MATRIXSYNTH: Sequential Prophet 5/10: a Musical Exploration

Friday, January 26, 2024

Sequential Prophet 5/10: a Musical Exploration

video upload by Synth Universe

"A musical exploration of sounds and timbres on this classic analog synth using custom-created patches. All the sounds you hear in this video were created by me on the Prophet 10 and include brasses, pads, keys, bass, poly synth, sines, chimes, strings and FX.

I wanted to retain the raw sound, so in the making of this video no chorus, modulation or thickening effects were used (software or hardware). Note that the Prophet 5/10 has no internal effects. The only effects used were reverb (mainly the Valhalla Vintage Verb plugin) or delay (Logic native delay plugin). No EQ was used to enhance either the low end or the high end.

The Prophet 5/10 has a single mono audio output, so to create a stereo image I used old-school layering in my DAW. When I recorded each audio take, I also captured MIDI data and used this to record new tracks of the original take. Using the Vintage knob on the Prophet set at 3 means that each MIDI take has subtle differences in pitch, envelopes and filter. Panning and slight detuning of the tracks creates, to my ears, a nice rich stereo image and retains the character of the sound.

** If you own a Prophet 5 rev 4 or Prophet 10, all the sounds featured in this video will soon be available to purchase as part of the Synth Universe Prophet 5/10 rev 4 Soundbank. Please subscribe and enable notifications and you will be alerted on release.**

Although the Prophet 10 now has dual layer functionality, all the sounds in this video are single layer and could be played on a Prophet 10 or a Prophet 5 rev 4.

Time stamps
00:00 Big brass pad
01:21 Big pulsing poly
01:50 Clarity
02:18 Unison pluck bass
02:54 Uni brass 2 and muted bass
04:07 Attack sizzle
04:39 Warm underpad
05:35 Expressive pad
06:33 Sizzle sweep
07:28 Bright poly
08:06 Dark strings
08:50 Polymod sparkle
09:08 Detuning brass
09:44 Cosmic organ flutes
10:19 Touch poly
10:48 Vibrato sweep
11:55 Firework chimes
12:24 Octave release
13:36 Shadow whistle
14:14 Synth strings raw mono
14:44 Synth strings stereo
15:15 Synth strings stereo + reverb
15:48 Storm drone

All musical ideas are my own and are copyright to me.

There was no sponsorship or affiliation to Sequential or their products in the creation of this video.

Hi I'm Jim: a musician, composer and sound designer. Welcome to my channel! This channel focuses on the musical and performance potential of synthesizers and helping you to get the most out of them."

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