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Title: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Sulqué on April 04, 2018, 02:01:49 PM
The possibilities of this amazing tool won't change of course. After listening to many demos of various synths (Matrixbrute, Peak, DSI REV2, Behringer clone) on Youtube (the Auratone 5C of 21st century) I kept getting back to the P12. I am not in a hurry to buy one, but since the P12 has been on the market for a while do you think DSI could do a rev.2 or is it too soon? No one knows but DSI of course, but it is fun to ask.
For the few who own both the keyboard and the module, how slower is it to go around the desktop UI? The module seems very easy. It is cheaper and a space saver. I won't be doing any live stage, just studio/writing producing with my daw.
One more question: can you turn off the blinking LED of the tap tempo?
Thank you.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: DavidDever on April 04, 2018, 02:58:38 PM
For the few who own both the keyboard and the module, how slower is it to go around the desktop UI? The module seems very easy. It is cheaper and a space saver. I won't be doing any live stage, just studio/writing producing with my daw.
One more question: can you turn off the blinking LED of the tap tempo?
Thank you.

The desktop UI is fairly quick, though it's worth pointing out that you still fall back to the menu-driven interface even when using the keyboard.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Robot Heart on April 04, 2018, 04:01:27 PM
We're not in the habit of making rev 2 synths, so no, there will not be a P12 rev 2. It took 10 years to do a Prophet '08 rev 2 so you have a ways to go on that one ;-)

You cannot turn off the tempo LED.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Sulqué on April 04, 2018, 04:03:29 PM
For the few who own both the keyboard and the module, how slower is it to go around the desktop UI? The module seems very easy. It is cheaper and a space saver. I won't be doing any live stage, just studio/writing producing with my daw.
One more question: can you turn off the blinking LED of the tap tempo?
Thank you.

The desktop UI is fairly quick, though it's worth pointing out that you still fall back to the menu-driven interface even when using the keyboard.
Thank you.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Sulqué on April 04, 2018, 04:09:00 PM
We're not in the habit of making rev 2 synths, so no, there will not be a P12 rev 2. It took 10 years to do a Prophet '08 rev 2 so you have a ways to go on that one ;-)

You cannot turn off the tempo LED.
Good to know.
A red cap from a Coke bottle could hide it, if it gets annoying. No biggie :)
Thank you.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: jdt9517 on April 04, 2018, 05:45:20 PM
I have a p-12 module, which I use primarily in the studio.  The setup is very user friendly and intuitive.  No deep menu dives.  I use an 88 key Yamaha as the controller generally.  If I need the ribbon function, I have a Pro-2 which I use as the controller, but the Yamaha does most of the heavy lifting. 

Overall, I really recommend the P-12M.  I think you'll like it.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Sulqué on April 04, 2018, 06:58:27 PM
I have a p-12 module, which I use primarily in the studio.  The setup is very user friendly and intuitive.  No deep menu dives.  I use an 88 key Yamaha as the controller generally.  If I need the ribbon function, I have a Pro-2 which I use as the controller, but the Yamaha does most of the heavy lifting. 

Overall, I really recommend the P-12M.  I think you'll like it.
Funny enough I'll be using an old ES8 as a controller :)
The ribbon functions, can they be reassigned to the pedals or any CC?

Thank you all. Not much else on the market in 2018 for me beside the P12M.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: jdt9517 on April 04, 2018, 09:25:39 PM
You will love the P-12M with the ES8!  My Yamaha is a 1st gen S-90 built in 2004 - same era and guts as your ES8.  The keyboard that Yamaha put in those instruments has largely been unsurpassed.  The only one I have found as an equal is the new Montage.  Yamaha and P-12 make a formidable combination!  You will find that connecting that keyboard to a modern synth or the high end soft instruments (E.g., EastWest Pianos) makes an unbeatable combination.  A piano player's dream.

