We are incredibly excited to announce our eighth Official Add-On pack for the Prophet X, & Prophet XL Hardware Synthesizer, The Model D.
The Minimoog Model D is a three-oscillator monophonic synthesizer manufactured originally throughout the early 1970s, before being brought back in more recent years for a limited run. The Model D not only helped shape decades of music production but still defines and inspires instrument design and technology to this very day.
The Model D was the instrument that started it all. It established the possibility of having an advanced yet portable synthesizer. As the popularity of massive walls of modular systems began to dwindle, the Model D was MOOG’s answer. It was not only the original to offer such a range of features and functions, but it was the first in its class as a retail-ready commercial instrument. This lead to the popularity of the Model D being unparalleled at the time, with fans and users such as Parliament, Stevie Wonder, Keith Emerson, Gary Numan, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk and Herbie Hancock to name just a few.
The Model D Add-On was captured using a pristinely maintained original run hardware unit. Direct from the synth archives of Dave Smith himself, the Model D had been uniquely hand modified. We recorded each take through a purely analog signal path until the very final stages to ensure all the character, tone and warmth were retained, resulting in every note being faithful to the original.
The Model D’s truly analog design and workflow meant varying incremental fluctuations in the sound itself lead to far lusher and warmer tones. Coupled with the first ever Pitch Wheel and fully hands-on control, the Model D was an instrument that put the touring musician first and to this day remains saught after and a musical icon in its own right. Now after decades of limited runs, re-makes and models you can combine the original and iconic sounds of this classic hardware with the latest features of your Prophet X or Prophet XL, including true polyphony, advanced modulation routings and program splitting and stacking.
Stay tuned for more exclusive Prophet X & XL add-ons. We hope you enjoy this authentic vintage experience on your Prophet X & XL.
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