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Sequential Circuits Prophet VS

Digital Polyphonic Synthesizer

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Sequential Circuits Prophet VS
Sequential Circuits Prophet VS
3 500.00 street price

Prophet VS is the first synthesizer which applies vector synthesis method. Unfortunately, Prophet VS was produced only a few months before Sequential Circuits ceased its operating in 1987. Later (in 1990), this method was used by Dave Smith in Korg Wavestation, which, in fact, is a modified version of Prophet VS.

The sound is created by mixing simultaneously the signal of four oscillators. For mixing 127 waveforms are available, 32 of which can be customized. The proportion of signals is set by the position of the joystick, and can also be modulated by the signal of the built-in LFO.

The synthesizer has an analog filter section controlled by a microprocessor. The filter has a four-stage structure with resonance, cutoff frequency and modulation depth (LFO or an independent envelope generator) control.

Prophet VS comprises a stereo chorus effect and an arpeggiator. All the settings of the synthesizer can be saved in one of 100 presets.
The synthesizer was used by Apollo 440, Depeche Mode, Trent Reznor, Vince Clarke, Kraftwerk, John Carpenter.

Country of origin / production: USA

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Usage area
Synthesizer 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
With Keys 
Archetype
Digital (D) 
Polyphony
Voices6
Multi Timbral Capacity2 part(s)
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
KORG
Vector Synthesis 
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator): Waveform Count127
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Patches100
Filter
Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF) 
Low-pass Filter (LPF) 
4-pole 
24dB 
Resonance 
Envelope Generator (EG)
Delay+ADSR 
Effects
Chorus 
Arpegiator/ Portamento
Arpegiator 
MIDI
General MIDI (GM) 
MIDI in/ out
IN 
OUT 
THRU 
Keys
Type Synth Action
Velocity Sensitivity 
Aftertouch 
Size5
Number of Keys61
Display
Display type TFT
Color resolution Monochrome
Built-in controllers
Pitch Bend Wheel 
Modulation Wheel 
Audio out
Stereo 
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)2
Power
Voltage 100-230(250)V
Voltage 50-60Hz
Power Supply Built-in, internal
Dimensions
Height101 mm
Width965 mm
Depth381 mm
Weight16.5 kg
Case/ body
Metal&plastic 
Color
Black 
Production start1986
Production end1987
Production ended

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Sequential Circuits Prophet VS Rack
5.0/5 2

  Digital Polyphonic Synthesizer Module   2 000.00 U.S.Dollars

It is a rackmount version of Prophet VS synthesizer (it differs only in the absence of a keyboard and pitch/modulation wheels).

Korg Wavestation
/5 0

  Music Workstation   350.00 U.S.Dollars

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