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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Johannes
June 2, 2011 @ 1:07 pm
Wonderfully warm sounding synth with a great poly-mod section. This thing sounds simply HUGE to my ears more in line sonically with an OBXa or T8 than a Juno 106 which it is curiously so often compared to. Not a multi-purpose synth though to be sure, go for a juno 60 if you want that, but if you want that all desirable prophet sound assign a couple of sawtooths tweak the filter a bit and there you go! You can't get that sound on any of the Junos... Yes, cheap keybed which is often plagued with poor contacts. bottom line, stellar poly-synth for strings/pads/brass/lfo-fx.
rusuden
May 27, 2011 @ 10:03 am
Here this amazing synth in two channels, left & right, on this track "600 Summers"
http://music.rusuden.com/track/600-summers

also featured is the tr909, tb303 and sh5
HL
April 27, 2011 @ 6:45 pm
Used by Boris Blank of Yello.
Mark
March 13, 2011 @ 5:41 pm
Used live by Arcade Fire!
orlando
March 8, 2011 @ 6:04 pm
I bought one of these new in 1983 -- saved up for a year to get it. Traded it later and wish I still had it. It has a nice sharp and buzzy sound, and the poly-mod section is great. The main limitation I found was that the LFO was too slow.
 
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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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