Dave Smith Instruments Prophet ’08 Pot Edition
Dave Smith Instruments Prophet ’08 Pot Edition

Prophet ’08 Pot Edition, Analog Synth from Dave Smith Instruments.

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madmax64 02/28/2011

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet ’08 Pot Edition : madmax64's user review

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Hyper full polyphony 8 (or 4 layers of 2)


* 5-octave semi-weighted keyboard With action, velocity, and aftertouch.
* Spring-loaded pitch wheel and assignable mod wheel
* 256 fully-editable Programs (2 banks of 128) with 2 Layers (2 separate sounds) in EACH Program.
* 16 x 4 gated step sequencer
* Arpeggiator
Digitally controlled * 2 analog oscillators (DCOs) per voice selectable With sawtooth, triangle, saw / triangle mix, and pulse waves (with pulse-width modulation), and hard sync.
* White noise generator
* 1 Analog Curtis low-pass filter per voice, selectable 2 - and 4-pole operation (self-resonating in 4-pole mode).
* 3 Envelope Generators: filter, VCA, and assignable (four-stage ADSR + delay); Envelope 3 Cdn loop.
* 4 LFOs
* Glide (portamento): separate rats per oscillator.
* Analog VCAs
* Dimensions: 12.1 "(30.73 cm) W x 34.8" (88.39 cm) W x 3875 "(9.84 cm) H (2.25" at front edge; The feet account for 0.25 "of the total height)
* Weight: ~ 22 lbs. (9.98 kg)

Ins and Outs

* MIDI In, Out, Through, and Poly Chain
* Main stereo audio output: 1 / 4 "unbalanced
* Output B stereo audio output: 1 / 4 "unbalanced
* Sustain pedal input: accepts Normally it off momentary footswitch Normally gold.
* Pedal / CV input: Respond to expression pedals or control voltages ranging from 0 to 5 VDC (protected Against High or negative voltages).
* Headphone output: 1 / 4 "stereo phone jack.


Super intuitive if one has already touched analog synth. Not need the manual (except for 2 3 hidden functions). Everything is accessible ...

Unimaginable opportunities (3 adsr, 4 modulations, 4 LFOs, 4 sequencers, aftertouch) ...

POT version infinitely more playable than the basic version.


Its very versatile. The prophet is hard to tame at the start of ground to make sweet and scalable. At ease in any type of synthesis, low in fat layers, scalable through noise drones etc ...


For how long have you been using it?
2 months.

Did you try many other models before getting this one?
I have a CS-15 (analog monophonic). I tested a lot of synth (Juno, novation k station & bass, Korg M1, Minimoog, Crumar Multiman) and I was looking for a polyphonic analog synth versatile ...

What thing do you like most/least about it?
most: the possibilities, ergonomics, sound,
minimum: nothing ...

What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Fabulous ... For the price of a minimoog, it has a polyphony of 8, 4 modules, 4 sequencers, 4 LFO ... that you ask for ...

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?