The Sequential Prophet 5 is the epitome of classic synthesizers and a must-have for anyone who takes synths seriously. The Prophet 5 is considered by Dave Smith to be the best of all Prophet-5s and boasts five voices and two multi-waveform analog oscillators. This synthesizer is the combination of all the best features from the Rev1, Rev2, and Rev3 editions and offers nothing short of excellent performance.
Authentic Sound and Aesthetics
Sequential has gone to great lengths to ensure that the Prophet 5 retains its authentic sound and appearance. The synth features premium quality Curtis analog VCOs and filters, as well as all-new 2140 low-pass filters. The inclusion of a “Rev” switch allows you to alternate between the two filter designs, giving you even more versatility and control over your sound. The new vintage knob is a particularly noteworthy addition, allowing you to dial in the “perfect” amount of “imperfection” to achieve a seemingly infinite number of sounds.
Massive Sound Possibilities
With 200 factory presets and an additional 200 user-defined programs, the Prophet 5 offers a massive range of sound possibilities straight out of the box. The inclusion of the original 40 presets from the first Prophet released in 1978, which have been featured on many iconic albums and soundtracks, is a particularly nice touch. The Poly Mod, a key aspect of the original Prophet 5’s sound, is also present in this new iteration, providing even more modulation sources and destinations for greater expression and creativity.
Modern Additions for Greater Control
While Sequential’s mission was to create a synth that was as accurate and faithful to the original as possible, they couldn’t resist adding a few modern touches. The Prophet 5 features velocity sensitivity and aftertouch, allowing you to have greater control over filter sweeps, LFOs, and amplitude changes. The inclusion of the front panel and live-panel mode makes the synth incredibly easy to play and program, allowing you to dive right into your creativity.
Wide Range of Controls and Connectivity
The Prophet 5 offers a wide range of controls and connectivity, giving you the freedom to achieve great sounds. The synth features five full octaves and 61 semi-weighted Fatar keys, providing a massive scope for musical possibilities. With its wide range of controls, oscillators, and envelopes, the Prophet 5 is sure to propel your creativity and take your expression to new heights.
- Authentic CEM 3340 VCOs
- Five full octaves and 61 semi-weighted Fatar keys
- 200 presets and 200 user-defined programs
- Two authentic CEM 3340 VCOs per voice
- Selectable wave shapes: Oscillator A: sawtooth, pulse; Oscillator B: sawtooth, triangle, pulse
- Low-pass filter with four-pole, resonant, low-pass filter per voice
- Four-stage (ADSR) filter and amplifier envelopes
- Three-wave shape low frequency oscillator
- Poly Mod with filter envelope and oscillator B as sources
- Vintage knob for recreating the characteristics of various Prophet-5 models.