Native Instruments Pro-52

PRO52

The virtual Sequential Prophet-5 emulator from Native Instruments reached the next step in its evolution with this update to the Pro-Five, dubbed the Pro-52 model. The Pro-Five was a wonderful virtual recreation of the original Sequential Circuits Prophet-5. But the newew Pro-52 added many new features that made it an indispensable tool for any computer musician, offering some of the best and most compatible vintage synth sounds to modern musicians.

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A new effects unit was added to the Pro-52 with echo, chorus and flanging effects. The Pro-52 could also be used as a stand-alone application and was no longer tied to the VST studio (though it still acts as a VST instrument seamlessly in any VST 2.0 or better system). The Pro-52 is able to import Prophet-5 SysEx sound data which means it can read and accurately reproduce all the existing sound libraries made for the original and allows your old P-5 sounds to be brought under the control of the very stable, reliable and clean digital domain. There's also an audio input capability for processing external sounds through its filters.

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Unlike the original classic P-5, the Pro-52 offered unlimited polyphony, many times more preset memories, velocity sensitivity, MIDI automation of all available parameters and the option to run several Pro-52's in parallel. The Pro-53 was an updated version (late 2002) of the Pro-52 which added many new features and was also compatible with more Mac and PC audio interface formats including ASIO, DirectSound, MME, SoundManager, VST 2.0, DXi, DirectConnect, MAS/FreeMidi.

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captain o
November 12, 2010 @ 1:34 pm
The lack of commentary here says it all...

I have the NI Pro-52. It sure looks like a Prophet 5, but man, it sure doesn't sound like one. It is wheezy, thin, and weak.

I LIKED the Prophet 5 and used to own one. It wasn't exactly a one trick pony but it did not have the fast envelopes and oomph of the Moog stuff. So this limited its usefulness.

The Pro-52 sonically comes in far short of what the real thing could deliver. And that's a problem.. because the real thing wasn't all that great to begin with.

I also have the Arturia Prophet V. Now THAT thing is nice. If you want the Prophet 5 sound and a whole lot more, with something that has real warmth and wallop, that's the place to look...
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 32 voices per Instance
  • Oscillators - 2 osc. per voice; pulse, triangle and saw-tooth; Can be synced and de-tuned
  • LFO - 1 with numerous modulation options
  • Filter - 24 dB low-pass filter with resonance and self oscillation
  • Envelopes - ADSR envelopes for amplitude and filter
  • Effects - Multi-Echo, Chorus, Flange
  • Memory - 512 user, 512 classic presets
  • Macintosh - Power Macintosh or compatible system
    Min. 604e/250 MHz processor
    Min. 64 MB of free RAM
    Mac OS 8.0 or higher
    Cubase VST 4.1 or other VST 2.0 compatible host software
  • Windows/PC - Min. Pentium 266 MHz processor
    Min. 64 MB of free RAM
    Windows 95 or 98
    Cubase VST 3.7 or higher, Nuendo or other VST 2.0 compatible host software
    PC equipped according to the specifications of the host software
  • Date Produced - 2000

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