Prophet-5 V

Faithful analog archetype

Prophet-5 V is the definitive production keyboard faithfully remade in software form, equal parts soulful, characterful, and enormous in its sound, complete with its signature approachable layout, tastefully upgraded to fit seamlessly into your DAW workflow.

Prophecy
fulfilled

An enduring chart-topper, a production staple for over five decades, and a fully-equipped synth that’s easy enough for beginners to master; it sounds too good to be true.

With state-of-the-art analog modeling technology, Prophet-5 V puts the power of a keyboard icon - the treasured Rev 2 - at your disposal, from the unique Poly-Mod feature to realistic Voice Dispersion, letting you unlock the full potential of every project in true analog style.

A music-making essential

There’s a reason so many award-winning albums feature a Prophet-5. Its massive versatility, luxurious analog warmth, and straightforward layout produce winning results every time, whatever synth sound you’re after, with sweet spots galore. What’s not to love?

Pro sounds in no time

No more hours spent finding the most luscious pad or the gnarliest bass. Just like its hardware predecessor, Prophet-5 V is as approachable as synths come, giving you the quickest route to the soul-stirring, floor-shaking, mind-bending sounds you need for soul, hip hop, R&B, and beyond.

Unmatched analog

Your tracks deserve the real deal, and sometimes only the high-voltage grit and organic heat of authentic analog will do. Prophet-5 V’s engine has been meticulously modeled and re-engineered with TAE® technology, component by component.

Enhanced for modern production

Prophet-5 V goes a step further than the original without ever losing the magic that put it on the map. Enhanced with modern creative features, FX, and presets, this vintage synth is remade with contemporary production in mind.

The polysynth
pioneer

An original tech startup success story, the Prophet-5 set the template for polyphonic analog synths for decades to come.

Before founding Sequential Circuits in 1974 now-legendary instrument designer Dave Smith had spent a number of years building sequencers and programmers for synthesizers at his San Jose home. At that time, synthesizers were unpredictable beasts requiring careful tweaking and patching to create sounds.

When Smith began working with the novel technology of microprocessors, he saw an opportunity; could a synthesizer store settings for users to quickly recall their favorite sounds? When no one else stepped up to the mark, Smith and Sequential took it upon themselves to make it happen: in 1977, the Prophet-5 was born.

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Today we take our saved patches for granted; in the ‘70s, the idea was revolutionary, and the Prophet-5 was among the first to do it in a portable keyboard. But this wasn’t its only edge. It had been designed with 5 voices specifically to give players a note for each finger on one hand. Its SSM chips and precise signal path guaranteed rich sound and satisfying creative results. Its interface was simple compared to its peers, making it a breeze to play.

It’s no wonder then that the Prophet-5 became the keyboard to have, whether you were up on stage or penning hits in the studio. From Madonna to The Terminator, Radiohead to Bon Iver, it became the desert island synth for the world’s greatest artists and producers - and remains so to this day.

Prophet-5 V distills the magic of the coveted Rev 2 into a like-for-like software instrument, respectfully retrofitted with modern features for a sound that’s equal parts realistic and reinvigorating.

Preset
library

For when you need quick & inspiring sounds in a hurry, Prophet-5 V comes packed with a library of expertly-designed presets for any style. Search, select, and savor the results!

Bass

Not So_Soft

A bass sub sound.

Got Some_Bass

A plucky and mellow sounding bass sound.

Leads

Sun Riser

A monophonic unison filter rise sound.

Countryman Theme

The Wally Badarou "Countryman" main theme Lead on the soundtrack album "Countryman".

Pads

Folded Synthwaves

Echoed, undulating wave pad with brassy overtones.

Mambo Pad

A smooth pad sound from the Wally Badarou's "Mambo" track on his album "Echoes".

Sequences

Dat Detune

Unison detuned PWM bass with arpeggio.

Memory

An atmospheric arpeggiated sound.

Keys

Liquid Story

Liquid bright key sound using poly modulation VCO2 in low freq on a resonant filter.

Demacro

Warm and wavy sound, perfect for those nights in.

Strings

Deja Vu

A rich pad sound reminding a famous poly synth featuring a built in chorus effect.

Fahrenheit Strings

A large orchestral strings sound used by Lyle Mays on the track "As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls".

Hands-on
analog

Whether it’s a shimmering lead patch or a sumptuous R&B pad, most producers turn straight to the Prophet-5 because it always gets the job done - now you can too.

The silky-smooth chords and melodies that soundtracked some of neo-soul’s most iconic anthems. The delicate piano-like chords that breathe organic life into any track. The brassy pads that heralded the arrival of hip hop liberators.

