WMAMM13: Dave Smith Unveils The Prophet 12

12-voice polyphonic synth makes its debut at the show      25/01/13

Dave Smith Instruments has introduced a new polyphonic synthesizer, the Prophet 12. He had this to say,  "After 35 years of creating synths, this is simply my best synth yet. We sort of started from scratch on this one rather than spinning off another product from our previous designs."

At twelve voices, the Prophet 12 boasts the greatest polyphony of any instrument designed by Smith. Each voice features four oscillators capable of generating classic and complex waveforms, a sub-oscillator, resonant analog low- and high-pass filters, and analog VCAs. The new Character section adds a variety of wave shaping and sound sculpting options, like Drive, Hack, Decimation, Girth, and Air. Additional features include a tuned feedback path, a four-tap stereo delay per voice, expanded arpeggiator functionality, deep modulation capabilities, and bi-timbral operation. The LFOs, delay, and arpeggiator can all be synced, either to the internal clock or an external MIDI clock. Two programmable position- and pressure-sensitive touch sliders take the performance controls beyond the standard pitch and mod wheels (also included).

"We're already blown away by the sonic breadth of this synthesizer's new voice architecture,"
Smith continued. "It doesn't sound like anything else and I'm very excited for people to hear it."


Pricing and Availability:

The Prophet 12 is expected to be available Q2 of 2013 with a projected MAP of $2,999.

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