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
Javier
March 31, 2012 @ 2:59 pm
About the Envelopes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo0_CYZt414&feature=related

Oh, by the way, for some people here:
this synth has a Filter CV in to smootly (ie with an cheap xpression pedal) control the filter's Cut Off.

Know your weapons.
Ashton
March 29, 2012 @ 10:22 am
Hi, I'm looking to buy a Prophet 600. If you have one to sell please email simmondsashton@gmail.com. Thanks.
Javier
March 27, 2012 @ 6:45 pm
Estimated value in local musicians sites in Spain is between 600 (not very often) and 950€.
They use to go for something like 750/800€ in most cases.
Always pricier than Junos and Polysix.
orlando
March 27, 2012 @ 6:24 pm
@judochop: the "actual value" of something is whatever someone is willing to pay for it. If no one is willing to pay that, then the item doesn't sell and the seller relists it on eBay at a lower price if they are motivated to do so. What you think it is worth is irrelevant.
judochop
March 27, 2012 @ 11:03 am
You have to remember that there is usually a difference between the bigger asking prices on Ebay and the actual value. You see those prices listed on ebay because no one in their right mind would go that high, so they just clog up the search return.
 
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  • The link above will take you to a search for this synth to see active listings. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace or post a wanted classified.
  • 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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