I haven't done it, but I'm pretty sure the ribbon functions can be reassigned.  You have a ribbon on your ES8, right?  I doubt that you will ever need the second ribbon.  Anything I program on the P-12 is usually limited to one ribbon (if I use one at all).

Please let us know if you decide to buy one.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Chaparral on April 05, 2018, 01:57:20 AM
All the expression controls on the P12 are interchangeable I route voice changing parameters out to 2 expression pedals, both ribbons, wheels, aftertouch.

 My need is for great flexibility of timbre whilst playing so I write voices to exploit the controls - as an example I often access some combination of distortions using pressure on a ribbon, but I could send the same effect to the mod wheel or anywhere else.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Sulqué on April 05, 2018, 06:17:11 PM
You will love the P-12M with the ES8!  My Yamaha is a 1st gen S-90 built in 2004 - same era and guts as your ES8.  The keyboard that Yamaha put in those instruments has largely been unsurpassed.  The only one I have found as an equal is the new Montage.  Yamaha and P-12 make a formidable combination!  You will find that connecting that keyboard to a modern synth or the high end soft instruments (E.g., EastWest Pianos) makes an unbeatable combination.  A piano player's dream.

I haven't done it, but I'm pretty sure the ribbon functions can be reassigned.  You have a ribbon on your ES8, right?  I doubt that you will ever need the second ribbon.  Anything I program on the P-12 is usually limited to one ribbon (if I use one at all).

Please let us know if you decide to buy one.
I already decided to get it this year  :)
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: LoboLives on April 06, 2018, 07:01:23 AM
Personally I'm waiting to see what DSI come up with next. If it is a digital (Prophet 12) or even partly digital (Poly Evolver) based synth then I'll go for that. I'm not pulling the trigger on the Prophet 12 for fear that something better and possibly less expensive will come along.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Sulqué on April 06, 2018, 10:59:59 AM
Personally I'm waiting to see what DSI come up with next. If it is a digital (Prophet 12) or even partly digital (Poly Evolver) based synth then I'll go for that. I'm not pulling the trigger on the Prophet 12 for fear that something better and possibly less expensive will come along.
I don't know about "better" but there will be something new coming for sure. Always. That's the fun part. I mean as long as we are alive and OK good health, fear does not matter.
About 1 month ago I started to scan the web, everything I could read and hear about the Prophet 12 since it was available. I stumbled upon a comment on Synthtopia back in 2013. That stupid nickname sounded familiar. The dude really liked the look, the sound and everything about the Prophet 12. I thought about it for a few seconds... and realized it was my own comment.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: LoboLives on April 06, 2018, 11:24:50 AM
Personally I'm waiting to see what DSI come up with next. If it is a digital (Prophet 12) or even partly digital (Poly Evolver) based synth then I'll go for that. I'm not pulling the trigger on the Prophet 12 for fear that something better and possibly less expensive will come along.
I don't know about "better" but there will be something new coming for sure. Always. That's the fun part. I mean as long as we are alive and OK good health, fear does not matter.
About 1 month ago I started to scan the web, everything I could read and hear about the Prophet 12 since it was available. I stumbled upon a comment on Synthtopia back in 2013. That stupid nickname sounded familiar. The dude really liked the look, the sound and everything about the Prophet 12. I thought about it for a few seconds... and realized it was my own comment.

Well when I say better I mean IMPROVED. Be it more wavetables (especially the VS waves which were oddly absent), sampling, multitimbrality, on board sequencer, dual on board effects. 
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Sulqué on April 06, 2018, 02:48:15 PM
Personally I'm waiting to see what DSI come up with next. If it is a digital (Prophet 12) or even partly digital (Poly Evolver) based synth then I'll go for that. I'm not pulling the trigger on the Prophet 12 for fear that something better and possibly less expensive will come along.
I don't know about "better" but there will be something new coming for sure. Always. That's the fun part. I mean as long as we are alive and OK good health, fear does not matter.
About 1 month ago I started to scan the web, everything I could read and hear about the Prophet 12 since it was available. I stumbled upon a comment on Synthtopia back in 2013. That stupid nickname sounded familiar. The dude really liked the look, the sound and everything about the Prophet 12. I thought about it for a few seconds... and realized it was my own comment.

