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Dave Smith Instruments Pro-Two

Post by Samwise » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:26 pm



http://www.davesmithinstruments.com/pro ... /index.php

Well this sure came out of left field.

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Post by talfred » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:28 pm

4 cv in, 4 cv out plus gate, thats great! Wonder what it will cost?

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Post by Jdavidk » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:29 pm

Looks pretty great. Thinking under $2k?

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Post by Vootman » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:32 pm

Wow...me neither...didn't expect that. I must say, I'm interested :moneyburn:
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Post by thevegasnerve » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:42 pm

I was hoping for something simpler and cheaper. But I cant argue with the design. Just another synth for someone with bigger pockets..

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Post by ignatius » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:45 pm

anyone notice this in the video?????

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Post by pelican » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:46 pm

Feel sorry for those that ordered the new moog
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Post by Chiefy11 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:49 pm

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Post by pownie » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:49 pm

$1999 for a monosynth! That's ridiculous. Even though some of the specs are neat. CV, awesome step sequencer etc.
The Pro 2 raises the bar for mono synths and redefines the word “fat.”
It doesn't sound phat at all, it sounds exactly as thin as the Prophet 12. Why not use analog osc's like on the Tempest? I don't get it...

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Post by dubnspace » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:54 pm

pelican wrote:Feel sorry for those that ordered the new moog
guess it depends on if you want true VCO analog or Digital/Analog hybrid.. and considering Moogs aren't even shipping yet, it's pretty simple to cancel those preorders... I preordered the Sub 37 and am on the fence, there's plenty of features to like about the Pro2 but it's quite a hefty price tag..

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Post by ignatius » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:55 pm

pownie wrote:$1999 for a monosynth! That's ridiculous. Even though some of the specs are neat. CV, awesome step sequencer etc.
The Pro 2 raises the bar for mono synths and redefines the word “fat.”
It doesn't sound phat at all, it sounds exactly as thin as the Prophet 12. Why not use analog osc's like on the Tempest? I don't get it...
the tempest is same oscillators as in evolver right?

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Post by n_m » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:55 pm

There's already thread going here:
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Post by ignatius » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:56 pm

anyway.. pretty well stacked synth.. lot's of modulation and integration is cool. usb and CV i/o

seems like a winner. $2k seems a little spendy but perhaps actual retail will settle a little lower?

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Post by flashheart » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:57 pm

pownie wrote: Why not use analog osc's like on the Tempest? I don't get it...
Because there are enough monos with analogue oscillators already? Dave likes hybrids that much is obvious, I've no hankering for a monosynth with VCOs really.
That price is a bit of a shock if true - where did you see that?

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Post by GovernorSilver » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:57 pm

Seems to me it has more in common with Elektron Analog Keys than the Sub 37.

BTW, all three keyboards cost $1500 or more.

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Post by pownie » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:58 pm

ignatius wrote:the tempest is same oscillators as in evolver right?
ehm, can't quite remember, to be honest. I think Tempest uses the same as the Mopho, which, if I recall correct, use the same as the Evolver. So yes, I think so. Or, at least I think I read so somewhere.

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Post by pownie » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:01 pm

flashheart wrote:Because there are enough monos with analogue oscillators already? Dave likes hybrids that much is obvious, I've no hankering for a monosynth with VCOs really.
That price is a bit of a shock if true - where did you see that?
Yeah, but I'd much perfer it like on the Evolver; both digital and analog osc's, + wavetables (and I had actually hoped samples as well).

The price is listed here. Steep as phuck, thin as hell. Sorry I'm hatin', it looks awesome, but expensive. Had just hoped for something different.

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Post by chvad » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:10 pm

"Feel sorry for those that ordered the new moog"

unless you want a synth with a totally different sound. I see these two sitting next to one another well. Very little tonal crossover between dave's stuff and moogs.

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Post by greenscreens » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:30 pm

very psyched on this for DSI abandoning the curtis design (thank heavens). if the Envelopes are snappy this thing will be huge.... (i dont remember the envelopes being very fast in his earlier designs)

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Post by Jason Brock » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:31 pm

ignatius wrote: seems like a winner. $2k seems a little spendy but perhaps actual retail will settle a little lower?
As with anything sold at Guitar Center and other such retailers, you can pretty much get 15% off if you just ask. And eventually a sale or promotion will probably put it closer to $1500 if you wait.

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Post by wired » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:43 pm

Looks awesome, but too expensive :deadbanana:
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Post by Chromex » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:15 pm

As far as i know the Tempest oscs are the evolver oscs, which means 2 Digital with the VS waveforms and two DCO analog. Mopho is a "one voice prophet 8"- with a subosc not the same as evolver as it does not have the digital oscs with the VS waveforms
I would be interested in a Tempest for its versatility but the fact that Midi ccs are not received is a dealbreaker- apprently this is TBI , at least that what the website says but it has been TBI for a while and I imagine this will slow it down..

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Post by cscairney » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:45 pm

where did the $2K mark come from? :despair:

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Post by donato » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:02 pm

cscairney wrote:where did the $2K mark come from? :despair:
I don't know about this thread, but on another board a DSI representative said $1999

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Post by n_m » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:02 pm

cscairney wrote:where did the $2K mark come from? :despair:
from http://www.davesmithinstruments.com/news/index.php
The Pro 2 is scheduled to start shipping late July with a street price of $1,999. For more information, see the Pro 2 product page.

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