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Sequential Prophet VS Rack Digital Vector Synthesizer

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    Description
    The Prophet VS introduced a revolutionary new type of digital synthesis called vector synthesis. With four digital oscillators per voice and 127 waveforms to choose from, the VS allowed players to dynamically crossfade between the oscillators in real time with a joystick. The sonic results were complex, evolving textures unlike anything heard before or since, making the VS an instrument that remains in high demand even today.
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    Architecture
    Type: Analog, Digital
    Synthesis: Additive, Vector synthesis, Wave Table
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 4
    Waveforms: Wave Table
    ROM Resolution: 12 bit
    Osc Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Sync Hard, Velocity
    Oscillator Notes:
    + 127 waveforms
    + 32 user waveform
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 4
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Filters
    Filters: 1
    Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, Mod Wheel, Portamento, Velocity
    Filter Notes:
    + Curtis analog
    LFO
    LFO: 2
    LFO Parameters: Saw Up, Saw Down, Triangle
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 8
    Timbrality: 2
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Polyphonic
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 100
    Storage: Internal, ROM Cartridge
    Editing: MIDI
    Arpeggiator
    + Modes: up, down, random
    Case
    Case: Rack
    Rack Size: 19", 3U
    Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Sliders, Pedal - Control, Pedal - Sustain, Arpeggiator
    Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
    Display Count H: 24
    Display Count V: 2
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main
    Audio Output Count: 2
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    DAC Bits: 12
    Power: 12v AC
    Production
    Year Released: 1987
    Used By
    Brian Eno, Trent Reznor, Apollo 440, Depeche Mode, Vince Clarke, Kraftwerk, Vangelis, Erasure and filmmaker/composer John Carpenter.
    Design Notes:

    Designed by Dave Smith
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    Pricing
    Used Price: $1,500 - $2,200

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