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Nearly infinite tone-shaping possibilities with advanced DSP processing.

Grab onto one of the world's foremost guitar preamps: The Rocktron Prophesy II! The depth is truly amazing and the control is top notch. This outstanding DSP processor provides the ultimate control over your tone and effects. It has an extremely fast, powerful, and drop-out-free DSP processing engine built around dual 24-bit/66MHz Motorola chips. Plus that processing core is surrounded by premium Analog Devices converters at each end, so you get maximum headroom, no clipping, and none of the conversion load is put upon the main processors. This multichip array delivers higher-quality sound than many of its competitors. On top of all this, the Prophesy II is packed with rippin' presets programmed by Rocktron endorsers, Dave Mustaine, Gary Hoey, Rusty Cooley, Jimi Bell, and more.

Preamp Section

The preamp section of the Prophesy features four channels each with their own distinct "voicings" to provide a vast array of desired tube amp sounds. Each voicing may be thought of as a "channel" and each channel has its own basic gain and master controls with bass, mid, treble and presence controls, all easily accessible with "real amp" knobs on the front panel, just like a regular amp head.

• Channel 1/Clean American replicates some of the most sought-after clean vintage tweed amps of the late 50s and 60s

• Channel 2/"Texas Blues" is a vintage tweed with a bit more "kick" and "bite" often heard from the famous southwest bluesers ala "Billy Gibbons, Stevie Ray, Eric Johnson, etc.

• Channel 3/"Vintage British" is a traditional "Plexi Style" tone offering some of the most dynamic rhythm tone available

• Channel 4/"Mega Drive" the ultimate quest for almighty heavy tone of modern music pumping out everything from early Van Halen to Megadeth and everything in between

The preamp section also features a parametric Pre EQ, which allows you to "pre-shape" your tone to simulate the characteristics of several different guitars (such as fine-tuning your single-coil pickup to sound more like a humbucker, etc.) as well as an additional parametric post EQ to add extra lows, high, or scoop out the mids. And if that's not enough, there's also a global parametric EQ to adjust the overall output of the Prophesy on all presets.

Effects Section

The effects section of the Prophesy is divided up into two sections, pre distortion (or pre-preamp), and post distortion (or post preamp) for unlimited configurations of effects. The pre-effects section features Wah, Compressor, HUSH(r), Pre-EQ, as well as one assignable effect of your choice.

The post-effects section provides ultra-transparent, high-quality effects which completely preserve the tone of the preamp-thick reverbs and lush choruses can be used without coloring the sound of the preamp's tone. Four assignable "effect blocks" allow you to assign 1 effect pre-preamp and 3 post preamp effects in any order you choose, including Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Pitch Shift, Rotary Speaker, Ducker Delay, etc. Prophesy also features a versatile mixer section to control the mix between dry and wet signal output of every effect used in the preset.

If the effects in the Prophesy are not enough, Rocktron included a true stereo effect loop which may be assigned anywhere in the effect chain just like an internal effect. Want just an incredibly powerful effect processor? Just bypass the preamp section completely and use the Prophesy a stand-alone effect unit.

The ADSR (Attack/Decay/Sustain/Release) function features Rocktron's Pluck Detection patent-pending, and allows you to configure any of the Prophesy parameters to be controlled dynamically by each pluck of a guitar string. More about the ADSR as Guitar Player Magazine says: "it's an incredibly musical application that is very different from the usual expression-pedal tricks. You could do some groundbreaking stuff with this killer function!"

Other features include a visual representation of the assigned effects signal chain, preset title, the voicing (channel) being used, are all conveniently displayed on the first preset page. The buttons in the 16 button matrix show the effect status (in or out) as well as allow you to instantly jump to those effects' parameter pages for instant adjustment.

Of course, the Prophesy maintains the high quality operational features that Rocktron processors are well known for, such as glitch-free preset switching with no signal drop out or lag time and the most natural sounding effects.

Features

  • Dynamic tube replication
  • Technology (DTR)
  • User definable effect configurations
  • User assignable stereo effect loop
  • Tap tempo delay and tremolo
  • Built-in chromatic tuner
  • Stereo XLR outputs
  • Real amp knobs for on-the-fly tone,
  • Volume and preset adjustments
  • "pluck detector" (patent-pending) and
  • ADSR for dynamic effect control
  • Pre and post distortion and global EQ
  • Pre distortion effects and post distortion effects
  • Programmable speaker simulator with parameters for speaker size,
  • Mic position, reactance

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Prophesy II Guitar Multi Effects Processor Specifications:

