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Dave Smith  Prophet X

Dave Smith Prophet X is a bi-timbral, 8-voice-stereo (16-voice mono) synth with an innovative sound engine that powers two simultaneous 16-bit, 48 kHz sample-based instruments plus two high-resolution digital oscillators, which are all processed through analog filters. This versatile instrument combines samples + synthesis into a potent fusion well suited for traditional instruments such as piano, electric piano, organ, drums, strings, and guitar, as well as complex pads, effects, and evolving textures.

The Prophet X utilizes 150 GB of internal samples from highly-respected sound developers 8Dio, who pioneered the “deep sampling” technique to create remarkably realistic sounds. An additional 50 GB of internal storage is dedicated to importing external sample libraries, while support for user-created samples is slated for the end of 2018.

At the heart of the Prophet X’s powerful sound are its newly-developed 24 dB-per-octave resonant low-pass filters, which are based on a vintage design. The separate left and right filters are designed for a true stereo signal path and designed to add depth and impact to both the samples and the digital oscillators. Additional features include four syncable LFOs with slew and phase offset, four loopable five-stage envelope generators, and a 16-slot mod matrix with 28 sources and 88 destinations. The onboard polyphonic step sequencer provides 64-steps with up to 6-notes per step. It is possible to create a different sequence for each layer when working in stacked or split voice mode. Both the sequencer and arpeggiator feature external MIDI clock synchronization.

Dual effects engines provide multiple reverbs, two delays (standard and BBD), chorus, phase shifter, flanger, vintage speaker rotator, high-pass filter, and distortion. In stacked or split mode, you can apply two different effects to each layer and effects parameters can be modulated via the mod matrix. The Dave Smith Instruments Prophet X includes a standard IEC power cord.

  • Bi-timbral, 8-voice stereo (16-voice mono) synthesizer
  • Combines high-fidelity stereo samples with powerful synthesis
  • 150GB sample library created by acclaimed 8Dio sound developers
  • 2 simultaneous 16-bit, 48kHz sample-based instruments
  • 50GB of internal storage for importing additional samples
  • Loop manipulation and sample stretching
  • 2 high-resolution digital oscillators with waveshape modulation
  • Stereo analog filters
  • 4 envelope generators, 4 LFOs
  • Modulation matrix
  • Premium 5-octave semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch
  • 3 OLED displays, USB support, and onboard power supply


Type: Polyphonic Digital Synthesizer

Sound Engine Type(s): Sample plus Synthesis

Analog/Digital: Digital

Number of Keys: 61

Type of Keys: Full-sized, Semi-weighted, Velocity-sensitive with Aftertouch

Other Controllers: Pitchbend, Mod wheel

Polyphony: 8 Stereo, 16 Mono

Number of Presets: 512 factory (4 banks of 128), 512 user

Oscillators: 2 x Digital Oscillators per voice

Effects Types: Delay, Reverb, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Distortion, Modulation

Filter: 2 x Analog 4-pole Lowpass Filters, 1 x Digital Highpass Filter

LFO: 4 x LFO per voice

Arpeggiator: Manual, Rise, Fall, Rise Fall, Random, Assign

Sampling: Sample Playback, 150GB factory installed 8Dio instruments

Sequencer: 64-step polyphonic sequencer

Storage: 50GB Internal

Audio Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ (main), 2 x 1/4″ (output B)

Headphones: 1 x 1/4″

USB: 1 x Type A, 1 x Type B

MIDI I/O: In/Out/Thru/USB

Pedal Inputs: 1 x 1/4″ (volume), 1 x 1/4″ (sustain), 1 x 1/4″ (sequencer), 1 x 1/4″ (pedal/CV)

Power Supply: Standard IEC AC connector

Dimensions: 976 x 344 x 105 mm

Weight: 10.9 kg


For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.