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My Prophet X review

My Prophet X review
« on: August 10, 2018, 12:41:36 AM »
My first video review...please give me any feedback you can in terms of bettering the image and sound quality of future videos. Hope you guys enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbG8c1JF0qg&feature=youtu.be
Prophet 6, Prophet X, Oberheim Two Voice Pro, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano,Kurzweil K2600XS, Roland FA-08, Baldwin Upright Piano, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Chet Atkins SST, Jackson King V, Ibanez Jem, Roger Linn Adrenalinn iii

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Re: My Prophet X review
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 03:20:42 AM »
My first video review...please give me any feedback you can in terms of bettering the image and sound quality of future videos. Hope you guys enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbG8c1JF0qg&feature=youtu.be

Thanks :) I've given you a thumbs up.
DSI Prophet Rev2, DSI Pro 2, Moog Sub37, Korg Minilogue, Yamaha MOXF6

Re: My Prophet X review
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 09:34:46 AM »
My first video review...please give me any feedback you can in terms of bettering the image and sound quality of future videos. Hope you guys enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbG8c1JF0qg&feature=youtu.be

Thanks :) I've given you a thumbs up.

Thanks so much!
Prophet 6, Prophet X, Oberheim Two Voice Pro, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano,Kurzweil K2600XS, Roland FA-08, Baldwin Upright Piano, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Chet Atkins SST, Jackson King V, Ibanez Jem, Roger Linn Adrenalinn iii

DMS

Re: My Prophet X review
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 12:43:58 PM »
So much fun tweaking the samples and ocs, mods. Best saxophone  I have ever heard out of a keyboard, not saying to fire your sax player, but damn you can pull off Floyd easy, all in beautiful stereo ahhhh
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Re: My Prophet X review
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 01:41:23 PM »
So much fun tweaking the samples and ocs, mods. Best saxophone  I have ever heard out of a keyboard, not saying to fire your sax player, but damn you can pull off Floyd easy, all in beautiful stereo ahhhh

I agree Iím going to do a video explaining how to get the perfect sax sound out of this thing. I always felt brass samples are where a lot of hardware synthesizers fell short. This doesnít.
Prophet 6, Prophet X, Oberheim Two Voice Pro, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano,Kurzweil K2600XS, Roland FA-08, Baldwin Upright Piano, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Chet Atkins SST, Jackson King V, Ibanez Jem, Roger Linn Adrenalinn iii

DMS

Re: My Prophet X review
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 02:27:14 PM »
So much fun tweaking the samples and ocs, mods. Best saxophone  I have ever heard out of a keyboard, not saying to fire your sax player, but damn you can pull off Floyd easy, all in beautiful stereo ahhhh

I agree Iím going to do a video explaining how to get the perfect sax sound out of this thing. I always felt brass samples are where a lot of hardware synthesizers fell short. This doesnít.

Nice video by the way. I donít think non owners will really get it, but mixing these sine waves and samples with 4 lfoís, is so easy it is like a new way of sonic bliss. You called it, itís not a keyboard itís an instrument...

Re: My Prophet X review
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 03:10:33 PM »
So much fun tweaking the samples and ocs, mods. Best saxophone  I have ever heard out of a keyboard, not saying to fire your sax player, but damn you can pull off Floyd easy, all in beautiful stereo ahhhh

I agree Iím going to do a video explaining how to get the perfect sax sound out of this thing. I always felt brass samples are where a lot of hardware synthesizers fell short. This doesnít.

Nice video by the way. I donít think non owners will really get it, but mixing these sine waves and samples with 4 lfoís, is so easy it is like a new way of sonic bliss. You called it, itís not a keyboard itís an instrument...

Thanks! Yeah I think a lot of the presets and demos of the PX almost obliterate the samples to the point where they arenít recognizable at all or they focus on ignore the samples all together and just focusing on the synth section. I see the Oscilators as more ďassistanceĒ to support the samples rather than stand-alone synth sound. Itís certainly something Iím going to explore this weekend.
Prophet 6, Prophet X, Oberheim Two Voice Pro, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano,Kurzweil K2600XS, Roland FA-08, Baldwin Upright Piano, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Chet Atkins SST, Jackson King V, Ibanez Jem, Roger Linn Adrenalinn iii

