Synthesist Starsky Carr shared this playlist of videos that offer a comparison of the Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 6 and Prophet 8.
The videos cover:
- Oscillators and Basic Modulation
- Making Simple Pads
- Sequencers and Arpeggiators
- Complex Pads
This isn’t a technical overview, levels aren’t matched perfectly etc. its more a general walkthrough, as if you had the 2 synths to hand in a store. Hopefully it gives a good impression of both synths and their respective capabilities.
I purchased the Prophet 6 thinking I’d sell the Prophet 08 and have decided i NEED them both 😉
Hopefully you’ll find it interesting, maybe useful if you’e considering purchasing one of them. I’m not sure it will help with the decision, as its subjective and I’m not recommending one over the other. Although they have many similarities, they have their place in different situations and for different users.
If you’ve used the two synths, let us know your thoughts on them in the comments!