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P12 Tricks and Tips

Re: P12 Tricks and Tips
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2019, 09:32:20 AM »
I'm no expert, but I'll try and share what I have learned over the last couple years with the prophet 12.
 Cheers!
https://youtu.be/K7hp9Ut9nQs

 

Re: P12 Tricks and Tips
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2019, 10:15:50 PM »
I'm no expert, but I'll try and share what I have learned over the last couple years with the prophet 12.
 Cheers!

Great video! I like that the focus is on, now that you bought the thing, how do you make musical sound with it? Nice to hear the sound as you work on it.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2019, 10:20:27 PM by Processaurus »

Re: P12 Tricks and Tips
« Reply #42 on: February 11, 2019, 06:42:51 AM »
I'm no expert, but I'll try and share what I have learned over the last couple years with the prophet 12.
 Cheers!

Agreed, I subscribed after the first of these and they have given me some useful stuff. I definitely need to think more about gain staging.
Prophet 12, Modal 002, MFB Dominion 1, Behringer DeepMind 12D, Korg Polysix & EX-8000, Roland JX-8P, Ensoniq SQ-80, Kawai K3m and now an OB-6!

Re: P12 Tricks and Tips
« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2019, 10:11:58 AM »
Does anyone know how to get the Prophet 12 (or the Pro 2 for that matter) to power up with a specific patch?  The power-on patch seems to change from time to time, but I'm super perplexed on how to control that behavior, or if it's even possible!

Re: P12 Tricks and Tips
« Reply #44 on: June 29, 2019, 05:38:31 PM »
Does anyone know how to get the Prophet 12 (or the Pro 2 for that matter) to power up with a specific patch?  The power-on patch seems to change from time to time, but I'm super perplexed on how to control that behavior, or if it's even possible!

Hi, hit Global 2 times to "remember" it.

Re: P12 Tricks and Tips
« Reply #45 on: July 06, 2019, 05:24:19 AM »
Here's a couple of tips I've found so far after spending ~1 week with the machine. Forgive me if some of these may be duplicates from earlier posts.

If you want to assign more than one mod slots from the same source, like the modwheel, the "Assign Mod Source" button wont let you assign the same source (to avoid creating duplicates I assume) a quick trick is to hold "Assign Mod Source" and press a key right next to the modwheel and then touch the modwheel, that way the slot will first be assigned to velocity and then directly to modwheel.

Even though there's tons of arguments online about how the Prophet 12 doesn't sound like the P5 or P6 etc, it sounds close enough that it's quite easy to replicate patches across and get pretty close. I've taken some of my Repro 5 presets and ported them over to the P12 with relative ease.

Something I've missed until recently is to do filter movement with zero resonance, just something to not forget as an option, I've always dialed in resonance without thinking about it in the past. This turned out for me to be the door to get the "Roland" sound.

Kind of a tangent, but if you've ever used the plugin Soothe for sound design, you may have noticed that the sound it creates is similar to brining the resonance down to zero, and then even adding in a bit of noise. I use this to get close to that sound without using the plugin.

This is an easy +1 on the previous points. On existing patches, try turning Resonance down to zero and you may discover a new sound/variation from the same patch "for free".

Looking at the waveform through an oscillioscope gives lots of ideas on new creative directions for sound design. For example seeing what happens with the waveform when engaging the character section.

Richer base OSC sound: Activate Osc 1 and 2 with the same waveform and dial in a small amount of fine tune on one of them, even +1 is enough to get phasing and pulse width effects going due to phase cancellation between the waves. Also works with different waveforms.

Re: P12 Tricks and Tips
« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2019, 12:52:20 PM »
Does anyone know how to get the Prophet 12 (or the Pro 2 for that matter) to power up with a specific patch?  The power-on patch seems to change from time to time, but I'm super perplexed on how to control that behavior, or if it's even possible!

Hi, hit Global 2 times to "remember" it.

Genius - thanks!

Explains how my default power-up patch seemed to have changed at 'random' from time to time!  This should really be in the manual.

Re: P12 Tricks and Tips
« Reply #47 on: Today at 01:26:28 PM »
Astonishing what u people came up with, i love the idea of sidechaing CCīs to shift a program into a different mood for transitioning between songs.

Instead of the default "tremolo" I found an organic sweetspot for vibrato using analog shapes by doing this:
OscSlop set to 0 ; If desired detune slightly (max +/-4)

LFO1 Square FREQ 140 AMOUNT 0 SLEW 12 DEST OscAllFreq
MOD1 Aftertouch          AMOUNT 7              DEST Lfo1Amount
MOD2 Aftertouch          AMOUNT 1              DEST OscAllSlop
MOD3 Velocity              AMOUNT 2              DEST OscAllSlop
MOD4 Pitchbend           AMOUNT 2              DEST Mod2Amount
MOD5 Modwheel           AMOUNT -3             DEST Lfo1Freq

Try it with any number of OSC set to square and/or saw. At least to me itīs subtle and alive at the same time and I enhanced many of the factory programs with it.