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Desktop Prophet 5 constantly detuning

Desktop Prophet 5 constantly detuning
« on: September 02, 2021, 09:01:12 AM »
Hello all !

I've just joined the big Sequential family yesterday by receiving a brand new Prophet-5 desktop. The sound is amazing - I am so happy about it...

BUT

my Prophet is constantly detuning. Sometime I have to hit the "Tune" button every 10 minutes because the synth goes out of tune for no reason (I suppose). The Vintage button is set to 4 so it's not coming from there. Sometime, it's just 1 key that is out of tune, sometime it's all of them.

I red on the manual that you should tune the osc as much as needed during the first days of use so that the machine can adapt itself to my environment temperature. But it seems to me that it need to be calibrated A LOT.

So... what do you think ?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Best  :)

Re: Desktop Prophet 5 constantly detuning
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2021, 11:52:46 AM »
Does your room temperature fluctuate much?
AC?  Other warm gear around, like tube amps?

Cheers !
1976 MiniKORG700s // 1978 Prophet-5 rev.2 // 1981 KORG CX-3 // 1984 DX7 // 2020 Prophet-10 rev.4 // MoPho Box // 2 Creamware MiniMax // Creamware Pro-12 // 2 EMU-Proteus 2000 // EMU-Vintage Keys  // Casio VZ-10M // Roland VK-8M // Fatar SL 880 //

Re: Desktop Prophet 5 constantly detuning
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2021, 12:02:06 PM »
Hello HockeBocke,

Thanks for your answer :)

No hot gear around. The temperature may have fluctuate in my living room though when the sun lights came in. Is the prophet that sensible ?

Re: Desktop Prophet 5 constantly detuning
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2021, 01:15:36 PM »
Not as sensible as the originals (rev 1 and 2 ) but it reacts to changes in temperature ....
I have to hit the Tune button after one or two minutes after start once or twice a week,
but as an owner of a P-5 rev.2 for 35 years Im used to hit that button a lot   ;)

Just keep on tuning your P-5 and Im shure it will be better ....
If not , I read in another tread here that it is possible to "clear" the memory
of the tuning .....

Here ... I found it   : )

https://forum.sequential.com/index.php/topic,5518.0.html


Cheers !
« Last Edit: September 02, 2021, 01:18:54 PM by HockeBocke »
1976 MiniKORG700s // 1978 Prophet-5 rev.2 // 1981 KORG CX-3 // 1984 DX7 // 2020 Prophet-10 rev.4 // MoPho Box // 2 Creamware MiniMax // Creamware Pro-12 // 2 EMU-Proteus 2000 // EMU-Vintage Keys  // Casio VZ-10M // Roland VK-8M // Fatar SL 880 //