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Saturday, November 12, 2016
Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Keyboard Synthesizer, REV 3 SN 4601
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"This Prophet-5 1000 has serial number 4601. One of the first fully programmable polyphonic analog synths, the Prophet 5 is the most classic synthesizer of the eighties! It is capable of a delightful analog sound unique to Sequential's Prophet series in which the P5 was King! Five voice polyphony - two oscillators per voice and a white noise generator. The analog filters, envelope and LFO all sound great and are extremely flexible. The P5 had patch memory storage as well, which scanned and memorized every knob setting for storing and recalling your sounds - a desperately needed feature at the time!
Rev 3 is the final version, and subsequent Rev 3.1, Rev 3.2 and Rev 3.3 each are capable of taking a MIDI retrofit. They're also capable of microtonal tuning. The Rev 3 uses Curtis chips instead of Rev 2's SSMs. The Rev 3 is considered the most reliable of all of the different versions and they had 120 memory patches."