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The Prophet 12 is an Epiphany!
The Prophet 12 a landmark achievement in Dave Smith’s revered line of Prophet synthesizers. Each of the Prophet’s twelve voices is composed of a hybrid digital/analog architecture that sounds different than any other DSI synth, yet retains the true Prophet vibe. With twelve voice polyphony, streamlined design, and sophisticated architecture, the Prophet 12 is ready to handle any sound you can dream up.
The Prophet Sings
The Prophet 12’s hybrid voice has a digital front end followed by an all analog signal path output. Each voice has four high resolution digital oscillators (plus a sub oscillator), a digital character effects section, a resonant Curtis low-pass filter, a high-pass filter, a tune-able feedback circuit, a four-tap delay line with feedback per line, four loopable five-stage envelope generators, four syncable LFOs with slew and phase offset, a sophisticated arpeggiator, and a sixteen slot modulation matrix with 26 mod sources and 97 modulation destinations. The Prophet 12 is packed with a plethora of sonic potential and power!
The digital oscillators can be amplitude modulated and frequency modulated with either standard or classic DX-style linear FM. They can be freely assigned in whatever operator and modulator configurations you would choose. You can even assign each of the oscillators to modulate LFOs, envelopes, and filters.
The Prophet Controls
The Prophet’s sleek and instinctive interface invites full control of the synth. Every parameter is fully programmable and editable from the front panel. The controls are laid out in logical fashion, allowing quick and precise access in the studio and on stage.
The Prophet’s full-sized, five-octave, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch is rugged without sacrificing great feel and playability. Two backlit, smooth and precise pitch and mod wheels are accompanied by two location and pressure sensitive touch sliders. The Prophet offers a myriad of controls for creation and performance of its innovative sounds.
A Prophecy for the Future
The Prophet 12 is a cutting edge hybrid synthesizer that defines what a modern polyphonic synthesizer is. It is a glorious combination of form and function in a sturdy, yet refined and elegant build.