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Sequential Prophet-5 Desktop Module

The Prophet-5 module puts the power of Sequential’s legendary analog poly synth on your desktop.

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The Prophet-5 module puts the power of Sequential’s legendary analog poly synth on your desktop.

Description

A Synth Legend On Your Desktop

Like the full keyboard version, it’s “the best of all Prophet-5s” because it embodies all three Prophet-5 revisions — Rev1, Rev2, and Rev3 — through the use of genuine Curtis analog VCOs and filters (as in the Rev3) as well as new 2140 low-pass filters designed by Dave Rossum, like the 2040 filters he designed in the original Rev1 and Rev2. A Rev switch lets you choose between the two filter designs. It also adjusts the Filter Envelope’s shape and response to match the original Prophet Rev 1/2 or Rev 3 respectively.

The result is as pure a renewal of an analog classic as you could wish for, with the authentic, muscular sound of the original and the roadworthiness of a state-of-the-art modern instrument.

Vintage Sound, 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.

To give the same mojo to the new Prophet-5, we created the Vintage knob. Use it to dial in as much old-school randomness as you’d like. Go from a very stable “4” — as in Prophet-5 Rev4, which is how we refer to the new version in house — all the way to “1,” as in Prophet-5 Rev1, the rarest and most temperamental of all Prophet-5s.

Poly Mod and Enhanced Unison

In addition to the unmistakable tone of its oscillators and filters, much of the classic sound of Prophet-5 was the result of Poly Mod, which is faithfully present here as well. 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. The range of sounds possible defy its simplicity. Another welcome reprise is Unison mode, which now features configurable voice count (1-5 voices) with variable detuning, and chord memory. And now Glide works both in and out of Unison.

Velocity and Aftertouch

While the new Prophet-5 is as accurate, authoritative, and true to the original as possible, we couldn’t resist adding a couple of modern enhancements to increase expressiveness: velocity sensitivity and aftertouch. These enable the new Prophet-5 to perform in ways the original never could by putting filter sweeps, LFO mod, and volume changes at your fingertips.

Effortless to Program

The purity of the new Prophet’s sound is matched only by its simplicity to program. The knob-per-function front panel gives you instant gratification and immediate access to all sound-shaping controls. Toggling off the Preset button enables live panel mode, where the Prophet-5 switches to the current settings of its knobs and switches. What you see is exactly what you hear. Included are 200 permanent factory programs and 200 rewritable user programs, including the original 40-program sound set from 1978 that found its way onto countless recordings and film soundtracks back in the day and beyond.

Expandable to 10 Voices

With the optional Voice Expansion Card, you can double the polyphony of the Prophet-5 to ten voices. This also enables you to take advantage of bi-timbral operation, which is available on 10-voice-capable Prophets. This means that you can play two different programs simultaneously. In this mode, each program is allocated five voices. Use this capability to layer two programs for thicker, more powerful pads or chord stabs. Alternatively, split the keyboard into two independent performance zones and play synth bass in the lower range and leads or chords in the upper range.

The Whole Package

All of this punchy, powerful, analog goodness is housed in a compact steel case with USB, MIDI, Gate and CV ins/outs, and premium-quality, hand-oiled, sustainable black walnut heartwood trim.

The new Prophet-5 desktop module — history never sounded better.

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Prophet-5 Desktop Specifications

OSCILLATORS

Two authentic CEM 3340 voltage-controlled oscillators per voice

Simultaneously selectable wave shapes. Oscillator A: sawtooth, pulse. Oscillator B: sawtooth, triangle, pulse.

Pulse width per oscillator

Hard sync: Oscillator A syncs to Oscillator B

Low frequency mode (Oscillator B)

Keyboard tracking on/off (Oscillator B)

MIXER

Oscillator A amount

Oscillator B amount

White noise amount

 

LOW-PASS FILTER

Four-pole, resonant, low-pass filter per voice

Switchable between authentic versions of the Prophet-5 Rev1/2 filter and Prophet-5 Rev3 filter

Rev1/2 filter is a Dave Rossum-designed 2140, the modern counterpart of the original 2040 filter found in the Prophet-5 Rev1 and Rev2

Rev3 filter is a Doug Curtis-designed CEM 3320

Filter can be driven into self-oscillation with the Resonance control

Keyboard tracking: off, half, full

 

FILTER ENVELOPE

Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator

Velocity modulation of envelope amount

 

AMPLIFIER ENVELOPE

Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator

Velocity modulation of envelope amount

 

LOW FREQUENCY OSCILLATOR

Three wave shapes: sawtooth, triangle, square. All waveshapes can be engaged simultaneously

Both Initial Amount and mod wheel control

Mod destinations: oscillator A frequency, Oscillator B frequency, Oscillator A and B pulse width, filter cutoff

 

POLY MOD

Sources: filter envelope and Oscillator B

Destinations: Oscillator A frequency, Oscillator A pulse width, filter cutoff

 

VINTAGE KNOB

Recreates the characteristics of various Prophet-5 models by varying the behavior of oscillators, envelopes, amplifiers, and other parameters. Go from a very stable “4” — as in Prophet-5 Rev4, (the new version) — all the way to “1,” as in Prophet-5 Rev1, the rarest and most temperamental of all Prophet-5s.

 

AFTERTOUCH

Channel (mono) aftertouch

Destinations: filter cutoff frequency, LFO amount

 

PERFORMANCE CONTROLS

Polyphonic glide (portamento)

Unison (monophonic) mode with configurable voice count, from one to all five voices and key modes

Preset switch: when off, the front panel is live; what you see is what you hear

 

PATCH MEMORY

200 user and 200 factory programs in 5 banks of 40 programs each

Direct program access, including Prophet 5-style single-button access to the current set of 8 programs

 

IN/OUT

Mono output (1 x 1/4” phone jack)

Headphone output (stereo, 1/4” phone jack)

MIDI in, out, and thru ports

USB for bidirectional MIDI communication

Control voltage in/out (1 x 1/4” phone jack) 0- +5V input/output signal. Configured for 1- volt-per-octave operation.

Gate in/out (1 x 1/4” phone jack). Accepts a 1.5 to 15-volt on/off signal to gate the envelopes of a single voice on the Prophet-5. Outputs a 15-volt on/off used to gate the envelopes of an external synth.

Low-pass filter cutoff expression pedal input

Volume expression pedal input

Sustain footswitch input

 

POWER

IEC AC power inlet for internal power supply

Operates worldwide on voltages between 100 and 240 volts at 50 to 60 Hz; Prophet-5: 20 watts maximum power consumption.

 

PHYSICAL SPECS

20.75′′ L x 7.4′′ W x 3′′ H (52.70 cm x 18.8 cm x 7.62 cm)

Roadworthy all-steel case with premium black walnut heartwood trim

Condition

Brand New!

Tax

For sales in UK the price will include 20% VAT. Buyers elsewhere may incur VAT or other local taxes on import.

Voltage Information

Switchable voltage for use anywhere in the world.

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