Legendary 5-voice Analog Poly Synth
The Sequential Prophet-5 is re-creation of Dave Smith’s analog poly synth that changed the world. It’s “the best of all Prophets” as Dave puts it because 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.
The result is as pure a renewal of an analog classic as you could wish for, with the authentic, muscular sound of the original and the roadworthiness of a state-of-the-art modern instrument.
In addition to sourcing genuine Prophet-5 hardware components, we did extensive research into exactly what made the original sound the way it did — warm, organic, and alive. We found that 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, we created the Vintage knob. 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 is how we refer to the new version in house — all the way to “1,” as in Prophet-5 Rev1, the rarest and most temperamental of all Prophet-5s.
|Brand||Dave Smith Instruments|
|Gross Shipping Weight - Volumetric (kgs)||12.0000|
|Oscillators||Two authentic CEM 3340 VCOs per voice|
|Filter||Four-pole, resonant, low-pass filter per voice | Switchable between authentic versions of the Prophet-5 Rev1/2 filter and Prophet-5 Rev3 filter|
|LFO||Three wave shapes: sawtooth, triangle, square. All waveshapes can be engaged simultaneously|
|Envelope Generator||(Filter) Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator | (Amp) Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator|
|Other Controllers||Mod wheel | Spring-loaded pitch wheel | Polyphonic glide | Unison (monophonic) mode | Preset switch | Channel (mono) aftertouch|
|Number Of Keys||61|
|Key Type||Synth Action|
|MIDI I/O||In, Out, Thru, USB|
|Pedal Inputs||Volume expression pedal input | Sustain footswitch input | Low-pass filter cutoff expression pedal input ||
|Presets||200 User Presets | 200 Factory Presets|
|Outputs||Mono output (1 x 1/4” phone jack) ||
|Headphone Outputs||Headphone output (stereo, 1/4” phone jack)|
|Manufacturer Model Number||DSI-PROPHET5|