Jan 27

Namm 2013 Dave Smith Instruments –  Prophet 12 Synth

It is Namm 2013 and there is yet another new new polyphonic synthesizer, – a very expensive Prophet 12 from Dave Smith Instruments. “After 35 years of creating synths, this is simply my best synth yet,” said Dave Smith.

This lovely synth has twelve voices which is the greatest polophony from any Dave Smith instrument. Each voice has four oscillators capable of generating classic and complex waveforms, a sub-oscillator, resonant analog low- and high-pass filters, and analog VCAs. The new Character section adds a variety of wave shaping and sound sculpting options, like Drive, Hack, Decimation, Girth, and Air. Additional features include a tuned feedback path, a four-tap stereo delay per voice, expanded arpeggiator functionality, deep modulation capabilities, and bi-timbral operation. The LFOs, delay, and arpeggiator can all be synced, either to the internal clock or an external MIDI clock. Two programmable position- and pressure-sensitive touch sliders take the performance controls beyond the standard pitch and mod wheels (also included).

“We’re already blown away by the sonic breadth of this synthesizer’s new voice architecture,” Dave Smith continued. “It doesn’t sound like anything else and I’m very excited for people to hear it.”

The Prophet 12 is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2013 and is said to cost approx $3000

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