Hello, Ujiie here again. The Prophet 08! Look at this. “Eight Voice Analog Synthesizer.” It’s analog, OK?! Uh, the insides of this synth well, there are two oscillators, which happen to be DCOs, analog nonetheless, and an analog filter. ALL ANALOG! And as you’d expect, it sounds GOOD! Wonderful! Don’t you think so? Ok. Let’s get back to playing it and check out some sounds. Can you hear what’s going on with the panning here? That’s really good. The panning is different for each voice you play. The DCO mod is routed to pan. This next one is pretty extravagant too. Now if THAT isn’t ANALOG, then nothing is! By the way there are no effects on this whatsoever. Fantastic! Strings. In a league of its own, unquestionably. And the filter? Superb. Out of this world. Switch it to 4-Pole and it gets even stronger. The Resonance is also top notch. That’s so good. It’s just like a Prophet 5, the way this filter works, especially. Fantastic! They’ve really done a great job here. Bass. Yes. There’s a Unison mode here too. Super fat! Awesome! How about this sound? Now that… Ah can you zoom in here for me? The Prophet 08 has an onboard sequencer. A 4-track sequencer. And these LEDs here indicate the 16 steps. You see? I was glad to see sounds like this next one included. This kind of, what, soft/quiet pad? Pulse waveform, right? Yeah. Fantastic! There are NO onboard effects, ok?! Even so, you can make great sounds like these! Even the Prophet 5 didn’t have an arpeggiator! Damn. Good. Sound. Another one with the sequencer active. Holy sh… This one’s called “Monster”. Let’s fire up the sequencer. Ok, it’s moving along there. You can edit that by pressing the Edit buton here, and you can directly change the notes here. One through five, sixteen steps in all. And you can keep changing it on the fly. Super fun! That’s that. It wouldn’t be a Prophet without a proper sync lead. OR how about this kind of in-your-face lead? Ah this one gives you vibrato via aftertouch. This one is an FX sound. Sounds good, sounds good! Just fantastic. The filter being modulated by the LFO here. Random. That. Is. Analog. Very nice! And something else, right here, there’s a sound called “Filter Test” What’s that? You ask. That’s the sound. Actually, this sound is made with the oscillators off, with the filter pushed into self-oscillation via resonance. Turn the resonance down and the sound ceases. Let’s turn the oscillators up and see what happens. Just a little bit here. Bring in a bit of sawtooth. The simple, good sound of the waveform. Of course, with Shape… …you can change the pulse width. You can also choose other waveforms such as triangle etc. On to the filter. Close the filter a bit. Adjust the envelope amount. How about a brassy kind of envelope? That’s nice. Let’s add oscillator 2 now. Set it to sawtooth, same as oscillator 1. Adjust the fine-tuning just a tad. There we go. Now if we turn up the resonance a bit… There’s that “Prophet” sound. Just great, isn’t it? Just what you’d expect from DSI, they’ve started a new era of analog synths. Something like that. Anyway, yeah I REALLY like this synth. It’s great! Get your hands on one! Highly recommended! Right? Actually there’s one more thing I want to show you. Dave Smith Instruments also makes this module. A multitimbral 4 voice analog synthesizer, on the market now, called the Tetra. The thing about this, the innards are just the quality you’d expect from DSI. Same as the Prophet 08. Just a four-voice version. Now, by hooking this module up via MIDI, to the Prophet 08, which is an eight-voice synth, you get a total of twelve voices altogether. So it’s like expanding the synth in a way. THIS is such a fantastic idea! Say you have a real extravagant voice you’ve programmed, and you’ve got the sustain pedal working for those long decays, well that’s the perfect time to make use of a Tetra. You’ve got an itch? Consider it scratched. The Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08. ANALOG!!! I’m in love here. Fantastic! And that is it for the DSI Prophet 08! Translation & Captions by: SWCreativeJapan.