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Sequential Circuits | Prophet Remote


The Prophet Remote (aka Model 1001) is an oddity occasionally stumbled upon in second-hand music shops and around eBay. It was designed as a strap-on remote keyboard controller for the Prophet 5. That's right, keyboardists can join the ranks of the hip-swayin' and hair-tossin' guitarists at the front of the stage!

The Remote connects to the Prophet 5 using a 20 foot long proprietary cable. It has mini mod-wheel controllers in the hand grip for pitch bending, LFO modulation and and aux for volume or filter cutoff. There are also program and bank select buttons for loading up different patches from the Prophet 5.

The Remote was not a commercial success for Sequential back in the day. And with the availability of MIDI retrofits, MIDI-CV/GATE converters and the like, it is rarely useful today either. But for the avid collector and fan of all things retro and analog, it's a fun and relatively inexpensive accessory for the Prophet 5.

BrandSequential Circuits
ModelProphet Remote
Engine TypeController
Key typeKeys
Produced:1982 - 1982
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

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