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Re: My Prophet X review
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2018, 05:28:24 AM »
I definitely agree that it is and feels like an ďinstrumentĒ.   To me it is what the Kurzweil K-series was trying to be.  Iíve made some patches recently concentrating on a mix of the Instruments and Oscillators ó there is some wonderful sonic territory in there.
Prophet X  |  Prophet 12  |  OB-6  |  Prophet 6
"Classical musicians go to the conservatories, rockīn roll musicians go to the garages." --- Frank Zappa

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Re: My Prophet X review
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2018, 06:44:39 AM »
As Iíve said on your YouTube channel - I can feel this synth calling to me and forcing me to buy it ;)

It would be nice if you could get a few more people from these forums subscribing to your channel :)
DSI Prophet Rev2, DSI Pro 2, Moog Sub37, Korg Minilogue, Yamaha MOXF6

Re: My Prophet X review
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2018, 08:02:41 AM »
As Iíve said on your YouTube channel - I can feel this synth calling to me and forcing me to buy it ;)

It would be nice if you could get a few more people from these forums subscribing to your channel :)

Thanks, and I agree, it would certainly be nice if I can generate more subscribers cause of the X. Moreso because I feel a lot of the presets and demos donít do it justice.
Prophet 6, Prophet X, Oberheim Two Voice Pro, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano,Kurzweil K2600XS, Roland FA-08, Baldwin Upright Piano, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Chet Atkins SST, Jackson King V, Ibanez Jem, Roger Linn Adrenalinn iii

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Re: My Prophet X review
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2018, 08:03:47 AM »
Thanks, and I agree, it would certainly be nice if I can generate more subscribers cause of the X. Moreso because I feel a lot of the presets and demos donít do it justice.
Subscribed, and Liked.  Keep up the good work!
Prophet X  |  Prophet 12  |  OB-6  |  Prophet 6
"Classical musicians go to the conservatories, rockīn roll musicians go to the garages." --- Frank Zappa

Re: My Prophet X review
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2018, 10:56:39 AM »
Thanks, and I agree, it would certainly be nice if I can generate more subscribers cause of the X. Moreso because I feel a lot of the presets and demos donít do it justice.
Subscribed, and Liked.  Keep up the good work!

Thanks so much!
Prophet 6, Prophet X, Oberheim Two Voice Pro, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano,Kurzweil K2600XS, Roland FA-08, Baldwin Upright Piano, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Chet Atkins SST, Jackson King V, Ibanez Jem, Roger Linn Adrenalinn iii

Re: My Prophet X review
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2018, 12:33:42 PM »
I definitely agree that it is and feels like an ďinstrumentĒ.

Absolutely.  It's definitely geared toward immediacy and playability.

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To me it is what the Kurzweil K-series was trying to be.

Perhaps from a performance control standpoint, but definitely not from an editing point of view.  If anything, I'd say it's the complete opposite.  The Prophet X sacrifices depth for simplicity at every turn where VAST and KDFX lean into complexity to give as much control as possible, and that has both benefits and drawbacks.

The Prophet X model makes it incredibly easy to experiment, even to the extent of making changing a patch part of your performance.  That's hugely valuable and a part of what drew me to the instrument as a marked contrast to my Forte.  On the other hand, lacking the flexibility to have distinct key ranges with their own envelopes, filtering, and effects makes the Prophet X ill-suited to purposes for which my Kurzweil is perfect.  Drum kits leap to mind as a prime example.  Something as simple as having hi hat samples cut one another off while playing alongside other drums isn't well accommodated, nor is deciding to mix and match drums from multiple factory kits.

Ultimately, they're very different designs, though I do find that both have a special sonic appeal that I can see fitting into the same conceptual bucket.

ddp

Re: My Prophet X review
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2018, 05:26:00 PM »
nice video!  i love my prophet-x too!
Buchla Music Easel, MP11SE, Subsequent, Minimoog, Etherwave, Prophet 6, Prophet X, Tempest, Polyend SEQ, Live w/ Push 2

Re: My Prophet X review
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2018, 10:01:43 PM »
nice video!  i love my prophet-x too!

Thanks!
Prophet 6, Prophet X, Oberheim Two Voice Pro, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano,Kurzweil K2600XS, Roland FA-08, Baldwin Upright Piano, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Chet Atkins SST, Jackson King V, Ibanez Jem, Roger Linn Adrenalinn iii

Re: My Prophet X review
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2018, 10:07:07 PM »
I definitely agree that it is and feels like an ďinstrumentĒ.

