SEQUENTIAL DSI-2600 PROPHET 6 KEYBOARD

6-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
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Vintage with a Modern Twist

The Prophet-6 is Dave Smith’s tribute to the poly synth that started it all—the Sequential Prophet-5. But it’s not simply a reissue of a classic. Rather, as Dave puts it, “It’s the result of our effort to build the most awesome-sounding, modern analog poly synth possible.” The Prophet-6 takes the best qualities of the original Prophet-5—true voltage-controlled oscillators, filters, and amplifiers—and adds enhancements such as studio-quality effects, a polyphonic step sequencer, an arpeggiator, and more. The result is pure, unadulterated analog tone with the stability and reliability of a state-of-the-art modern synth.

Classic Tone, Classic Vibe
Central to the warm, punchy sound of the Prophet-6 are its two newly-designed, discrete voltage-controlled oscillators (plus sub-oscillator) per voice. Continuously variable waveshapes provide the tonal palette with triangle, sawtooth, and variable-width pulse waves. There are two discrete filters per voice—a four-pole, resonant, low-pass inspired by the original Prophet-5 filter, and a two-pole, resonant, high-pass filter. Voltage-controlled amplifiers complete the all-analog signal path.

Dual Effects
The dual effects section provides studio-quality reverbs, delays (standard and BBD), chorus and phase shifter. While the effects themselves are digital, with 24-bit, 48 kHz resolution, a true bypass maintains a full analog signal path. There’s also an independent stereo distortion effect, which is 100% analog.

Poly Mod and Poly Step Sequencing
Also present from its classic predecessor is a Poly Mod section, with enhancements. True to the original, modulation sources are filter envelope and oscillator 2 (both with bi-polar control). Destinations include oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 1 shape, oscillator 1 pulse width, low-pass filter cutoff, and high-pass filter cutoff. Another welcome reprise is Unison mode, which features configurable voice count (1-6 voices) and key modes. The polyphonic step sequencer allows up to 64 steps and up to 6 notes per step. You can create sequences polyphonically, with rests, and sync to an external MIDI clock. The full-featured arpeggiator can be synced to external MIDI clock as well.

Easy to Program
The knob-per-function front panel offers instant access to virtually all Prophet-6 functions. Included are 500 permanent factory programs and 500 rewritable user programs. Toggling off the Preset button enables live panel mode, in which the sound of the Prophet-6 switches to the current settings of its knobs and switches. In this state, what you see is what you hear.

Easy to Play
All of this awe-inspiring sound is packed into a four octave, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch that’s an ideal combination of portability and power for the project studio or the gigging musician.

 

SPECS

  • OSCILLATORS
    • Two newly designed, discrete VCOs per voice
    • Continuously variable wave shape (triangle, sawtooth, pulse, square) per oscillator
    • Pulse width per oscillator
    • Hard sync: oscillator 1 syncs to oscillator 2
    • Triangle sub-octave generator (oscillator 1) per voice
    • Low frequency mode (oscillator 2)
    • Keyboard tracking on/off (oscillator 2)
    • Oscillator slop amount for increased tuning instability, from subtle to extreme
  • MIXER
    • Oscillator 1 amount
    • Oscillator 1 sub-octave amount
    • Oscillator 2 amount
    • White noise amount
  • HIGH-PASS FILTER
    • Two-pole, resonant, high-pass filter per voice
    • Bi-polar filter envelope amount
    • Velocity modulation of envelope amount
    • Keyboard tracking: off, half, full
  • LOW-PASS FILTER
    • Four-pole, resonant, low-pass filter per voice, inspired by the original Prophet 5 filter
    • Filter can be driven into self-oscillation with the Resonance control
    • Bi-polar filter envelope amount
    • Velocity modulation of envelope amount
    • Keyboard tracking: off, half, full
  • FILTER ENVELOPE
    • Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator
  • AMPLIFIER ENVELOPE
    • Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator
    • Velocity modulation of envelope amount
  • LOW FREQUENCY OSCILLATOR
    • Five wave shapes: triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square, and random (sample and hold)
    • Clock sync (internal or external MIDI clock)
    • Initial amount
    • Mod destinations: oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 2 frequency, oscillator 1 and 2 pulse width, low-pass filter cutoff, high-pass filter cutoff
  • POLY MOD
    • Sources: filter envelope (bi-polar) and oscillator 2 (bi-polar)
    • Destinations: oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 1 shape, oscillator 1 pulse width, low-pass filter cutoff, high-pass filter cutoff
  • AFTERTOUCH
    • Source: channel (mono) aftertouch with bi-polar amount
    • Destinations: oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 2 frequency, LFO amount, amplifier envelope amount, low-pass filter envelope amount, high-pass filter envelope amount
  • CLOCK
    • Master clock with tap tempo
    • BPM control and display
    • MIDI clock sync
  • ARPEGGIATOR
    • Selectable note value: 16th note, 8th note triplet, 8th note, dotted 8th note, quarter note
    • One, two, or three octave range
    • Up, down, up/down, random, and assign modes
  • SEQUENCER
    • Polyphonic step sequencer with up to 64 steps and rests
  • EFFECTS
    • Stereo analog distortion
    • Dual, 24-bit, 48 kHz digital effects, including: reverb (room, hall, plate, spring), delay (full bandwidth digital delay and emulated bucket brigade and tape delays), chorus, and phase shifter
    • Delay sync
    • True bypass maintains fully analog signal path when digital effects are off
  • PERFORMANCE CONTROLS
    • Full-sized, semi-weighted, 4-octave keyboard with velocity and 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, from one to all six voices, and key modes
    • Preset switch: when off, the front panel is live; what you see is what you hear
  • PATCH MEMORY
    • 500 user and 500 factory programs in 10 banks of 100 programs each
    • Direct program access, including Prophet 5-style single-button access to the current set of 10 programs
  • IN/OUT
    • Left/mono and right audio outputs (2 x 1/4” phone jack)
    • Headphone output (stereo, 1/4” phone jack)
    • MIDI in, out, and thru ports
    • USB for bidirectional MIDI communication
    • Low-pass filter cutoff expression pedal input
    • Volume expression pedal input
    • Sustain footswitch input
    • Sequencer start/stop 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; 30 watts maximum power consumption
  • PHYSICAL SPECS
    • 32” L x 12.7” W x 4.6″ H (81.3 cm x 32.3 cm x 11.7 cm)
    • 20.0 lbs (9.5 kg)
    • Walnut end panels and trim
More Information
Price $3,749.00
Vendor Item Number DSI-2600
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Manufacturer Sequential
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