sequential prophet 2000? never heard it

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sequential prophet 2000? never heard it

Post by 8bit9bot » Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:01 pm

i am interested in hearing some of the factory sounds - there doesnt seem to be any demos of this machine on the net... anyone want to make a demo?

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Re: sequential prophet 2000? never heard it

Post by piRoN » Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:56 pm

I've got a fair few factory disks, but truth be told they're not hugely interesting. The digital side of the P2000 is actually amazingly hi-fi for it's age and specs so most of the disks sound like what they claim to be.

Nowadays that accuracy tends to work against it - occasionally I'll try putting samples through mine to get some vintage mojo, only to find that what I get out is... what I put in. Most owners I know use it as an 8-voice polysynth rather than a sampler, and take advantage of the lovely analogue side of the architecture.
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Re: sequential prophet 2000? never heard it

Post by 8bit9bot » Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:19 pm

none of the factory sounds utilize the synthetic side?

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Re: sequential prophet 2000? never heard it

Post by piRoN » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:30 am

Not the ones I've got, at any rate. Presumably there would be some that did, but all mine are just fairly clean and nicley-recorded strings, harpsichords, drums etc. Typical 80's fare.
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Re: sequential prophet 2000? never heard it

Post by Userfriend » Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:20 pm

I have some diks on the way and can post some samples when I get them.

piRoN. It span the whole range from amazingly hi-fi to amazingly aliased, distorted and industrial. That´s so great with the P2000. :)

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Re: sequential prophet 2000? never heard it

Post by 8bit9bot » Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:50 pm

userfriend: great... i'd like to hear it

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Re: sequential prophet 2000? never heard it

Post by Userfriend » Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:34 am

Unfortunately, I´ve still no disks for my P2k.

Anyway, concerning the sound quality of the P2, Klaus Schulze had something very pleasant to say about it:

"I use the Prophet (2000) for my main cello sound, which I sampled from a recording of Wolfgang Tiepold, a solo cellist from the Frankfurt Symphony Orchestra who used to work with me. Even though it´s a limited sampler, it´s still the nearest sound to a solo cello that I have heard up until know." (Keyboard Magazine aug. 94)

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Re: sequential prophet 2000? never heard it

Post by HideawayStudio » Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:01 pm

piRoN wrote: Most owners I know use it as an 8-voice polysynth rather than a sampler, and take advantage of the lovely analogue side of the architecture.
This is exactly what I use mine for. I like it because it has a brilliant arpeggiator and a fantastic stack facility with a delay parameter permitting you to make some really powerful lead sounds and bass. I view it as a sampler for playing back basic waveform and very short sampled type stuff into real analog filters.

My only complaint about the P2K and P2K2 is that the user interface is MAD! I long since gave up trying to do multisamples on this thing - my EII, EIII and EMAX II do this kind of thing so much more easily.

I have never heard any of the factory disks and I really want to. Does anyone in the UK have a Prophet 2K sampler??

For those who want to hear the lovely analog filters in action (especially into crazy self resonance!) here is a demo of the 2K2 I posted on VSE ages ago - I actually prefer the filters on the 2K/2K2 to my EII's:

http://www.lastfm.se/music/D.A.Wilson/V ... ?autostart

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Re: sequential prophet 2000? never heard it

Post by madtheory » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:43 pm

That is a yummy filter.

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Re: sequential prophet 2000? never heard it

Post by hageir » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:40 pm

I found a Prophet 2000 in NYC (and a Casio FZ-1), together for $40.
They're still there, I couldn't pick 'em up because I had too much gear :(

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Re: sequential prophet 2000? never heard it

Post by Ashe37 » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:41 pm

a prophet 2000 for $40? where to i sign up?

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Re: sequential prophet 2000? never heard it

Post by Userfriend » Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:01 am

Yeah, a great arpeggiator as well.
Klaus Schulze continues:

"I also have a Sequential Prophet 2000 sampler on stage for a special reason: It could happen that the entire computer system fails. The I could at least play for about 20 minutes whilst it´s being repaired, because the Prophet has an arpeggiator which you can program like a Moog sequencer, so I could play chords on the JD800, a Minimoog solo on top, and some EMS effects, just like I was back in ´75! Hopefully it will never happen, but maybe some people would like it to happen because they preferred my music of those days. I did one encore at the Royal Festival Hall like this, just playing a cello on the Prophet and everything else by hand." (Keyboard Magazine aug. 1994).

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Re: sequential prophet 2000? never heard it

Post by gloko » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:53 pm

I saw one in my area for 400€ :( passed.... 40 $ ... You got to love NYC!

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Re: sequential prophet 2000? never heard it

Post by burnsjed » Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:48 am

Does anyone know how the SC 2000 fares against the E-MU Emax?

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Re: sequential prophet 2000? never heard it

Post by madtheory » Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:05 pm

Ya, did you miss hideways' post?

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