Sequential has reissued the legendary polyphonic analog Synthesizer Prophet-5 in a modern version with variable filter design, velocity/aftertouch keyboard and more.
The legend is back, not from Behringer, but from his inventor. The Sequential Prophet 5 polyphonic analog Synthesizer is back with all its charm and improved in many places.
The new Prophet 5 features all the P5 revisions (rev1, rev2, rev3) in one box with the help of the Curtis analog VCOs and filters (Rev3) as well as the new 2140 lowpass filters designed by Dave Rossum. A new Rev switch lets you choose between the two filter designers, either the 2140 or 2040 found in the original Rev1 and Rev2.
To give the same vibe to the new Prophet-5, Sequential has created a new Vintage know, that let you dial in as much old-school randomness as you’d like. Go from a very stable “4” in the Prophet-5 Rev4 all the way to “1” as in the Prophet-5 Rev, the rarest and most temperamental of all Prophet-5s.
The unique Poly Mod is also again onboar as well as all modulation sources you know from the vintage Prophet-5s: filter envelope and oscillator B. Destinations include oscillator A frequency, oscillator A pulse width, and low-pass filter. Another welcome reprise is Unison mode, which now features configurable voice count (1-5 voices) with variable detuning and chord memory. And now Glide works both in and out of Unison.
Not only was the new Prophet-5 made to sound as authentic as possible, modern features have also been added to it. The new version features velocity sensitivity and aftertouch that lets the legend shine in a new light. Filter sweeps, LFO mod, and volume changes at your fingertips. When it comes to the interface, Dave Smith remains true to the original knob-per-function front panel: it looks like the original and can be programmed like it.
The knob-per-function front panel gives you instant gratification and immediate access to all sound-shaping controls. Toggling off the Preset button enables live panel mode, where the Prophet-5 switches to the current settings of its knobs and switches. What you see is exactly what you hear. Included are 200 permanent factory programs and 200 rewritable user programs, including the original 40-program sound set from 1978 that found its way onto countless recordings and film soundtracks back in the day and beyond.
All of this punchy, powerful, analog goodness is housed in a full, five-octave, semi-weighted Fatar keyboard with USB, MIDI, Gate and CV ins/outs, and a premium-quality, steel and hand-oiled, sustainable black walnut heartwood body that make it as satisfying to behold as it is to hear and play.
If 5 voices are not enough, you can get now a big Prophet-10 with 10 analog voices.
What can I say: that’s a big surprise from the Dave Smith Team aka Sequential. Many are waiting for the Behringer Brophet-5 but now the inventor himself has re-created the legendary Prophet-5. A beauty, not just optically but also in terms of sound. Welcome back, we missed you.
Both models will be available in October. The Prophet-5 has a US MAP of $3,499. The Prophet-10 has a US MAP of $4,299.
More information here: Sequential