Sequential has announced that its now shipping the Prophet XL — a 76-key version of their flagship Prophet X samples-plus-synthesis hybrid synth.
The instrument debuts a 2.0 version of the OS for both the Prophet XL and Prophet X that adds a 32-voice performance mode, forward/backward sample looping, new modulation destinations (Hack, Decimate, and instrument playback delay), a new Ring Mod effect, and several other enhancements.
The Prophet XL boasts the same powerful combination of high-fidelity samples from 8Dio and full synthesis capabilities as its 5-octave sibling, the Prophet X — but adds a semi-weighted-action, 76-key, premium-quality Fatar keybed.
At the heart of both the Prophet XL and the Prophet X is a sound engine that powers two simultaneous 16-bit, 48kHz sample-based instruments ,plus two high-resolution digital oscillators with waveshape modulation — all processed through analog filters.
In standard performance mode, the instrument provides bi-timbral, 8-voice stereo, or 16-voice mono operation. 32-voice performance mode, which is a feature of the new 2.0 OS, allows paraphonic filter operation when using a single sampled instrument and oscillator.
“By adding an extended, semi-weighted action keyboard and enabling 32-voice performance mode, we’ve made it even more satisfying to play the acoustic and electric pianos and other instruments where increased polyphony is crucial,” notes Dave Smith. “Of course, 32-voice mode is also enabled on the Prophet X with OS 2.0, so all of our users benefit.”
Pricing and Availability:
The Prophet XL is available now with a MAP of $4,399.