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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84 Visitor comments
Wahid
January 2, 2013 @ 9:58 am
In french "il est mignon !" ! very pretty machine, with a native MIDI implantation and (enfin !) six voice.
DJ
December 27, 2012 @ 12:34 pm
I had trouble keeping it in tune when playing a gig. Recently have a component heating up, and smelling hot, have to turn it off. Any ideas where I can get it repaired. It was purchased in Tucson, Az. I now live in Virginia.
Flo
December 16, 2012 @ 3:24 am
The membrane for the memory pad is very delicate, careful to test it before buying this synth...Wine country had some spares years ago,...
The sound was a bit dark for me, the envelopes are numeric so when using them on the filter, you can hear the steps and it's quite annoying...Overall the prophet 600 does not really worth much compared to the synths available these days,...it's vintage but rather cheaply built... the keyboard is quite bad too, had lots of problems with mine had to clean the connectors all the time...
A really cheap piece of analog...get a Prophet 8 and move on guys...
Ale
November 29, 2012 @ 4:15 am
would you ever gig with your P600?
tom
September 6, 2012 @ 5:47 pm
oh my god the photos are of MY p600! i bought it from perfect circuit audio and all the scratches are in the exact same place so it must be... its so cool having it on vse and right next to me in my room :D
 
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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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