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Dave Smith Instruments REV2 & Pioneer DJ Toraiz AS-1 Synthesizers at Winter NAMM 2017

Mitch Gallagher stops by the Dave Smith Instruments booth at Winter NAMM 2017 to check out the REV2 polyphonic analog synthesizer, as well as the Toraiz AS-1 synth by Pioneer DJ (developed with DSI technology)... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017: Dave Smith Instruments REV2

Dave Smith Instruments ups the ante (again) with the REV2, a 16-voice, 61-key synthesizer that takes over where the legendary Prophet '08 left off. The REV2 is an absolute beast that boasts dual DCOs, a... Read more »

Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 and Sequential Prophet-6 Synthesizer Comparison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKtL1nb_x1M Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's in-house synthesist, does an in-depth side-by-side comparison of the Dave Smith Prophet-6 and OB-6. As the demo will show, there are more... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2016: Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Module 6-voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer Module

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh7z7tRBWhs Carson from Dave Smith Instruments presents the OB-6 desktop module. Like the keyboard version, the Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Module is a 6-voice, all-analog, synth... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2016: Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Desktop Module

Dave Smith Instruments announced a desktop version of their OB-6 synth. Like the keyboard version, the Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Module is a 6-voice, all-analog, synth module inspired by Tom Oberheim's classic SEM... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: Dave Smith Instruments OB-6

What if two legendary synthesizer designers got together and built an analog polysynth using today's state-of-the-art technology? If you've just pinched yourself to see if you're dreaming, Sweetwater can assure you:... Read more »

Dave Smith Instruments Updates Prophet 12 OS to v1.3

Dave Smith Instruments has released version 1.3 of the operating system for the Prophet 12 hybrid digital/analog polysynth. The update adds a number of requested features, notably: Classic linear FM synthesisSupport... Read more »

Dave Smith Interviewed by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAS-3dYr4A8 Mitch Gallagher sits down with synth pioneer Dave Smith here at Sweetwater Sound. Dave was visiting Sweetwater for GearFest '15, featuring a special panel discussion... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015 – House of Worship: A New Prophet with Deep Roots!

Dave Smith, of Dave Smith Instruments, introduces the new Sequential Prophet-6. A completely analog polyphonic synthesizer roughly based on the legendary Prophet-5 synthesizer. The Sequential Prophet-6 is Dave... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Dave Smith Instruments DSM02

Awesome news for modular synth fans - Dave Smith Instruments announced their DSM02 Character Module for Eurorack modular systems! This is the exact same Character section found in the Pro 2 and Prophet 12... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Dave Smith Instruments Sequential Prophet-6

The Sequential Prophet-6 is Dave Smith's tribute to the his groundbreaking analog polysynth, the Prophet-5. Of the Prophet-6, Dave says, "It's not a reissue, it's vintage with a modern twist." Driving this 6-voice... Read more »

Dave Smith Instruments Releases OS Update and Soundset for Tempest

Dave Smith Instruments, one of the most acclaimed and beloved designers of analog and analog/digital hybrid synthesizers, has updated the operating system on the Tempest analog/digital hybrid instrument to OS 1.4... Read more »

Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 Synthesizer Demo – Sweetwater at Summer NAMM 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyXKGmAS_H0 Get the Pro 2 synthesizer here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Pro2/ Carson from Dave Smith Instruments presents the Pro 2 synthesizer, at the Summer NAMM 2014... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2014: Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

Following in the footsteps of the Prophet 12, the Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 is a hybrid monosynth that combines the best aspects of digital synthesis, analog processing, and intuitive hands-on controls into one... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2014: Dave Smith Instruments DSM01 Curtis Filter

Eurorack modular synth nuts everywhere are going to flip their lids when they get their hands on the new DSM01 Curtis Filter module from Dave Smith Instruments. Based on the chip design pioneered by the late Doug... Read more »

Dave Smith Instruments Announces Pro 2

Dave Smith Instruments has announced a new mono synth, the Pro 2. The Pro 2 is said to be the "ultimate mono synth," with four digital oscillators plus a sub-oscillatornewly designed dual analog filtersflexible... Read more »

15th-annual MIPAs Presented

On March 13th, the MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Award) 2014 award ceremony was held during the Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. Journalists from more than 100 magazines around the world vote to... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2014: Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12 Module

Fans of Dave Smith Instruments' Prophet 12 synthesizer get the compact version they've been waiting for, with the Prophet 12 Module! Just like its big brother, this powerful module gives you 12 voices – each... Read more »

Dave Smith Instruments Debuts Prophet 12 Module

Have enough keys in your rig, but still want to add that great Prophet 12 sound? Dave Smith Instruments has the answer, the Prophet 12 Module! The Prophet 12 Module boasts all the same power and sonics as the... Read more »

DSI Announces Mopho Special Edition

Dave Smith Instruments has announced the Mopho Special Edition keyboard, a new version of the Mopho Keyboard featuring an additional full octave of full-sized, velocity- and aftertouch-sensitive, semi-weighted keys... Read more »

Dave Smith Instruments Releases Tempest OS v1.3

Dave Smith Instruments has released version 1.3 operating system for the Tempest. The new version includes a number of fixes and performance enhancements, as well as a list of new features: Playlist playback and... Read more »

MIDI Turns 30

Happy birthday MIDI! It was 30 years ago this year that MIDI was first demonstrated at a NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) trade show. MIDI has always been about communication. Its roots lie in the late... Read more »

Sweetwater Minute – Vol. 181, Dave Smith Interview at Winter NAMM 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhmWqtC8LdY 30 years ago, Dave Smith helped pioneer the MIDI protocol, forever changing the way musicians interface with their gear. In 2013, we caught up with Dave Smith at Winter... Read more »

NAMM News: Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12

Looking for maximum synthesizer power? Then the Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12 is going to make you very excited! The Prophet 12 features 12 voices, each with four oscillators and a sub-oscillator, resonant low... Read more »