  • Input impedance: 470kOhms
  • Output impedance: <150 ohms
  • Maximuminput/outputlevel: +20dBu
  • MIDI in: 7-pin DIN
  • MIDI out/thru: 5 pin DIN
  • Input jack: 1/4" mono
  • Output jacks: 1/4" left and right
  • Recording output jacks: XLR left and right
  • Power requirements: 9VAC / 3.4 amps
  • Dimensions: 19" x 3.5" x 8", UL, CSA and CE approved operation
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RocktronProphesy II Guitar Multi Effects Processor
 
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Amazing Technology

Rocktron has taken the best of Bruce Egnater's tone, and the best of their previous DSP technology, and married the two together and came up with and amazing studio and live performance piece of...Read complete review

Rocktron has taken the best of Bruce Egnater's tone, and the best of their previous DSP technology, and married the two together and came up with and amazing studio and live performance piece of guitar technology. I am a long time IED4, and TOL 100 and now his newly released Tourmaster Head iser as well.You an use the on board efx for other than guitar diret to DAW or thru an analog or digital desk to tape. I have been a fan of Gary Hoey for years now since the Endless Summer score, and he really nailed the best of the tones this thing can generate.I saved all the presets of the original Prophesy and put my fav presets in the upper registers, and down loaded all the Prophesy II presets for the website and upgraded mine to a II via midi. Folks this thing is a beast now and I have the gamut from straight ahead jazz to modern jazz to country to rock to metal.Like Gary Hoey, I run this in two Wet Dry Wet configurations into three custom 4x12s. If I want tighter tome I run it thru BBE 462s into MOSVAVLE 500 amps, if I want less tight reasonance I use my dual Marshall EL34 50/50 dual monoblck amps into 4x12s. The quest for tone ended here boys and girls. Best kept secret on the guitar Market. This does not mean that I am chucking my two Peavey Rockmasters voiced differently tube from each other, or my Engl e530, or my JMP-1 or my Triaxis or my IE4 all with which I use a Lex PCM 96 and a TCE 2290 and an Eventide H8000 and a Digitech GSP 1101 for wet efx for the left and right thru a switcher and parallel processor true bypass interface. My 24 Spacer Preamp Shock rack houses all of these as well as the Rocktron for live and studio work and all the BBEs and MOSVALVE and Tube power amps are housed in a separate Shock rack. The nice thing about the Prophesy is that when I need to call up something fast live, it's there already cooked and ready to play w/o the need for any additional external EFX. When the producer needs something fast in the studio it?s the same there. It covers 80 percent of my needs now, and all the rest are dial up for something very different altogether. I cannot recommend this enough and am getting a second to download all my patches to. Kudos Rocktron. This should be at the top of anybody's wish list for the long term and long run if you are a professional. All the Jazz presets are to die for. Mine has been up and running for over six years now w/o a glitch.~skygod~

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Hard to seriously consider this unit.

The Rocktron Prophesy is simply not worth the price point it is placed at and this makes it hard to seriously consider this unit. Maybe half might be reasonable. The cost is way out...Read complete review

The Rocktron Prophesy is simply not worth the price point it is placed at and this makes it hard to seriously consider this unit. Maybe half might be reasonable. The cost is way out of the ballpark considering products such as the Digidesign Eleven and Pod X3 to name a few. Quality wise the the thin plastic protecting the display, a faux metal face plate that easily scratches and was coming unglued, and internal components that are of the lowest quality, to name a few issues, this unit doesn't make the grade. The move to offshore manufacturing and the choice of low quality components shames the Rocktron of old. Many years ago the manufacturing was done in the United States and quality was good. Overseas manufacturing does not have to equate with poor quality, many products are made offshore and maintain quality. Rocktron/GHS has chosen to use poor quality components.

On the positive Rocktron certainly has a great gain and noise control system (HUSH) which make them unique. Sonically it was middle of the ground, although I think many days of tweaking could produce a decent sound. Rocktron has not been innovative for years as they have been using the same architecture since the early 90's. This unit really had potential but seems low quality and a dated design. If Rocktron is what you want, stick to finding used USA gear. For brand new maybe the Gainiac or Voodoo Valve.
Standard Rocktron feature set. Early 1990's architecture. Not in itself bad as Rocktron has unique gain, pre and post EQ, and HUSH noise reduction.
Overseas manufacturing is not inherently bad. But is this case Rocktron/GHS has chosen poor quality components.
Price point is not realistic compared to other similar products, especially considering poor construction and dated design.

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(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Hard to seriously consider this unit.

