In one of the more unexpected moves from one of the world’s most revered synth manufacturers, Dave Smith Instruments have unveiled a hybrid sampler/synthesiser called the Prophet X ahead of Superbooth18 in Berlin. Designed in collaboration with respected ‘deep sample’ creators 8Dio, it features “a newly developed engine that powers two simultaneous 16-bit, 48kHz sample-based instruments plus two high-resolution digital oscillators with waveshape modulation — all processed through analog filters.”
The 150 GB sample library in the Prophet X includes numerous acoustic and electronic instruments as well as an extensive collection of ambient and cinematic effects. Users can shape the samples through loop manipulation, sample stretching, and the synthesizer’s many sound-sculpting functions which include 4 envelope generators, 4 LFOs, a deep modulation matrix, and other tools. The Prophet X also provides 50 gigabytes of internal storage for importing additional samples. Several sample libraries will be available from 8Dio at launch. Support for user-created sample content is planned for December, 2018.
Get the full rundown on the Dave Smith Instruments site here