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Prophet Rev2 Manual

Prophet Rev2 Manual
« on: May 07, 2017, 11:25:49 AM »
We're finished with the manual so I figured I'd post it here a little early for those who are interested in checking it out.

Edit: Manual is now available on our website.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 04:11:38 PM by Robot Heart »
Dave Smith Instruments

Re: Prophet Rev2 Manual
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 11:46:11 AM »
Great!  Thank you.

Re: Prophet Rev2 Manual
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2017, 12:54:30 PM »
Apologies for the whiny requests. Can you please post it somewhere in PDF form? IOS iPad does not appreciate ZIP files. in PDF format it goes directly to the reader.

Thank you!

Re: Prophet Rev2 Manual
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2017, 06:28:50 PM »
Thank you Robot Heart!  This will provide some light reading for the next few weeks.

Re: Prophet Rev2 Manual
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2017, 09:02:11 PM »
sweet! was waiting for this to manifest; thank you!

Re: Prophet Rev2 Manual
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2017, 11:20:52 PM »
Apologies for the whiny requests. Can you please post it somewhere in PDF form? IOS iPad does not appreciate ZIP files. in PDF format it goes directly to the reader.

Thank you!

Hi,

A bit OT but ff you buy GoodReader (The best iOS app ever!) it can load pdfs in zip files: https://www.goodreader.com


Re: Prophet Rev2 Manual
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2017, 05:44:39 AM »
Quick read... Flexible unison voicing! Oscillator note sync! Logical panning! :)

Re: Prophet Rev2 Manual
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2017, 08:49:42 AM »
Ahh means my unit is well on its way to GC. The ship date has been solid  (early June) and hasn't deviated from that time frame. Yay!

wavelogue

Re: Prophet Rev2 Manual
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2017, 12:10:10 AM »
Ace! Synth manual time!

Re: Prophet Rev2 Manual
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2017, 03:45:00 AM »
Can someone elaborate on the last two items in Modulation Sources list?

"DC" - I have no idea what this is.
"Audio Out*" - "* Audio Out is the digitized audio signal after the Amplifier VCA."
I image the audio out is digitized for the DSP effects, but as a modulation source? Is this how the ring modulator works?

Also

I owned a Prophet '08 and sold it once the REV2 was available for pre-order... I've never pre-ordered a synth before.
I bought the '08 new and said "...I would never sell this synth...". But there were a few issues with the P'08 that drove me nuts.
1) They keybed was poor, possible one of the worst I've had and I've had lots of synths. The plastics were weak and velocity was not consistent from key to key.
2) Those teeny-tiny buttons. Yikes. The physical aspects of the user interface are very important to me. Teeny tiny buttons leave a negative impression with my experience with synths.
3) The 1 potentiometer that controls the waveform type AND shape is another bad idea. I don't want to waste time describing why, it would take as much time as it did selecting a waveform.

The REV2 greatly resolves my issues with the P'08; everything else is a bonus, especially the subosc, effects, matrix modulation setup.

I learned 2 new things in the manual:
1) Fixed Pan is an option in addition to Pan Spread
2) A separate effect for each layer.

kris

Re: Prophet Rev2 Manual - Erratum
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2017, 01:59:11 PM »
I played a bit with the MIDI implementation of the Rev 2, and have an erratum for the next edition of the manual ;-)

Page 87:

The table on the NRPNs is missing NRPN #9 Osc2 KBD On/Off

The NRPN #38 takes 4 as a max value, not 127

Page 88:

NRPN #170, Keyboard mode, takes 5 as a max value and 0 as minimum. Would be good to name which value is which mode there.

Page 89:

NRPN #192ff seem to take 126 as a max value, not 127. Not sure how you would set a Rest on the Gated Sequence then, again a little more info on the values would be nice.

Page 90:

The Prophet Rev2 responds to the device inquiry with 3 bytes for major, minor, revision for its software version, not with one byte coded major/minor.


Just minor things, but hey, I really appreciate that the Midi implementation is documented so clearly!
« Last Edit: October 24, 2017, 02:01:33 PM by kris »

Re: Prophet Rev2 Manual
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2017, 09:58:48 PM »
One question regarding the table on page 37: Shoudn’t it be a delay time of 2/3 beats for Quarter Triplet (= 8th triplet x 2)?
DSI Prophet Rev2 | Waldorf Blofeld | Moog Mother 32 | Eurorack stuff

Re: Prophet Rev2 Manual
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2017, 11:59:44 AM »
Maybe also interesting for the next version of the manual: The number of bytes of the program sysex is nearly twice as much as documented because now a program contains two different patches.

Just minor things, but hey, I really appreciate that the Midi implementation is documented so clearly!
I agree totally, worth to mention it again  :)
DSI Prophet Rev2 | Waldorf Blofeld | Moog Mother 32 | Eurorack stuff

Re: Prophet Rev2 Manual
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2018, 07:27:45 AM »
And maybe also useful: the reply to the device inquiry sysex message doesn't seem to conform to what is described in the manual.