Der Prophet 12 im handlichen Rucksackformat

Nette Überraschung: Dave Smith hat sein Keyboard-Schlachtschiff Prophet 12 auf einen handlichen Formfaktor reduziert, der problemlos in einen Rucksack passt, aber sämtliche Features an Bord hat. Trotz der kompakten Maße und der geringen Anzahl an Knöpfen soll er aber laut Dave intuitiv bedienbar sein und den “wahren Prophet-Vibe” beibehalten:

Die Specs:


Five DSP-based oscillators per voice (including one sine wave sub oscillator)
Four classic wave shapes (saw, square, triangle, sine) per oscillator
Twelve selectable complex shapes per oscillator
Three noise types per oscillator: white, pink, violet
Analog VCAs
Shape modulation
Oscillator cross modulation: frequency modulation (FM) and amplitude modulation (AM)
Hard sync on each of the four oscillators
Character Effects

Five high-quality digital effects. Thicken the signal and add harmonics or completely destroy the signal pre-filter.
Girth and Air are high and low shelf equalizers with harmonic excitement. Useful for thickening and/or adding air to the signal.
Hack and Decimate are sample and bit rate reduction algorithms which can add subtle grit or completely destroy the signal. It’s harsh yet musical!
Drive is a soft saturator for adding soft distortion and harmonic content to the signal

Famed Curtis 2- or 4-pole resonant analog low-pass filter (self oscillates in 4-pole mode) per voice
2-pole resonant analog high-pass filter per voice
Feedback and Delay

Tuned feedback
Four-tap syncable multi delay with feedback and amount per delay per voice

Four Delay + ADSR envelopes (LPF, VCA , and two Auxiliary envelopes)
Auxiliary envelopes 3 and 4 freely assignable to multiple modulation destinations
All envelopes can repeat/loop

Four syncable LFO’s with phase offset and slew per LFO

16 x 2 modulation matrix with 26 mod sources and 97 mod destinations
Modulation assignment buttons enable quick and easy modulation routing

Sophisticated programmable arpeggiator with up, down, up+down, random, assign modes
Re-latching arpeggiator
Programmable Distortion

Independent programmable stereo analog distortion per layer.

12 knobs and 34 buttons enable deep and comprehensive editing with little to no menu diving.
Crisp OLED display is easily visible in low light situations and from many angles.

396 user and 396 factory programs
Direct program access using numeric keypad and dedicated User, Factory, and Bank buttons
Playlist mode for generating easily accessible setlists of your favorite programs. Create four play lists with up to forty programs each!

1 MIDI In, 1 MIDI out, and 1 MIDI Thru port
USB port for bidirectional MIDI communication
1 Sustain/footswitch input
2 expression pedal inputs
Main stereo output (2 x 1/4″ phone jack)
Layer B stereo output (2 x 1/4″ phone jack)
Headphone out (stereo 1/4″ phone jack)

1 universal IEC AC power inlet for internal power supply
Operates worldwide on voltages between 100-240v, 50-60Hz, 30 watts maximum power consumption
Physical Specs

Oiled walnut wood end panels
16.5″ L x 6.8″ W x 2.85″ H (41.9 cm L x 17.3 cm W x 7.2 cm H)
4 lbs. 14 oz. (2.21 kg)

Der Prophet 12 module soll im Januar ausgeliefert werden, der Preis ist noch nicht bekannt.


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