Well when I say better I mean IMPROVED. Be it more wavetables (especially the VS waves which were oddly absent), sampling, multitimbrality, on board sequencer, dual on board effects.
A concept they could do (inspired by my WS A/D): A Prophet 12.2. A P12 with 2 built in VCOs you could mix or not (separate 2 IN/2 OUT option?) with the rest of the digital oscillators. You could split the keyboard half and half or go mono analog uber monster. The arpeggiator could move from the waves to the VCOs.

P12 + 2 Prophet 6's VCOs. The Prophet 12.2 8)
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: LoboLives on April 06, 2018, 04:33:58 PM
Personally I'm waiting to see what DSI come up with next. If it is a digital (Prophet 12) or even partly digital (Poly Evolver) based synth then I'll go for that. I'm not pulling the trigger on the Prophet 12 for fear that something better and possibly less expensive will come along.
I don't know about "better" but there will be something new coming for sure. Always. That's the fun part. I mean as long as we are alive and OK good health, fear does not matter.
About 1 month ago I started to scan the web, everything I could read and hear about the Prophet 12 since it was available. I stumbled upon a comment on Synthtopia back in 2013. That stupid nickname sounded familiar. The dude really liked the look, the sound and everything about the Prophet 12. I thought about it for a few seconds... and realized it was my own comment.

Well when I say better I mean IMPROVED. Be it more wavetables (especially the VS waves which were oddly absent), sampling, multitimbrality, on board sequencer, dual on board effects.
A concept they could do (inspired by my WS A/D): A Prophet 12.2. A P12 with 2 built in VCOs you could mix or not (separate 2 IN/2 OUT option?) with the rest of the digital oscillators. You could split the keyboard half and half or go mono analog uber monster. The arpeggiator could move from the waves to the VCOs.

P12 + 2 Prophet 6's VCOs. The Prophet 12.2 8)

As long as they offer a dual manual option ;)
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: jazzygb1 on April 06, 2018, 05:17:46 PM
The Prophet 12 is a phenomenal synth, I think you'll be waiting a while for DSI to significantly better it.


I can understand perhaps waiting if you're thinking of buying new, but P12's turn up online every now and then MUCH cheaper than they are new, so why not buy second hand instead?


If you're waiting on a 'P12 killer' who knows how long you'll be waiting?


Much better to get P12 now IMO and if you buy it second hand the risk of losing big money on the purchase if a new P12 killer does eventually arrive is significantly reduced. :)


The P12 keyboard is a beautiful synth and I can't recommend it highly enough - get one now! :)


 
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Frocktar on April 06, 2018, 10:58:22 PM
Agree totally with the above comment.

Only thing I regret about getting a P12 is that I didn’t get the keyboard version. Not that the module isn’t superb and very well thought out, but the keyboard is just gorgeous.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Sulqué on April 07, 2018, 09:44:07 AM
The Prophet 12 is a phenomenal synth, I think you'll be waiting a while for DSI to significantly better it.


I can understand perhaps waiting if you're thinking of buying new, but P12's turn up online every now and then MUCH cheaper than they are new, so why not buy second hand instead?


If you're waiting on a 'P12 killer' who knows how long you'll be waiting?


