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Dave Smith Instruments Prophet'08 PE

8 Voice Analog Keyboard Synthesizer

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Dave Smith Instruments Prophet'08 PE
Dave Smith Instruments Prophet'08 PE
1 500.00 street price

Prophet ’08 PE stands for a “potentiometer edition” and offers the same specs Prophet ’08 does with the only difference – instead of rotary encoders PE features potentiometers considering that “pots” give more classic way of control.

Prophet ’08 takes after legendary Dave Smith’s instruments and adds an expanded mod matrix with extra modulation sources (3 envelopes and 4 MIDI-syncable LFOs per voice).

A 5-octave keyboard features a semi-weighted action, aftertouch and is velocity sensitive.

Analog structure includes analog oscillators, analog amplifiers, and Curtis low-pass filters. Specs include a gated 16-step (x4) sequencer and arpeggiator. Each layer has its own independent stereo output.

8 voices of polyphony and a 100% analog signal path. The classic architecture doesn’t imitate Prophet 5 but seems to be a clever reproduction of the original Sequential Circuits sound. Prophet ’08 isn’t a commercial trick, is a true Prophet – a next gen version which evolved according with the market needs. 2 digitally controlled analog oscillators (2 DCOs per voice) offer hard sync and a white noise generator. There’s a famous analog Curtis 2-/4-pole low-pass filter per voice with self-resonating. There are 3 envelope generators including one for the filter, for the VCA and an assignable one.

The memory is represented with 256 programs which are fully editable while each program can have up to two layers. The effects section gives you a glide/portamento one the value of which can vary for different oscillators.

The connectivity presents MIDI in/out/thru and Poly Chain, and a pedal/CV input.

Tags: analog synthesizer

Country of origin / production: USA

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Usage area
Usage Design/ Form Factor
With Keys 
Analogue (A) 
Polychain16 voices
Multi Timbral Capacity2 part(s)
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Synthesis Method Analog Additive
Oscillator Type DCO (Digitally Controlled Oscillator)
Oscillators per voice2
Sub-Oscillators per voice4
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Square
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Triangle
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Saw
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) White Noise
Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF) 
Low-pass Filter (LPF) 
Envelope Generator (EG)
LFO: LFO Count32
Tracks count4
Max Step Count16
Arpegiator/ Portamento
General MIDI (GM) 
MIDI in/ out
Type Synth Action
Velocity Sensitivity 
Number of Keys61
Built-in controllers
Pitch Bend Wheel 
Modulation Wheel 
External controllers
Sustain foot pedal 
Expression foot pedal 
CV/ Gate IN 
Audio out
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)4
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm) headphones preamplified1
Voltage 100-230(250)V
Voltage 15V
Power Supply External
Amperage0.6 A
Height98.4 mm
Width883.9 mm
Depth307.3 mm
Height3.875 in
Width34.8 in
Depth12.1 in
Weight9.98 kg
Weight22 lb
Case/ body
Production start2008

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