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Re: Prophet 6

Post by commodorejohn » Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:03 pm

SeventhStar wrote:I agree, the same reason I'm now driving a 1971 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T, instead of a 2015 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T!
Nice :D
Too bad you are now Prophet-less.. Instead you are going with a gaseous celestial body of our solar system.
I know...it was a really tough call that I vacillated over several times, and I'll still probably wind up picking up a P6 in the not-too-distant future, but I just couldn't pass this up.
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Re: Prophet 6

Post by Pro5 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:11 pm

I was already sure to be getting a Prophet 6 but had a few doubts about the quality of sound until further demos/test... but BlueCliff (from DSI) over at GearSlutz has been posting some demos recently (4 on his sound cloud page)






that really show the fullness of tone of the synth.

Needless to say I'm even more keen to get it now - I don't hear anything harsh, cheap or overtly 'bad modern vco vs old vintage' in these demos, sure they sound clean and tight but they definitely also sound fat and full (VCO analog) to me.

I am sure I can bend that great basic tone to my own musical needs (not blueCliffs admitted 'quick random demos') and make very good use of that alongside my V-Synth in my 2-synth-nirvana.

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Re: Prophet 6

Post by tomorrowstops » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:21 pm

It still has a weird sheen to it (not as bad as the DSI offerings), but I'd still be willing to sit down with one a hear it for myself.

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Re: Prophet 6

Post by Pro5 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:30 pm

tomorrowstops wrote:It still has a weird sheen to it (not as bad as the DSI offerings), but I'd still be willing to sit down with one a hear it for myself.
I know what you mean, but I consider that more a production thing - I would never produce music I used it in to sound that 'glossy' and... clean. It would be with guitars (alt rock and dark synth pop elements) so the P6 would poke out nicely among the noise ;)

Also don't know how much the slop parameter was used here, to allow for more VCO drift. I think it's a good basic tone that could be produced/mixed/programmed towards your personal preference. Other synths are often lacking tonal information (shrill, harsh, thin) that you can't do much with after the fact.

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Re: Prophet 6

Post by commodorejohn » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:42 am

Mm, nice to hear something other than the "hey check out this random techno patch!" tidbits that dominated everybody's NAMM coverage. I'm a little curious, though - it sounds a bit thin in the bass end, and I'm not sure if that's the basic tone or just the patches being used/having the high-pass filter up too far.

Maybe next time I'm down San Francisco way I'll see if DSI/SCI lets you just drop in and sample the wares...?
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Re: Prophet 6

Post by Pro5 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:56 am



Prophet 5 vs Prophet 6
Bottom row is vintage Rev 3.2 Prophet 5 top is Prophet 6 ... So close I got shivers comparing 30+ year old to modern unit

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Re: Prophet 6

Post by Bitexion » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:51 am

Gees, it took me half a minute to realize that it was just a short loop. I was starting to get annoyed why he was playing the same thing over and over, not try a different sound comparison.

Palm slapped hard to the forehead.

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Re: Prophet 6

Post by Pro5 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:49 pm

Yeah similar to vine - 6 seconds or so limit I guess (or on instagram usually a choice to make it short) and the auto-loop is "a thing" :lol:

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Re: Prophet 6

Post by bhrama » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:35 pm



Matia aka INHALT = solid Demo

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Re: Prophet 6

Post by matia » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:50 pm

bhrama wrote:

Matia aka INHALT = solid Demo
cheers bhrama! I think the Prophet 6 sounds absolutely gorgeous ... it's gonna be quiet something when it comes out!

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Re: Prophet 6

Post by bhrama » Mon May 04, 2015 10:11 pm



Monophonic Demo = :ugeek:

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Re: Prophet 6

Post by SeventhStar » Tue May 05, 2015 8:12 am

bhrama wrote:

Monophonic Demo = :ugeek:
Check out the new "Tony Iommi Black Sabbath" Patch at 2:32. Tony needs to use the Prophet 6 on one of his upcoming albums! Heavy Metal VCO Synths!!

Notice the screenshot 666 Patch number...

Dave Smith is an awesome synth designer and a Bad A$$ too :D

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Re: Prophet 6

Post by Bitexion » Tue May 05, 2015 11:07 am

Why does he need a synth for that? sounds just like an electric guitar, which is his main instrument, afterall
I find it hard to imagine Iommi shredding on a keytar, the man is responsible for some of the best guitar riffs mankind has ever heard. :lol:

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Re: Prophet 6

Post by SeventhStar » Fri May 08, 2015 7:04 am

Bitexion wrote:Why does he need a synth for that? sounds just like an electric guitar, which is his main instrument, afterall
I find it hard to imagine Iommi shredding on a keytar, the man is responsible for some of the best guitar riffs mankind has ever heard. :lol:
Just because.. He could trick people into thinking it is his "Old Boy" Jaydee Custom SG.. The Prophet 6 might look cool with cross inlays too.. And Dave Smith could offer a special signature edition.. Lots of reasons!

I don't think Tony would mind using it on a track or two. Something different.. Show Patch 666 in a video.. He could do the Tritone on it! The P6 just might conjure something up if it sounds a wicked enough Tritone. You never know..

Oh, and of course, send the output of the P6 through a Laney TI100 Tube Head and Speaker Cabs!

He could be responsible for some of the best synth riffs too! :twisted:

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Re: Prophet 6

Post by Bitexion » Fri May 08, 2015 12:01 pm

I'd imagine he tries out the patch, says "oh that's cool", then goes back to sit on his his mountain made of real guitars.

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