We look at recreating the sound of the legendary Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 polyphonic analogue synthesizer using software plug-ins.
Following on from their excellent recreations of a Minimoog, Juno 106 and SH-101, Softube tackle the definitive analogue poly, the Prophet 5.
We take a look at some of the key instruments that helped in the formation of the early sound of Manchester electronic band, New Order.
The Profree-4 is a very cute looking open source Prophet-5 clone that you can now invest in on Kickstarter. But the price is extraordinary!
Prophet-5 Rev4 owners can now upgrade their synthesizers to 10 voices and a new OS lets all 10-voice owners do a bi-timbral stack or split.
Sequential has released all the details on their new compact and portable polyphonic 5-voice synthesizer called the Take 5.
5 analog voices, Prophet filter, and digital effects wrapped up in a neat form factor. Photos and specs for this unexpected polyphonic Take 5 synthesizer emerged on a Belgium online store (now withdrawn).
In a Facebook post Behringer reveals their clone of the Sequential Prophet-5 that they've taken all the way to 16 voices - here comes the Pro-16.
No band has shaped electronic music like Kraftwerk. Which synths and sequencers did they use and what modern gear gives you the classic sound? Find out here.
The Top 10 Hardware Synths 2020! Some awesome musical hardware was released this year, here are our favourites by Korg, Behringer, UDO, Arturia et al.
As cheaper clones of fantastic - and fantastically expensive - gear proliferate, where does value reside in the world of synthesizers in the 2020s? Time to tackle some thorny issues.
What?!? Sequential is bringing back the Prophet-5? And wait, there's a Prophet-10? What in holy analog synthesizer heaven is going on? (That was our genuine reaction).
From Japan and Twitter comes some photos of what appears to be a Prophet-5 squeezed into a smaller form with a 3-octave mini keyboard and a cute front panel. It's called the Prophet-Mini and would you like one?
You're going to finally realise your dream and buy your dream polysynth, now you're standing in a showroom surrounded by magical music machines: How do you choose your first polyphonic synthesizer?
With the SoundForce SFC-5 V2 you have boutique hardware MIDI control over Prophet-5 VST Instruments with better pots, walnut cheeks and an all steel case.
Music Tribe's creative leader for industrial design, Jason, takes on a tour of the synthesizer design department and we think we caught a glimpse of some very interesting products.
The new Pigtronix Resotron pedal uses the SSM2040 chip found in the classic Prophet 5 and Octave CAT synthesizers and lets you get funky with them.
Inspired by the Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 version 2 of Messiah improves and expands on almost everything and comes with a ton of presets, new filters, new effects and MPE support.
Need to get hands-on with your Repro-5 or Prophet V VSTi? Soundforce have the perfect controller for that situation. The SFC-5 models the controls of the Prophet 5 for that hardware experience in software.
Behringer drop another teasing naked PCB image into their Facebook feed and the general consensus is that it's a clone of the Sequential Circuits Pro One. What do you think?