By nomelody

from California

Comments about Rocktron Prophesy II Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

The Rocktron Prophesy is simply not worth the price point it is placed at and this makes it hard to seriously consider this unit. Maybe half might be reasonable. The cost is way out of the ballpark considering products such as the Digidesign Eleven and Pod X3 to name a few. Quality wise the the thin plastic protecting the display, a faux metal face plate that easily scratches and was coming unglued, and internal components that are of the lowest quality, to name a few issues, this unit doesn't make the grade. The move to offshore manufacturing and the choice of low quality components shames the Rocktron of old. Many years ago the manufacturing was done in the United States and quality was good. Overseas manufacturing does not have to equate with poor quality, many products are made offshore and maintain quality. Rocktron/GHS has chosen to use poor quality components.

On the positive Rocktron certainly has a great gain and noise control system (HUSH) which make them unique. Sonically it was middle of the ground, although I think many days of tweaking could produce a decent sound. Rocktron has not been innovative for years as they have been using the same architecture since the early 90's. This unit really had potential but seems low quality and a dated design. If Rocktron is what you want, stick to finding used USA gear. For brand new maybe the Gainiac or Voodoo Valve.
Standard Rocktron feature set. Early 1990's architecture. Not in itself bad as Rocktron has unique gain, pre and post EQ, and HUSH noise reduction.
Overseas manufacturing is not inherently bad. But is this case Rocktron/GHS has chosen poor quality components.
Price point is not realistic compared to other similar products, especially considering poor construction and dated design.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME TONES! super easy.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rocktron Prophesy II Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

My teacher got one, which surprised me seeing as how he is an old tube-amp guy. Then he told me this is a class-A tube preamp. The clean tones are gorgeous, and it has all the effects. What killed me was the distortions! Just awesome! Even in his teaching studio, where we have to play quietly, this thing sounds incredible! Any effect with one touch of a dedicated button... no menus. He showed me how to use it. You just spin the knobs and push buttons. BAM. You're there! No menus. No manual.When I saw him perform live with it through a PA it totally ROCKED. He uses an inexpensive midi-pedal called a "midi-mouse" from tech-21 to change patches. Now he walks into sessions, lessons and jams with a soft rack case and his guitar... no amp to carry. The TONES and versatility are amazing! Of course, a lot of that comes from his ability as a player, but this thing lets him show off his talent. I've tried most other preamps and nothing comes close to this. So I ordered one. It's very well made. All steel case. Large display. Mil-Spec buttons and knobs. Looks cool on a dark stage too. When you consider how much it costs for a Marshal stack or a Twin, this is a great deal. You get all the best amps AND a ton of great effects in one easy-to-use lightweight package. You don't have to carry a ton of gear.I may not play as well as my teacher yet, but I've been practicing even more with this thing. Also, I can get ALL the tones i want through headphones for late-night practicing without getting yelled at. This thing is inspirational!It works well with my Strats, Pauls and Teles. I also have a custom Warmoth guitar with active EMG pickups. No problem. There is a simple switch on the front panel for "active" pickups. It sounds great with any guitar for any style. I love it!

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5.0

Best

By WeekendRockstar

from California

Comments about Rocktron Prophesy II Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

I've spend thousands of dollars through the years on guitar electronics - processors - modelers - heads & cabinets and nothing has pleased my ear more than the Prophesy 2. It is an all-in-one solution for my playing needs. Squeeky clean to blistering distortion, it's all in there! You have to hear one to understand just what it can do. Once I heard it, I bought it and I haven't regretted my decision once.

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Technology

Comments about Rocktron Prophesy II Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

Rocktron has taken the best of Bruce Egnater's tone, and the best of their previous DSP technology, and married the two together and came up with and amazing studio and live performance piece of guitar technology. I am a long time IED4, and TOL 100 and now his newly released Tourmaster Head iser as well.You an use the on board efx for other than guitar diret to DAW or thru an analog or digital desk to tape. I have been a fan of Gary Hoey for years now since the Endless Summer score, and he really nailed the best of the tones this thing can generate.I saved all the presets of the original Prophesy and put my fav presets in the upper registers, and down loaded all the Prophesy II presets for the website and upgraded mine to a II via midi. Folks this thing is a beast now and I have the gamut from straight ahead jazz to modern jazz to country to rock to metal.Like Gary Hoey, I run this in two Wet Dry Wet configurations into three custom 4x12s. If I want tighter tome I run it thru BBE 462s into MOSVAVLE 500 amps, if I want less tight reasonance I use my dual Marshall EL34 50/50 dual monoblck amps into 4x12s. The quest for tone ended here boys and girls. Best kept secret on the guitar Market. This does not mean that I am chucking my two Peavey Rockmasters voiced differently tube from each other, or my Engl e530, or my JMP-1 or my Triaxis or my IE4 all with which I use a Lex PCM 96 and a TCE 2290 and an Eventide H8000 and a Digitech GSP 1101 for wet efx for the left and right thru a switcher and parallel processor true bypass interface. My 24 Spacer Preamp Shock rack houses all of these as well as the Rocktron for live and studio work and all the BBEs and MOSVALVE and Tube power amps are housed in a separate Shock rack. The nice thing about the Prophesy is that when I need to call up something fast live, it's there already cooked and ready to play w/o the need for any additional external EFX. When the producer needs something fast in the studio it?s the same there. It covers 80 percent of my needs now, and all the rest are dial up for something very different altogether. I cannot recommend this enough and am getting a second to download all my patches to. Kudos Rocktron. This should be at the top of anybody's wish list for the long term and long run if you are a professional. All the Jazz presets are to die for. Mine has been up and running for over six years now w/o a glitch.~skygod~

