Prophecy for Mac/Win
The Revival of the 90’s Physical Modeling Sound
A Reproduction of the Prophecy in Software
In the 1990s, PCM synths were at their peak, but club scene artists were already searching for a more flexible, analog sound, hinting at the coming analog revival of the 2000s.
It was in this context that the Prophecy was announced in 1995, offering more flexibility and timbral capabilities than ever before heard. Defined by the cutting edge digital signal processing technology and a DSP chip formerly used exclusively for effects processing, the Prophecy Solo Synthesizer is now available as a software plugin, with the ease of use, polyphony, and modern features necessary for today’s music production.
- Equipped with Oscillator Models from the MOSS Synthesis Engine.
- Two Signal Routing Paths Offer Incredible Variety.
- Sound Programs that Cover a Wide Range of Styles.
- GUI with a Focus on the Ease of Use Unique to Software.
- A free demo version is also available.
Equipped with Oscillator Models from the MOSS Synthesis Engine
Prophecy for Mac/Win uses software to fully reproduce the original Prophecy’s MOSS (Multi-Oscillator Synthesis System) and is equipped with five of the seven total oscillator types.
Standard Oscillator for Analog Synth Sounds
This is a simulation of analog synth oscillators and is also equipped with Pulse Width Modulation (PWM), expanding the timbral capabilities beyond what is normally possible in analog.
Noise + Comb Filtering
This oscillator extracts tone components from white noise. Contrary to what some might think, this algorithm is capable of more than just noisy sounds. It offers a wide range of possibilities, from synthy basses to strings.
VPM (Variable Phase Modulation)
VPM creates rich harmonics by modulating the phase of a signal. The carrier’s phase is changed by the modulator, and the resulting signal is processed by the wave shaper, resulting in sounds with high frequency content.
Cross / Ring / Modulation and Sync
This oscillator is designed to replicate analog oscillators modulating one another. As a result, it can produce chiming, metallic sounds with rich harmonics like bells.
The physical modeling oscillator includes the three types below. All types feature the wide tonal range that is unique to physical modeling.
Brass Model Oscillator
This oscillator simulates brass instruments such as trumpets and trombones. It uses controllers like key velocity and mod wheel to modulate the strength of blowing into the mouthpiece, and can create performances that are similar to real brass instruments.
Reed Model Oscillator
This oscillator simulates woodwind instruments like saxophones and flutes. It uses controllers like key velocity and mod wheel to modulate the wind pressure, and can create performances that are similar to real woodwind instruments.
Plucked String Oscillator
This oscillator simulates plucked string instruments like guitar and bass. It can model different methods of picking the string, like using a pick or fingers, as well as modelling the condition of the strings, and the positions of strings that are played.
In addition to the oscillator and wave shaper sections, there is also a sub oscillator and noise generator. These different outputs can be independently combined in the two mixer sections for the two different outputs. The amp section can also be fed back into the corresponding mixer for even more tonal possibilities.
MOSS synthesis enables a very wide range of sound making. From the multi-oscillator Z1 synthesizer capable of polyphony and equipped with an X/Y pad, to TRINITY and TRITON’s polyphonic MOSS boards and even the OASYS and KRONOS, KORG’s physical modeling technology all started here, with the Prophecy.
Sound Programs that Cover a Wide Range of Style
There are 128 preset programs, broken up into 14 categories. There is also a category for user programs, a favorites bank for registering your most used sounds, and program change mapping. The two optional expansion cards sold for the original hardware are also available: ANALOG & VINTAGE, which features 64 analog-style bass, lead, and special effect sounds, and MODERN MODELS, which contains 64 programs of acoustic instruments that do not exist, wind instrument sounds, and sounds that take full advantage of the expressive capabilities of the synth.
GUI with a Focus on the Ease of Use Unique to Software
The Prophecy for Mac/Win GUI (Graphical User Interface) is divided into three sections: SYNTH, FX, and ARP. Each section is laid out logically to make sound creation as intuitive as possible.
First, try the demo version.
The KORG Collection Prophecy has a demo version* that allows you to try out almost all its features for free. Please give it a try for now to get a glimpse of the possibilities that await you.
*KORG ID account is required.
*There is no demo version of the ARP ODYSSEY and LegacyCell.
*The software can only be used for 20 minutes at a time.
*The ability to save edited programs is disabled.
Included in the KORG Collection
Prophecy for Mac/Win is included in the KORG Collection 3. The special package of 11 pieces of KORG software. All at once you will be able to get the famous analog machines that laid the groundwork for the synthesizer as an instrument in the 1970s and early 80s, as well as the well-known digital machines that changed the history of music in the late 1980s and 2000s.