Francis Prève Releases Pro-2 Patch Collection

Francis_Preve_WeebleIn conjunction with the release of his new EP, “Weeble”, Francis Prève has put together a collection of Simpler patches from the Dave Smith Instruments Pro-2, one of the synths he used on the EP.

Prève explains:

“For those who aren’t up to speed on the Pro-2, it’s Dave’s latest monophonic synthesizer, based on the Prophet 12 architecture – but with new features like paraphonic mode, an Oberheim SEM style state-variable filter, and loads of modulation amenities. [Here is Prève’s Pro-2 review for Keyboard Magazine].

“Several of the patches are based on existing Pro-2 presets, a few are heavily tweaked.”


Dave_Smith_Instruments_pro2The Pro-2 instruments in the file are as follows:

  • Big Room Reese – That classic bass sound we all know and love.
  • House Chord – Square wave chord with resonant filter envelope.
  • Sheet Metal – Giant metallic hit that really shows off the Pro-2’s cross-mod power.
  • Knarly Voice – Sounds a bit like a distorted sitar.
  • MiniFunk – A variation on one of the synth elements in “Oooh.”
  • ProWhat – Pro-2 preset that nails the big Prophet sound.
  • Woodie – Percussion sound with a touch of wobble.
  • Sub Oct Bass – Can be used as a pluck or a bass, depending on the octave range.

The Ableton Live patches (compatible with Ableton Live 8.4.2 and higher), and workarounds for use with things other than Live, are available on Prève’s website.

More information about the Pro-2 synthesizer is available here, and here.

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