Sequential Prophet-5 Analog 5-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer - USD1,835.49
The Sequential Prophet-5 is a reissue of the original 5-voice polyphonic synthesizer with added enhancements is made for musicians, sound designers, and synthesizer aficionados. Created in the late '70s, the original Prophet 5 was the first fully programmable polyphonic synthesizer with savable patches.
This reissue features the authentic analog circuit designs of the original and incorporates Curtis VCOs, and both Curtis and Rossum-designed filters, which provide the true sonic magic of the original Prophet-5 versions 1, 2, and 3. Additional enhancements include velocity and aftertouch, full MIDI, and USB. The remarkable vintage control provides continuous variability between the musical volatility of the Rev 1 to the rock-solid stability of the Rev 4.
The original Poly Mod is included and features Filter Envelope and Oscillator B as sources, and Oscillator A Frequency, Oscillator A Pulse Width, and Low-Pass Filter as destinations. Although simple, the Poly Mod is quite capable of producing a wide range of sounds. Additionally, Unison mode now features configurable voice counts (1-5) with variable detuning and chord memory. Glide also works both in and out of Unison mode.
The instrument is housed in a full 5-octave, semi-weighted Fatar keyboard with USB, MIDI, gate, and CV inputs/outputs, and a premium-quality steel chassis with a hand-oiled sustainable black-walnut heartwood body. The knob-per-function front panel is adorned with all manner of controls for instant gratification and immediate sound shaping. There are 200 permanent factory programs and 200 rewriteable user programs including the original 40 presets from 1978.
Return of a Legend
The Prophet-5 is Dave Smith's five-voice version of the analog poly synth that changed the world. It embodies all three revisions of the legendary Prophet-5 synth (Rev1, Rev2, and Rev3) through the use of genuine Curtis analog VCOs and filters (as in the Rev3) as well as new 2140 low-pass filters designed by Dave Rossum, like the 2040 filters he designed in the original Rev1 and Rev2. A Rev switch lets you choose between the two filter designs. It also adjusts the Filter Envelope's shape and response to match the original Prophet Rev 1/2 or Rev 3 respectively.
Vintage Sound, Vintage Knob
In addition to sourcing genuine Prophet-5 hardware components, Sequential did extensive research into exactly what made the original sound the way it did - warm, organic, and alive. Much of this desirable character was due to slight fluctuations and differences in the response times and frequencies of the individual VCOs, filters, envelopes, and amplifiers from voice to voice.
To give the same mojo to the new Prophet-5, a Vintage knob was created. Use it to dial in as much old-school randomness as you'd like. Go from a very stable 4 (as in Prophet-5 Rev4), which refers to the new version, all the way to 1, (as in Prophet-5 Rev1), the rarest and most temperamental of all Prophet-5s.