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Prophet 12 Music

Re: Prophet 12 Music
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2016, 08:10:47 AM »
I finished a track today in which I, apart from piano, used nothing but the Prophet 12 and a BigSky. Some mixing going on of course but no additional instruments or samples other than the aforementioned piano.

https://soundcloud.com/denstorabilen/pano

I figured it would fit nicely in this thread.

Really enjoyed this - well done that man!  8)


Martin

Re: Prophet 12 Music
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2016, 12:26:56 PM »
Thanks you yewtreemagic!

Improvisation done when I first got the p12, was'nt really going so save it but what the heck..(the two newest tracks probably got some p12 in them too but mixed with some roland fa)
https://soundcloud.com/nikwal/prognosticator-twelve

Nice! Very relaxing music in general.
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Re: Prophet 12 Music
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2016, 06:14:28 PM »


Improvisation done when I first got the p12, was'nt really going so save it but what the heck..(the two newest tracks probably got some p12 in them too but mixed with some roland fa)
https://soundcloud.com/nikwal/prognosticator-twelve

The spaciousness and timbres used in this reminds me of Steve Hauschildt a bit. Nice stuff.

I finished a track today in which I, apart from piano, used nothing but the Prophet 12 and a BigSky. Some mixing going on of course but no additional instruments or samples other than the aforementioned piano.

https://soundcloud.com/denstorabilen/pano

HESpook, were the drum sounds used also made by the P12?

Cool tune.

-Adam

Re: Prophet 12 Music
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2016, 02:58:22 AM »
Yes! :)

I've forcing myself to make the drums too as a way to get out of my comfort zone and explore new timbres. These ended up a bit bright in my opinion but didn't realize until I had already told myself that I was done.
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Re: Prophet 12 Music
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2016, 04:40:29 PM »

Re: Prophet 12 Music
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2016, 08:54:02 AM »
Hey All,

The Le Duo, a band that I play with, is currently releasing an album that was recorded last fall. Despite the name it's actually a four piece band though they have gone through many different formats over the years. This album, called Boogaloo for Improvisers, is quite a bit of a departure from some of the earlier free jazz experiments and goes in more funky directions.

Anyways, I played a Rhodes piano and a Prophet 12 exclusively throughout the project and I figure some of you might find it interesting hear the synth in an ensemble context. Check out the album and if you like it consider purchasing it - our band leader would be psyched to see people from outside of the area that are into it :)

If any of you live in or around Burlington, VT we'll be having an album release party at the beginning of March. Send me a message if you're interested in stopping by and I can give you the details.

give a listen here: http://theleduovt.bandcamp.com/

Thanks,

Adam

Re: Prophet 12 Music
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2016, 08:56:09 AM »
Here is one i never got around to posting, everything (Even the drums and percussion) on this is the P12 Module

I am pretty sure most of them are the built in presets mixed with some of the patches that have been released by this fine community. Enjoy

https://soundcloud.com/bobswans/bob-swans-prophet-12-demo-track


Re: Prophet 12 Music
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2016, 03:18:47 PM »
lil jam that I just did :p

I found out that I like to create patch such as brass, strings, pads, bell, leads for funk or pop music (like 80's vibe, and for dance music as well, not edm though.)

are there any tips to add warmths?

I'm thinking to sell p12 and get p6 or ob-6 but I don't want 49 keys, it has to be at least 61 keys...

p6 and ob-6 seems easier to program those patch easily.



https://soundcloud.com/kyumin-shim/prophet-12-jamming

Re: Prophet 12 Music
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2016, 07:55:52 PM »
Why not get a Prophet-6 Module and control it with your Prophet 12 Keyboard? 

Re: Prophet 12 Music
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2016, 07:59:57 PM »
Why not get a Prophet-6 Module and control it with your Prophet 12 Keyboard?

hope I had enough money to buy p6 and honestly I don't like module somehow :( I just like to have a keyboard.



Re: Prophet 12 Music
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2016, 08:44:06 PM »
I can appreciate that.  It's so much simpler and tidier to have only keyboard synthesizers with everything under the hood.  The module approach is an effective means of getting the exact capabilities you want, but it certainly has its complications.
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Re: Prophet 12 Music
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2016, 05:32:09 PM »
lil jam that I just did :p

I found out that I like to create patch such as brass, strings, pads, bell, leads for funk or pop music (like 80's vibe, and for dance music as well, not edm though.)

are there any tips to add warmths?


