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Dave Smith Instruments Prophet'08 Desktop

8 Voice Analog Synthesizer Module

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Dave Smith Instruments Prophet'08 Desktop
Dave Smith Instruments Prophet'08 Desktop
1 200.00 street price

The Dave Smith Instruments Prophet’08 Desktop is a compact version of the classic Dave Smith Instruments Prophet’08 synthesizer. It features eight voices of polyphony, two multi-mode filters, two LFOs, and a powerful modulation matrix. It also has a built-in step sequencer, arpeggiator, and a 16-track MIDI recorder. The Prophet’08 Desktop is a great choice for those looking for a powerful and versatile synthesizer in a small package.

Country of origin / production: USA

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Usage area
Sound Module/ Tone Generator 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
Without Keys, Desktop 
Rackmount, 4U 
Analogue (A) 
Polychain16 voices
Multi Timbral Capacity2 part(s)
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Synthesis Method Analog Additive
Oscillator Type DCO (Digitally Controlled Oscillator)
Oscillator Type Analog
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
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
Amperage0.4 A
Height82.5 mm
Width470 mm
Depth178 mm
Height3.25 in
Width18.5 in
Depth7 in
Weight3.86 kg
Weight8.5 lb
Case/ body
Production start2008
Production ended

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