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1978 SCI Prophet 5
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 5:37 am    Post subject: 1978 SCI Prophet 5 Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

This was the synthesiser for quite some time. It had the things that keyboard players wanted, polyphony and patch memories Rolling Eyes .
This patch incorporates a keyboard scaled de-tune independent for each voice to emulate the imperfect voice tracking. As well it has filter feedback/distortion to get more analogy.
As a way of avoiding the dsp expense of having the polymod section at audio rate, I have a second LFO locked to osc1, they are both fed from the same master oscillator and track perfectly.

To get a rev3 sound, switch off the bass boost and de-tuning circuit Wink .


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Best patch!

G2ian you're are a delightful and clever programmer Wink Wink Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I bought a Moog Modular system about two years before these Prophet 5 came out. I could never afford one, but went into the music store and played one every chance I had. This was a very significant machine in the history of synthesizers - like you said, THE synth.

You're patch is a great replication of the sound of that macihine, at least as I remember it. Goes to show you that the G2 doesn't have a characteristic sound. It's a, sorry to use this word, Chameleon.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks for the feedback.
These patches are valuable to me because I learn something new with each one.
I don't A/B the sound with the real instruments, I just rely on my 'minds ear' to give the impression of the original without being an exact replication (some are closer than others). Architecturally, I just try and make sure that each patch can do anything the original can. If it accidentally gets a few extra features then never mind. I can't see much merit it using extra dsp to limit functionality.
As a technique for replicating acoustic instruments, subtractive synthesis was a pretty big failure compared to PM, FM and Additive. Its success comes from the unique sounds it produces, which are now a permanent part of our musical culture.

Mosc: I think you made the right choice with the Moog Modular, thats a real synthesiser Very Happy Do you use it a lot still?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

g2ian wrote:

Mosc: I think you made the right choice with the Moog Modular, thats a real synthesiser Very Happy Do you use it a lot still?

Not a lot. It's set up in the studio and it works. It's always patched in to the main mixer. I use it mainly to teach people about analog synthesis. Then they go out an buy a Nord Modular. Laughing

I've make patches on the NM that I use on the Moog. People forget that the signal to noise ratio on the old synths is pretty poor, maybe 50 dB. On the Moog Modulars, you listen to just the output of a mixer with no inputs you can hear hum and all of the system's oscillators singing in the background. It's not because my synth is 30 years old - it was that way the day I got it from the factory. The P5's were much quieter, but more limited in many ways.

Did you ever have one of those Prophet 5s?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

mosc wrote:
Did you ever have one of those Prophet 5s?


Too expensive for me back then. If I had the money I would probably have gone for a big Roland 100M system. The Prophet was just a polyphonic version of my CAT SRM (with memory) and polyphony/memory was not that important to me back then.
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