Much better to get P12 now IMO and if you buy it second hand the risk of losing big money on the purchase if a new P12 killer does eventually arrive is significantly reduced. :)


The P12 keyboard is a beautiful synth and I can't recommend it highly enough - get one now! :)
I'll keep that in mind regarding the keyboard version. You are not the only one, P12M owner, who've said the same thing.  :)


Thank you all! 8)
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Sulqué on April 09, 2018, 04:05:09 PM
A little follow up question.
Can the Prophet 12K give me all the Pro 2 can produce? I am not including the polyphony or the sequencer, etc, any obvious  differences. I will be multitracking my sounds, mixing, using plugins, FX, etc. I am asking because some people have both. I missed that detail at first and now I wonder why owning both.
To my ears the Pro 2 sounds a bit more bass focused, and the overall color is not the same, but I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Soundquest on April 10, 2018, 11:23:36 AM

Sulque,  The best I can answer is that I have both because I got them at totally different times and for different reasons.    Comparing them despite their differences is difficult if we eliminate the two main points of polyphony and sequencer that you mentioned. 

 Their similarity to me is the oscillators engine, the delays, mod matrix.   The raw wave sounds on each are exactly the same sounding to me.  But perhaps that brings up a need for a 6 string versus 12 string guitar analogy.  Which do you want?  or should I say, which makes most sense for you?

I love my Pro2.  Somewhere in the Pro 2 forum there's a topic about being frozen creatively when sitting down in front of it- because its very deep....and other reasons we pondered.     I don't sense that issue because the sequencer is such a huge part of it and that is the reason I have that instrument.  So I think its more of reaching for the right instrument at the time of your inspiration.   If Pro 2 it did not have the sequencer feature then the p12 would be my obvious choice.   Totally just my opinion... but I can see where like a Pro 2 would be suited for the dance music/techno type thing, and modular controller,  where as the film composer would want to go for the P12.  Both could be used vise-versa to some degree,  though I think P12 would have the edge in most circumstances.


Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Sulqué on April 10, 2018, 01:20:42 PM

Sulque,  The best I can answer is that I have both because I got them at totally different times and for different reasons.    Comparing them despite their differences is difficult if we eliminate the two main points of polyphony and sequencer that you mentioned. 

 Their similarity to me is the oscillators engine, the delays, mod matrix.   The raw wave sounds on each are exactly the same sounding to me.  But perhaps that brings up a need for a 6 string versus 12 string guitar analogy.  Which do you want?  or should I say, which makes most sense for you?

I love my Pro2.  Somewhere in the Pro 2 forum there's a topic about being frozen creatively when sitting down in front of it- because its very deep....and other reasons we pondered.     I don't sense that issue because the sequencer is such a huge part of it and that is the reason I have that instrument.  So I think its more of reaching for the right instrument at the time of your inspiration.   If Pro 2 it did not have the sequencer feature then the p12 would be my obvious choice.   Totally just my opinion... but I can see where like a Pro 2 would be suited for the dance music/techno type thing, and modular controller,  where as the film composer would want to go for the P12.  Both could be used vise-versa to some degree,  though I think P12 would have the edge in most circumstances.
I am thankful you own both. My main DAW is Reason that's why I would be naturally attracted to hardware synths with monstrous modulation capabilities for sound design, music for video productions. The P12 came numero uno on my list, and is still is after your opinion and my needs.
Regards  :)
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: jdt9517 on April 10, 2018, 09:08:44 PM
I have both the P-12 and the Pro-2.  I find myself tending to the Pro-2 for bass, leads, and weird sounds.  Have not delved deeply into the sequencer section probably for lack of time more than anything else.   The Pro-2's strength is in monophonic sound.  So the basic approach is different than a poly.

I find myself gravitating to the P-12 for the polyphonic sounds whether they be more traditional or wacky.   Also, I prefer polyphonic to paraphonic.   So, it will be the P-12 if I am playing two or more notes simultaneously.

While the sound engines are basically the same, hands on they are very different and the right-brain creativity takes me different directions with each instrument.  I'm glad I have both and would not sell one in preference to the other.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Sulqué on April 11, 2018, 06:02:47 AM
I have both the P-12 and the Pro-2.  I find myself tending to the Pro-2 for bass, leads, and weird sounds.  Have not delved deeply into the sequencer section probably for lack of time more than anything else.   The Pro-2's strength is in monophonic sound.  So the basic approach is different than a poly.

