The Korg Prophecy is a monophonic digital synthesizer used by many well-known electronic music acts including the Orb, The Prodigy, Orbital, 808 State and Depeche Mode. It uses physical modelling to mimic analog synthesis.
Don’t be fooled by the fact it’s monophonic, in all honesty we would have loved to have had at least 4 notes of polyphony, but with samplers and DAW’s you can always record you favourite sounds to audio and play them back, but in doing so you would miss out on the fun wheel and ribbon controller combo, and two wheels that can be assigned to control certain effects of which there are six onboard!!
It was designed to produce analog sounding timbres, it can produce sounds like FM synthesisers can (Frequency Modulation synthesis). You also have a few knobs to play around with changing the filter cutoff, resonance, envelopes (ADSR) and an arpeggiator. You have 4 LFO’s included for some truly magical sounds!
They can still be had for cheap, I bought mine broken for £70 UK Sterling. I do all my own repairs, so it was a bargain as it now fully works, and I love it, a unique synthesizer that I am keeping for sure!
Excellent for sound effects and alternative sounds, it also does analog /physical modelling well, and for the price of around £200 UK sterling you can do much worse!
Keyboard/Number of keys
37 note keyboard comes with velocity and after touch for even more expressive playing!!
1 Note / Voice at a time (Monophonic)
Can store up to 128 different TONES, you can also store an additional 64 on an external card too…
Cutoff, Resonance, Voice filter, High Pass, Low Pass, Band pass and notch filters!!
4 LFOs, 30 Waveforms, Real-Time Modulation
We have a whopping four envelopes on board!
Chorus, Flanger, Delay, Wah Wah, Reverb, Distortion and other cross types see downloadable manual below section 4-6 😉
It has a programmable Arpeggiator that can send and receive midi clock messages.
Broken ribbon controller and a battery replacement message
Controllable by MIDI, with velocity and after touch
ROYALTY FREE EFFECTS