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Dave Smith Instruments Prophet '08 PE Synthesizer Keyboard, 61-Key

Analog purists: here's your polysynth. The Potentiometer Edition Prophet '08 rocks a 100% analog signal path with fat Curtis filters and myriad modulators. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Dave Smith Prophet '08 PE Synthesizer

With real analog oscillators, famed Curtis low-pass filters, and analog VCAs, the Prophet '08 is capable of reproducing the familiar sounds of its legendary predecessors. But modern features like a greatly expanded modulation matrix and additional modulation sources -- such as three envelopes and four LFOs per voice -- take it way beyond vintage gear and make it a worthy and unique addition to the Prophet family tree.

Features include a gated 16 x 4 step sequencer, arpeggiator, split or stacked key modes with separate stereo outputs per layer, and rack ears for optional rack-mounting. The Prophet '08 module can also be used as an expander to increase the polyphony of another Prophet '08 -- keyboard or module -- to 16 voices.

The Prophet '08 PE (potentiometer edition) has all the features of the standard Prophet '08, but many of the front panel's rotary controls use potentiometers (AKA "pots") for more "vintage-style" control. (The standard Prophet '08 primarily uses rotary encoders.)

Features:

- Full-featured polysynth with a 100% analog signal path
- Classic, real analog sound - including legendary Curtis analog low-pass filters - married to a modern feature set
- Compact size, huge sound
- Tons of knobs for direct, real-time editing and performance
- Oiled mahogany wood end panels

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Oscillators:
- 2 digitally controlled analog oscillators (DCOs) per voice with selectable sawtooth, triangle, saw/triangle mix, and pulse waves (with pulse-width modulation)
- Glide (portamento): separate rates per oscillator
- White noise generator
- Analog VCAs
- Hard sync
Filters:
- 1 analog Curtis low-pass filter voice, selectable 2- and 4-pole operation (self-resonating in 4-pole mode)
Envelopes:
- 3 envelope generators: filter, VCA, and assignable (four-stage ADSR + delay); Envelope 3 can loop
- Sequencer:
- 16 x 4 gated step sequencer
LFOs:
- 4 LFO's with key sync per LFO
- Modulation:
- 4 x 2 modulation matrix with 20 mod sources and 43 mod destinations
- Arpeggiator:
- Programmable arpeggiator with up, down, up + down, random, assign modes
- Re-latching arpeggiation
Controls:
- 5-octave keyboard with semi-weighted action, velocity, and aftertouch
- 52 knobs and 20 buttons enable deep and comprehensive editing with little to no menu diving
- Spring-loaded pitch wheel and assignable mod wheel
Memory:
- 256 fully editable programs (2 banks of 128) with 2 layers (2 separate sounds) in each program
In/Out:
- MIDI In, Out, Thru and Poly Chain
- Main stereo audio output: 1/4" unbalanced
- Output B stereo audio output: 1/4" unbalanced
- Sustain pedal input: accepts normally on or normally off momentary footswitch
- Pedal/CV input: responds to expression pedals or control voltages ranging from 0 to 5 VDC (protected against higher or negative voltages)
- Headphone output: 1/4" stereo phone jack
Power:
- Includes power supply for 110V - 240V AC operation (13-15 VDC, 400 mA) and operation manual
Dimensions: (W x L x H) 12.1 x 34.8 x 3.875"
Weight: 22 lbs
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 28 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 19 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DSI-2128
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 707-963-7006
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great brass and string type sounds"
Overall: This was my first 'modern' analog synth purchase. It can produce a fairly wide array of sounds. But it seems to do brass and string sounds the best. It might be my fault, as I haven't had it long and might be doing something wrong, but it kinda phones in the bass. But with EQ and compression the bass sounds great. I'm loving it for Oberheim type sounds. The filter is very pleasing to the ears. This is how good it sounds: I was working on a sound and it just wasn't fat/wide enough. So I thought I'll add a bit more chorus. All of my effects units were in bypass! I could have sworn I had everything on...
Style of Music: blues, rock, baby metal, electronic
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