Dave Smith Instruments Releases Prophet 12 Module
Dave Smith Instruments has announced the Prophet 12 module — a tabletop and rack-ready revamp of its acclaimed Prophet 12 keyboard, the twelve-voice hybrid digital/ analog synthesizer.
“We have had many requests from professional musicians for a small, easily portable version of the Prophet 12 keyboard, with all the same features and incredible sound,” says Smith. “The new Prophet 12 module is just that: it has all the power of the Prophet 12 keyboard — in fact, it has the exact same voice board — and it fits into a backpack.”
Just like its Prophet 12 keyboard counterpart, the twelve-voice hybrid digital/analog Prophet 12 module features four oscillators per voice capable of generating classic and complex waveforms, a sub-oscillator (Sub Octave), analog resonant low pass filter and analog 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, however an external power supply is required. 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.
DSI’s Prophet 12 module costs $2,199.00 and is available now.