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Dave Smith DSI-2500 Prophet X
$4,999

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Samples + Synthesis Hybrid Synth
DSI-2500
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Description

Designed for the studio or live performance, the Dave Smith Instruments Prophet X is a bi-timbral, 8-voice-stereo (16-voice mono) synth with an innovative sound engine that powers two simultaneous 16-bit, 48 kHz sample-based instruments plus two high-resolution digital oscillators, which are all processed through analog filters. This versatile instrument combines samples + synthesis into a potent fusion well suited for traditional instruments such as piano, electric piano, organ, drums, strings, and guitar, as well as complex pads, effects, and evolving textures.

The Prophet X utilizes 150 GB of internal samples from highly-respected sound developers 8Dio, who pioneered the "deep sampling" technique to create remarkably realistic sounds. An additional 50 GB of internal storage is dedicated to importing external sample libraries, while support for user-created samples is slated for the end of 2018.

At the heart of the Prophet X’s powerful sound are its newly-developed 24 dB-per-octave resonant low-pass filters, which are based on a vintage design. The separate left and right filters are designed for a true stereo signal path and designed to add depth and impact to both the samples and the digital oscillators. Additional features include four syncable LFOs with slew and phase offset, four loopable five-stage envelope generators, and a 16-slot mod matrix with 28 sources and 88 destinations. The onboard polyphonic step sequencer provides 64-steps with up to 6-notes per step. It is possible to create a different sequence for each layer when working in stacked or split voice mode. Both the sequencer and arpeggiator feature external MIDI clock synchronization.

Dual effects engines provide multiple reverbs, two delays (standard and BBD), chorus, phase shifter, flanger, vintage speaker rotator, high-pass filter, and distortion. In stacked or split mode, you can apply two different effects to each layer and effects parameters can be modulated via the mod matrix. The Dave Smith Instruments Prophet X includes a standard IEC power cord.

Features:

  • Sample Engine

Provides two independent, stereo, digitally sampled instruments per voice (4 in stack or split mode)
150 GB of internal sample content created by 8Dio (known for pioneering deep sampling)
Diverse collection of acoustic and electronic instruments
Plenty of edgy ambient and cinematic effects
Shape the samples through loop manipulation, sample stretching, and the Prophet X’s sound-sculpting modulation functions
Each sample instrument has its own tone control for high-pass or low-pass filtering
Fifty gigabytes of additional internal storage are dedicated to importing external sample libraries
Support for user-created samples is planned for late 2018
Add-on sample packs are available from 8Dio

  • Synth Engine

Classic Prophet Power: Two high-resolution digital oscillators that feature both classic waveshapes and a supersaw for more timbral possibilities
Shape Mod Control: Manually dial in a desired waveshape width for any of the classic sine, sawtooth, or pulse waves
Use an LFO or other mod source for continuously shifting timbre
Shape the raw sounds with all the classic synthesis functions including 4 syncable LFOs with slew and phase offset, 4 loopable five-stage envelope generators, and a 16-slot mod matrix with dozens of modulation sources and destinations

  • Stereo Filters

Two 24 dB-per-octave resonant low-pass filters, which are based on a vintage design
Separate filters in the left and right channels for a true stereo signal path
Adds exceptional presence and fullness to both the samples and oscillators.
Additional Polyphony: Switch the Prophet X from 8-voice stereo mode to 16-voice mono mode (useful for stacks and splits)

  • Poly Step Sequencer

Provides up to 64-steps and up to 6 notes per step
Create a different sequence for each layer if working in stacked or split voice mode (great for composition or performance)
Sequences include ties, rests, and can sync to an external MIDI clock
Arpeggiator: Features note repeats, re-latching, and can be synced to external MIDI clock

  • Two Effects per Layer

Dual Effects Engine: Provides multiple reverbs, 2 delays (standard and BBD), chorus, phase shifter, flanger, vintage rotating speaker, high-pass filter, and distortion
Stacked or Split Voice Mode: Apply two different effects to each layer
Effects parameters can be modulated through the mod matrix

  • Semi-Weighted Keyboard

Five-octave, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch
Integrated power supply,

  • MIDI USB support

Three crisp OLED displays

Technical Specifications

Sample Playback 2 x 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
Additional 50 GB of samples can be added by purchasing additional sound libraries
User-sample import is planned for late 2018
Oscillators 2 x digital oscillators per voice with selectable sine, sawtooth, pulse, and supersaw waves (variable 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 x loopable, five-stage (ADSR plus delay) envelope generators
Filter, VCA, and two assignable

Amplifier Envelope:
Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator
Velocity modulation of envelope amount
Sequencer Polyphonic step sequencer
Up to 64 steps (6 notes per step)
Ties and rests
LFO Low Frequency Oscillators: 4 x 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 x sources
88 x destinations
11 x 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 x 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 Control 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)
512 fully editable user programs
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″ / 6.3 mm phone (TS, unbalanced)
Output B Stereo Audio Output: 2 x 1/4″ / 6.3 mm 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″ / 6.3 mm stereo phone jack
Power IEC AC power inlet for internal power supply
Operates worldwide on voltages between 100 and 240 VAC at 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 25 W maximum
 
Dimensions (L x W x H) 38.4 x 13.5 x 4.1" / 97.6 x 34.4 x 10.5 cm
Weight 24.0 lb / 10.9 kg

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