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Superbooth18 1st-Look Video: Dave Smith Instruments Prophet X
Rounik Sethi on Thu, May 3rd | 0 comments
The Prophet X is a 16-voice hybrid synthesizer from DSI that plays samples back through analog filters and so much more. Here's the first video demo and overview from Superbooth18.

Having already officially announced the new hybrid analog / digital synth and sampler, Prophet X a day ago, we've now got our first look at the new $4000 synthesizer from Dave Smith Instruments (and 8DIO) at Superbooth:

Prophet X Specifications

SAMPLE PLAYBACK

  • 2 multi-sampled stereo instruments per voice with editable sample start, sample end, loop size, and loop center, loop on/off, sample reverse, sample stretch, bit-rate reduction, and sample rate reduction
  • 150 GB of factory-installed 16-bit, 48 kHz sampled instruments created by 8Dio. An additional 50 GB of samples can be added by purchasing additional sound libraries. User-sample import is planned for December, 2018.

OSCILLATORS

  • 2 digital oscillators per voice with selectable sine, sawtooth, pulse, and supersaw waves. You can vary the shape of any of the waveshapes.
  • Glide (portamento): separate rates per oscillator; (samples can glide in Sample Stretch mode)
  • Hard sync

FILTERS

  • 2 x analog 4-pole resonant low-pass filter per voice
  • Digital high-pass filter in Effects section

ENVELOPES

  • 4 loopable, five-stage (ADSR plus delay) envelope generators: Filter, VCA, and two assignable

SEQUENCER

  • Polyphonic step sequencer with up to 64 steps (6 notes per step), and ties and rests.

AMPLIFIER ENVELOPE

  • Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator
  • Velocity modulation of envelope amount

LOW FREQUENCY OSCILLATORS

  • 4 LFO’s with key sync, phase offset, and slewing per LFO
  • Five wave shapes: triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square, and random (sample and hold)

MODULATION

  • 16-slot modulation matrix
  • 28 sources
  • 88 destinations
  • 11 additional dedicated sources: mod wheel, pressure, velocity, breath controller, footswitch, LFO 1, LFO 2, LFO 3, LFO 4, Env 3, Env 4

ARPEGGIATOR

  • Fully-featured arpeggiator with up, down, up+down, random, assign modes
  • Selectable note value: 16th note, 8th note triplet, 8th note, dotted 8th note, quarter note
  • One, two, or three octave range
  • Re-latching arpeggiation
  • Note repeat

DIGITAL EFFECTS

  • 2 digital effects on each layer
  • Stereo delay, BBD delay, chorus, flanger, phaser, vintage rotating speaker, distortion, high-pass filter, spring reverb, plate reverb

CLOCK

  • Master clock with tap tempo
  • BPM control and display
  • MIDI clock sync

PERFORMANCE CONTROLS

  • Full-sized, semi-weighted, 5-octave keyboard with velocity and channel (mono) aftertouch
  • Backlit pitch and mod wheels
  • Spring-loaded pitch wheel with selectable range per program (1 to 12 semitones up and down)
  • Transpose controls for an 8-octave range
  • Hold switch latches held notes on
  • Polyphonic glide (portamento)
  • Unison (monophonic) mode with configurable voice count

PATCH MEMORY

  • 512 Factory Programs (4 banks of 128) and 512 fully editable User Programs with 2 layers (2 separate sounds) in each Program

IN/OUT

  • MIDI In, Out, Thru
  • USB MIDI
  • Sample import jack for USB Stick
  • Main stereo audio output: 2 x 1/4″ phone (TS, unbalanced)
  • Output B stereo audio output: 2 x 1/4″ phone (TS, unbalanced)
  • Pedal/CV: responds to expression pedals or control voltages ranging from 0 to 5 VDC (protected against higher or negative voltages.
  • Volume: responds to expression pedals or control voltages ranging from 0 to 5 VDC (protected against higher or negative voltages.
  • Sustain pedal input: accepts normally on or normally off momentary footswitch.
  • Sequencer: accepts normally on or normally off momentary footswitch to trigger sequencer playback.
  • Headphone output: 1/4″ stereo phone jack.

POWER

  • IEC AC power inlet for internal power supply
  • Operates worldwide on voltages between 100 and 240 volts at 50 to 60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 25 watts maximum

PHYSICAL SPECS

  • Dimensions: 38.44″ L x 13.53″ W x 4.13″ H (97.6 cm L x 34.3 cm W x 10.9 cm H)
  • Weight: 24 lbs

The Sequential Prophet X will be available in the second quarter of 2018 with a projected MAP of $3,999.

Web: https://www.davesmithinstruments.com/product/prophet-x/

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