Sequential has announced that, after 7 years on the market, the Prophet 12 Desktop Module is being retired:
“After years of faithful service, the Sequential Prophet 12 Desktop Module is retiring and will be laying down synthetic grooves on a tropical island where the sun never sets and the music never ends.”
The Prophet 12 Desktop Module was originally introduced when Sequential was still operating as Dave Smith Instruments. The Prophet 12 architecture is a digital/analog hybrid, pairing digital oscillators and effects with Curtis low-pass filters and deep patching options.
In the last few years, Sequential’s line has evolved in many ways, including interfaces with much more knobby and immediate designs. As a result, the more streamlined and minimal interface of the Prophet 12 was arguably an outlier.