The Prophet 5

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Re: The Prophet 5

Post by Cybercardinal » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:08 am

duet with Synclavier...or, a violin blows my mind & other stuff :o dont' stare directly into the light. play it loud


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Re: The Prophet 5

Post by iphoenix » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:17 am

Cybercardinal wrote:duet with Synclavier...or, a violin blows my mind & other stuff :o dont' stare directly into the light. play it loud



Not much Prophet 5 in this, though some..More DX7 (& Synclavier )
She actually had her violin modified with a unique system of pickups & a type of tape playhead , & her bow was actually fitted with & made up of sounds / samples if you like, on tape, spliced together which played when she drew the bow across the strings & the playhead.. Reminds me of Mellotron type technology. A very unique & powerful sound.

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Re: The Prophet 5

Post by Alex E » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:12 am



yeah, everyone's heard this.
but hey, it's great.
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Re: The Prophet 5

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Re: The Prophet 5

Post by Malik » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:58 pm

Alex E wrote:

yeah, everyone's heard this.
but hey, it's great.
Any idea which Rev Prophet Phil used for this track?

I was trying to dial it up on my 3.3, but the sweet spot appears somewhat ellusive. Or maybe I'm just overthinking it.

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Re: The Prophet 5

Post by Artmuzz » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:36 am

Some of my favourite albums featuring the Prophet 5 are...

New Musik - From A to B
Level 42 - Level 42

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Re: The Prophet 5

Post by SubliminalEffect » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:02 am

New Muzik - great selection, I always loved the production on their synth-pop confections.

Never got into Level 42 though.

Yellow Magic Orchestra were also big users of the Prophet 5 (and they are coming to the Hollywood Bowl this summer!)


Artmuzz wrote:Some of my favourite albums featuring the Prophet 5 are...R

New Musik - From A to B
Level 42 - Level 42
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Re: The Prophet 5

Post by Electroluver » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:46 am

The Prophet 5 is epically 80's.

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Re: The Prophet 5

Post by sam » Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:06 pm

Alex E wrote:

yeah, everyone's heard this.
but hey, it's great.
I read it was a prophet 10.
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Re: The Prophet 5

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Re: The Prophet 5

Post by bhrama » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:33 am

tomorrowstops wrote:mine currently is: John Carpenter - Escape from New York!
Downloaded this last night, haven't seen it in 20 years, and it was fun!

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Re: The Prophet 5

Post by goom » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:06 pm

Bill Bruford - One of a Kind, but only the LP format. The recording was killed with dynamic noise reduction for the CD release. All of the richness of the P5 rev 2 is pretty much toast on the CD.

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Re: The Prophet 5

Post by Micke » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:15 pm

sam wrote:
Alex E wrote:

yeah, everyone's heard this.
but hey, it's great.
I read it was a prophet 10.
I think it's a Prophet 5 rev 1 or 2. From what I understand the bedtracks (incl. the synth track) for this song were recorded
back in the fall of 1979, which means it can't have been a P10 --at least not the double-manual version which wasn't released
until late in 1980.

Here's an interesting article on the making of In The Air Tonight
http://www.mixonline.com/mag/audio_phil_collins_air/
"The (Yamaha) CS-80 is a step ahead in keyboard control, and a generation behind in digital control" -- Dan Wyman, Jan 1979

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Re: The Prophet 5

Post by Micke » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:26 pm

Here's another classic tune with some great synth work from Dave Stewart (Prophet 5 rev 2)!
..and again we have Dave Stewart on Prophet 5 rev 2.

"The (Yamaha) CS-80 is a step ahead in keyboard control, and a generation behind in digital control" -- Dan Wyman, Jan 1979

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Re: The Prophet 5

Post by Micke » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:55 pm

And not to forget...John Carpenter's awesome main theme from Halloween II (1981), easily one of the best
horror themes ever:



Alan Howarth: "The BIG lead line on the H II is a stack of overdubs from the SCI prophet 5 & 10 (the Prophet 10 had the upper and lower 5 voice outputs separate , so I panned them L/R for a stereo effect also). . Remember, this was 24 track analog stuff, so before MIDI and all the computer sequencers, I had to overdub. The other Halloween part, the 1/8 note stuff is from the ARPs. There were 2 ARP Avatars that were driven by the ARP sequencer. The Quadra was also overdubbed as the BIG line. I used the Linn LM-1 as the master clock for everything and it had a FSK tone that I recorded to track 23 of the 24 track tape. This way I could sync the sequencer to the tape for overdubs."
"The (Yamaha) CS-80 is a step ahead in keyboard control, and a generation behind in digital control" -- Dan Wyman, Jan 1979

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