(Originally written by matomatik/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Monophonic analog synth with presets (30), 3 octaves, 37 aftertouch-sensitive notes.
You can assign several effects to the aftertouch (pitch, wow, growl, volume, vibrato)
On/off effect switches
Aftertouch sensitivity slider
Brilliance slider for sound filtering (cut off)
Time slider for portamento
Vibrato speed knob
Outputs: jack and XLR
Footswitch input for the portamento function
No need for the user's manual, it's very intuitive and easy to use (presets)
Full-fledged instrument with a pure analog sound and a high-sensitivity keyboard.
The presets offer a comprehensive range of lead sounds which can be generated with an oscillator.
Limited editing capability since all sounds come from a ROM memory and nothing is editable except for the (cut off) brilliance filter.
Nevertheless, the sounds and ease of use meet almost completely our expectations (up to 90%) of a monophonic analog lead synth (70's!)
The idea is to reproduce the ARP SOUND spending 4 or 5 times less money than on an Arp Odyssey or another fancy, costly and bulky analog synth... (even if the sound isn't exactly the same, it's more than enough)
The Pro-DGX is virtually identical to its big brother Pro-Soloist (the ROM is not the same but it's only a detail, except maybe for a purist).
Preset synths aren't hip... so GO GET ONE because they are great, easy going, intuitive and affordable.
Every brand has built a preset synth (check out how those beasts sound on Audiofanzine and youtube!)
If I'd have known earlier... you're lucky... Good luck on your search.