Dave Smith Instruments has announced an update of the poplar Prophet 08 in the shape of the REV2 synth — a modern classic that has appeared on countless tracks since its debut in 2007.
As Dave puts it, “The REV2 is the realization of our effort to enhance and improve everything we could about the original design — all at a more accessible price.”
The REV2 retains all of the key features of the Prophet 08 and expands on them. It has twice the polyphony, twice the mod matrix, waveshape modulation on all waveforms, digital effects per layer in stacked or split voice mode, a polyphonic step sequencer per layer, and more. The result is a true analog powerhouse.
Best of all, you can download any of the many existing libraries of Prophet ’08 sounds and they will not only sound identical, but can be enhanced with the new features.
The new REV2 will be available from April.
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