The Prophet REV2 is Dave Smith's reimagining of his Prophet '08 poly synth - a modern classic that has appeared on countless recordings and stages since its debut in 2007. As Dave puts it, "The Prophet 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 Prophet 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.
With 16 voices to play with, you have the freedom to allocate them as you wish. Play two-fisted chords, stack two 8-voice sounds for massive, complex textures, or split the keyboard into two completely separate 8-voice instruments.
The Prophet REV2 gets its bold, punchy sound from its 2/4 pole, low-pass, resonant Curtis filters per voice. These are the same filters used not only in the Prophet '08, but in many classic instruments of the 70's and 80's. A separate Audio Mod control adds additional harmonic complexity and movement.
A powerful new feature unique to the Prophet REV2 is waveshape modulation. You can now vary the "pulse width" of any of the four waveforms (sawtooth, saw+tri, triangle, square). Using the Shape Mod control, you can manually dial in a desired waveshape width or use an LFO or other mod source for continuously shifting timbre. Even single-oscillator sounds take on new depth and dimension. The tonal possibilities are vast.
Effects Per Layer:
The effects section provides reverb, delays (standard and BBD), chorus, phase shifter, ring modulation, and distortion. In stacked or split voice mode, you can apply a different effect to each layer. Effects parameters can be modulated through the Mod Matrix.
Extended Mod Matrix:
Also present from its predecessor is an easy-to-assign Mod Matrix, now twice as big, with 8 individual slots and many more sources/destinations. It's a veritable sound designer's playground.
Poly Step Sequencing:
The polyphonic step sequencer allows up to 64 steps and up to 6 notes per step. You can create a different sequence for each layer when you are working in stacked or split voice mode, making it a powerful tool for composition or performance. The sequencer also functions as a modulation source in gated mode, allowing you to create up to 4 different 16-step sequences for complex modulation. Sequences allow ties and rests, and can sync to an external MIDI clock. The arpeggiator features note repeats, re-latching, and can be synced to external MIDI clock, as well.
The knob-per-function front panel offers instant access to Prophet REV2 functions. Included are 512 permanent factory programs and 512 rewritable user programs.
All of this polyphonic power is packed into a five-octave, premium-quality, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch. Other road-worthy features include an integrated power supply, USB support, and a crisp OLED display, making the Prophet REV2 an ideal instrument for gigging or recording, and an analog powerhouse like no other.
With the Tascam IF-DA Dante interface, you can equip your SS-CDR250N or SS-R250N solid-state recorder with Dante functionality so that you can stream audio in top-quality over your LAN network.
Fxbox is great for breathing life into pads and tones as well as introducing alternate timing and variety to rhythmic parts. It relies on an external clock signal or MIDI to perform in time with your music. Fxbox comes with 50 factory presets and an unlimited number of user presets.
Mix 04 features the new Rebel Technology analogue bus, allowing compatible modules to be interconnected without additional patching. Connect two or more Mix modules to create a mixer with more inputs and outputs. Balanced inputs and outputs can also be added, either for front panel mounting or built in to the modular case.
The module features a 4×4 matrix of CV inputs, one for each input (vertically arranged) going to each output (horizontal). The level for the first input going into the first output is set by the CV input jack at the top left of the module. From top to bottom are the CVs for input 1 to 4, and from left to right for output 1 to 4.
The two rows of LEDs indicate the input and output levels respectively. The first row of jacks below the LEDs are the inputs, the row below are the outputs.
On the back of the module there are four 5-pin interconnect headers. Two 5-pin headers connect the input channels and normalled inputs. Normalling means that a connection can be made between two modules when nothing is inserted into the normalled jack. Inserting a plug into the jack breaks the normalled connection.
Two more 5-pin headers connect the outputs.
Connecting the input bus of two Mix 04 modules creates a 4 in / 8 out matrix. Connecting the output bus of two modules creates an 8 in / 4 out matrix. Both connections can be made at the same time, and bigger matrices can be created by connecting more Mix 04 modules.
Thanks to the normalling jacks, the modules can still be used independently while connected to the same input and output bus.
The inputs and outputs are DC coupled, suitable for both audio and control voltage mixing and routing.
The VCA response curve is exponential, with a maximum amplification level and unity gain level which can be tuned over a wide range with two precision trim pots on the back of the module.
The module comes factory calibrated with unity gain at 5V CV level, and maximum 6dB gain.
FTP Client function enables automatic uploading of recorded files or downloading audio files from the server:
The unit is equipped with a LAN terminal, so you can have a network connection. When using as an FTP client, you can upload recorded files from the SS-CDR250N / SS-R250N side or download sound files from the server. Since the unit is also act as an FTP server, you can also upload / download from the PC side. Without having to physically exchange SD cards, this is a safer and more convenient file management system.
Event List for recording, playback, download and other functions can be operated automatically based on the time set:
The Event List function has auto-play feature for audio files such background music and announcements -useful in retail stores and restaurants. Utilize the event lists for scheduled recording, playback, downloading and other events. By combining playback events with download events, audio files can be automatically retrieved from a server for playback. The function also enable centralized file management from a corporate headquarters to multiple locations -perfect for playing files simultaneously in chain stores.
Time setting via SNTP Client function enables event management with more accuracy:
An event list plays based on the time you set. The SNTP Client function enables you to obtain time information regularly from the server in order to keep time accurate.
Automatic Upload function enables recorded files to be uploaded automatically:
After recording, the recorded data can be automatically uploaded to the specified server. You can archive recorded data without extra time-consuming work. Meetings or lectures on regular basis can be recorded and uploaded automatically for file archive. Since the file uploading takes place in the background so it does not disturb your recording/playback work.
iOS / Android control apps available: allowing transport operations and remote control of various settings:
When the SS-R250N / SS-CDR250N main unit is connected to the same network as iOS / Android mobile device, you are able to remote control these devices with the dedicated app. Settings for every function such as transport control are possible in order for you to stay efficient and convenient in any kind of installation or PA/SR situations.
Supports SD memory cards (SDXC supported / 128GB maximum), USB flash memory, CD (SS-CDR250N only):
Versatile SD card and USB flash memory devices are well-selected to play and record media. The SS-CDR250N also supports CD media. The SD card slot is compatible with SDXC type cards, as well as SD / SDHC types. It complies with the SD card that contains up to 128GB memory.
Dual SD memory card slot permits the backup and relay recording:
There are two SD card slots. These slots can be used for backup recording, which records the same data on two cards simultaneously. In addition, when the first card is out of memory, the relay recording function automatically uses the second SD card memory to continue the recording.
Automatic file closing process to avoid data loss if there is a sudden power loss during recording:
While recording, this feature automatically saves and closes every few seconds to safeguard against data loss when facing power loss situation.
Link Playback function allows two units to operate simultaneously:
The link playback function allows simultaneous operation of two units, connected using S / PDIF. For example, in cases where you want to utilize an extra unit for backup playback, this function allows more reliable and simple operation. In addition, as the second unit is a slave machine, in the unlikely event of an error occurring in the master machine, the operation is not affected.
XLR and RCA analog inputs/outputs, AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital inputs/outputs:
As analog inputs and outputs, equipped with XLR balanced inputs and outputs, and RCA unbalanced inputs and outputs. In addition, digital input and output is catered for with an AES / EBU and S / PDIF, to connect to other devices using the appropriate format, such as mixers for example.