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Sequential Prophet-5 61-key Analog Synthesizer

Sequential Prophet-5 61-key Analog Synthesizer
Sequential Prophet-5 61-key Analog Synthesizer
Sequential Prophet-5 61-key Analog Synthesizer
Sequential Prophet-5 61-key Analog Synthesizer
Sequential Prophet-5 61-key Analog Synthesizer


The Sequential Prophet-5 is Dave Smith's convenient re-visitation of the simple poly synth that changed the world. It's "the awesome all Prophet-5s" as Dave puts it since it epitomizes each of the three corrections of the amazing synth — Rev1, Rev2, and Rev3 — using veritable Curtis simple VCOs and channels (as in the Rev3) just as new 2140 low-pass channels planned by Dave Rossum, similar to the 2040 channels he planned in the first Rev1 and Rev2. A Rev switch allows you to pick between the two channel plans.

The outcome is as unadulterated a recharging of a simple exemplary as you could want, with the bona fide, solid sound of the first and the roadworthiness of a cutting edge present day instrument.


Notwithstanding sourcing veritable Prophet-5 equipment parts, we did broad examination into precisely what made the first solid the manner in which it did — warm, natural, and alive. We found that quite a bit of this alluring character was because of slight vacillations and contrasts in the reaction times and frequencies of the individual VCOs, channels, envelopes, and intensifiers from voice to voice.

To give a similar magic to the new Prophet-5, Sequential made the Vintage handle. Use it to dial in as much old fashioned arbitrariness as you'd like. Go from a truly steady "4" — as in Prophet-5 Rev4, which is the way Sequential allude to the new form in-house — right to "1," as in Prophet-5 Rev1, the most extraordinary and generally inconsistent of all Prophet-5s.


Notwithstanding the indisputable tone of its oscillators and channels, a significant part of the exemplary sound of Prophet-5 was the consequence of Poly Mod, which is steadfastly present here also. Consistent with the first, regulation sources are Filter Envelope and Oscillator B. Objections incorporate Oscillator A recurrence, Oscillator A heartbeat width, and low-pass channel. The scope of sounds conceivable challenge its straightforwardness. Another greeting repeat is Unison mode, which presently includes configurable voice check (1-5 voices) with variable detuning, and harmony memory. What's more, presently Glide works both all through Unison.


In spite of the fact that the mission was to make the new Prophet-5 as exact, definitive, and consistent with the first as could reasonably be expected, Sequential couldn't avoid adding several cutting edge upgrades to build expressiveness: speed affectability and aftertouch. These empower the new Prophet-5 to act in manners the first never could by putting channel clears, LFO mod, and volume changes readily available.


The immaculateness of the new Prophet's sound is coordinated exclusively by its straightforwardness to program. The handle per-work front board gives you moment delight and quick admittance to all stable forming controls. Flipping off the Preset catch empowers live board mode, where the Prophet-5 changes to the current settings of its handles and switches. What you see is actually what you hear. Included are 200 perpetual manufacturing plant programs and 200 rewritable client programs, including the first 40-program sound set from 1978 that discovered its direction onto innumerable chronicles and movie soundtracks once upon a time and past.


The entirety of this punchy, incredible, simple goodness is housed in an entire, five-octave, semi-weighted Fatar console with USB, MIDI, Gate and CV ins/outs, and a top notch quality, steel and hand-oiled, supportable dark pecan heartwood body that cause it as fulfilling to observe all things considered to hear and play.

The new Prophet-5 — history never looked or sounded better.



Two true CEM 3340 VCOs per voice

All the while selectable wave shapes. Oscillator A: sawtooth, beat. Oscillator B: sawtooth, triangle, beat.

Heartbeat width per oscillator

Hard sync: oscillator 1 synchronizes to oscillator 2

Low recurrence mode (oscillator 2)

Console following on/off (oscillator 2)


Oscillator 1 sum

Oscillator 2 sum

Background noise


Four-post, full, low-pass channel per voice

Switchable between genuine variants of the Prophet-5 Rev1/2 channel and Prophet-5 Rev3 channel

Rev1/2 channel is a Dave Rossum-planned 2140, the cutting edge partner of the first 2040 channel found in the Prophet-5 Rev1 and Rev2

Rev3 channel is a Doug Curtis-planned CEM 3320

Channel can be crashed into self-swaying with the Resonance control

Console following: off, half, full


Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator

Speed regulation of envelope sum


Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator

Speed balance of envelope sum


Three wave shapes: sawtooth, triangle, square. All waveshapes can be locked in at the same time

Both Initial Amount and mod wheel control

Mod objections: oscillator A recurrence, oscillator B recurrence, oscillator An and B beat width, channel cutoff


Sources: channel envelope and oscillator B

Objections: oscillator A recurrence, oscillator A heartbeat width, channel cutoff


Reproduces the qualities of different Prophet-5 models by shifting the conduct of oscillators, envelopes, speakers, and different boundaries. Go from an entirely steady "4" — as in Prophet-5 Rev4, (the new form) — right to "1," as in Prophet-5 Rev1, the most extraordinary and generally touchy of all Prophet-5s.


Channel (mono) aftertouch

Objections: channel cutoff recurrence, LFO sum


Full-sized, semi-weighted, premium Fatar 5-octave console with speed and aftertouch

Mod wheel

Spring-stacked pitch wheel with selectable reach per program (1 to 12 semitones all over)

Polyphonic float (portamento)

Harmony (monophonic) mode with configurable voice tally, from one to each of the five voices (10 voices for Prophet-10) and key modes

Preset switch: when off, the front board is live; what you see is the thing that you hear


200 client and 200 production line programs in 5 banks of 40 projects each

Direct program access, including Prophet 5-style single-button admittance to the current arrangement of 8 projects


  • Mono yield (1 x 1/4" telephone jack)
  • Earphone yield (sound system, 1/4" telephone jack)
  • MIDI in, out, and through ports
  • USB for bidirectional MIDI correspondence
  • Low-pass channel cutoff articulation pedal info
  • Volume articulation pedal info
  • Support footswitch input

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