It’s generated a whole lot of conversation in recent months, and now the announcement of the Dave Smith Instruments long-awaited Sequential Prophet X has finally arrived.
Dubbed “the next evolution of the Prophet”, the Sequential Prophet X draws on its famous predecessors to become a powerful synthesis tool with a musical voice all of its own. Essentially, the Prophet X is a bi-timbral, eight-voice stereo (16-voice mono) synthesiser with a newly developed sound engine powering two sample-based instruments and two digital oscillators, all processed through analogue filters.
In terms of sampling, the Prophet X uses two independent instruments per voice, and features a diverse collection of instruments and effects with 150GB of internal sample content. Each sample can be shaped through loop manipulation, sample stretching, and sound-sculpting modulation functions.
The synth side of the Prophet X provides two high-resolution digital oscillators, a Shape Mod control for manually dialling waveshape widths, and a host of classic synth functions including four syncable LFOs and four loopable five-stage envelope generators.
The Prophet X uses a polyphonic step sequencer to provide up to 64 steps and up to six notes per step. A dual effects engine provides an array of functions, while the sturdy design of the synth ensures it can be used in the studio or on the road.
See the full list of specs for the Sequential Prophet X over at Dave Smith Instruments' website.