Dave Smith Instruments intros Prophet-6 synthesizer

Dave Smith Instruments has introduced the Prophet-6, a 6-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer.

Sequential / Dave Smith Instruments Prophet-6

The Prophet-6 is Dave Smith’s tribute to the poly synth that started it all—the Sequential Prophet-5.

But it’s not simply a reissue of a classic. Rather, as Dave puts it, “It’s the result of our effort to build the most awesome-sounding, modern analog poly synth possible.” The Prophet-6 takes the best qualities of the original Prophet-5—true voltage-controlled oscillators, filters, and amplifiers—and adds enhancements such as studio-quality effects, a polyphonic step sequencer, an arpeggiator, and more.

The result is pure, unadulterated analog tone with the stability and reliability of a state-of-the-art modern synth.

Prophet-6 features

  • Oscillators
    • Continuously variable wave shape (triangle, sawtooth, pulse, square) per oscillator.
    • Pulse width per oscillator.
    • Hard sync: oscillator 1 syncs to oscillator 2.
    • Triangle sub-octave generator (oscillator 1) per voice.
    • Low frequency mode (oscillator 2).
    • Keyboard tracking on/off (oscillator 2).
    • Oscillator slop amount for increased tuning instability, from subtle to extreme.
  • Mixer
    • Oscillator 1 amount.
    • Oscillator 1 sub-octave amount.
    • Oscillator 2 amount.
    • White noise amount.
  • High-pass filter
    • 2-pole, resonant, high-pass filter per voice.
    • Bi-polar filter envelope amount.
    • Velocity modulation of envelope amount.
    • Keyboard tracking: off, half, full.
  • Low-pass filter
    • Four-pole, resonant, low-pass filter per voice, inspired by the original Prophet-5 filter.
    • Filter can be driven into self-oscillation with the Resonance control.
    • Bi-polar filter envelope amount.
    • Velocity modulation of envelope amount.
    • Keyboard tracking: off, half, full.
  • Poly mod
    • Sources: filter envelope (bi-polar) and oscillator 2 (bi-polar).
    • Destinations: oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 1 shape, oscillator 1 pulse width, low-pass filter cutoff, high-pass filter cutoff.
  • Effects
    • Stereo analog distortion
    • Dual, 24-bit, 48 kHz digital effects, including: reverb (room, hall, plate, spring), delay (full bandwidth digital delay and emulated bucket brigade and tape delays), chorus, and phase shifter.
    • Delay sync.
    • True bypass maintains fully analog signal path when digital effects are off.
  • Sequencer
    • Polyphonic step sequencer with up to 64 steps and rests.
  • Patch memory
    • 500 user and 500 factory programs in 10 banks of 100 programs each.
    • Direct program access, including Prophet-5 style single-button access to the current set of 10 programs.
  • Performance controls
    • Full-sized, semi-weighted, 4-octave keyboard with velocity and aftertouch.
    • Backlit pitch and mod wheels.
    • Spring-loaded pitch wheel with selectable range per program (1 to 12 semitones up and down).
    • Transpose controls for an 8-octave range.
    • Hold switch latches held notes on.
    • Polyphonic glide (portamento).
    • Unison (monophonic) mode with configurable voice count, from one to all six voices, and key modes.
    • Preset switch: when off, the front panel is live; what you see is what you hear.

More information: Sequential

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codeKnobs updates DSI Tetra Program Editor VST to v2.01

codeKnobs has released version 2.01 of the DSI Tetra Program Editor VST, a software editor for the Tetra hardware synthesizer by Dave Smith Instruments.

codeKnobs DSI Tetra Program Editor VST

Changes in DSI Tetra Program Editor VST v2.01

  • New UI.
  • Support for all tetra parameters (include Push It, Wave Reset).
  • Powerful Program Manager. Now a user can:
    • Collect and store programs in one place.
    • Search programs by name and tags.
    • Import programs from your Tetra device and .syx banks (also supported are Prophet 8 and Mopho formats).
    • Export your programs to your Tetra device and .syx banks for distribution.

The plug-in is available for purchase for $49.99 USD.

More information: codeKnobs / DSI Tetra Program Editor VST

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Boxed Ear releases TQS: Binary Pulsars for DSI synthesizers

Boxed Ear TQS: Binary Pulsars

Boxed Ear has announced the release of TQS: Binary Pulsars, a new soundset for the Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08, Mopho and Tetra synthesizer.

TQS: Binary Pulsars brings you 128 galactic new sounds compatible with all models of Prophet 08, Tetra and Mopho.

The Prophet 08 is Dave Smith’s all analog polyphonic synth and the Tetra and Mopho models follow a similar architecture. In this stunning new bank, you’ll find fresh analog pads, basses, atmospheres and arpeggios.

TQS: Binary Pulsars features

  • 128 brand new sounds: Delivered as a MIDI sysex file and SoundTower editor file. Detailed installation instructions are included in the download package.
  • Compatible with all Prophet 08, Tetra and Mopho models (patches were designed on a Prophet 08 keyboard).
  • Immediate delivery after purchase.

The soundset is available for purchase for $33 USD/25 EUR/£21 GBP inc.VAT

More information: Boxed Ear / TQS: Binary Pulsars

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Homegrown Sounds releases Kosmology Fusion + 30% off

Homegrown Sounds Kosmology Fusion

Homegrown Sounds has launched Kosmology Fusion, a new instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The Fusion Sample Collection was designed using a Dave Smith Instruments Mopho, capturing it’s aggressive analog sound to the full. It’s a very interesting addition to the Kosmology Collection and has a very different feel to all of the other releases.

All 200 instruments are multi-sampled, using 3 samples per instrument at 24-bit. Whilst plenty of instruments are chromatically useful, there are also plenty of FX instruments throughout the collection to add some nice surprises and interests whilst Wave Sequencing. Although Kosmology is not really about presets considering how easy and fun it is to make your own, there are Fifty Presets included and of course presets from other Kosmology Releases can also be opened.

The library costs $65 USD.

Homegrown Sounds has also launched its Autumn Sale.

Until November the 10th you can enter the code AUTUMN on the cart Page to receive a 30% discount on everything in the cart.

More information: Homegrown Sounds / Kosmology Fusion

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Aiyn Zahev Sounds releases Visions for DSI Pro-2

Aiyn Zahev Sounds Visions

Resonance Sound has introduced Visions, a new soundset featuring 64 patches for the Dave Smith Instruments Pro-2 synthesizer by Aiyn Zahev Sounds.

Taking DSI’s most powerful mono-synth, Aiyn Zahev Sounds presents a selection of 64 top quality sounds designed to provide inspiration to anyone working with electronic music.

Warm and lush pads, dark ambient beds, rhythmic sequences, deep basses and odd experimental sounds make up this first 3rd party bank for the DSI Pro-2.

Old school & new school, a balance of beautiful ear catching presets as well as more modest work-horse sounds. Nothing is generic, everything is formed in the typical Aiyn Zahev style.

The soundset is available for purchase for 14.95 EUR.

More information: Resonance Sound / Visions

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