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    DSI Prophet 12

    Dave Smith Instruments Unveils Prophet 12 at NAMM

    All New Polyphonic Synthesizer From Master Synth Designer

    ANAHEIM, Calif.

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    Helluva good price
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    • zoink
      zoink commented
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      It looks and sounds amazing.

      12 voices at 4 osc/voice plus sub osc and analog distortion circuit.

      Very nice.

    • Casio Man
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      This is so unbelievably AWESOME, that I made a compulsive hnnnnggghhh after reading what it has, and people looked at me suspiciously.


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    Map $3k. Any prediction on street price? For 12voice, my initial thought was its gonna cost $3500
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      MAP is usually street price, it stands for *something* advertised price, i dont remember. MSRP will probably be around 3500
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      • veracohr
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        donaldcrunk wrote:
        MAP is usually street price, it stands for *something* advertised price, i dont remember. MSRP will probably be around 3500

         

        That "something" is "Minimum". Minimum Advertised Price.


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      Thanks. Still good. Will sell like hot cakes
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      • ElectricPuppy
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        It's been a while since anything's raised my GAS levels. Nice work, Mr. Smith!

        Now how am I gonna scrounge-up 3 large...?

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      k2500x wrote:

      DSI Prophet 12

      Dave Smith Instruments Unveils Prophet 12 at NAMM

      All New Polyphonic Synthesizer From Master Synth Designer

      ANAHEIM, Calif.

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      • MuzikB
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        Dave Smith has just made and presented a synth that will cause the used market to flood with Alesis Andromedas.  


      • mineheadx1
        mineheadx1 commented
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        wicked synth, you just have to play something like this in person to hear how it really feels & sounds, it does have the JUICY ! alot of synth for $3k, but that's fair dinkum any day...I'd have to have the Voyager and the 12 side by side before I dropped 3 yards...


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      Doesnt look ugly at all. Though I thought the prophet vs is one of the best looking synth. How many of u are gassing for one?
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      • namnibor
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        This will kill any competition, no matter digital/analog configuration on Prophet 12. I *was* gassing for the elektron analog 4 but over last week the more I learned of it's inherent limitations and released not quite finished, that GAS faded a few days ago before viewing a few videos on DSI Prophet 12, but of course will want to see the full specs before locking my GAS onto it but will say I am officially saving THAT amount projected for MAP of Prophet 12 for my one and only major purchase in 2013.  I ALSO have been so far until now, PATIENTLY waiting for Waldorf Pulse 2, of which has had it's release repeatedly pushed back and have no idea if Waldorf presented it at NAMM as information on NAMM is just now trickling out. Since I already own TWO DSI Mono Evolver Keyboards with a Desktop Evolver polychained to each; THAT really fills position of an analog duophonic synth with push of two switches on one of my MEK's, so as it stands now, it seems the Prophet 12 would be PERFECT for the ambient/experimental IDM-ish stuff am working on and would finally sell my Alesis Ion and Alesis Fusion, and Korg Radias Kbd, which embarassingly have been kept in a closet and between three of them I know can raise 1500 bucks on evilbay, as I am not about to part with either my Virus B and C Keyboards, nor Waldorf Blofeld Black Keyboard, and my rack full of Microwave XT, Q, and Supernova are staying put. I have a place in the bottom tier for the Prophet 12--just need to know more and my GAS for Prophet 12 has made me not care what else was released at NAMM in this admitedly still-dire economy. Dave will sell ALOT of these and can only imagine since the DSI MEK was officially discontinued June, 2012, a small company like DSI that wishes to remain so, I forsee the DSI PEK perhaps being retired, but that's only speculation but DO know they are now built to-order to save from huge overhead costs.

        Damn you DAVE, you DID IT AGAIN!!! GASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!


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      I really like this hybrid approach. I also don't think DSI synths look unpolished at all. They look more utilitarian and like less was spent to make a fancy look.

      It is funny that just a few days before this was announced, I was chatting with one of the other local synth dudes about how it is the analog filter that matters in many (though not all in my opinion) cases. Also the modular synth world ventured into hybrid with digital oscillators quite a long time ago.

      I will probably buy the Prophet 12, though not right away. I have no place to put it atm.
      <div class="signaturecontainer">Gribs<br />
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      <font size="1"><i>...Music can be used to stimulate mass emotion, while mathematics cannot; and musical incapacity is recognized (no doubt rightly) as mildly discreditable, whereas most people are so frightened of the name of mathematics that they are ready, quite unaffectedly, to exaggerate their own mathematical stupidity.<br />
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      G.H. Hardy in A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).</font></font></div>

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      • donaldcrunk
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        im glad to see that DSI has taken the PEK to the max, really impressive set of features. i cant wait to play one, but i dont feel that i would realistically use half of what the synth has on offer. felt that way about andromeda too. cant wait to hear this thing more though!

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      I love it. I wonder if they are using shark processors for the OSC's.?.? I also wonder how much room it has for new features/expand ability... Like if they could (via software updates) offer things like user sample upload with granular or additive synthesis type engines. But as is I think it sounds great!

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      • #11
        The Poly Evolver has an MSRP of $3049 and retails for $2749. Applying a similar discount to the P'12 would give a retail of $2700. Applying a 15 percent off sale at MF gives $2300. The retail number for the P'12 is conjecture.
        <div class="signaturecontainer">Gribs<br />
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        <font size="1"><i>...Music can be used to stimulate mass emotion, while mathematics cannot; and musical incapacity is recognized (no doubt rightly) as mildly discreditable, whereas most people are so frightened of the name of mathematics that they are ready, quite unaffectedly, to exaggerate their own mathematical stupidity.<br />
        </i><br />
        G.H. Hardy in A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).</font></font></div>

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        • bobbybee
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          Gribs wrote:
          The Poly Evolver has an MSRP of $3049 and retails for $2749. Applying a similar discount to the P'12 would give a retail of $2700. Applying a 15 percent off sale at MF gives $2300. The retail number for the P'12 is conjecture.

          MSRP is $3249, street is $2999.  http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Prophet12

           


      • #12
        Yeah grib, 12 polyphony, nice. Stack two, and you're done with gas
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        • #13
          Ah, I didn't even think to check for prices at the online retailers. So it would be $2550 if you catch it on a 15 percent off sale.
          <div class="signaturecontainer">Gribs<br />
          <font size="3"><br />
          <font size="1"><i>...Music can be used to stimulate mass emotion, while mathematics cannot; and musical incapacity is recognized (no doubt rightly) as mildly discreditable, whereas most people are so frightened of the name of mathematics that they are ready, quite unaffectedly, to exaggerate their own mathematical stupidity.<br />
          </i><br />
          G.H. Hardy in A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).</font></font></div>

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          • Casio Man
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            I wonder what happened to the sequencer. It was one of their hottest features for me, and its really shame, if they leave it behind, unless of course, its meaningful penny pinching measure. I thought, that it was made with cpu and would be practically "free" as it also shared knobs with other components. 


        • #14
          Supersaw gets teh big "meh" from me.
          <div class="signaturecontainer">Gribs<br />
          <font size="3"><br />
          <font size="1"><i>...Music can be used to stimulate mass emotion, while mathematics cannot; and musical incapacity is recognized (no doubt rightly) as mildly discreditable, whereas most people are so frightened of the name of mathematics that they are ready, quite unaffectedly, to exaggerate their own mathematical stupidity.<br />
          </i><br />
          G.H. Hardy in A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).</font></font></div>

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        • #15

          That is one beautiful synthesizer!! I must have it! I may have to sell my brother's wife to help with the financing, but I am sure he would approve.

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