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Sequential Prophet VS Rack Digital Vector Synthesizer

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    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.
    Type: Analog, Digital
    Synthesis: Additive, Vector synthesis, Wave Table
    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: 4
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    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: 2
    LFO Parameters: Saw Up, Saw Down, Triangle
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 8
    Timbrality: 2
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Polyphonic
    Patches RAM: 100
    Storage: Internal, ROM Cartridge
    Editing: MIDI
    + Modes: up, down, random
    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
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main
    Audio Output Count: 2
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    DAC Bits: 12
    Power: 12v AC
    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
    Manuals & Documents
    Used Price: $1,500 - $2,200 - convert
    YouTube Videos
    References & Sources
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