EDIT: Found the problem. The pitch wheel isn't properly centered. I turned the prophet on and off and I'm hitting middle A now. NOw the problem is, if I use the pitch wheel and bring it back to the center, the pitch will be flat. I have to bring up the wheel a touch to get it back in pitch.
How hard is this to fix?
Btw, the pitch wheel doesn't have any spring action. Is it supposed to be this way?
I just received my Prophet-600 from Wine Country. Couple issues...
1) The OSC knobs don't match up with the painted numbers. Middle A is two octaves above "0" on the dial, which should coincide with the knob at the 6:00 clock position, 5 on the dial. Its reaching middle A around the 5:00 position. No big deal, but it would have been nice if the pots were adjusted so the numbers accurately represented the position of the knobs.
2) More importantly, it seems as the though the Prophet's tuning was not calibrated properly; it is noticeably flat. I'm supposed to use the Master Tune knob to tune the Prophet to another instrument, but with the knob turned all the way to the right, at the +5 position, the Prophet is still flat. The users guide says, "If no other instrument is in use, the Master Tune knob should be centered" which implies that the 0 position of the Master Tune knob should be very close to pitch of middle A. I'm having to turn the knob to +5 and I still can't reach middle A.
The Prophet has been warmed up for the last 40-50 minutes, and I've autotuned the prophet using the Tune button several times. The OSC frequency knobs are set 2 octaves above "0" at middle A.
I've uploaded a recording of middle "A" on the Prophet vs middle on a Wurlitzer sample. Prophet is played first. It's not the sample thats sharp; I tested with acoustic piano samples and my JX-8P.
Is it possible for the Prophet to have gotten out of tune due to rough handling on it's way here? The box wasn't battered or anything and they did a great job packaging it safely (multiple layers of bubble wrap and foam peanuts). I'm pretty annoyed after having spent just about $1000 for what I was assured would be a Prophet-600 in just about the best condition I could find one in. The Prophet has a 45-day warranty so Wine Country will fix this for free, but I doubt they'll reimburse me for the shipping fee.
Is this something I can fix on my own pretty easily? Maybe I'm doing something wrong...
I've already emailed Wine Country Sequential, but they won't be available to reply until Monday.