MATRIXSYNTH: WWE Sequential Circuits Prophet 2002 Digital Sampler Rack SN 0562



Thursday, December 13, 2018

WWE Sequential Circuits Prophet 2002 Digital Sampler Rack SN 0562


via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"This unit was originally owned by composer Jim Johnson of the WWE. This sampler was used in Jim's studio for years making it onto many of his recordings. The Sequential Circuits Prophet 2002 is fully functional and in very good condition overall.

The Prophet 2000 was a sampler keyboard manufactured by Dave Smith's Sequential Circuits (SCI) and released in 1985. It was the company's first sampler, and, despite its low quality and technical limitations by modern standards, marked a shift toward affordable samplers of better quality than its predecessors. It is also considered to be one of the earliest multitimbral samplers.

The Prophet 2002, a rack-mounted version of the 2000, and the Studio 440, a drum machine and sequencer that used a similar sampler at its core. Intended to represent Sequential's first entry into the low-cost digital sampler market, the Prophet 2000 was equipped with 256kB sample memory (expandable to 512kB), and selectable sampling rates of 16, 32, and 42 kHz at 12-bit audio resolution. External storage was available through 3.5" diskettes. The Prophet 2000 featured MIDI (in, out, and thru), 8-voice polyphony, up to 8 layers, and an arpeggiator. Despite their technological limitations, early digital samplers like the Prophet 2000 are noted for their warm audio quality as a result of using analog VCFs and VCAs."

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