Prophet Rev2 Desktop – 16-Voice Polyphony

Dave Smith Instruments has announced the Prophet Rev2 Desktop, a module version of the Prophet Rev2 synthesizer keyboard.  The Prophet Rev2 Desktop is a 16-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer module, that has the same controls with the same ease of use as the keyboard version.

The Prophet Rev2 retains all of the key features of the Prophet ’08 and expands on them. It has twice the polyphony, twice the mod matrix, waveshape modulation on all waveforms, digital effects per layer in stacked or split voice mode, a polyphonic step sequencer per layer, and more. The result is a true analog powerhouse.

The key features in the new Prophet Rev2 Desktop include:

  • 16-Voice Polyphony to play with. Play two-fisted chords via your MIDI controller, stack two 8-voice sounds for massive, complex textures, or split your controller into two completely separate 8-voice Prophet Rev2 instruments.
  • The Prophet Rev2 has bold, punchy sound derived from its 2/4 pole, low-pass, resonant Curtis filters per voice.
  • Waveshape Modulation that is powerful new feature unique to the Prophet Rev2. This modulation allows varying “pulse width” of any of the four waveforms.
  • Effects Per Layer section provides reverb, delays (standard and BBD), chorus, phase shifter, ring modulation, and distortion.
  • Extended Mod Matrix which is now twice as big, with 8 individual slots and many more sources/destinations.
  • Supports Poly Step Sequencing up to 64 steps and up to 6 notes per step, making it easy to create different sequence for each layer when working in stacked or split voice mode. The sequencer also functions as a modulation source in gated mode, allowing you to create up to 4 different 16-step sequences for complex modulation.
  • Per-Knob Programmer offers instant access to Prophet Rev2 functions. Included are 512 permanent factory programs and 512 rewritable user programs.

All of this polyphonic muscle is packed into a compact desktop module with an integrated power supply, USB support, and a crisp OLED display. Whether you’re gigging or recording, it’s an analog powerhouse like no other.

Prophet Rev2 16-voice Analog Poly Synth demo

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