Korg Prophecy

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Digital does analog! The Prophecy was among one of the first synthesizers to lead a revolution started in the mid-nineties by synthesizer makers to satisfy a growing segment of the market that was lusting after old-school vintage equipment in the pursuit of making electronica-style music, by providing a state-of-the-art retro synthesizer that could sound like a classic analog.

The Prophecy Solo Synthesizer was unveiled in 1995, and was a purely monophonic solo/lead synthesizer. It employed DSP synthesis first developed for the Korg OASYS synthesizer, with algorithms for producing realistic analog timbres, VPM (Variable Phase Modulation) tones similar to FM synthesis, and physically modeled brass, reed, and plucked string instruments. At your finger tips were tons of real-time control over traditional analog editing parameters like filter cutoff and resonance, envelopes and the arpeggiator. It had a pitch wheel, a mod wheel, an expressive dual action ribbon wheel, six effects processors and more!

It is used by The Orb, Jan Hammer, Download, Meat Beat Manifesto, Mirwais, Front Line Assembly, Kobe, Depeche Mode, Orbital, Theatre, Überzone, BT, Union Jack, The Prodigy, the Crystal Method, Eat Static, Apollo 440, Radio Head, Luke Vibert, Stabbing Westward, 808 State, Rick Wakeman, Yes, Joe Zawinul, the Pet Shop Boys and lots more! A great and modern techno/electronic music machine.

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joe
April 5, 2011 @ 6:10 pm
paid £170 and that was with postage from near brighton, and am very very happy with it.

Sounds sooooooo good, and the wheels and knobs are perfect for tweaking sounds while playing.
The .invalid
April 2, 2011 @ 12:20 pm
@ Joe - HELLZ YES IT WOULD :D

Last time I had an opportunity to get one of these guys it would have cost me roughly £300. The MOSS engine is fantastic and sounds great.
joe
March 23, 2011 @ 12:25 pm
Would one of these be a good deal at £150.
Solstice
January 24, 2011 @ 3:07 am
Also used by Jean-Michel JARRE in Oxygen 7-13 album.
ar
January 3, 2011 @ 3:23 am
actually i wanna know how to switch the sets in the korg prophecy ,,its set in the arabic B
and i wanna swithc to G how can ido that can somebody tell me what buttons are for that funksion
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Monophonic
  • Oscillators - Physical Modeling
  • LFO - 4 LFOs, 30 Waveforms, Real-Time Modulation, 0-60Hz
  • Filter - Voice Filter: Resonant Low/Hi/Band/Notch
  • VCA - 4 envelopes
  • Keyboard - 37 keys (with velocity & aftertouch)
  • Arpeg/Seq - Arpeggiator: Programmable, Sends/Receives MIDI Clock
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1995

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