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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.

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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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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.

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

Leads

Pads

Sequences

Keys

Strings

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.

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.

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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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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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