Not only can Prophet-5 V execute all this and more - it does it effortlessly. You don’t need to understand synthesis or be a seasoned keyboard player. Just fire it up, explore its intuitive controls, and enjoy the simplest form of effective, usable sound design that’ll have you hooked.

Everything in
its right place

Bold and brash, the Prophet sound was versatile but never one to be upstaged. From hard sync to the signature Poly-Mod section, Prophet-5 V has it all and then some - dive in and discover it for yourself.

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What
we added

This is more than a vintage keyboard turned softsynth. To ensure that Prophet-5 V is up to speed with the DAW workflow that you need, we expanded its functionality. Enjoy more flexibility, more sound shaping, and more expression - you won’t be disappointed.

MODULATION VIEW
KEYBOARD VIEW
EFFECTS VIEW

Prophet-5 V excels at creating quick and dramatic modulation in a few clicks. But for when you want to go a few steps further, we’ve added an extra LFO and a Function Generator, letting you craft custom modulations with the DAW-friendly flexibility you need.

Like the original, this is very much a player’s synth. That’s why the Advanced panel features a selection of controls that let you customize Prophet-5 V’s response to keyboard and note input. This kitted-out section allows you to program Velocity, Aftertouch, Keyboard Tracking, and Modwheel information to affect up to 3 destinations - putting full expressive control at your fingertips.

Get Prophet-5 V sitting perfectly in your mix or making the impact you need it to with 16 built-in FX. That’s 16 punchy, shimmering, destructive, and spacious finishing touches for your synth parts, with 3 series/parallel slots at your disposal.

Hear it
in action

Before experiencing it for yourself, sit back and enjoy the impactful sounds of this reimagined icon, let loose in the hands of sound designers, composers, and musicians of all styles.

Included in
V collection

Legendary Keyboards Reinvented

This instrument is also part of the V Collection -your complete dream line-up of the legendary synths, organs, pianos and more that made keyboard history. They’re modeled with the most advanced technologies for authentic realism, and enhanced with new creative options. Whether you use it as DAW plugins in the studio or standalone at gigs, V Collection puts the greatest keys of all time at your fingertips for instant inspiration.

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The features
you need

  • In-App Tutorials

    Integrated in-app tutorials guide you through every aspect of the instrument, from individual parameters to tips from our sound designers, so you can focus on the creative stuff. It shouldn't be this easy, but it is!

  • ASC

    Arturia Software Center lets you download, organize, and update all of your Arturia software titles in one place, as well as manage all of your licenses across multiple devices. Keep it simple.

  • DAW ready

    Our virtual instruments and plugins are designed to fit right into your setup without hassle. Whatever your style, you can explore sound while enjoying full compatibility with major DAWS, on both Windows and MacOS.

  • Preset browser

    Instantly find the sound that’s in your head with intelligent & streamlined preset browsing. Search with keywords, explore by instrument type, musical style, and more - you can even save your favorites to quickly recall later.

  • Resizable GUI

    Whether you want the full visual immersion of our classic instrument emulations, or to save precious screen real estate, the interfaces for all of your Arturia virtual instruments can be resized to a scale that suits you.

  • Perfect integration

    Instruments come seamlessly mapped for the Arturia KeyLab range - but they’ll place nice with other MIDI controllers too. Instant sound tweaking macros, easy DAW integration, and standalone operation.

TAE® Powered

The exclusive analog modeling technology that makes our emulations indistinguishable from the originals.

By accurately mimicking the characteristics of analog oscillators, filters, and soft clipping, we can provide astonishing component-accurate detail and authentic analog charm in equal measure.

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Main Features

  • Virtual Instruments playable in a DAW (Live, FL Studio, Logic,...) or standalone with a MIDI keyboard.
  • 2 modeled SSM VCOs with 5 waveforms, noise generator, and hard-sync
  • Unique Poly-Mod feature
  • Unison Detune
  • 3-shape LFO with quick destination controls
  • Modeled Dave Rossum-designed SSM 2040 Low-Pass Filter
  • 5-pattern Arpeggiator with Hold mode
  • Emulated analog Voice Dispersion
  • Additional 6-waveform LFO and Function Generator
  • 4 keyboard modulation sources
  • Chord mode
  • 16 built-in FX across 3 slots, configurable in series or parallel
  • MPE compatibility
  • MTS-ESP microtuning compatibility

Platform specifications

Windows

  • Win 10+ (64bit)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost)
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • ARM processors not supported on Windows

Required configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only).

Apple

  • Mac OS 11+
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost) or M1 CPU
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

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