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Re: Prophet 12 new user review

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:46 pm
by philip
So, 3000 for this$!? :oops: :oops: SQ80 got a better tone

Re: Prophet 12 new user review

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:53 pm
by alan partridge
sounds much wider and beefier than the 80s hybrids ( I have one ) + with miles more control.

Re: Prophet 12 new user review

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:55 pm
by droolmaster0
while I understand the value of demos for people who don't have an instrument, and can't try one themselves, I'm just constantly amazed by how many people issue such strong opinions based solely on online demos.

Re: Prophet 12 new user review

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:57 pm
by Sir Ruff
philip wrote:So, 3000 for this$!? :oops: :oops: SQ80 got a better tone
haha... what?

Re: Prophet 12 new user review

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:16 pm
by philip
alan partridge wrote:sounds much wider and beefier than the 80s hybrids ( I have one ) + with miles more control.
Are you sure you have sq80? Now go and hear saw wave on your sq80. I'm not arguing about control, yes that's cool and so on, but 3000$ for that DIGITAL synth....I think that's a fail.

Re: Prophet 12 new user review

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:21 am
by Sir Ruff
philip wrote:
alan partridge wrote:sounds much wider and beefier than the 80s hybrids ( I have one ) + with miles more control.
Are you sure you have sq80? Now go and hear saw wave on your sq80. I'm not arguing about control, yes that's cool and so on, but 3000$ for that DIGITAL synth....I think that's a fail.

Philip, go troll elsewhere. But actually, before you do, please tell us how much better the Juno-106 is compared to the prophet-12? Just curious...

Re: Prophet 12 new user review

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:04 pm
by balma
Kind of weird how some people likes to drop by and troll when they see a thread of a DSIĀ“s product.
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Re: Prophet 12 new user review

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:34 pm
by bhrama
I haven't bought a digital synth since the Roland Phantom dropped, but this thing has me straight tripping. Thanks for the thoughtful and well worded reviews and demos. Please keep them coming until I can devise a way to accrue $3k... 8-)

Re: Prophet 12 new user review

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:07 pm
by White
In the video on the Dave Smith Instruments website it is said that you can choose three oscillators and do a fancy mix between the three.

1. Can this mix be recorded?
2. Would this be Wavetable or Vector synthesis?

I understand that on a wavetable synth, the waves are stepped through sequentially and in vector synthesis you can mix them, have I understood right?

Re: Prophet 12 new user review

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:35 pm
by Jinsai
Read the review on page 1.

EACH oscillator (of which there are 4 per voice) can be set to use up to 3 waveshapes - a left, center, and right, and you can modulate between the 3, using any combination of mod sources. So yeah, it can be "recorded".

It isn't PPG-style wavetable synthesis, because the "table" is effectively 3 waves long (but the waves are higher quality).

Strictly speaking, it isn't "Vector synthesis" either, because there's no joystick or free path.

But the reality is you can get tones that are quite similar to both the PPG and the Prophet VS without too much work at all, and the Prophet 12 allows much, much more than those boards were capable of.

Re: Prophet 12 new user review

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:41 pm
by White
Thanks. Now I just have to decide whether or not to sell my Prophet VS to fund the Prophet 12 or to wait until I have the cash. (Just imagine - Sequential Prophet VS, Kawai K5000 AND a DSI Prophet 12!).

Re: Prophet 12 new user review

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:12 pm
by White
Did any of you buy one of these without trying it first?

Re: Prophet 12 new user review

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:21 pm
by Sir Ruff
White wrote:Did any of you buy one of these without trying it first?
I visited Robotspeak in San Francisco when I was there a few weeks ago. Apparently, he had already sold 8 before he even had one in the store. I got a chance to try it--sounds great, but I definitely felt like I needed to spend more time with it. The price is dropping already too: I've seen someone on ebay already selling for ~$2,600 or best offer!

Re: Prophet 12 new user review

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:14 pm
by Jinsai
I bought mine based on the internet videos, watching DSI staff demonstrate it in SF, and on my previous experiences with other DSI gear. I have absolutely no regrets. It's a great instrument.

Re: Prophet 12 new user review

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:43 pm
by White
I ask because I'm in a situation where I can't get to a music shop that sell them. :| :roll: