD), chorus and phase shifter. While the effects themselves are digital, with 24-bit, 48 kHz resolution, a true bypass maintains a full analog signal path. There’s also an independent stereo distortion effect, which is 100% analog.

    Poly Mod and Poly Step Sequencing

    Also present from its classic predecessor is a Poly Mod section, with enhancements. True to the original, modulation sources are filter envelope and oscillator 2 (both with bi-polar control). Destinations include oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 1 shape, oscillator 1 pulse width, low-pass filter cutoff, and high-pass filter cutoff. Another welcome reprise is Unison mode, which features configurable voice count (1-6 voices) and key modes. The polyphonic step sequencer allows up to 64 steps and up to 6 notes per step. You can create sequences polyphonically, with rests, and sync to an external MIDI clock. The full-featured arpeggiator can be synced to external MIDI clock as well.

    Easy to Program

    The knob-per-function front panel offers instant access to virtually all Prophet-6 functions. Included are 500 permanent factory programs and 500 rewritable user programs. Toggling off the Preset button enables live panel mode, in which the sound of the Prophet-6 switches to the current settings of its knobs and switches. In this state, what you see is what you hear.

    Easy to Play

    All of this awe-inspiring sound is packed into a four octave, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch that’s an ideal combination of portability and power for the project studio or the gigging musician.
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    Architecture
    Type: Analog
    Synthesis: Subtractive
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: Pulse, Saw Down, Square, Triangle, White Noise
    Osc Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Glide / Portamento, Sequencer, Sync Hard, Velocity
    Oscillator Notes:
    Continuously variable wave shape.
    Hard Sync.
    Triangle sub-octave generator (oscillator 1) per voice
    OSC 2 Low frequency mode
    OSC 3 Keyboard tracking on/off.
    Slop amount: subtle to extreme instability.
    Envelopes: 2
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Filters: 2
    Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Velocity
    LFO: 1
    LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 6
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 500: 5 x 100 Banks
    Patches ROM: 500: 5 x 100 Banks
    Storage: Internal, USB
    Editing: MIDI, USB
    Arpeggiator
    One, two, or three octave range.
    Up, down, up/down, random, and assign modes.
    Effects
    Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Phase Shifter,
    Sequencer
    Polyphonic step sequencer with up to 64 steps and rests.
    Case
    Case: Desktop
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Semi-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Aftertouch, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
    Display Type: LCD, LED, Numeric
    Display Count H: 12
    Display Count V: 2
    Display Notes: Numeric Display 2 x 1
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 32” L x 12.7” W x 4.6″ H / 81.3 cm x 32.3 cm x 11.7 cm
    Weight: 20.0 lbs / 9.5 kg
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Power: 120 V AC IEC Connector
    Production
    Year Released: 2015
    Design Notes:

    Designer: Dave Smith
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.davesmithinstruments.com
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    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $2999 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $2800 - convert
    Used Price: $2500 - convert
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