The Prophet-5 was created in 1977 by Dave Smith at Sequential Circuits, who aimed to create the first polyphonic synthesizer with the ability to store and recall patches. The Prophet 5 is the most classic synthesizer of the eighties. It is capable of a delightful analog sound unique to Sequential's Prophet series in which the P5 was King!Five voice polyphony - two oscillators per voice and a white noise generator. The analog filters, envelope and LFO all sound great and are extremely flexible. The P5 had patch memory storage as well, which scanned and memorized every knob setting for storing and recalling your sounds - a desperately needed feature at the time! It is still loved even today for its great string sounds, analog effects, and punchy analog basses.
There are basically three versions of the Prophet 5. Is the final version, and subsequent Rev 3.1, Rev 3.2 and Rev 3.3 each are capable of taking a MIDI retrofit. They're also capable of microtonal tuning. The audio quality of the Rev 3 is different, however, as it uses Curtis chips instead of Rev 2's SSMs.The P5 has been used by Kraftwerk, Duran Duran, No Doubt, Depeche Mode, Vince Clarke, Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Gary Numan, Thomas Dolby, New Order, Prodigy, INXS, The Cars, Phil Collins, Richard Barbieri, Hall & Oates, Jean-Michel Jarre, Sneaker Pimps, Steely Dan, Kitaro, Level 42, Pink Floyd, the Eurythmics, Pet Shop Boys, Vangelis, George Duke, filmmaker/composer John Carpenter and many more. The item "Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Rev3 / Analog Vintage synthesizer wMIDI" is in sale since Wednesday, April 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Pro Audio Equipment\Synthesisers & Sound Modules". The seller is "matrahaza" and is located in Budapest. This item can be shipped worldwide.