Dave Smith Instruments today began shipping the Prophet-6, a 6-voice analog synthesizer featuring voltage-controlled oscillators, filters, and amplifiers. Branded with Dave Smith’s reacquired original company name, Sequential, the new instrument is targeted at musicians looking for vintage tone with the reliability of modern technology.
Said Smith: “The Prophet-6 brings my 40-plus years of designing synthesizers full circle. We wanted to pay tribute to Sequential’s most famous instrument, the Prophet-5, by building a truly awesome-sounding analog synth with discrete oscillators and filters. I believe we succeeded.” The Prophet-6 takes the best qualities of the original Prophet-5 — true voltage-controlled oscillators, filters, and amplifiers — and adds enhancements that the original never had, such as stereo outputs, velocity and aftertouch sensitivity, dual digital effects, a high-pass filter, a polyphonic step sequencer, an arpeggiator, and of course, MIDI.
“We take a lot of pleasure in creating all of our instruments, but bringing the Prophet-6 to life was particularly satisfying,” said Smith. “I think we hit it out of the park with this one.”
The Prophet-6 is available now with a MAP of $2799.