Sequential Prophet 5 vs Prophet 6 Head-To-Head Comparison

This video, via Vitaphone: Vision-Sound, compares the sound of the classic Sequential Prophet-5 to the Prophet-6.

With the recent announcement of the Sequential Prophet-5 rev 4, many synthesists are wondering how the classic Prophet-5 sound compares to the Prophet-6. This video demos the original Prophet-5 presets on a Prophet 5 rev3, and compares them to the recreations, created by John Bowen, on the Prophet 6.

The audio demos start at about 5:21 in.

Check it out and let us know what you think about the Prophet-5 vs the Prophet-6!

5 thoughts on “Sequential Prophet 5 vs Prophet 6 Head-To-Head Comparison

  1. Beginning at 4:14 in this clip from a few years ago, while talking about the Prophet 6, Dave Smith himself says that, “Compared to a Prophet 5, it goes well beyond it, but because of the way the circuits are designed, it really has the same heart and soul that the original Prophet 5 did.”

    Dave Smith then talks about John Bowen creating the same 40 sound presets for the Prophet 6 that he did for the original Prophet 5, and then they compared the 40 sounds on the Prophet 6 to his Prophet 5. Dave Smith says, “We were amazed how close they were…” and that they were, “…mostly indistinguishable.”

  2. I hate when somebody tells me not to buy something before watching their video. I will buy the Prophet-5 right away, that will show him!

  3. Why not Prophet 10?
    Yet another re-release of old and tired analog synth that will be lost in the mix.
    Don’t we have enough vi’s already?

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