Softube launches Model 80 five-voice synth based on Prophet 5

The release adds Voice Pan Spread and Quantize Filter Cutoff to the 1980 industry-defining five-voice polyphonic synth

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Softube Model 80


Softube has released the Model 80 five-voice synthesizer based on the sound, interactions, and performance from Sequential‘s classic Prophet 5.

The 1980s synth was the first to feature a digital microprocessor to control the analogue polyphonic synth engine and store sounds, and it was used by the likes of Michael Jackson, Madonna and Radiohead.

But unlike the original, users will see a few workflow enhancements on the updated model. These include Voice Pan Spread, Quantize Filter Cutoff, and velocity and aftertouch modulation to ensure the unit caters to modern productions.

There’s a Voice Mod section that replicates the feel of the Prophet 5 with an added Invert Voice Mod feature, along with five modules for use on Softube Modular, the brand’s modular synthesis plugin and platform, providing more modulation options.

Asides from the new additions, the new virtual instrument still includes the original factory presets from the 1980 synth. Users can, for example, access a bank of presets that featured on the Prophet 5.

Softube describes the launch as a product to “create inspiring new sounds, recreate classic old ones, and enhance productions with an iconic, high-end instrument.”

It comes from the developers of Model 72 Synthesizer System, Model 84 Polyphonic Synthesizer, and Model 82 Sequencing Mono Synth.

Softube’s replications of classic gear doesn’t stop there. Recently, the brand released the Compressor Collection, containing three faithfully modernised classic compressors – the FET Compressor Mark II, OPTO Compressor and VCA Compressor. In our review of the package, we gave it an eight out of ten.

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