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Re: DSI speculation

Post by genshi » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:30 pm

Might as well keep the tease going; from DSI Facebook -

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Re: DSI speculation

Post by Sir Ruff » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:30 am

Huh... Interesting... Hope this marks a move away from their typical CEM filter. Pym seems to have indicated as much over on GS.
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Re: DSI speculation

Post by Low Life » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:23 am

Is that a linear control between serial and parallel filter configurations? Has any other synth had similar feature?

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Re: DSI speculation

Post by calaverasgrande » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:10 am

looking very encoderish too.
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Re: DSI speculation

Post by griffin avid » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:34 pm

Apparently, it's the Pro 2

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Introducing the New Pro 2 Synthesizer


June 19, 2014—Dave Smith Instruments today announced the Pro 2, an all-new, feature-rich monophonic synthesize. “We really raised the bar with this one,” said Smith. “As synth geeks, we asked ourselves what our dream mono synth would be. Then we built it.”

A hybrid instrument, the Pro 2 features four digital oscillators (plus sub-oscillator) with super saw waves and newly-designed, dual analog filters inspired by classic designs. The filters (one low-pass and one state-variable) can be run in series or parallel, with the state-variable filter providing low-pass, high-pass, and band-pass modes. Oscillators can be routed in pairs to either filter for a variety of tonal possibilities. “Our new analog filter design gives the Pro 2 a depth and presence that’s immediately recognizable,” said Smith. “It has a sound all its own—distinctly different from our other instruments such as the Prophet 12.”

The full-featured step sequencer operates in 32 x 8, or 16 x 16 mode and allows real-time input. It can sync to external MIDI clock and can also be driven by an external audio input. Sequences can control not only oscillator pitch, but any parameter in the Pro 2’s extensive modulation matrix. It supports both rests and variable-length sequences.

Another notable feature of the Pro 2 is its 4 rear-panel control voltage inputs and outputs, which make it compatible with modular synths. The control voltages can be assigned and routed from within the modulation matrix and can run at audio rates for extreme modulation effects. “A primary goal was to make the Pro 2 as open-ended and flexible as possible,” said Smith. “The four control voltage ins and outs really open up a world of interfacing possibilities with other gear. You could almost call the Pro 2 our own mini-modular.”

Smith says that the surprises don’t end there: “A very cool bonus features is that even though we designed it primarily as a very powerful mono synth, it’s actually 4-voice paraphonic—you can play 4 notes simultaneously, if you want to. Add in the super waves, and you’ve got a very big sound.” In paraphonic operation, the 4 individual voices share a common filter and envelopes. Paraphony has gained popularity in recent years and was found in such vintage instruments as the ARP 2600 and ARP Odyssey, which were duophonic.

The feature set of the Pro 2 is rounded out with a multimode arpeggiator; 4 stereo, multi-tap delays with analog modeling; 4 LFOs; tuned feedback; analog distortion; Character controls with sound sculpting options such as Drive, Hack, Decimation, Girth, and Air; and extensive modulation possibilities. The LFOs, delay, and arpeggiator can be synced to either the internal clock or an external MIDI clock. Two programmable position- and pressure-sensitive touch sliders and pitch and mod wheels provide nuanced control over live performance.

“Right now there’s a trend of reissuing classic synths from the past. People have been asking for a reissue of the old Sequential Pro-One for quite a while. But as a synth designer, I’m happiest creating new instruments—synths that with every iteration put more power and better sounds into the hands of musicians. The Pro 2 is light years beyond the Pro-One in every way. It’s the most powerful mono synth I’ve ever made. You’ve got to keep moving forward.”

The Pro 2 is scheduled to start shipping late July with a street price of $1,999. For more information, see the Pro 2 product page.
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Re: DSI speculation

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Re: DSI speculation

Post by masstronaut » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:35 pm

It's here guyz. Looking a bit tasty.

http://www.davesmithinstruments.com/pro ... /index.php

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Re: DSI speculation

Post by masstronaut » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:36 pm

Can't believe that Jabberwalky beat me to it by milliseconds ;)

Oh and Griffin beat both of us haha.
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Re: DSI speculation

Post by Bitexion » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:40 pm

Heh..that empty booze bottle in the background, was it planted or just an overlook I wonder? :D

Definately liking the features. Kind of a mix between a pro-one and a korg mono/poly with lots of extra oscillator waveforms.

The price is most likely waaaay too high for me, though.

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Re: DSI speculation

Post by madmarkmagee » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:42 pm

Hmmm, in the media release it says the paraphonic mode shares a single envelope, while Dave said each voice gets their own amplifier envelope? :? ...

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Re: DSI speculation

Post by Bitexion » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:44 pm

Paraphonic mode is just a "trick", doesn't really count as 4 voices.

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Re: DSI speculation

Post by madmarkmagee » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:45 pm

Bitexion wrote:
Definately liking the features. Kind of a mix between a pro-one and a korg mono/poly with lots of extra oscillator waveforms.
I almost guessed right :lol:

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Re: DSI speculation

Post by madmarkmagee » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:53 pm

Bitexion wrote:Paraphonic mode is just a "trick", doesn't really count as 4 voices.
Watch. Listen to what he says, read the press release...


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Re: DSI speculation

Post by nuketifromorbit » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:22 pm

The important question, now that we actually know what it is, is whether or not anyone here has any complaints.
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Re: DSI speculation

Post by Bitexion » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:41 pm

Nah, I'm expecting the next 10 pages to be a very nerdy discussion about what paraphonic MEANS

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