Prophet 6 or Prophet 08 - a video comparison

Prophet 6 or Prophet 08 - a video comparison
« on: December 08, 2015, 05:41:32 AM »
I've recently purchased a Prophet 6 and love it.  I also have a Prophet 08 and love that!!

While I was considering if I needed another polysynth (who doesn't!) I had difficulty getting any real unbiased info comparing the 2 synths. I know you can buy one and send it back within 30 days from most retailers, but for those who'd rather take a little longer to make a decision or those further afield who can't return goods, I thought I'd make some comparison videos.

1.  Oscillators and Basic Modulation  https://youtu.be/BP0Z_YWvU7E
2.  Filters https://youtu.be/ksEMjOPDV1Y
3.  Making Simple Pads   https://youtu.be/5iqA4odRqrI
4. Sequencers and Arpeggiators https://youtu.be/3BkLoNXi0BE
5.  Complex Pads https://youtu.be/LNeUA014qTs

I hope its of some use to someone... or I've wasted my time...  :)

Enjoy.

BTW I've also posted this on the Prophet 08 pages - hope that's not breaking any forum rules.

Starsky
« Last Edit: December 08, 2015, 05:55:58 AM by StarskyCarr »

Re: Prophet 6 or Prophet 08 - a video comparison
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2015, 04:59:04 PM »
Nice job!  I just watched them all.  I have both as well and I will be keeping both, too.  I also just sent my Pro One out for service.

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Re: Prophet 6 or Prophet 08 - a video comparison
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2015, 05:27:18 PM »
thank you!

Tom

Re: Prophet 6 or Prophet 08 - a video comparison
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2015, 10:08:55 AM »
Thanks!

Re: Prophet 6 or Prophet 08 - a video comparison
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2015, 09:11:39 PM »
I finally managed to watch your videos, Starsky, including the two bass-related ones. You did a very nice job. Thanks a lot for your effort!

For a second, it made me doubt whether it was right to sell my Prophet '08 in order to help funding a Prophet-6 in the near future. But then, I have to admit that I cleary choose sound over features in this case. If I didn't also have a Pro 2 though, I would probably rather stick to the Prophet '08 only.

Re: Prophet 6 or Prophet 08 - a video comparison
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2016, 11:19:29 AM »
My first post here. My prophet 6 is arriving Saturday so I found these fantastically helpful. I had a prophet 8 desktop (sold it - pre PE version and painful to programme with those first batch of encoders), which had a great sound but I think you nailed the difference. It was more edgy than I expected and made me work a little to calm it down. That said I loved it and hope the prophet 6 is the definitive DSI experience for me. I like to programme quickly, hate menus, so knob per function is where I'm at.  I looked at mark doty's videos for DSI which I liked but thought yours were more detailed and the comparison with the P8 gave it a nice benchmark, well done and appreciate the time you put into them.

Ian

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Re: Prophet 6 or Prophet 08 - a video comparison
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2016, 02:34:17 PM »
I had a prophet 8 desktop (sold it - pre PE version and painful to programme with those first batch of encoders),

Did you know of these options?
http://store.davesmithinstruments.com/proddetail.php?prod=DSI-8102
http://store.davesmithinstruments.com/proddetail.php?prod=DSI-8202

Good luck with your new Prophet-6! . o O ( gear envy )
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Re: Prophet 6 or Prophet 08 - a video comparison
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2016, 12:56:40 PM »
Hi, yes I did, but it was a bit too late. Anyway just unboxed my new P 6 connected up, calibrated and then played it. My first reactions are, incredible sound, love the interface and well put together.. This is how synthesis is supposed to be - pull a sound up, turn the knobs until it sounds like you want it or you just find something completely unexpected!

This is a great synth and I've only had it 4 hours!  Got to get back it...............