sequential prophet 2000? never heard it

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Re: sequential prophet 2000? never heard it

Post by burnsjed » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:34 pm

Unless I missed something, the only comparisson were regarding the interface.
Really was after how the sampling compared, and if you had to choose between the two, which would be the prefred instrument of use and why?
Though I will just PM him as he has used them both, would also be intsrested iin other users views.

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Re: sequential prophet 2000? never heard it

Post by Userfriend » Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:10 pm

The Emax I is generally more flexible:
Onboard Sequencer.
Arpeggiator is slightly more advanced than P2´s.
Dual Mode which gives it 16 voices.
SE and/or HD versions.
SCSI.
RS-port (faster that MIDI) for computer.
Separate outputs are standard.
Clock In and Out.
Programmable voice allocation.
5 stage EG. P2 has 4.
1 LFO per voice with 4 destinations. P2 has only 1 global LFO with 3 destinations.
6 different sampling frequencies. P2 has 3.
Greater bandwidth.
Larger display.
Hold more sounds active at a time in memory.
Faster disk load time.
Procedure for mapping is easier.
Soundwise, choose the Emax if that 8 bit companded sound is what you are looking for. Sounds close to Emulator II.


But the Prophet 2000 is in most cases better soundwise:
Stacking with delay and detune.
Internal preset sounds.
The filter is usually considered to be better, with more wild resonance.
Makes better loops because of zerocrossing.
Lower distorsion levels.
Lower noise levels.
Multifunctional Balance-knob; panning, map balance, mixing samples to new timbres (a predecessor of Vector control).
No menues, you get a very good overview bacause of the matrix. P2:s interface is sometimes bad and illogical, but the combination of matrix, Prophet knobs and LED-display gives a very nice feel and overview.
Ability to load one sound from disk, instead of whole disk.
Disks works in Studio 440 and Oberheim DPX-1.
MIDI thru port, which can be used as a second Out.
MIDI Baud rate can be speeded up to max. four times the original rate.
MIDI Voice Expansion mode is more extensive than on the Emax.
Works with SoundDesigner I, which has a special designed program for the P2 called Sound Designer 2000.
Twice the RAM memory in max. expansion compared to Emax, (but it´s divided in two halves).
Robust metal casing.
And finally: you can still get support for the P2 from Winecountrysequential.
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Re: sequential prophet 2000? never heard it

Post by burnsjed » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:19 am

Thanks very much for the detailed response, and also big thank you to hideways pm's

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