Prophet 12 OS Update To Bring Linear FM Synthesis

dave-smith-john-chowning-prophet-12-fm-synthesisDave Smith Instruments shared this image, capturing Dave Smith talking with John Chowning, creator of the FM synthesis algorithm. FM synthesis revolutionized keyboards in the 80s, as a result of Yamaha’s implementation in its DX line of synths. Continue reading

P12 Sound Library For Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12 Synthesizer

p12-soundbank-dave-smith-prophet-12Boxed Ear has released P12 – a collection of 99 new sounds for the Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12 synthesizer.

Here’s what they have to say about the new sound library:

This bank focusses on sounds that poly synths do well. You’ll find luscious pads, classic lead sounds, wavetable plucks, vintage stacks, evolving soundscapes and complex arpeggios. Every patch is programmed to sound warm and organic and inspire you not just to make great music, but to enjoy playing your synthesizer.

We believe that the P12 sound bank sets a new standard for patch design on the Prophet 12.

Here’s an audio demo of the new patch library: Continue reading

Dave Smith Intros Prophet 12 Synthesizer Module – ‘The Ultimate In Synthesis Power & Portability’


Dave Smith Instruments today officially introduced the Prophet 12 Module – the power and sound of the Prophet 12 Keyboard, in a synth module.

Each of the Prophet’s twelve voices is composed of a brand new hybrid digital/analog architecture that sounds different than any other DSI line of synths, yet ‘retains the true Prophet vibe’.

Here’s Dave Smith introducing the Prophet 12 Module: Continue reading

DSI Prophet 12 Synthesizer Module Coming At 2014 NAMM Show


Synth pioneer Dave Smith is featured in a new interview at (German). In the interview, Smith discusses his current lineup of synth gear and the Tempest analog drum machine.

Smith also reveals that he will be introducing a new synth module, based on the DSI Prophet 12, at the 2014 NAMM Show. Here’s Smith with a prototype of the new module: Continue reading