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
James
January 24, 2011 @ 2:44 pm
Just some advice if possible.I have just inherited a p 600 but 4 of the keys are not giving any sound at all,I have cleaned the bushings and Key bed but to no avail.any help or ideas would be really appreciated.
James
Moogbass
January 19, 2011 @ 12:01 pm
Used by Mr. Mister during live shows in 1986... (One of many synths they used live.)
jason
November 26, 2010 @ 9:46 pm
Prophet 600 manuals and schematics
http://www.schematicconnection.com/store/asp/prodtype.asp?prodtype=159 &ph=cat
robert fossier
October 5, 2010 @ 2:28 pm
I have a Prophet 600 I have owned since the 80's. Now the top two segments of digital display are not working. I have been looking for a schematic that would show the circuit layout. If anyone could help, I would appreciate it. Thanks
jjb
October 5, 2010 @ 11:00 am
Dungan:
Sequntial Circuits line is owned by Wine Country Productions (of CA, I believe). If you don't know a good electrical engineer who can dianose the problem(s) try contacting them: http://winecountrysequential.com.

I used to have a 600 and they actually bought it from me for parts back in the early 1990's.
 
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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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