Sequential today introduced OS version 2.0, a free firmware update for the Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 synthesizers.

The update adds Stack and Split capability, a new feature not covered in the main User’s Guide. With this OS, the Prophet-10 (or a Prophet-5 with a voice expansion card) becomes bi-timbral and allows you to play two different sounds/programs at once.

OS 2.0 also includes new voice management commands that you can access through an additional “3rd row” of Global commands.

“We’re excited to bring stack and split capability to 10-voice Prophets,” said Sequential founder Dave Smith. “It gives even more musical versatility to an already awesome-sounding instrument. Musicians are going to love the sound design possibilities of bi-timbral stacks. And players will be able to make good use of splits in live performance.”

Pricing and Availability

The OS update is available now as a free download. The Prophet-5 voice expansion card has a US MAP of $899 and is available directly from Sequential. It is compatible with both keyboard and desktop models of the Prophet-5.

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