Sequential Circuits Prophet 600

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The first commercially available synth to implement MIDI!! It's a fun synth. Its big brother is the legendary Prophet 5. The P600 is very affordable today and is a great buy. Models with the newest software will enjoy polyphonic MIDI implementation and up to 100 memory patches to store their own sounds! The sound of the Prophet 600 is brighter and harsher than that of a Juno 106 but still just as funky.

The P600 has two oscillators per voice with sawtooth, triangle and variable pulse waveforms. The oscillators can be individually tuned or synced together. Similar quality VCF and VCA sections from the Prophet 5 can be found here too! The P5's Poly-Mod section has also been passed onto the P600.

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The P600 is extremely versatile and easy to use! Its best functions include the onboard arpeggiator, 2-track sequencer and poly-modulation. The P600 is great for creating analog effects, swells and drones. It has a cool glide effect and has very flexible modulation possibilities! It is used by Hardfloor, The Higher Intelligence Agency and Eat Static. Perfect for Ambient, Dub and other electronic music.

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MIDI Parameter Codes:

  • Record + 1 = program change on/off
  • Record + 2 = current program dump
  • Record + 3 = center pitch wheel
  • Record + 4 = wheel send/receive on/off
  • Record + 5 = sequence dump
  • Record + 6 = Omni mode on
  • Record + 7 = voice defeat (hold key down first)
  • Record + 8 = Poly mode on
  • Record + 9 = channel +/-

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orlando
August 25, 2012 @ 12:59 pm
@vcwhoa: the filter is analog but the envelopes and LFO are software.
VCwhOa
August 20, 2012 @ 11:59 pm
So, the VCO's are analog but the filter and envelopes are digital (DCF, DCA)???

This synth is a beast !!
Orlando
August 16, 2012 @ 6:04 pm
@vcwhoa: Yes, 12 glorious gnarly woolly oscillators.
VCWHOA
August 15, 2012 @ 9:49 pm
So does this have 12 oscillators? 2 VCOs and 6 voice = 12 oscillators?
chachilongbow
May 16, 2012 @ 12:03 pm
i got my P600 early this year and have since sold most of my other synths, because this just does everything they did but better. fantastic oscillators, filter, single-voice mono mode, six-voice unison mode, chord-hold mode, and the poly-mod is the icing on the cake. there aren't many sounds this thing isn't capable of. the filter knob is a little steppy with the resonance high, and occasionally the CPU on mine seems to hang before responding to changes, but these are small prices to pay for the incredible sound of this machine.
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 6 Voices
  • Oscillators - VCO A saw / pulse / tri; VCO B saw / pulse / tri / PW
  • LFO - pulse / tri
  • Filter - cutoff / res / env / kybd
  • VCA - ADSR
  • Keyboard - 61 keys
  • Arpeg/Seq - Sequencer: 2-track, real-time only; Arpeggiator: up, down, up/down
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1982

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