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

PERMAGRIN

By RaRazz

from Houston Texas

Comments about Rocktron Prophesy II Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

I never claim to be a great musician, though after purchasing the Prophesy II, I feel I sound a lot better and my confidence has increased two fold. The 127 pre-set options are really nice, though you can make your own sounds by following the manuel(thats where I'm at). I'm so glad I waited a couple of weeks and saved my $$$ and made the investment on the Prophesy II than waste it on a cheaper version. The Rocktron Help line has been there for me when needed(the manuel thing ya know!!)LOL...

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5.0

Rich and Amazing Sound

By Noodler

from Washington DC

Comments about Rocktron Prophesy II Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

I picked up the Rocktron Prophesy II after hearing an audio demo of it and reading so many glowing reviews. I play a Gibson Les Paul Studio and a Charvel (San Dimas) Soloist through a Fender Blues Jr. / Line 6 Flextone II combo amp depending on the style of music I'm playing. The effects are fantastic - pitch shifting, harmonizer, incredible distortions, delays, wahhs, flange and chorusses. The Prophesy II can do it all. I'm very tough to please when it comes to distortions - and this unit beats the heck out my PodXT Live. There's no comparison..the richness and warmth of tone are astounding. It's a bit of an investment from a cost standpoint, but it's worth every penny.

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5.0

Amazing

By Aaron-216mn

from Texas

Comments about Rocktron Prophesy II Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

I've owned a lot of different effects processors/pedals over the years and my search for a great variety of amazing sounds has ended. The Prophesy II is incredible in every way. I run it through a Marshall EL-34 100/100 Power amp hooked into a Peavy Valveking 4x12 cabinet with various guitars including a Dean Dave Mustaine Signature V, Jackson DK2, Jackson KE, Les Paul Studio, and an ESP LTD M-400 and the sound just blows you away on all of them. You can choose from one of the 150 or so presets or totally design your own sound from scratch. The depth is incredible.I cannot reccomend the Prophesy enough. It's amazing.

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5.0

The Real Deal!

By PJ Guitar

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Rocktron Prophesy II Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

I've had my Prophesy for about 2 months and love it! It is great for both live and recording. My POD ProXT is no more. This is the real deal. No modeling and real tubes. It is super-reliable for gigs from Country to Metal and you can pull any sound out of it that is in your head. I've done the Dr Z with pedals route and yes, the Dr. Z sounds better but for ease of use, great tone and reliability the Prophesy is a fully professional solution.

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5.0

The Best

By Cybercoony

from Alice, TX

Comments about Rocktron Prophesy II Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

I have had the Prophesy II for a couple weeks. I actually won it in a Dave Mustaine giveaway. This processor is awesome. It has everything you could ever need: effects, Rocktron's HUSH (no feedback)at high volumes), and the artists pre-sets are fantastic. I haven't scratched the surface on everything this thing can do, but the more I learn the more I love it.

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5.0

this thing rocks !

By shredaintded

from vancouver, WA

Comments about Rocktron Prophesy II Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

This thing sounds great right out of the box.Every sound on it is both useful and musical.The harmonizer and pitch shift settings are comparable to higher end units like eventide or yamaha , tc elec etc. not quite as good , but comparable. the reverbs are so good I have used them, bypassing the pre-amp , to record vocals with nice results, as compared to the plug-ins in sonar5.Not to be overlooked are the stereo XLR direct outs for mixer sends or direct recording, after side by side tests using sonar5 as the recording platform, the pod 2.0 is collecting dust.The tuner out jack is also great for running a rackmount tuner without putting it anywhere near your signal chain.The clean channels are breathy,warm and dynamic , the mega-drive is simply amazing. if your a heavy rock or metal player , you will understand right away why bands like megadeth , outworld , dragonforce are using these in they're racks once you have played one yourself.Almost everything is dead on with this one for the rock , metal guitarist.4.5 for features because you have to overwrite a factory preset to store one you've created yourself, and I liked all of them.5 for quality and value not for how much it can do, but for how much it does WELL.

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