Sequential Circuits Prophet 3000

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A very interesting piece of equipment. The Prophet 3000 is a rackmount sampler with sophisticated technologies for its time. Unfortunately just as it was produced Sequential went under so there are not too many of these things floating around. Its sampler specs are 16 Bit with variable sample rates up to 48 KHz at 21 seconds. 2 MB internal memory expandable to 8, auto editing features for quick sample looping and trimming, and very warm analog filters, SCSI, 8 individual outputs plus a stereo output. It also has a detachable face-plate with a great LCD display for more comfortable access and editing. If you gotta have a classic vintage sampler that's fast and easy to use then the Prophet 3000 is a tempting offer, if you can find one. The last OS version of the p3000 was 3.0B.

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Davor
March 16, 2010 @ 6:29 pm
we also owned one of those at our studio around 1989. It was pain in the [beep] for programming, it was also buggy. But sound was really nice, full and punchy. We sampled some drums, snares and kicks and it worked very well on records back then. When compared to today's sophisticated software samplers like in Apple Logic and Protools it sounded fuller and punchier. probably because of filters. We paid it back then around 9,000 Deutschmark (cca 4,500 EUR as of today). Alot of money back then, and price has fallen to 3,000 DEmin a year or two. Good old times
miamigroove
February 14, 2010 @ 12:10 pm
you can basically forget about the 'memory expansion' It was never fully developed. I owned this & a custom 80GB SCSI ...it sounded great but was a real pain to use. You had to boot up in a certain order or it wouldnt work.
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 8 voices
  • Sampler - 48 KHz, 16 Bit
  • LFO - YES
  • Filter - Resonant low pass analog filter
  • VCA - YES
  • Keyboard - None
  • Memory - 2MB internal
  • Control - MIDI / SCSI
  • Date Produced - 1987

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