Dave Smith Instruments has released a new operating system for the Prophet 12 that adds a number of user-requested features, including:
- Linear frequency modulation for classic FM synthesis
- Support for up to 16 alternate tunings (a set of 16 popular tunings is included)
- Assignable voice-stacking in Union mode
- MIDI note output for the arpeggiator
- New modulation destinations (Slop, Osc All Shape, All Delays)
- Disable screen save option for OLED display
- Soft knobs allow Playlist List and Set selection
Here’s a video, featuring FM synthesis pioneer John Chowning & Dave Smith introducing linear FM synthesis on the Prophet 12:
The new version, OS 1.3, ships with newly purchased instruments.
For users wishing to upgrade instruments with older versions of the OS, version 1.3 is available for download from the Prophet 12 OS Support page. In addition, a new sound set featuring 40 linear FM-based presets is available from the Prophet 12 Factory Sounds page. See the DSI site for details.