Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08 PE Synthesizer Keyboard

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  • Dave Smith Instruments Prophet '08 Keyboard Synth
  • Fully-Analogue Polyphonic Synthesizer
  • Classic, Real Analogue Sound
  • Gated 16 x 4 Step Sequencer
  • 5-Octave Semi-Weighted Keyboard

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08 PE Synthesizer Keyboard


The Dave Smith Instruments Prophet '08 Keyboard synthesizer has eight voices featuring real analogue oscillators, Curtis low-pass filters and analogue VCAs. Many of the front panel rotary controls use potentiometers for "vintage-style" control, and the 100% analogue signal path offers a classic sound, but married to modern features.

Product Ref: 14926

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The Prophet '08 Keyboard can reproduce the familiar sounds of its legendary predecessors, but also boasts modern features like a greatly expanded modulation matrix and additional modulation sources, including three envelopes and four LFOs per voice. The broad array of knobs allows for direct, real-time editing and performance with control right at your fingertips.

Features on the Prophet '08 Keyboard include a gated 16 x 4 step sequencer, arpeggiator and split or stacked key modes with separate stereo outputs per layer. The five-octave keyboard is semi-weighted with velocity and aftertouch, and there is a spring-loaded pitch wheel and an assignable mod wheel.


"...it's quite possibly the best-sounding, most fun-to-play analog polysynth in the history of keyboards... Bravo!" - Keyboard

"It's small, it's light, it's powerful, it's flexible, it's playable and it's gorgeous." - Sound on Sound

"The Prophet 08 delivers a hands-on immediacy that makes it loads of fun to play." - Electronic Musician


  • 5-octave keyboard with semi-weighted action, velocity, and aftertouch
  • Spring-loaded pitch wheel and assignable mod wheel
  • 256 fully editable Programs (2 banks of 128) with 2 Layers (2 separate sounds) in each Program
  • 16 x 4 gated step sequencer
  • Arpeggiator
  • 2 digitally controlled analogue oscillators (DCOs) per voice with selectable sawtooth, triangle, saw/triangle mix, pulse waves, and hard sync
  • White noise generator
  • 1 Analogue Curtis low-pass filter per voice, selectable 2- and 4-pole operation (self-resonating in 4-pole mode)
  • 3 Envelope Generators: filter, VCA, and assignable (four-stage ADSR + delay); Envelope 3 can loop
  • 4 LFOs
  • Glide (portamento): separate rates per oscillator
  • Analogue VCAs


  • MIDI In, Out, Thru, and Poly Chain
  • Main stereo audio output: 1/4" unbalanced
  • Output B stereo audio output: 1/4" unbalanced
  • Sustain pedal input: accepts normally on or normally off momentary footswitch
  • Pedal/CV input: responds to expression pedals or control voltages ranging from 0 to 5 VDC (protected against higher or negative voltages)
  • Headphone output: 1/4" stereo phone jack

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