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Dave Smith Instruments Prophet Rev2 Synthesizer 8 Voice

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The Prophet Rev2 is Dave Smith’s reimagining of his Prophet ’08 poly synth, a modern classic that has appeared on countless recordings and stages sin...Click To Read More About This Product

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A modern classic reinvented.

The Prophet Rev2 is Dave Smith’s reimagining of his Prophet ’08 poly synth, a modern classic that has appeared on countless recordings and stages since its debut in 2007. The Prophet Rev2 retains all of the key features of the Prophet ’08 with twice the polyphony, twice the mod matrix, waveshape modulation on all waveforms, digital effects per layer in stacked or split voice mode, a polyphonic step sequencer per layer, and more. Best of all, you can download any of the many existing libraries of Prophet ’08 sounds and they not only sound identical, but are enhanced with the new features.

16-Voice Polyphony
With 16 voices to play with, you have the freedom to allocate them as you wish. Play two-fisted chords, stack two 8-voice sounds for massive, complex textures, or split the keyboard into two completely separate 8-voice instruments.

Bold Sound
The Prophet Rev2 gets its bold, punchy sound from its 2/4 pole, low-pass, resonant Curtis filters per voice. These are the same filters used in the Prophet ’08, as well as many classic instruments of the '70s and '80s. A separate Audio Mod control adds additional harmonic complexity and movement.

Waveshape Modulation
You can now vary the "pulse width" of any of the four waveforms (sawtooth, saw+tri, triangle, square). Using the Shape Mod control, you can dial in a desired waveshape width or use an LFO or other mod source for continuously shifting timbre. Even single-oscillator sounds take on new depth and dimension.

Extended Mod Matrix

Also present from its predecessor is an easy-to-assign Mod Matrix, now twice as big, with eight individual slots and many more sources/destinations. It’s a veritable sound designer’s playground.

Poly Step Sequencing
The polyphonic step sequencer allows up to 64 steps and up to six notes per step. You can create a different sequence for each layer when you are working in stacked or split voice mode, making it a powerful tool for composition or performance. The sequencer also functions as a modulation source in gated mode, allowing you to create up to four different 16-step sequences for complex modulation. Sequences allow ties and rests, and can sync to an external MIDI clock. The arpeggiator features note repeats, re-latching, and can be synced to external MIDI clock, as well.

All of this polyphonic power is packed into a five-octave, premium-quality, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch. Other road-worthy features include an integrated power supply, USB support and a crisp OLED display, making the Prophet Rev2 an ideal instrument for gigging or recording, and an analog powerhouse like no other.

2 digitally controlled analog oscillators (DCOs) per voice (plus sub octave on oscillator 1) with selectable sawtooth, triangle, saw/triangle mix, and pulse waves (with pulse-width modulation)
1 analog Curtis low-pass filter per voice, selectable 2- and 4-pole operation (self-resonating in 4-pole mode)
3 envelope generators: filter, VCA, and assignable (four-stage ADSR + delay); Envelope 3 can loop.
Polyphonic step sequencer with up to 64 steps (6 notes per step), and ties and rests. Separate 16 x 4 gated step sequencer. Each layer can have a separate sequence.
4 LFO’s with key sync per LFO
8-slot modulation matrix
Programmable arpeggiator with up, down, up+down, random, assign modes
5-octave keyboard with semi-weighted action, velocity, and aftertouch
52 knobs and 20 buttons enable comprehensive editing with little menu diving.
Spring-loaded pitch wheel and assignable mod wheel
512 Factory Programs (4 banks of 128) and 512 fully editable User Programs with 2 layers (2 separate sounds) in each Program
MIDI In, Out, Thru
Main stereo audio output: 1/4″ unbalanced
Output B stereo audio output: 1/4″ unbalanced
Dimensions: 12.7 x 35.1 x 3.8 in.
Weight: 20.5 lb. (9.3 kg)

A true analog powerhouse. Order soon.


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It's my first poly synth, great sound, great value

By B

from Houston, TX

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  • Easy to Use
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Sounds Great


  • Built in effects no so great
  • Wish there were buttons for favorite patches

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • Concerts
  • Electronic Music
  • Learning

Comments about Dave Smith Instruments Prophet Rev2 Synthesizer:

The value offered by this synth is great. I went with the 8 voice version to save some money. It's always better to have more voices, so if you can swing it, go for the 16 voice. I think it really only comes into play when using the polyphonic sequencer and playing on top of it, lots of voices used there. 8 gets it done for me, ymmv.

The sound of the synth is really good. I downloaded a few banks of prophet 8 patches, and they sound good too. It's cool to have access that whole library of sounds.

The stack and split bi-timbral features are very useful, one of the must have features for me. I've found the controls to be easy to use. It has a screen, but this is not a menu driven synth. Lot's of knobs to tweak. The only exception would be patch selection, you have to use a couple of knobs for that. I wish there were some big buttons for a handful of favorite patches, like the old prophet 5. Not the end of the world, just have to use an external MIDI controller for that, if you want it.

Now, one thing I was underwhelmed with are the built in effects. The delay is the only useful one. The rest sound sterile. Finding a setting that sounds good is difficult. I don't know why synth manufacturers don't just pair up with an effects manufacturer and put the board for one of their pedals in a synth. I'd rather have one or two great sounding effects built in than 20 useless ones. I digress. The reverb isn't full. The phaser just sounds weird, thin, no warmth. I swear I can barely hear the chorus. I think even DOD makes a better flanger. Anyway, just use the delay, at least that sounds decent. It's not the end of the world; put a few pedals behind this thing and you're in business.

Overall, I really like this synth and would definitely recommend.

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