I find myself gravitating to the P-12 for the polyphonic sounds whether they be more traditional or wacky.   Also, I prefer polyphonic to paraphonic.   So, it will be the P-12 if I am playing two or more notes simultaneously.

While the sound engines are basically the same, hands on they are very different and the right-brain creativity takes me different directions with each instrument.  I'm glad I have both and would not sell one in preference to the other.
Great to know. Very helpful community. :)
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: MoogieBoogieMan on April 11, 2018, 12:28:33 PM
Will there ever be another Prophet 12 update or are they done working on it?  Would be nice to see "superwaves" or "supersaws". 
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Sulqué on April 11, 2018, 04:53:54 PM
Will there ever be another Prophet 12 update or are they done working on it?  Would be nice to see "superwaves" or "supersaws".
I thought you could do this with a P12 already, with a little bit of programming.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: MoogieBoogieMan on April 11, 2018, 08:34:11 PM
I thought you could do this with a P12 already, with a little bit of programming.
I don't know, can you? Please explain?
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: BobTheDog on April 12, 2018, 12:02:17 AM
Well a supersaw is basically a load of saw waves slightly detuned, the original has 7.

You have 4 oscillators per layer on the P12, so using both layers you can get your 7 slightly detuned saws.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Sulqué on April 12, 2018, 07:25:53 AM
Well a supersaw is basically a load of saw waves slightly detuned, the original has 7.

You have 4 oscillators per layer on the P12, so using both layers you can get your 7 slightly detuned saws.
8)
One thing the Pro 2 has I wish the Pro 12 had is the oscillator articulation option (8:15 min)
https://youtu.be/rA1sJAPiD9Q?list=PLIIy8BPfVlJ-P2ddW68Jd7ZftVbzwXo1X&t=493
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: jazzygb1 on April 12, 2018, 08:23:41 AM
I agree that would be cool, but I bet it's DSP heavy to do.
Doable perhaps on the Pro 2 because it's paraphonic not polyphonic like the P12.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Mr Kay on April 13, 2018, 04:07:42 AM
Yup, the Pro-2 has whole a DSP for 1 voice while on the P-12, two voices shares the same DSP.

But what I can say about the P-12, in my personal opinion, on the synth market, it fully filled the place of the Waldorf Q, a niche vacant for years since Waldorf's bankruptcy in 2004.

I'm one the first buyers of the P-12 and even if I'd buy an OB-6 desktop if I had the money, the P-12 still remains the most jubilatory synth I've ever touched. I particulary like to split it, playing a deep unison bass with my left hand and chords with my right hand, like on this track  :)

https://thedisease.bandcamp.com/track/dusk
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Sulqué on April 13, 2018, 07:39:34 AM
Yup, the Pro-2 has whole a DSP for 1 voice while on the P-12, two voices shares the same DSP.

But what I can say about the P-12, in my personal opinion, on the synth market, it fully filled the place of the Waldorf Q, a niche vacant for years since Waldorf's bankruptcy in 2004.

I'm one the first buyers of the P-12 and even if I'd buy an OB-6 desktop if I had the money, the P-12 still remains the most jubilatory synth I've ever touched. I particulary like to split it, playing a deep unison bass with my left hand and chords with my right hand, like on this track  :)

https://thedisease.bandcamp.com/track/dusk
Great vibe, and thank you since you are an early P12 owner.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: goodweather on May 08, 2018, 07:49:05 AM
We know that DSI is not particularly fan of creating Rev2 of their existing synths but they did it with the P08 which is now the Rev2.

With the development of the new filter for the Prophet X, the effect section (P X, Rev2), the sequencer (P X, Rev 2, Pro 2) and the complain from users about the P12 filters, maybe (it is only a maybe...) that we can expect a Prophet 12 with those enhancements (new filter, effects, sequencer, superwaves...) in 2020 (I guess that 2019 will be the Prophet X module year).

