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Dave Smith Instruments REV2 Desktop

16-Voice Analog Synthesizer Module

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Dave Smith Instruments REV2 Desktop
Dave Smith Instruments REV2 Desktop
1 800.00 street price

Dave Smith’s Rev2 Desktop is simply a keyboardless Rev2 and features 16 voices of polyphony, dual DCOs, integrates a 2-/4-pole resonant low-pass Curtis filter, offers waveshape modulation, bi-timbral operation, built-in effects engine, polyphonic step-sequencer, knob-per-function programmability, enough control for real time tweaking, integrated power supply and USB support.

Prophet Rev2 Desktop allows for same 16-voice splitting into 2 complete 8-voice synthesizers.

Rev2 Desktop is a boost-it-all version of a Prophet ’08 featuring an upgrade out of each and every detail. The uploading of the Prophet ’08 libraries will let them sound adjusted with the new features of the Rev2 Desktop.

Each of the voices has its own dedicated low-pass filter based on a chip designed by Curtis. The famous 2-/4-pole resonant filter presents an Audio Mod control for dialing motion and harmonic complexity.

The pulse width of the waveform is continuously variable owing to the waveshaping modulation feature. The Shape Mod control lets you use a modulation source to sculpt the timbre or you can dial some width amount as well. There are two digitally controlled analog oscillators per voice offering 4 waveforms including sawtooth, sawtooth+triangle, triangle, and square.

Enjoy working with layered voices thanks to poly 64-step sequencer (6 notes per step) which can also be applied as a modulation source. The sequences can be synced to an external MIDI clock as well as an arpeggiator which allows for note repeating.

The effects section delivers juicy reverbs, delays both standard and bucket brigade, ring modulation, phase shift, distortion and chorus.

Every layer can be fed with a unique effect while effects parameters can be modulated with a Mod Matrix which is now doubled.

Rev2 Desktop offers 512 factory and 512 user patches. The build quality is as convincing as DSI instruments can be. You can take the instrument wherever you want considering its integrated power supply, USB support and precise OLED display, or use in a studio.

Rev2 Desktop gives you the same functionality as Rev2 keyboard version does but delivers it in a compact sturdy housing which you can place any surface you want or take wherever you need with you.

Country of origin / production: USA

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Usage area
Sound Module/ Tone Generator 
Analogue (A) 
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
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Single Voice Preset512
User-defined Single Voice512
Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF) 
Low-pass Filter (LPF) 
Envelope Generator (EG)
Modulation Matrix8х2-slot
Source count22
Destination count53
LFO: LFO Count64
Tracks count4
Max Step Count16
Arpegiator/ Portamento
Arpegiator Mode Up
Arpegiator Mode Down
Arpegiator Mode Up+Down
Arpegiator Mode Random
Arpegiator Mode User Assign
General MIDI (GM) 
MIDI in/ out
Built-in controllers
External controllers
Sustain foot pedal 
Expression foot pedal 
Sequencer Start/ Stop Foot Controller1
CV/ Gate IN 
Audio out
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)4
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm) headphones preamplified1
Voltage 100-230(250)V
Voltage 50-60Hz
Power Supply Built-in, internal
Power Supply External
Power consumption22 W
Height84 mm
Width548 mm
Depth200 mm
Height3.80 in
Width21.6 in
Depth7.9 in
Weight3.4 kg
Weight7.5 lb
Case/ body
Production start2017

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