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Sequential Prophet-5 Synthesizer

Sequential Prophet-5 Synthesizer, Vintage Knob, Full-sized, semi-weighted, premium Fatar 5-octave keyboard with velocity and aftertouch, 200 user and 200 factory programs in 5 banks of 40 programs each

 
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The Return of a Legend
The Prophet-5 is Dave Smith's timely return to the analog poly synth that changed the world. It's "the best of all Prophet-5s" as Dave puts it because it embodies all three revisions of the legendary synth - Rev1, Rev2, and Rev3 - through the use of genuine Curtis analog VCOs and filters (as in the Rev3) as well as 2140 low-pass filters designed by Dave Rossum, like the 2040 filters he designed in the original Rev1 and Rev2. A Rev switch lets you choose between the two filter designs. It also adjusts the Filter Envelope’s shape and response to match the original Prophet Rev 1/2 or Rev 3 respectively.

The result is as pure a renewal of an analog classic as you could wish for, with the authentic, muscular sound of the original and the roadworthiness of a state-of-the-art modern instrument.

Vintage Sound, Vintage Knob
In addition to sourcing genuine Prophet-5 hardware components, they did extensive research into exactly what made the original sound the way it did - warm, organic, and alive. Sequential found that much of this desirable character was due to slight fluctuations and differences in the response times and frequencies of the individual VCOs, filters, envelopes, and amplifiers from voice to voice.

To give the same mojo to the Prophet-5, Sequential created the Vintage knob. Use it to dial in as much old-school randomness as you'd like. Go from a very stable "4" - as in Prophet-5 Rev4, which is how they refer to the new version in house - all the way to "1," as in Prophet-5 Rev1, the rarest and most temperamental of all Prophet-5s.

Poly Mod and Enhanced Unison
In addition to the unmistakable tone of its oscillators and filters, much of the classic sound of Prophet-5 was the result of Poly Mod, which is faithfully present here as well. True to the original, modulation sources are Filter Envelope and Oscillator B. Destinations include Oscillator A frequency, Oscillator A pulse width, and low-pass filter. The range of sounds possible defy its simplicity. Another welcome reprise is Unison mode, which now features configurable voice count (1-5 voices) with variable detuning, and chord memory. And now Glide works both in and out of Unison.

Velocity and Aftertouch
Though our mission was to make the Prophet-5 as accurate, authoritative, and true to the original as possible, they couldn't resist adding a couple of modern enhancements to increase expressiveness: velocity sensitivity and aftertouch. These enable the Prophet-5 to perform in ways the original never could by putting filter sweeps, LFO mod, and volume changes at your fingertips.

Effortless to Program
The purity of the Prophet's sound is matched only by its simplicity to program. The knob-per-function front panel gives you instant gratification and immediate access to all sound-shaping controls. Toggling off the Preset button enables live panel mode, where the Prophet-5 switches to the current settings of its knobs and switches. What you see is exactly what you hear. Included are 200 permanent factory programs and 200 rewritable user programs, including the original 40-program sound set from 1978 that found its way onto countless recordings and film soundtracks back in the day and beyond.

The Whole Package
All of this punchy, powerful, analog goodness is housed in a full, five-octave, semi-weighted Fatar keyboard with USB, MIDI, Gate and CV ins/outs, and a premium-quality, steel and hand-oiled, sustainable black walnut heartwood body that make it as satisfying to behold as it is to hear and play.

Features:

  • Two authentic CEM 3340 VCOs per voice
  • Simultaneously selectable wave shapes
  • Four-pole, resonant, low-pass filter per voice
  • Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator
  • Vintage Knob Recreates the characteristics of various Prophet-5 models by varying the behavior of oscillators, envelopes, amplifiers, and other parameters
  • Full-sized, semi-weighted, premium Fatar 5-octave keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
  • 200 user and 200 factory programs in 5 banks of 40 programs each

Get your Sequential Prophet-5 Synthesizer today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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Synth Type Analog
Synthesizer Format Keyboard Synthesizer
Number of Keys 61
Oscillators Two authentic CEM 3340 VCOs per voice, Simultaneously selectable wave shapes. Oscillator A: sawtooth, pulse. Oscillator B: sawtooth, triangle, pulse., Pulse width per oscillator, Hard sync: oscillator 1 syncs to oscillator 2, Low frequency mode (oscillator 2), Keyboard tracking on/off (oscillator 2)
Wave Memory Patch Memory: 200 user and 200 factory programs in 5 banks of 40 programs each, Direct program access, including Prophet 5-style single-button access to the current set of 8 programs
Audio Input Types 1 x Release (Sustain Footswitch) Input, 2 x TRS 1/4" Pedal Inputs, 1 x 1/4" Control Voltage Input, 1 x 1/4" Gate In
Audio Output Types 1 x 1/4" Control Voltage Output, 1 x 1/4" Gate Out, 1 x 1/4" Stereo Headphone Jack, 1 x Unbalanced 1/4" Audio Out
MIDI I/O MIDI in, out, and thru ports
USB Yes
Power Supply Type IEC AC power inlet for internal power supply, Operates worldwide on voltages between 100 and 240 volts at 50 to 60 Hz; Prophet-5: 20 watts maximum power consumption.
Weight 31 lbs
Dimensions 37.5 x 16.4 x 4.9 inches (LxWxH)
Series Prophet
Model Prophet-5
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