Sequential’s desktop Prophet-5 and 10 scale down on size and price
Five and ten-voice polysynths sound “every bit as awesome” as their keyboard counterparts, says Dave Smith.
Sequential has announced desktop editions of its Rev 4 Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 synths, packed with the same features as their keyboard counterparts which launched last year.
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Like the keyboard editions, the new desktop Prophets comprise components from several previous generations of the landmark synth. This lets you call back the sonic characteristics of previous revisions using a ‘Vintage’ knob, from the stable Rev 4 all the way to the more temperamental Rev 1.
According to Sequential founder Dave Smith, the scaled-down editions of the brand’s latest Prophet synths were much requested by fans working in a smaller studio or planning a touring rig.
“It was an easy decision to create a desktop module to fill that need,” he said in a statement. “The great thing is, we managed to fit the same big, ballsy sound of the full Prophet-5 into a desktop model. It sounds every bit as awesome.”
The Rev 4 Prophet-5 offers a five-voice operation and comes equipped with two multi-waveform analogue oscillators, resonant analogue low-pass filters, amplifiers and amplifier envelopes for each voice. As for modulation, there’s a multi-waveshape LFO and Poly Mod onboard. Meanwhile, the Prophet-10 is the 10-voice edition of the synth.
The Curtis VCOs and filters from the Rev 3 are also included, as is the Dave Rossum-designed SSI 2140 filter. Users can choose which filter to engage with the Rev switch, found on the front panel.
The Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 Rev 4 desktop synths will be available in February, priced at $2,499 and $3,299, respectively. Both are priced $1,000 less than their keyboard counterparts.
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