Via David Bryce on this VSE thread. Sent my way via HarriL. And, no this is not the Boomchick developed with Roger Linn:
"This has been developed in almost complete secrecy. Only a few people know about it. This is the first time it's been mentioned publicly.
As I mentioned earlier- it ain't gonna be secret for much longer. The first run is being built right now, and will be ready for shipping next week.
The only hint as of this post is black with wood ends.
Updates in the thread (thx goes to ben of mus-ok for the tip):
It's got to be a 5 or more voice simple Rev 4.0-like Prophet.
It'll be like a PEK using the CEMs DSI uses in the Evolver, but minus EVERYTHING digital excepting patch-storage and MIDI.
Again, basically correct.
This to address the market demand for a modern, affordable analog polysynth from DSI that has 5 or more voices. So, keeping the voice architecture "simple" like a P5 with no bells and whistles allows to maintain a "lower" price-point.
Yes...but it does have some bells and whistles. We kept the sequencer, added the arpeggiator, and tacked on one or two more fun little functions.
Prophet '08. Eight voices, all analog. Shipping next week.
"It does use the same CEM chips as the Evo stuff, but they sound different because Dave tweaked them differently, and the system isn't the same without the digital stuff in the signal path.
I think you'll be surprised. I sure was...
I don't have any good ones, and I believe we're waiting on the production models to take a formal one. We've all been working on hand built prototypes. I think I'm the only one who has one that has the knobs with the silver caps.... Very Happy
As far as the price point goes..$2199 MSRP, $1999 MAP.
Update (thx to Xavier for the tip in the comments):
And we have a teaser video from non other than Stefan Trippler.
And some samples:
Drums from Spectrasonics Stylus.
And one more old Style tune, all synth sounds:
Update via Mr. Array: More samples:
"Copy the following link and paste it into your address bar:
Then change the p8a.mp3 to p8b.mp3, then p8c.mp3 and so on.
Thanks to Mr. Array for the tip."
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