Sound developer 8Dio has released a new “T8” Add-On pack for the Prophet X that features over 3,869 samples, 120 custom instruments, and 32 custom presets. The Add-On pack was created by deep-sampling Dave Smith’s own vintage Prophet T8 synthesizer. The $48 Add-On pack is now available for download from 8Dio’s website.
The Prophet T8 was one of Sequential’s flagship all-analog instruments created in the early 1980s. Its sonic architecture was based on the classic Prophet-5, but with the addition of a full-size weighted keyboard, MIDI integration, velocity and aftertouch sensitivity, a built-in sequencer, and a variety of keyboard modes (Single/Split/Double/Unison). These features made it a milestone in both technology and instrument innovation. In addition to its unique and powerful sound capabilities, one of its main selling points, was its high-quality velocity sensitive keys featuring polyphonic aftertouch.
The “T8” Add-On pack requires Prophet X OS v2.1 or higher.
The Prophet X has garnered critical acclaim for its sonic versatility and sound design capabilities through its substantial internal library of 150 GB of sample content as well as its ability to import up to 50 GB of additional user samples and add-on content from sound developers. Imported sample content can be used to create custom instruments and patches and can be augmented with the Prophet X’s own synthesis engine, which features 2 digital oscillators, stereo analog filters, as well as other sound-shaping controls including multiple envelope generators, LFOs, dual digital effects, and a 64-step polyphonic step sequencer.
For more information about other 8Dio Add-On Packs, including “The Last Prophet” (the last production model of the Prophet-5 ever made), the ARP 2600, and the OBX, visit 8Dio’s website.
“We’re excited to see these new Prophet X add-ons from 8Dio,” commented Dave Smith. They add an interesting vintage slant to a very modern synth. To have these classic instruments available to perform with or to manipulate with the Prophet X synthesis engine makes an already-powerful musical tool even more versatile. ”
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Originally launched in 2002 as Dave Smith Instruments, Sequential is helmed by legendary musical instrument designer and Grammy® award winner Dave Smith. Dave’s many accomplishments include the creation of the Prophet-5—the world’s first fully programmable polyphonic synthesizer—and his legacy as the primary driving force behind MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface).
The company’s products are used by an ever-growing roster of well-known musicians and are available from music retailers worldwide. Instruments include the Prophet-6, OB-6, Prophet Rev2, and the Tempest analog drum machine. Sequential is based in San Francisco, where its instruments are also manufactured. Visit www.sequential.com.
Founded in 2011 by Troels Folmann and Tawnia Knox, 8Dio is the leading independent developer of software instruments and the inventors of deep-sampling. Troels is an Academy Award, TEC/Mix Foundation, GANG and D3 award-winning composer and Ph.D scholar in music technologies. Tawnia is the CEO of 8Dio Productions and has had a long career as an executive in luxury brands.
8Dio has created an extensive, deep-sampled catalog of advanced instruments based on literally millions of samples. Notable titles includeMajestica – the largest symphony orchestra ever sampled, Epic Taiko Ensembles, Titanic Choirs, Cinematic Scoring Tools, and over 250 other instruments. 8Dio products are used by high-profile artists, composers, and top music producers in all genres. They are featured in a majority of current blockbuster movies, independent films, video games, TV-shows, Broadway productions, and the professional sports industry. For more information, visit www.8dio.com.