Just got the Korg Prophecy out of storage ...

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Re: Just got the Korg Prophecy out of storage ...

Post by jaminem »

Yeah i've been listening to the online demo's it sounds just like I remember it sounding in my head...

Xenex..
Prophetic steps..
Cyclotron..
303Growler...

Oh god...
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Re: Just got the Korg Prophecy out of storage ...

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Nostalgia created by this thread, Couple of Whiskeys, eBay, Credit Card.
I now own a Prophecy again.

I blame you for this, contributors to this thread...

Also..

Excited, yeah the plugin was a bit cheaper and wont break, but it doesn't have the log controller....
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Re: Just got the Korg Prophecy out of storage ...

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Replaced my OSCar with a Prophecy in the late 90s in a bid to obtain greater fine control over programming articulacy and dynamics, which it certainly gave, though its overall, relatively 'grey', tone in comparison to its richer, more colourful, sounding predecessor was a bit of a disappointment.

But... I think it still shines within a mix having a real edge in carving out those more graphic elements, whatever the style of music... I was particularly fond of its use in some of those more 'out there' 90s industrial Drum & Bass tracks.

Recently dug it out of storage to fill in the temporary role of modular synth controller after my alpha Juno 2 died. What's striking, all over again, is the depth of programming sophistication and modulation control over that engine. In those terms, aside from the tricky UI, it's quite reminiscent of a much later Dave Smith Evolver keys or even Pro 2/3.
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Re: Just got the Korg Prophecy out of storage ...

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The Red Bladder wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:22 pm Prophecy, Z1, Triton, Karma, MS20, MS2000 all in constant use.

So no Roland then? ;-):beamup:
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Re: Just got the Korg Prophecy out of storage ...

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pilot-wave wrote: Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:44 pm What's striking, all over again, is the depth of programming sophistication and modulation control over that engine. In those terms, aside from the tricky UI, .

I came to the Prophecy owning a DX & analogue monosynth so I saw it as a subdued but modernly complex monosynth.

I found the UI easy but perhaps tedious. There were good shortcuts like presets for each module - eg the envelope genererator had all the usual parameters or for a "quick start" I could select from organ, piano,pluck,etc - preset envelopes.

pilot-wave wrote: Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:44 pm I was particularly fond of its use in some of those more 'out there' 90s industrial Drum & Bass tracks.

I think the Prodigys FAT OF THE LAND is a Prophecy album, there may be more definitive examples but you can certainly play "spot the preset" !
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Re: Just got the Korg Prophecy out of storage ...

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N i g e l wrote: Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:08 pm
... I think the Prodigys FAT OF THE LAND is a Prophecy album, there may be more definitive examples but you can certainly play "spot the preset" !


Ha - yes! Not being overly familiar with that album, I've always misremembered it as being an example of a Moog Prodigy fest due to the band's name and references to its use in their earlier days. Having just now listened to the first track the Prophecy is clearly flaunting itself.

Once it's out of its temporary modular MIDI controller duties, despite having a Pro 2 and MEK sitting here, I really must, after years of storage dormancy, re-investigate that Prophecy engine properly again.
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Re: Just got the Korg Prophecy out of storage ...

Post by resistorman »

Interestingly, this just showed up in my inbox:

Korg Prophecy Editor Now Available

https://coffeeshopped.com/2021/10/korg- ... -available
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