It’s in arctic white and a bit funny looking for a Sequential synthesizer but I’m sure there’ll be people who love that sort of thing. There will only be 100 of the Prophet 12 LE made and it marks the end of the Prophet 12 line.
Prophet 12 LE
The Prophet 12 came along in 2013 and was generally regarded as a pretty decent synthesizer (!). It’s more like two 6-voice synthesizers that combine to make some very interesting and programmable sounds. The hybrid nature starts off with some digital oscillations that are then treated to a fully analog signal path. This lets you play it as a 12 voice synth, or as a 6-voice bi-timbral synth, or as two independent 6-voice synths. You have many waveforms to choose from, a sub-oscillator, low and high pass filters, 4 envelopes and 4 LFOs and some great effects. It’s all laid out for programming and tweaking like proper synthesizers should.
The limited Edition Prophet 12 LE doesn’t change anything other than the looks.
Dave Smith had this to say about the Prophet 12 LE: “It’s nice to give the Prophet 12 a proper send-off with this special edition. The P12 was a real milestone for us in terms of pushing the synth envelope. As a hybrid instrument, it gave us a chance to explore the interaction of digital oscillators and analog filters and see how far we could take that idea. It’s still a great instrument and has found its way onto a lot of stages and studios, and into a lot of music.”
The Prophet 12 LE will be available in December of 2018 for $2,999. A limited number of standard-finish black Prophet 12s are available while stock lasts.