Sequential Circuits Prophet 2000

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Prophet 2002, the rack mount version of Prophet 2000

The Prophet 2000 was the first sampling keyboard by Sequential Circuits (SCI), released in 1985.[1]

Intended to represent Sequential's first entry into the low-cost digital sampler market, the Prophet 2000 was equipped with 256k or 512k sample memory, and selectable sampling rates of 16, 32, and 42kHz at 12 bit audio resolution. External storage was provided via 3.5" diskette. The Prophet 2000 featured MIDI, 8 voice polyphony, up to 8 layers, and an arpeggiator. Despite their technological limitations, early digital samplers like the Prophet 2000 are noted for their warm audio quality as a result of analog VCFs and VCAs.[2]


  1. ^ "The Dave Smith Ego Museum". Dave Smith Instruments. Archived from the original on 2008-06-18. 
  2. ^ "Sequential Circuits Prophet 2000". Vintage Synth Explorer. 

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