Sequential have just announced they are re-issuing the Prophet 5 in the 21st Century - in the same form as the original programmable poly synth, but with updated processing, plus the addition of velocity and aftertouch - using a quality semi-weighted Fatar keybed. Plus - the Vintage Knob:
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.
One of the main things about the original Prophet Five, was the Poly Mod which is also the same - True to the original, modulation sources are Filter Envelope and Oscillator B. Destinations include Oscillator A frequency, Oscillator A pulse width, and low-pass filter.
Unison is also there, with the addition of glide both in and out of unison.
Memory is increased from the original 20 to 400 - (200 user, 200 factory)
USB and MIDI obviously are notable new features.
CEM 3340 VCO chips, as well as the Dave Rossum-designed SSI 2140 filter, the modern counterpart of the original SSM 2040 Rossum designed in the Prophet-5 Rev1 and Rev2
There's a Prophet 10 too, a ten-voice version of the synthesizer with the same sound engine
Dave says: originally designed the first Prophet in both five-voice and ten-voice versions. But the five-voice model was the one that achieved mass production. We thought it would be fun and fitting to reintroduce the ten-voice as well, to make the circle complete.
Sadly they arent going for the dual manual behemoth for the Prophet 10, just a 10 voice version of the same case..
Both models will be available in October. The Prophet-5 has a US MAP of $3,499. The Prophet-10 has a US MAP of $4,299.
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