Rev2s ready to leave the factory
Dave Smith Instruments has announced that the Prophet Rev2 is now shipping. A spokesperson told us, "The first units have left our manufacturing facility in San Francisco. Check your local DSI dealer for availability!" Here's the story direct from DSI...
The Prophet Rev2 was designed to be a successor to our popular Prophet '08 poly synth. Like its predecessor, the Prophet Rev2 features two DCOs per voice, and Curtis filters at the heart of its sound engine, but boasts a number of significant enhancements designed to make it more powerful. The result is a boutique-quality instrument at a price that's affordable to working musicians.
The most obvious difference between the Prophet Rev2 and its predecessor is polyphony. The Prophet Rev2 has 16 voices as its standard configuration -- twice the polyphony of the Prophet '08. (An 8-voice option is also available, as is a voice expansion card for 8-voice users wishing to upgrade to 16 voices at a later date.) Since the synth features bi-timbral operation, two completely independent sounds can be stacked or split (layered together or assigned to two different zones on the keyboard).
Additional features include waveshape modulation, a sub oscillator per voice, digital effects, a modulation matrix twice as extensive as its predecessor, a polyphonic step sequencer that allows up to 64 steps and up to 6 notes per step, a gated sequencer that provides 4 different 16-step sequences for complex modulation, and an arpeggiator. Other improvments include a premium-quality, five-octave, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch, an integrated power supply, USB support, and a crisp OLED display.
Pricing and Availability:
The 16-voice Prophet Rev2 is available now with a US MAP of $1999. US MAP for the 8-voice version is $1499. US MAP for an 8-voice expansion card is $599. All are available through DSI's worldwide network of authorized dealers.
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