The REV2 is Dave Smith’s reimagining of his Prophet ’08 poly synth — a modern classic that has appeared on countless recordings and stages since its debut in 2007. As Dave puts it, “The REV2 is the realization of our effort to enhance and improve ... read more
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Over all a pretty great instrument
I love the possibilities that the DSI REV2 offers and it sounds and plays wonderfully. It would get a 5/5 review from me if it wasn't for a couple issues I have with it. One being the low end is a bit lacking and I also feel DSI went too cheap on the buttons on this thing. For what ever reason I have a Hell of a time getting the buttons (not knobs) to respond. The Record button for the sequencer usually has to be pressed pretty hard and usually multiple times before it gets a response.
The sounds are amazing.
After playing around and writing a few songs with this guy, I can say this thing sounds amazing. My only beef I have with is, myself, as I didn't read through the manual for it, and or do a real deep dive to scratch what this thing was even capable of. I'm not a huge fan of the knobs on this either. I love my Poly D knobs much more as that feels more fun to play with. I will say that the sheer amount of types of sounds that you could get from this is insane, many retro sci-fi sounds and new fun ones. I wish I could've kept it long enough to discover more! Enjoy this synth!
When I finally decided I needed a polyphonic analog serendipitously this beauty just came on the market and I snatched up the 16 voice version. I am still learning something new about it every time I use it but even just the presets sound amazing! Am gradually setting up so that I can record this without a DAW and hope to have many years of making great tracks with this dandy!
My best DCO synth
First of all, it's an analog synth! There are so many modulation options with it
I like it's bi-timbral sound You can play the Pad sound with Arpeggio in same time! (or Pad with Bass and for many other options)
When you feel the sound is lack of something, here are my recommendations 1. Use LFO for make your OSC sounds more alive (Destination for OSC Finetune , and Shape Mod) 2. Use LFO for Noise (I like to use it with Random shape LFO, it makes Rev2 feel like a vintage synth) 3. Tweak the OSC SLOP knob slightly 4. Use Panspread ( That's why I love it to record in stereo )
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Sound creating machine
I have this synthesizer for some time now. I use it to create new sounds for studio records. Also for soundtracks for movies. You have a lot op presets and a lot of patches to save your creations. De sound lacks some bass. That is a problem with most polyphonic synthesizers. That is why the moog is so popular.
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The REV2 is Dave Smith’s reimagining of his Prophet ’08 poly synth — a modern classic that has appeared on countless recordings and stages since its debut in 2007. As Dave puts it, “The REV2 is the realization of our effort to enhance and improve everything we could about the original design — all at a more accessible price.”
The REV2 retains all of the key features of the Prophet ’08 and expands on them. It has twice the polyphony, twice the mod matrix, waveshape modulation on all waveforms, digital effects per layer in stacked or split voice mode, a polyphonic step sequencer per layer, and more. The result is a true analog powerhouse.
Best of all, you can download any of the many existing libraries of Prophet ’08 sounds and they will not only sound identical, but can be enhanced with the new features.