And if not, they have for sure plenty of other nice ideas for poly synths ;)
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: SuzanneRA on October 01, 2018, 06:36:45 AM
Don't wait, buy one now :)

I've had my Prophet 12 for all of three hours now.

I deliberated for months. I couldn't decide between a Rev 2 or the Prophet 12. Here in Australia these instruments are not cheap, the prices just went up and the exchange rate is not good. This was not an easy decision to make....

I also  read lots of forums that said the Prophet 12 sounds terrible. However there are an equal number of forums that said it was outstanding.

A couple of You Tube demos convinced me.....

Now I have one, and I wish I had bought it years ago :)






Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 01, 2018, 07:39:45 AM
I also  read lots of forums that said the Prophet 12 sounds terrible.

I fell for that as well, but found the exact opposite to be the case.  Never again will I judge an instrument by what others say about it, by what they do with it, or by what they claim they can't do with it.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: SandyS1 on October 01, 2018, 08:17:12 AM
I also  read lots of forums that said the Prophet 12 sounds terrible.

I fell for that as well, but found the exact opposite to be the case.  Never again will I judge an instrument by what others say about it, by what they do with it, or by what they claim they can't do with it.

It definitely took me a while to find the sweet spots, and longer to embrace the non-sweet spots as I got past my preconceptions from using 80s-era polys. The biggest problem for me now is that its depth of modulation has kind of ruined me for other instruments with more conventional architectures. I've now had to re-re-adjust my thinking when it comes to them.  ;)
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on October 01, 2018, 08:28:52 AM
It definitely took me a while to find the sweet spots, and longer to embrace the non-sweet spots as I got past my preconceptions from using 80s-era polys. The biggest problem for me now is that its depth of modulation has kind of ruined me for other instruments with more conventional architectures. I've now had to re-re-adjust my thinking when it comes to them.  ;)

I know what you mean.  We've been spoiled by the selection of fabulous instruments DSI offers.  I cannot imagine using a synthesizer with fewer than four LFO's.  Even my simplest patches usually require two to three. 

This is a problem only if you want to continue buying new instruments.  But there's also the unpopular option of keeping the instruments that work best for you for years to come.  I mean, if only a Prophet 12 suffices for you, then keep it for a decade or more.  End of problem.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: tempted11 on October 10, 2018, 01:54:13 PM
i bought a P12 when it came out, thought it is good but could not get the sounds right,
later sold it and now bought one again, mostly because i kept on seeing acts i like using it (like WARPAINT ).
Strangely i now am able to get much better from it, and i have to say it is just one very special synth.
It covers a lot, including fantastic dirty, digital, hybrid modern tones. Maybe it was even head of it's time,
at least for me ;) So still valid in 2019? Yep. and in 2028 it still will be a classic.

Good one !

Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Sulqué on October 14, 2018, 04:43:43 PM
Thank you all for the feedback. I love reading them all.
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: Sulqué on November 15, 2018, 02:52:52 PM
I had a feeling...
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: camarao on January 02, 2019, 05:57:19 AM
Maybe people that don’t like the sound don’t have Prophet 12 and base their opinions on digital media, and people that love the P12 are people really using it.
From what I read this is what it seems to me.
Do you feel the same?

I’m almost buying a P12 now but I’m not sure if I’ll wait for NAMM2019...
Title: Re: Buying a P12 in 2018/2019 and other small questions.
Post by: standingwave on January 03, 2019, 07:26:51 AM
 I've had the P12 in my studio now for just over 2 years. I use it every day, and I still find new sounds and surprises within its synthesis engine.
 Here in Canada a P12 goes for over $4K with sale tax, it isn't the cheapest synth on the market; buying it was not an easy decision. When I did make the decision though, it was inconsequential what comes out in future NAMMs. The P12 is a great synth period.
 If I ever do get tired of the sounds I can make with it, the P12 will hold its value (probably gain now that it is out of production). So, I feel the P12 is a sound investment in my musical endeavors.
 Good luck on your decision!