Some basic tips

- using PWM
- using the "slop" parameter (~10)
- adding a light overdrive (~4/5)
- using the HPF with a low cuftoff and heavy resonnance
- using the low pass filter on the delay lines

Here are some demos I made with the P'12

https://soundcloud.com/thedisease/sets/synth-sounds

The brass were easy to program, pads too, for the bells you now have the linear FM feature, the strings sounds are more tricky because you have to make a good use of the delay lines and LFO to create a decent ensemble chorus effect (string machines are generaly very basic synths with huge chorus).



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Re: Prophet 12 Music
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2016, 11:56:08 AM »
Some Prophet 12 music (not mine).

Sodium Lights by Miguel d'Oliveira: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEd7DWb1tEI
Demo by Stéphane Schott: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wvzRCFI4kg

Re: Prophet 12 Music
« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2016, 08:56:03 AM »
That was the first time I'd heard that piece by Stéphane Schott. It's a pretty cool example of the P12 sounding quite vintage.

Re: Prophet 12 Music
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2016, 11:15:52 AM »
The  Stéphane Schott piece especially on the soundcloud link with the drums ( https://soundcloud.com/lyynk/ecosphere?in=lyynk/sets/playlist-electro-electro-rock ) is a pretty good demo of the P12, shows its width.

Re: Prophet 12 Music
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2016, 12:37:30 PM »
Wow, the stereo spread is much better on Soundcloud.  It makes quite a difference to the overall sound.
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Re: Prophet 12 Music
« Reply #38 on: December 06, 2016, 01:43:14 AM »
Since this topic was brought up in another thread recently - I found this demo (almost a year old) of the Prophet 12 doing analog style sounds. Sorry if it has been posted before but this is the best demo in this style that I've found so far (imo).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az3_p_0z6vU

Re: Prophet 12 Music
« Reply #39 on: December 06, 2016, 08:17:41 AM »
The creator of that video added this comment:

"Demo of 'how analog the Prophet 12 can be'."

You see, this is the argument that isn't supposed to be made, and yet, Prophet 12 owners make it all the time.  They're inviting the discussion, and that discussion always ends up considering exactly how well the Prophet 12 does traditional analog sounds.  Of course, the discussion makes perfect sense and is ultimately unavoidable, but we're all going to have different opinions about the end results.

Personally, I think the instrument does a fairly good job in that video.  Fairly good.  The problem is, that music is light years away from my own, so it doesn't give me a chance to make a meaningful judgment.  I would prefer to hear long sustained notes and chords so as to be able to assess the character, and a large dose of stereo layered patches.  Take, for example, this demonstration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-TTRBsEJI4

Now this video gives the ear plenty of time to listen carefully and make a judgment.  Nothing against the creator, with whom I get along well, but this is precisely the sort of thin gritty quality that chases me away from the Prophet 12.  Pardon by bluntness, but in this case, a Prophet '08 could blow the Prophet 12 out of the water.  So, where there's common sonic ground between these two instruments - for me - the Prophet '08 wins every time.

I would add this video as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxk5upl5-X0

This is an excellent demo of the instrument, and there are many fine analog sounds in it.  But my point is, the general character is quite average.  To my ears, it sounds on the stale side, in part, because of the constant mono field that is used, even though there is some panning.  But jumping from right to left is not a deep stereo field.

As much as I try, the best attempts of Prophet 12 users to prove the instrument is superb for standard analog sound creation only convince me of just the opposite.  I've listened to hours and hours of demonstrations, all in an attempt to convince myself of their view.  This is why I'm hoping for another flagship poly synth from DSI, if not this year, then then perhaps the next.

I think DSI should retain a bit more from their past.  The first generation of DSI polyphonic synthesizers had a quality that I just don't hear in the second generation.  Perhaps it entailed a certain roughness and imperfection, but the end result was personality and presence.  The Poly Evolver, for example - in spite of all its flaws - possesses a living breathing character that makes it seem more like an ensemble of musicians, rather than an ice cold inanimate electronic gadget.  DSI should revive the hardwired oscillator configuration.  (Stereo chorus is no substitute for it.)  Never mind that they've done it before and therefore don't want to repeat it.  Yes, they did it before, and it was stupendous.  Restore it, not as a configuration of modulation, but as a simple parameter with degrees, as on the Poly Evolver. 

Just one man's opinion.
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