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.
A further evolution in expression.
Version 1.5 is now available with new sound programs.
KORG Collection - Prophecy, a legendary physical modeling synthesizer developed with the aim of offering freedom of expression beyond analog synthesizers and unprecedented sound creation possibilities, has evolved even further in its expressive capabilities. In version 1.5, the quirks of the hardware Prophecy can now be expressed even more precisely thanks to deeper creative input from the brilliant minds in the original Prophecy development team.
Version 1.5 also adds 180 new programs. This unique sound collection brings out the individuality of the Prophecy, ranging from fresh, software-only sounds to those that pay homage to the original Prophecy and pushes monophonic sound design to all new levels. Please enjoy the new programs created with the participation of the original Prophecy sound designers.
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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 Full Version 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.
Original voicing member of Prophecy/Z1
Synthesist, sound designer and electronic composer. He's developed presets and patches for over 200 synthesizer and effects devices starting back in 1985.
"The Prophecy remains one of my favorite synths of all time. Having worked on the original hardware voicing I thought I knew it pretty well, but the new software version really gives a full view of how incredibly powerful and futuristic the design was and still is. It can make so many incredible sounds and now being polyphonic it’s just amazing. I love it!"
Senior Voicing Manager / KORG USA Inc.
“The Prophecy was Korg’s first monophonic synthesizer that featured Standard, Comb Filter, VPM, Brass, Reed, and Pluck modeling engines. We took this classic synth to the next level by making it a full range polyphonic synth, with Mono & Unison modes, number of voice selection, detune, and stereo spread. It’s bundled with an extensive library of sounds, and the graphic interface makes editing synth parameters, FX, and arpeggiator patterns effortless. This is a transformation that embraces tradition with new innovation.”
A specialist in unique modern compositions, synth presets, wavetables and samples
"The Prophecy is a fantastic addition to the Korg Collection suite. It was always a pretty unique synth that gave such creative control over physical modelling techniques, so to now have it available as software and with polyphony is fantastic."
OscillatorSink is a synth enthusiast and educator who has created tutorials for a range of synths, including in-depth series on the Korg Monologue and Volca FM. He has also created a number of patch packs and tools for synths, including the free, web-based editor for the Volca FM - “Synthmata”. You can check out his tutorials on his YouTube channel.
"The Prophecy was a wild, very forward-thinking synth. The addition of polyphony and an easy to program interface in its plugin form makes it worth any intrepid sound-explorer's attention!"
Former R&D member of Prophecy/Z1 Physical Model Sound Engine at KORG Inc.
“During the development of the original Prophecy, we learned that instruments that are difficult to play and subtly control are also very hard to develop as physical modelled instruments. This gave me a newfound appreciation of acoustic instruments, because beautiful timbres and melodies can only be produced by the delicate balance of the instrument itself and the skill and musicianship of the player. The same is true of the Prophecy - it has numerous physical modelled instruments that require technique to play. But, like an acoustic instrument, once you make full use of the many controllers, you will be able to perform in a very expressive way. I hope you’ll give it a try.”
Sound Designer / Field Recording Engineer / VR Creator
One of the original voicing staff members of the Prophecy, Trinity, 05R/W, X3. Former manipulator of the healing artsit “HIMEKAMI”. Currently he is active in field recordings using ASMR, binaural and other techniques, focusing on natural environmental sounds.
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“With the modern technology after 27 years, I feel that it is a completely new synth with expressive capabilities that Monophonic could not offer at that time. I would call it ‘Advanced Prophecy’.”