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Sequential Circuits Prophet 10

Analog Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer

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Sequential Circuits Prophet 10
Sequential Circuits Prophet 10
6 000.00 street price

In 1978 in order to consolidate the company’s position on the market Sequential Circuits released Prophet-10. Basically the synthesizer is two combined Prophet-5 units. The architecture of the synthesizer is not changed at all, the only difference is in the smaller number of presets, since each preset should contain settings for two synthesizers at once.

The first version of Prophet-10 had a 61-note keyboard. The batch of the synthesizers of this revision was withdrawn due to frequent failure, i.e. overheating of electronics.

Later (versions 2 and 3) the synthesizer got two keyboards and the total number of keys became 122. The VCOs, built on SSM chips, were replaced by CEM in the third revision.

The sound of Prophet-10 can be heard in the works of Tony Banks, Gas Chamber Orchestra, Geoff Downes, The Who, Tommy Eyre, Brian Gascoin, The Human League, The Moog Cookbook, Jeff Lorber, Wim Mertens, The Orb, KMFDM, Optical, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, Rick Wakeman, Vangelis.

Country of origin / production: USA

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Usage area
Usage Design/ Form Factor
With Keys 
Hybrid, Digital+Analog 
Analog Voices10
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Oscillator Type VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator)
Oscillators' hard sync 
Oscillators per voice2
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Triangle
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Saw
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF) 
Low-pass Filter (LPF) 
Envelope Generator (EG)
Arpegiator/ Portamento
Type Synth Action
Size (second keyboard)5 octave(s)
Number of Keys61
Number of Keys (second keyboard)61
Display type TFT
Color resolution Monochrome
Built-in controllers
Pitch Bend Wheel 
Modulation Wheel 
Audio out
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)3
Voltage 100-230(250)V
Voltage 50-60Hz
Power Supply Built-in, internal
Case/ body
Production start1978
Production end1980
Production ended

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