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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86 Visitor comments
August 15, 2012 @ 9:49 pm
So does this have 12 oscillators? 2 VCOs and 6 voice = 12 oscillators?
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.
May 11, 2012 @ 2:25 pm
This synth is absolutely NOTHING like a Juno 106. IN ANY WAY. I own both of them and and let me say that this one of the most powerful, affordable, and all around useful analog synths you can get today.

Unfortunately im gonna have to say the arp is completely useless,the seq can be fun, and the envelopes arent the best but you can definitely dial in anything you need and make it a patch!

The OSC's and Filter sound so damn good it blows my mind every time I fire it up
Curtis chip mcgee
May 1, 2012 @ 6:59 pm
I have one of these girls right next to me. She prrrz like no other keyboard I have. Makes verrrrry think movie soundtrack like swells and drones. She runs off those nappy headed Curtis chips which again I'll say make AMAZING sounds but are UNRELIABLE as [beep] . A blood sacrifice is required to play live with this board, or bet she will lock up and go to glitch city.
April 2, 2012 @ 6:19 pm
1---->I mean, Prophet 600 and Prophet T8 share:


P600 and P5 VCOs are the SAME

2--->You can smoothly sweep the Filter Cut Off via the Filter CV input in the rear panel.

3--->As for the envelopes: ture=related

4----> Tis a Hell of a machine, please keep prices low.
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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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