Sequential has updated the Prophet X firmware to OS 2.2 with numerous new user-requested features including 24 additional user sample groups, crossfades & more.
Not only does Dave Smith surprise us with a new Pro 3 Synthesizer (Interview + first look), but also with a nice update for the Prophet X / XL hybrid Synthesizer. The new 2.2 OS update adds several user-requested features including 24 additional user sample groups, support for crossfades on forward-backward loops, and the possibility to modulate between tempo-synced LFO values.
There is also news about two software editors that make it easy to design samples and patches. The first, PXToolkit, is a free application from developer ThinkerSnacks which offers drag and drop file creation with automatic extraction of pitch and loop metadata from .WAV files, as well as support for multi-sampled instruments, multiple velocity layers per key, and round-robin sample selection and playback. The second
“We’re excited about the support that the Prophet X is getting from third-party developers. Clearly they feel, as we do, that it’s a hugely powerful synth with incredible potential,” commented Dave Smith. “Having access to these new editing tools and add-on sample packs makes an already-awesome musical tool even more versatile. ”
As a little reminder for everyone who didn’t see the video, I had the opportunity to interview Dave Smith but also to get a first look at the Pro 3, Sequential’s new hybrid synthesizer.
Sequential Prophet X OS 2.2 update is available now as a free download.
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