We’ve been informed the most powerful desktop polyphonic synthesizer the DSI Prophet 12 Module is now shipping! If you’ve had your eye on one now is your time to contact DSI or visit any authorized DSI dealer.
The Prophet 12 module has an MAP of $2,199.00 USD and can be purchased from any authorized Dave Smith Instruments dealer.
“Just like its Prophet 12 keyboard counterpart, the twelve-voice hybrid digital/analog Prophet 12 module not only boasts the greatest number of voices of any instrument from the distinguished designer to date, but each of those voices features four OSCILLATORS capable of generating classic and complex waveforms, a sub-oscillator (Sub Octave), resonant LOW-PASS FILTER and HIGH-PASS FILTER, and analog VOLTAGE CONTROLLED AMPLIFIER. Additional features include a tuned FEEDBACK path, a four-tap stereo DELAY per voice, expanded ARPEGGIATOR functionality, deep MODULATION capabilities, bi-timbral operation, and much more besides. The CHARACTER section adds a variety of out of the ordinary wave-shaping and sound-sculpting options like Girth (low shelf filtering that boosts low frequencies, with some extra harmonic modification at higher settings), Air (high shelf filtering that boosts high frequencies, with some extra harmonic modification at higher settings), Hack (reduces the bit depth of the mixed output from the oscillators), Decimation (reduces the sample rate of the mixed output from the oscillators), and Drive (emulates tape saturation).
Despite its comparatively diminutive dimensions, the back panel I/O of the Prophet 12 module matches that of the Prophet 12 keyboard in almost all aspects — apart from featuring an external power supply in the interests of making it as compact and portable as possible. Headphones, Main/A Outputs, B Outputs, MIDI Thru, MIDI Out, MIDI In, Pedal 1, Pedal 2, Sustain, and USB connectivity are all present and accounted for, making musical communication with the outside world a breeze.”
About Dave Smith Instruments
Established in 2002, Dave Smith Instruments is the preeminent manufacturer of polyphonic synthesizers. It is helmed by legendary musical instrument designer Dave Smith, whose innovations include designing the Prophet-5, the world’s first fully programmable polyphonic synthesizer, and acting as the primary driving force behind MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) — he coined the acronym, in fact — for which he received a Technical Grammy® award in 2013. Dave Smith Instruments’ products are used by an ever-increasing roster of well-known musicians and are available from music retailers worldwide. Instruments include the versatile analog/digital hybrid Evolver synthesizers, the Tempest analog drum machine, the all-analog Prophet ’08, and the affordable Mopho line of synthesizers. DSI’s highly-praised, award-winning Prophet 12 combines the best of digital and analog processing in an advanced, powerful instrument that is both respectful of its lineage and a significant technological leap forward. Dave Smith Instruments is based in San Francisco, California, where its instruments are also manufactured.