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Sequential Prophet 5 Desktop Module
on the heels of the reintroduction of its legendary Prophet-5
synthesizer, Sequential announces a desktop version of the acclaimed
instrument. As with the keyboard version, the desktop model will be
available in both five- and ten-voice configurations, dubbed the
Prophet-5 desktop module and Prophet-10 desktop module, respectively.
They feature the same authentic vintage sound and front-panel controls
as the Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 keyboards, but in a smaller form factor
designed for portability and space-conscious studios.
introduction of the Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 Rev 4 keyboards has been
hugely successful. At the same time, a lot of people have been asking us
for an easy way to fit them into a smaller studio space or into a
touring rig,” commented Sequential founder and original Prophet-5
designer Dave Smith. “It was an easy decision to create a desktop module
to fill that need. The great thing is, we managed to fit the same big,
ballsy sound of the full Prophet-5 into a desktop model. It sounds every
bit as awesome.”
Like the original, the new Prophet-5 and
Prophet-10 modules feature two multi-waveform analog oscillators, analog
resonant low-pass filters and amplifiers, and a filter and amplifier
envelope per voice. Modulation is provided by a multi-waveshape LFO and
Poly Mod, a ground-breaking modulation scheme for its time that allowed
the filter envelope and oscillator B to be routed to a variety of
destinations including filter cutoff frequency, oscillator A frequency,
and oscillator A pulse width.
And just like the new Prophet-5/10
Rev 4 keyboards, the modules feature genuine Curtis VCOs and filters as
used in the Prophet-5 Rev 3, as well as the Dave Rossum-designed SSI
2140 filter — the modern counterpart of the original SSM 2040 Rossum
designed in the Prophet-5 Rev 1 and Rev 2. A Rev switch on the front
panel allows users to switch between the two as desired.
present is the new Vintage knob, which loosens up the oscillators,
filters, and envelopes from voice to voice as they typically are in
vintage Prophet-5s. Users can dial in progressively more vintage
character from a very stable “4,” as in Prophet-5 Rev4, all the way to
“1,” as in Prophet-5 Rev1, which was the most temperamental of all
Prophet-5s. The original factory sound set is included as well.
modern enhancements include velocity sensitivity and aftertouch to
increase expressiveness, as well as MIDI and USB connectivity. Control
voltage and gate ins/outs are also present for connecting modular synths
and other gear. The new modules are housed in a premium-quality, steel
case with hand-oiled sustainable black walnut heartwood trim.