Archive for December, 2018

Sequential PROPHET 12 LIMITED EDITION Synthesizer

Prophet 12 Synthesizer – Limited Edition White


Though Sequential is saying goodbye to the Prophet 12 synth, but it is not going quietly. Sequential has announced that its Prophet 12 synth is about to be discontinued, but the company is seeing it off with a limited edition.


When we say limited, we really do mean it: only 100 Prophet 12 LEs will be made. After these have rolled off the production line, this hybrid analogue will be no more, unless you are lucky enough that is, to own one.


Paying tribute to the Prophet 12, Sequential boss Dave Smith in his speech said: “It’s nice to give the Prophet 12 a proper send-off with this special edition. The P12 was a real milestone for us in terms of pushing the synth envelope. As a hybrid instrument, it gave us a chance to explore the interaction of digital oscillators and analog filters and see how far we could take that idea. It’s still a great instrument and has found its way onto a lot of stages and studios, and into a lot of music.”


The Prophet 12 Limited Edition features 61 key semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch, is the same as the standard model. As well as the white colour scheme, it also has maple end caps.


With the discontinuation of the Prophet 12, most people are bound to speculate on what, if anything, might take its place in the Sequential product line. And with NAMM 2019 just around the corner, we might not have long to wait before we find out.


The Prophet 12 LE is available in December 2018.



Roland JUNO-DS76 Synthesizer


The new Roland Juno-DS76 Synthesizer is portable but has plenty of performance potential. Roland already had 61- and 88-note Juno-DS synths on its roster, and now it is bridging the gap with the launch of the Juno-DS76. If the 61-note model was too small and the 88-note version too large, try this.


The Juno-DS76 features a lightweight design and a 76-note synth-action. Designed for those who want something a little more portable than the Juno-DS88, but still with a keyboard large enough for serious playing and splits, this is a performance-friendly 16-part instrument that contains more than 1,200 patches, 30 drum kits and 64 performances. There are effects and a pattern sequencer, and if you hook the keyboard up to a computer over USB, you can engage DAW control mode.


For keyboardists who mostly play organ, synth, and other sounds, the Roland Lightweight, 76-note Weighted-action Keyboard with Pro Sounds provides increased playing comfort when different sounds are assigned to the upper and lower note ranges. The keys are also a little longer than a standard synth keyboard, offering a playing feel that is smooth and consistent no matter where the key is pressed. And with a weight of just 15.25 lb, the JUNO-DS76 is much more portable than typical 76-note synths.