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Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

After a fews days teasing, Dave Smith finally unveils its new instrument, the Pro 2 hybrid mono synth.

The Pro 2 combines analog synthesis design to digital technology and offers a 4-voice paraphonic mode. Described by Dave Smith as his “most powerful mono synth ever”, the Pro 2 retains from the Prophet 12 the same ergonomics and playability, but the sound range is very different.

Pro 2 features: 

  • Four DSP-based oscillators plus one sine wave sub oscillator
  • Four classic wave shapes (saw, square, triangle, sine) per oscillator
  • Twelve selectable complex shapes per oscillator
  • 13 Superwaves
  • Three noise types per oscillator: white, pink, violet
  • Shape modulation/pulse width/superwave detune amount
  • Oscillator cross modulation: frequency modulation (FM) and amplitude modulation (AM)
  • Hard sync, individual Glide, Oscillator Slop
  • True 4-voice paraphonic mode with individually-gated envelopes per oscillator
  • Five high-quality digital effects : Girth and Air are high and low shelf equalizers with harmonic excitement, Hack and Decimate are sample and bit rate reduction algorithms, Drive is a soft saturator for adding soft distortion and harmonic content to the signal
  • Dual analog filters operate in serial or parallel : Filter 1 is a 4-pole resonant analog low-pass filter inspired by the original Prophet-5 filter ; Filter 2 is a 2-pole resonant analog state-variable filter inspired by the Oberheim SEM filter and can be continuously varied between low-pass, notch, and high-pass operation, with an optional band-pass mode.
  • Oscillator Split allows oscillators 1 & 2 to be sent to Filter 1 and oscillators 3 & 4 to Filter 2.
  • Tuned Feedback
  • Three tap syncable delays with feedback and amount controls, pan, and high-pass and low-pass filtering, all per delay. A separate fourth delay is a digital bucket-brigade delay (BBD) for analog-style effects.
  • Five Delay + ADSR envelopes (Filter 1, Filter 2, VCA , and two Auxiliary envelopes)
  • Auxiliary envelopes 4 and 5 freely assignable to multiple modulation destinations
  • All envelopes can repeat/loop
  • Four syncable LFOs with phase offset and slew per LFO
  • 16 x 2 modulation matrix with over 50 mod sources and over 140 mod destinations
  • Parameters that can be sent to CV outputs include oscillators, LFOs, envelopes, sequencer tracks and any other source within the modulation matrix. Runs up to audio rates.
  • Gate Out for triggering external CV-compatible devices; any CV in can be used as a gate input.
  • Four 1-volt-per-octave control voltage inputs and outputs for interfacing with modular synths and other CV-compatible devices
  • Modulation assignment buttons enable quick and easy modulation routing.
  • Mod Matrix runs up to audio rates.
  • Advanced step sequencer provides up to 32 steps per sequence and up to 16 tracks ; supports real-time input, rests, and variable-length sequences ; syncs to MIDI clock and external audio and CV input
  • Sequences can control not only oscillator pitch but any parameter in the modulation matrix.
  • Arpeggiator with up, down, up+down, random, assign modes ; supports real-time input, rests, and variable-length sequences
  • Re-latching arpeggiation
  • Stereo analog distortion

 

  • More than 50 knobs and 65 buttons for editing
  • Backlit pitch and mod wheels are easily visible in low-light situations and have a smooth yet precise feel and response.
  • Independently adjustable upper and lower pitch wheel range
  • Two assignable position- and pressure-sensitive latchable touch sliders
  • Full-sized, three-and-a-half-octave, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
  • 396 user and 396 factory programs
  • Playlist mode for generating easily accessible setlists of your favorite programs
  • 1 MIDI In, 1 MIDI out, and 1 MIDI Thru/Out 2 port
  • USB port for bidirectional MIDI communication
  • 4 CV inputs (4 x 1/8" jack)
  • 4 CV outputs (4 x 1/8" jack)
  • 1 Gate Out (1/8" jack))
  • 1 Sustain/footswitch input
  • 1 expression pedal input
  • 1 external audio input (1/4" phone jack)
  • Main stereo output (2 x 1/4" phone jack)
  • Headphone out (stereo 1/4" phone jack)
  • Universal power supply (100V-240V)
  • Walnut sides
  • Dimensions: 742 x 325 x 105mm
  • Weight: 8.5kg

Discover the Pro 2 at www.davesmithinstruments.com.

 

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