Music Gear News
Dave Smith Pro 2 Synth Released - UPDATED
After a tease last week of Smith sat at a keyboard for a video shoot, the company has finally given us more information.
We were initially unsure whether the 'big announcement' would be a new synth module, a firmwire update, a keyboard synthesizer or something else entirely.
Dave Smith Instruments wrote on their Facebook page "We're just putting the finishing touches on the new synth! Here's a small photo in the meantime."
The photo doesn't give too much away so we'll just have to speculate until more information is released.
UPDATEDave Smith Instruments has announced a new synth - the Pro 2 - which Dave Smith describes as his most powerful mono synth ever.
The DSI Pro 2 Synth features four digital oscillators (plus sub-oscillator) with super saw waves and new dual analog filters. The filters (one low-pass and one state-variable) can be run in series or parallel with the state variable filter providing low-pass, high-pass and band-pass modes.
Oscillators can be routed in pairs to either filter for a variety of tonal options. Dave Smith created the new filter to give the Pro 2 a depth and presence that's immediately recognisable. It's distinctly different from other Dave Smith synths such as the Prophet 12.
The full-featured step sequencer operates in 32 x 8, or 16 x 16 mode and allows real-time input. It can sync to external MIDI clock and can also be driven by an external audio input. Sequences can control not only oscillator pitch, but any parameter in the Pro 2's extensive modulation matrix. It supports both rests and variable-length sequences.
The Pro 2 is also designed to be open-ended and flexible. The four control voltage ins and puts open up[ a ton of possibilities for connection with other gear.
Smith also notes that although the Pro 2 was designed as a powerful mono synth it's actually 4 voice paraphonic so you can play 4 notes simultaneously if you want to.
Other features include a multimode arpeggiator; 4 stereo, multi-tap delays with analog modeling; 4 LFOs; tuned feedback; analog distortion; Character controls with sound sculpting options such as Drive, Hack, Decimation, Girth, and Air; and extensive modulation possibilities.
The Dave Smith Pro 2 is scheduled to start shipping at the end of July 2014.
Posted on 18 Jun 2014 14:40 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
Available for purchase now at Gear4music, Stone Deaf's brand new range of amplifiers give the modern player a number of tonal options and sizes to explore!
An excellent audio solution to the mixing processes of the modern day producer, the JBL LSR6325P Studio Monitors are currently available with a huge reduction
Filled to the brim with exciting tonal options, the Canyon Delay and Looper pedal features 11 modes, each with their own distinctive sound and character.
Initially introduced at this years winter NAMM in California, Electro Harmonix's brand new pair of pedals are now available for purchase to the general public.
Launching the intuitive app last year, it's now been made available to those who don't possess an iOS device, making pinpoint precision tuning universal
A new generation in sound reproduction, the MKIII and Elevate 4 utilise Alesis' revered manufacturing quality/design to bring audio quality like never before.
Recent Music News
Taking the best features of active and passive pickups, then merging them into one versatile pickup, Duality offers the player a versatile selection of tones.
Tailor made and resolutely custom, SJC deliver the goods once again with some exclusive offerings that are available only to Gear4music. Don't miss out!
After changing hands several times over the years, Kurt's revered Hagstrom will now be auctioned today with all the proceeds of the auction going to charity.
The M-Audio CODE 61 and CODE 49 has been released in a stylish new black design, combining a stunning aesthetic with classic tone.
Featuring an abundance of exciting new features, the M2 series promises a vast amount of creative and auditory opportunities to the discerning DJ.
Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.