Roger dropped by the office to give us a sneak peek of his great LinnStrument prototype. The LinnStrument is triggering our Prophet 12 Module prototype as the sound source. This is not the final design or form factor of the LinnStrument, but it was fun to see it in action and play around with it. It is extremely intuitive and expressive. Can’t wait for the production model!
More info here: http://www.rogerlinndesign.com/previe…
The heart of LinnStrument is a pressure-sensitive multi-touch surface scanned at high speed and resolution. Each touch is sensed in three dimensions with loudness controlled by pressure, pitch controlled by left-right movement and timbre controlled by forward-backward movement. We call this 3D Note Expression. It’s also polyphonic, with these three dimensions captured independently and simultaneously for all fingers. With this level of subtle control, you’ll find little use for envelope generators or LFOs because your finger movements do a better job of controlling a note’s envelope, vibrato, pitch slides, tremolo, bends and other musical gestures, just like on acoustic instruments. And because these three dimensions are sensed for each finger simultaneously, you can do things like performing a string quartet with four fingers.
Background video description:
I tried to make poly moog sound that YMO prof. Sakamoto used to use it.
Prophet 12 has a lot of special functions.
Especially ｔhe oscillator sound is good for vintage strings!
If you are not satisfied with your virtual analog synth to make vintage strings sound, I recommend to use Prophet 12 to you!!
That’s really great and maniac sound.
I really LOVE this machine.
Exploring filter modulation on the Prophet, details below:
I was able to to borrow a Prophet 12 recently. Since it has analog filters, I thought it might be interesting to do “analog things” to it. This is part of what happened next.
At first I was disappointed when I saw that there were no CV connections, but I soon found that the two pedal inputs can be used with a variety of CV gear.
In this video I have the Koushion Step Sequencer iPad app sending MIDI notes to the Moog Mult-Pedal. The Multi-Pedal converts them to an analog control Voltage which step-sequences the Prophet 12′s filter.
The Moog CP-251 allows us to make multiple copies of the Control Voltage so we can also step-sequence a Moog Voyager and Little Phatty. Learn more at www.experimentalsynth.com
Here is ‘hayeye’s 99 patches on Dave Smith Prophet 12.
DOWNLOADABLE FOR FREE on www.noisecollective.net forum in NSPA section after registration.
Sorry for low quality due the old iMac cam and video compression.
A second Prophet 12 demo from INHALT, details below:
For this next installment of demonstrations, I’ve recorded the more atmospheric, etherial, vocal, and ambient patches from the Prophet 12. What’s wonderful about this synth is the fact that envelope times have been designed to give a wide range of times. This means anything from the most percussive sounds to absurdly long release times are possible. As such, making evolving tonal beds is a breeze and they are sure to find a home in any sound designers tool box when working for film, television, and experimental sound.
Just like the previous demonstration, no sequencing nor external effects have been used. Everything you hear was recorded through a Neve Portico Pre Amp into a Digidesign 192 HD io and assembled in Pro Tools.
MrSynthmania treats us with another exploration of the Prophet 12:
Some nice presets dedicated to all people who want to hear them. All sounds played live and are recorded directly without any equalization, other effects or something else…this is the raw DSI Prophet 12 sound. It´s a mix around to define what a modern synthesizer is. Hope you enjoy it.
Sorry for playing some wrong keys
For technical information see http://www.davesmithinstruments.com/p…
A little instrumental track made with Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12. All sounds, except the HiHats, are coming from this Synthesizer and recorded directly to Cubase.
“Hope you like it and you can check the very good quality of its sound.
As soon as possible I will make a video showing some of the best presets.”, Mr.Synthmania
Full specifications available at www.davesmithinstruments.com
Introducing the Prophet 12! At twelve voices, the Prophet 12 boasts the greatest polyphony of any instrument designed by Dave Smith. Each voice features four oscillators capable of generating classic and complex waveforms, a sub-oscillator, resonant analog low-pass and high-pass filters, and analog VCAs. The new Character section adds a variety of wave shaping and sound sculpting options, like Drive, Hack, Decimation, Girth, and Air. Additional features include a tuned feedback path, a four-tap stereo delay per voice, expanded arpeggiator functionality, deep modulation capabilities, and bi-timbral operation. The LFOs, delay, and arpeggiator can all be synced, either to the internal clock or an external MIDI clock. Two programmable position- and pressure-sensitive touch sliders take the performance controls beyond the standard pitch and mod wheels.
Not sure the music is really up to my taste, but they are clearly having a blast LOL
A collection of short jams from the Dave Smith Instruments booth at the 2013 NAMM convention featuring Peter Dyer on Prophet 12 & Mopho x4, Carson Day on Tempest, & Zach Rudulph on bass. Camera mic only.
Background video description:
A synthy cover of the M83 x Big Black Delta remix of Daft Punk’s “Fall”….using just the Prophet 12 splits and Tempest (in playlist mode). More music at http://peterdyer.net/
Once again, the creative and talented Carson Day jammed on this w/ me at Namm ’13, tweaking the Tempest live, but since no video emerged of it, I wanted to share the sounds, as it was an absolute blast to play, and I’ve got to hand it back for now. I’ll try to abstain from anymore Tron OST or covers of remixes for a while.