Absolutely.  It's definitely geared toward immediacy and playability.

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To me it is what the Kurzweil K-series was trying to be.

Perhaps from a performance control standpoint, but definitely not from an editing point of view.  If anything, I'd say it's the complete opposite.  The Prophet X sacrifices depth for simplicity at every turn where VAST and KDFX lean into complexity to give as much control as possible, and that has both benefits and drawbacks.

The Prophet X model makes it incredibly easy to experiment, even to the extent of making changing a patch part of your performance.  That's hugely valuable and a part of what drew me to the instrument as a marked contrast to my Forte.  On the other hand, lacking the flexibility to have distinct key ranges with their own envelopes, filtering, and effects makes the Prophet X ill-suited to purposes for which my Kurzweil is perfect.  Drum kits leap to mind as a prime example.  Something as simple as having hi hat samples cut one another off while playing alongside other drums isn't well accommodated, nor is deciding to mix and match drums from multiple factory kits.

Ultimately, they're very different designs, though I do find that both have a special sonic appeal that I can see fitting into the same conceptual bucket.

Kurzweil seem to be getting more hands on in terms of their recent SP6. There's a lot of capability from the front panel as opposed to menu diving. I do think they need to bring a rack format of their sounds out. A lot of the sounds on the SP6/Forte/PC3K are almost all the same anyway...why not do a rack version like an Integra7. I'm sure it would sell well.

In regards to the PX though...I really do hope this starts a trend of sorts where we see more hardware samplers (Hi end and Low end) start to be introduced. Nord would make a killing with doing a Nord Wave 2 considering their library of samples but alas I think they've given up on synths all together.
Prophet 6, Prophet X, Oberheim Two Voice Pro, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano,Kurzweil K2600XS, Roland FA-08, Baldwin Upright Piano, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Chet Atkins SST, Jackson King V, Ibanez Jem, Roger Linn Adrenalinn iii

Re: My Prophet X review
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2018, 03:17:26 AM »
My first video review...please give me any feedback you can in terms of bettering the image and sound quality of future videos. Hope you guys enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbG8c1JF0qg&feature=youtu.be

thank you for your time. Very inspiring review, and great sounds you are creating! Keep it up!

Re: My Prophet X review
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2018, 06:50:09 AM »
My first video review...please give me any feedback you can in terms of bettering the image and sound quality of future videos. Hope you guys enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbG8c1JF0qg&feature=youtu.be

thank you for your time. Very inspiring review, and great sounds you are creating! Keep it up!

Thank you!
Prophet 6, Prophet X, Oberheim Two Voice Pro, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano,Kurzweil K2600XS, Roland FA-08, Baldwin Upright Piano, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Chet Atkins SST, Jackson King V, Ibanez Jem, Roger Linn Adrenalinn iii

Re: My Prophet X review
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2018, 05:21:37 PM »
Liked. Subscribed. I am not looking into getting a PX. A P12 is what I want, but I love all synths and everything DSI.  :)

My little advice:
https://www.patreon.com/
https://www.zoom-na.com/products/field-video-recording/field-recording/zoom-f1-field-recorderlavalier-mic
Why you fell in love with all the gear you own (a little profile for each) is something I want to see as a subscriber in the future  8)

Re: My Prophet X review
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2018, 05:34:10 PM »
Liked. Subscribed. I am not looking into getting a PX. A P12 is what I want, but I love all synths and everything DSI.  :)

My little advice:
https://www.patreon.com/
https://www.zoom-na.com/products/field-video-recording/field-recording/zoom-f1-field-recorderlavalier-mic
Why you fell in love with all the gear you own (a little profile for each) is something I want to see as a subscriber in the future  8)

Thanks! I just got a headset mic and I recorded all the PX sounds directly into the camera via a Tascam field recorder from my Soundcraft. So for future videos my voice will sound a bit better. The only thing Iím struggling with is syncing what I record into my DAW and the camera video. So thatís why Iím just recording direct to the camera from my Soundcraft.

Thanks for the suggestion for the gear reviews! Itís certainly something Iím planning after I get finished going through a few more videos on the PX.
Prophet 6, Prophet X, Oberheim Two Voice Pro, Moog Sub 37, Tempest Drum Computer, Roland V Piano,Kurzweil K2600XS, Roland FA-08, Baldwin Upright Piano, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Chet Atkins SST, Jackson King V, Ibanez Jem, Roger Linn Adrenalinn iii