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Sequential Circuits | Prophet-3000


The Prophet-3000 rack mount sampler was Sequential’s final product and the most sophisticated sampler of its time. Its sampler specs are 16 Bit with variable sample rates up to 48 KHz at 21 seconds. 2 MB internal memory expandable to 8, auto editing features for quick sample looping and trimming, and very warm analog filters. It also has a detachable face-plate with a great LCD display for more comfortable access and editing. It featured external SCSI hard drive support, optional memory expansion, dynamic voice allocation with 8 individual outputs, and a master stereo output. The last OS version of the P3000 was 3.0B.

If you gotta have a classic vintage sampler that's fast and easy to use then the Prophet 3000 is a tempting offer, if you can find one, because unfortunately just as it was produced Sequential went under so there are not too many of these things floating around.

BrandSequential Circuits
Engine TypeDigital
Voices (max)8
Sampler48 KHz, 16 Bit
Filter (VCF)Resonant low pass analog filter
Envelope (VCA)ADSR
Memory2MB expandable to 8MB
Key typeN/A
Extra infoSCSI connection
Produced:1987 - 1987
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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