The Korg Prophecy solo synthesizer came out in 1995 and was a purely monophonic "solo/lead" synthesizer. It employed DSP synthesis first developed for the Korg OASYS synthesizer, with algorithms for producing realistic analog timbres, VPM (Variable Phase Modulation) tones similar to FM synthesis, and physically modeled brass, reed, and plucked string instruments. At your finger tips were tons of real-time control over traditional analog editing parameters like filter cutoff and resonance, envelopes and the arpeggiator. It had a pitch wheel, a mod wheel, an expressive dual action ribbon wheel, six effects processors and more!
Technically, the Prophecy offered one-note monophony, several effects (including distortion, wave shaping, delay/reverb and chorus/flanger), and 128 memory locations (Bank A and Bank B) for user sound programs. No disk drive or sequencer is included, but its integrated arpeggiator was a source of "instant gratification", as some magazines put it. Standard MIDI features and a pair of audio outputs are also offered.
It was used by The Orb, Jan Hammer, Depeche Mode, Orbital, Prodigy, the Crystal Method, Radio Head, Rick Wakeman, the Pet Shop Boys and many others. A great and modern techno/electronic/prog music machine.
This Prophecy is in very good condition. Only used in the studio and never for gigging. It comes from a smoke-free home. Recently cleaned and serviced. Comes with power cord. Local Los Angeles pickup only.