MATRIXSYNTH: New Sequential Prophet-XL - 32 Voice, 76 Keys & a 32 Voice Update for the Prophet X Coming?

Thursday, October 18, 2018

New Sequential Prophet-XL - 32 Voice, 76 Keys & a 32 Voice Update for the Prophet X Coming?

This one was spotted by Soviet Space Child.

As you can see at the bottom, it's from the November issue of Sound on Sound's upcoming November issue.

In pink it reads:  "Two days before I submitted this review Dave Smith sent me a brief specification and a photograph of the (at the time unannounced) Prophet XL, which will be a 76-key version of the Prophet X offering a 32-voice mode that bypasses the main filter section (which still only has 16 filters) but uses two fo those filters paraphonically to spice things up.  This mode will be more suited to sample-based sounds, but I could see myself programming FM sounds to take advantage of the extra keyboard width and the doubled polyphony.  I can't wait to get my hands on it... a Prophet T8 for the 21st century!  And, so that existing Prophet X owners won't feel short-changed, the 32-voice mode and a few other new features will also be available as a free update for the existing synth.  That's a nice touch."

The current Sequential Prophet X supports a bi-timbral, 8-voice-stereo (16-voice mono) engine.

Note the piano style keys pictured.

Update: You can find the official Prophet XL announcement and intro video here.

P.S. The Prophet XL is the first synth from Sequential post DSI. Giving this post the DSI and Sequential labels but moving forward XL and future Sequential synths will only have the Sequential label.

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