Friday, August 26, 2016
Sequential Circuits Prophet 2000
via this auction
"Up for auction a very rare and unique sampler by SCI, designed by Dave Smith.
Prophet 2000 Sampler
Original User Manual
Link to digital disk images
It is an 8-voice, 12-bit sampler with real Analog Filters and VCA. Deep editing and sampling capabilities.
It has a built-in operating system, and some preset sounds (so one is not forced to use the floppy drive to use the sampler). The sampler also includes a very unique arpeggiator with very musically useful parameters.
It has an amazing UNISON mode, not often found on samplers- that is quite refreshing. I believe this sampler can produce and keep up with the same quality of sounds as the famous Emu Emulator II sampler. For most sounds and blind A/B tests I prefer the P2000 to the EII.
Cosmetically the sampler is in good condition for it's age. The original floppy drive has been replaced but the cover faceplate for that drive has been removed. It still operates and will load/save disks."