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Dave Smith Instruments Prophet'08

8 Voice Analog Synthesizer

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

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
Synthesizer 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
With Keys 
Archetype
Analogue (A) 
Polyphony
Voices8
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
Filter
Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF) 
Low-pass Filter (LPF) 
2-pole 
4-pole 
12dB 
24dB 
Resonance 
Envelope Generator (EG)
Pitch1
FilterADSR
AmpADSR
ADSR 
Delay+ADSR 
Modulation
LFO: LFO Count32
Sequencer
Tracks count4
Max Step Count16
Arpegiator/ Portamento
Portamento 
MIDI
General MIDI (GM) 
MIDI in/ out
IN 
OUT 
THRU 
Keys
Type Synth Action
Velocity Sensitivity 
Aftertouch 
Size5
Number of Keys61
Built-in controllers
Pitch Bend Wheel 
Modulation Wheel 
Encoder52
Button20
External controllers
Sustain foot pedal 
Expression foot pedal 
CV/ Gate IN 
Audio out
Stereo 
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)4
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm) headphones preamplified1
Power
Voltage 100-230(250)V
Voltage 15V
Power Supply External
Amperage0.6 A
Dimensions
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
Metal&wood 
Color
Black 
Production start2008

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