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
Todd Zimmerman
December 18, 2011 @ 1:58 am
For my money, one of the best synthesizers ever made.
Super easy to program, wide range of voices, and while the filter isn't as
sweet as a Moog, it was really outstanding. The only downside was tuning
it. Like most analogs, it takes a while to warm up and needs fine tuning
frequently. However, very user serviceable ( Dave Smith is a genius at that )
and just a blast to play.
October 13, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
I have more and more fun with this synth. Set the two oscillators to different pitches, mix them, add some Poly-Mod, play with filter tracking, sync, filter envelope. Unpredictable magic, fizzy and dark. It seems to generate its own reverb. One of my favorite tricks is to set the amp sustain low and release high, hit six keys and hold down and get a short percussive sound, hit them and immediately let off, a long one. If only it had a noise osc...
Jazz Prophet
September 23, 2011 @ 9:44 am
I think this is one of the all time greats! I have been using it for more than 10 years and still find new sounds as I dig and manipulate the controls. A Prophet 600 and a Korg DW8000, a sequencer and a drum machine and that's all you could ever need to conquer the world!
Dennis Ferreira
August 13, 2011 @ 2:10 am
I got a 600 that's just wigged out on me.. It just gives out really high pitched white noisy squeal across all presets, anyone out there know whats going on and how I can remedy? I love this synth.. It happened just after I tried to slave it drom a midi thru.. cheers
August 7, 2011 @ 9:24 pm
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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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