Dave Smith & The New Sequential Prophet 6 Synthesizer

In this video, Keyboard magazine’s Stephen Fortner visits Dave Smith for an extended demo of the new all-discrete analog Sequential Prophet 6 synthesizer.

The Prophet-6 is Dave Smith’s tribute to the classic sequential polysynth, the Prophet 5. But it’s not simply a reissue of a classic. Rather, as Dave puts it, “It’s the result of our effort to build the most awesome-sounding, modern analog poly synth possible.”

The Prophet-6 takes the best qualities of the original Prophet-5—true voltage-controlled oscillators, filters, and amplifiers—and adds enhancements such as studio-quality effects, a polyphonic step sequencer, an arpeggiator, and more. The result is ‘pure, unadulterated analog tone’, with the stability and reliability of a state-of-the-art modern synth.

Details on the Prophet 6 are available at the DSI site.

via keyboardmag1

18 thoughts on “Dave Smith & The New Sequential Prophet 6 Synthesizer

  1. I wanted a Prophet 5 for ages but given the problems of owning an old synth like that,this thing is just a dream come true. Different sound but same layout, I need to get saving!!!

    1. It’s very expensive for what it can do. Especially for musicians in Europe. It looks and sounds nice, but, I’ll wait for a more affordable option.

  2. I love all the DSI synths I’ve had the pleasure of using, but I feel it needs to be said, consider this an intervention. The company needs to get over matching the number of synth voices to their twee numbering schemes. Six is a really weird number of voices. I can’t help but feel the only reason they didn’t make it 8 is that there is already a Prophet 08 with 8 voices (that was released for 2008). Dave, if you’re working on a 16 voice poly for next year… please, don’t name it the Prophet 16. We get the joke already.

    1. Other 6 voice synths:
      Juno 6
      juno 60
      juno 106
      alpha juno 1 & 2
      korg poly 6
      korg poly 61
      jupiter 6
      Memory moog

      Lots of weirdos out there…

      1. Good point. But here’s another one…
        Prophet 5: 5 octave keyboard.
        Prophet 6: 4 octave keyboard.
        Nonetheless, It’s still on my want list.

      2. Not forgetting the Prophet 600, and the Six Trak. So yeah, it’s not like Dave Smith’s never made a six-voice before. Two more discrete voices would push the price right up, so keeping this synth marketable to the average muso was a wise decision. People are already saying it costs too much for what it does, the ones that want everything to do everything; but it sounds great. Dave Smith knows this thing will sell like hot cakes, with one hopefully making its way to my studio.

  3. Quite lame to get an audience with Dave, for the purpose of showcasing the P6, and not having a hi-fi direct out audio stream from the unit. Waste of time.

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