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Prophet '08 Music

Re: Prophet '08 Music
« Reply #180 on: January 29, 2018, 08:47:26 PM »
I'm loving the Rev2! I've adjusted to the smaller screen and the new method for checking the original setting of a parameter. I still prefer those functions/features on the '08, but I don't really think about it much anymore. I've now sold both '08's and was planning to purchase a Rev2 module to go with my keyboard version. In the meantime, I have been using all four outputs to get the full stereo sound. It sounds great, but of course, when set up this way, I can't use the second layer/splits.

Yes, that's the flaw in the method.  Using the B Output wreaks havoc on all your other programs.  And if you process each layer differently, as I do, then you also get imbalances in layer volume levels.  That was, in part, my reasoning in having two Prophet '08 Keyboards.  It's too complicated to continuously go back and forth with the output set up, so I leave the top instrument in that set up permanently, which makes an excellent mono synth, but at a poly synth price tag. 

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Re: Prophet '08 Music
« Reply #181 on: January 30, 2018, 09:13:21 AM »
Yes, that's the flaw in the method.  Using the B Output wreaks havoc on all your other programs.  And if you process each layer differently, as I do, then you also get imbalances in layer volume levels.  That was, in part, my reasoning in having two Prophet '08 Keyboards.  It's too complicated to continuously go back and forth with the output set up, so I leave the top instrument in that set up permanently, which makes an excellent mono synth, but at a poly synth price tag.

Thanks for the LFO tip!
I think you'll really like being able to program a different effect into each layer of the Rev2. It quickly makes most patches better. I also think you'll like being able to vary the width of all the waveforms, especially given how much you utilize waveshape modulation with pulse/square waves. The sub oscillator is also a nice addition; I like to dial in just a touch in order to add a little thickness to leads.

As I said, I'm using the B outputs, and so I adjusted most of my patches to put the same patch on both layers, which sounds fantastic. I'm trying to decide how much I miss having that extra layer and whether or not I need to get a Rev2 module. Most of the time I don't miss the extra layer, but of course that's a big feature to be without. At this point, I value the stereo spread more than I miss the extra layer.

Re: Prophet '08 Music
« Reply #182 on: February 15, 2018, 01:00:40 PM »
Got around to firing up the PO8.  Still so pretty.  A sequence I was doing on it inspired the song.  Actually this is a DSI sampler:

Intro shimmer is P12 with a Pro 2 pad.  0:45 Timpani on P12.  0:58 Oooh voices is P12 with faint Pro  choir.  1:38 piano is P08 along with horns,pad, whistling.   2:30 P-12 pad climbing.  3:00 sequence on P12 ......   Then finally P08 back in at 3:38.

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Re: Prophet '08 Music
« Reply #183 on: March 06, 2018, 06:20:35 AM »
This is a leftover from a previous session.  Just the typical musical exercise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKVs53-H0ZU