Prophet X Details - Its A Monster Hybrid Sample Mangling Machine

Samples plus synthesis - a lot of both      01/05/18

Details have been announced of the new Dave Smith Instruments Sequential Prophet X.

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Made in collaboration with the sample specialists 8Dio it offers a hybrid engine with advanced sample manipulation including full multi-sampled sets combined with Dave Smiths synthesis features. It has a 150GB amount of sample storage on board with content provided by 8Dio - who are based near Dave's home, a chance meet began the collaboration.

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We heard it in a preview at NAMM (yes we've had to keep it zipped for all that time) and haver to say the combination of extreme sample manipulation and mod matrix combined with the synth engine sounds pretty stunning.

Expected to ship Q2 this year, priced at around $3,999.

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Selected Features

SAMPLE PLAYBACK

  • 2 multi-sampled stereo instruments per voice with editable sample start, sample end, loop size, and loop center, loop on/off, sample reverse, and sample stretch
  • 150 GB of factory-installed 16-bit, 48 kHz sampled instruments created by 8Dio. An additional 50 GB of samples can be added by purchasing additional sound libraries. User-sample import is planned for December, 2018.

OSCILLATORS

  • 2 digital oscillators per voice with selectable sine, sawtooth, pulse, and supersaw waves. You can vary the shape of any of the waveshapes.
  • Glide (portamento): separate rates per oscillator; (samples can glide in Sample Stretch mode)
  • Hard sync

FILTERS

  • 2 x analog 4-pole resonant low-pass filter per voice
  • Digital high-pass filter in Effects section

ENVELOPES

  • 4 loopable, five-stage (ADSR plus delay) envelope generators: Filter, VCA, and two assignable

SEQUENCER

  • Polyphonic step sequencer with up to 64 steps (6 notes per step), and ties and rests.

 


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