Sequential Prophet X Synthesizer Retired

Sequential has officially retired the Prophet X synthesizer, their flagship sample + synthesis keyboard.

The company cites “unavailability of several key components” for making the Prophet X as the reason behind the decision.

Sequential shared the news via their Facebook page:

“Since its debut in 2018, the Prophet X has been a constant source of sonic adventure for musicians around the world, blending the warmth of analog synthesis with the endless potential of sampling.

With a heavy heart, we must announce that due to the unavailability of several key components, we’ll be waving goodbye to new Prophet X units after our current stock depletes.

However, we are committed to ongoing support, ensuring Prophet X continues to be a reliable partner in your musical journeys, while our friends at 8Dio will carry on offering a treasure trove of PX Add-On sample packs to keep your sound palette fresh and evolving.

If you’ve been considering bringing a Prophet X into your creative fold, now is the time! A limited number of units are still available at your favorite music stores.

Thank you to everyone who has embraced Prophet X and made it such a beloved instrument. While production is ending, the Prophet X’s impact on music will continue to resonate for decades to come.

With sincere appreciation,

The Sequential Team”

The Sequential Prophet X

The Sequential Prophet X was introduced at Superbooth 2018, with a retail price of $3999 USD.

]The Prophet X is a bi-timbral, 8-voice-stereo (16-voice mono) synthesizer that combines samples and synthesis.

At the heart of its sound is a synthesis 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.

Audio Demos:

Details on the Prophet X are available at the Sequential site.

5 thoughts on “Sequential Prophet X Synthesizer Retired

  1. It was sad to hear that Ultravox bassist and synthesist Chris Cross has passed away. Gary Numan and Utravox were the reasons I got into synths back in the day. RIP Chris. Thanks for the music.

  2. It’s funny, most companies are not significant enough to warrant retirement notices for their products. The Prophet X was a funny beast because it was an expensive flagship with sample support in a market where romplers are considered inferior to more traditional analog polys.

  3. That’s funny, I figured they retired it long ago given they stopped bothering updating it despite the very well known crashing issues. I love it, just wish they’d fix a few little bugs

  4. I always thought, that the Prophet 12 and X had like 90% overlap, where the each ones 10% was what interested me the most.

    I hope that they will combine the both next time, and call it
    The Revolver:
    6 voice outstanding powerhouse of sound design options.

    -6 oscillators per voice; 2 digital oscillators, 2 for samples and 2 Prophet Rev-2 8 analog oscillators, all with cross mod, FM and ring mod capabilities.
    -2 analog filters
    -Tuned feedback
    -Character section
    Etc etc

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