Sequential (Dave Smith) Prophet 6 – very Prophet 5’ish Synth

it’s a lot like the 1x Multi Timbral, 5 Voice, (1978)  
Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Analog Synthesizer but with some additions. -> bold – what is different to the P5

the Sequential Circuits Prophet 6, P6 Analog Synthesizer isn’t bad at all. Sounds a bit different but has new filters and OSCs. very hands-on, very easy and intuitive – ok – it is a classic concept so it should be- like the FX in this one.
Sequential prophet 6 synthesizer

2 VCOs- morphable wave shapes – PWM – Sync, 6 voices
Triangle Sub Generator
Slope for „analog“ detuning
low & high pass filter
velocity / env
classic 2x ADSR
LFO with ext. clock sync
64 step polyphonic sequencer !!
500 patches
2 FX incl Delay.
more displays…
note: it has 4 instead of 5 octaves – so it is smaller than the P5

Noise seems not to be a modulation source (means: there is a noise generator but not as a mod source)

note: the filters are „new!“ the oscs are new! so it isn’t just like the others – so it also sounds different from previous DSI synths with easy user interface

the best video I found which is deeper is this

some more

This synth has analog oscillators, it is therefore closer to the Prophet 08, but it has different filters, that have been developed with the Pro 2, so it is also a different sound to both for different reasons). Dave says it is not the same but more modern and – it has a real easy-to-understand user interface – which is obviously true.
so the Prophet 6 is not cannibalizing DSI (which is the distribution with this synth, still) especially thinking of the P08 it has FM like the P5 had and a different sound.

Introducing the Sequential Prophet-6

and yes – Sequential is back without Circuits a new page as well.
…from Yamaha. Here’s the „Sequential Statement“ – since Yamaha doesn’t do synths that much these days so Dave is been given the name back! congrats! To me it’s like when Bob Moog got his name back, so we’re waiting for Tom to call his machines Oberheim again (not Tom Oberheim).

und ja: Dave hat was zum freuen Neues von Dave Smith // SCI Prophet 6 (nicht DSI)

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      the P6 is a bit limited when thinking of just one LFO -..

      but well – synths are now well „proven“ of what is a good UI and what isn’t – don’t you think?
      to me this is just sort of flip back to what already worked. but I have plenty of ideas that might be cool – like knobbed FM synths and samplers to really have faders for sample adjust, loop position and granular stuff. etc.
      so there’s still hope – in the analog world I do not feel it’s the one for innovation – but – well the P12 and the P2’s sequencer is something I call useful and very pragmatic to have and use.

      so the P12 with the P2’s sequencer would be THEEE synth to have and create..

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