Sequential Prophet REV2-8


8-voice polyphonic analogue synthesizer

  • Expandable to 16 voices with optional voice card
  • Two digitally controlled oscillators per voice
  • 2/4 pole Curtis lowpass filter
  • VCA
  • Original Prophet 4 LFOs
  • 3 envelope generators
  • Each program has two layers
  • Polyphonic step sequencer with up to 64 steps and up to 6 notes per step
  • Separate 16 x 4 gate step sequencer
  • Arpeggiator
  • 512 factory preset programmes (4 banks of 128 presets each) and 512 fully editable user programmes with 2 layers (2 separate sounds) in each programme
  • 5 octave velocity-sensitive keyboard with aftertouch
  • Pitch bend and modulation wheel
  • Split function
  • 4x line output 6.3 mm jack unbalanced (A/B L/R stereo)
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru
  • Sustain pedal input
  • Pedal/CV input (for expression pedal or CV from 0-5 VDC)
  • USB
  • Headphone output 6.3 mm jack stereo
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 892 x 322 x 96.5 mm
  • Weight: 9.3 kg
  • Suitable case: Art. 505441 (not included)
available since June 2017
Item number 406556
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Number Of Keys 61
Touch-Sensitive Yes
Aftertouch Yes
Split Zones Yes
Modulation Wheel Yes
Number of simultaneous Voices 8
Sound Engine Analogue
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out, 1x Thru
Storage Medium None
USB-port Yes
Effects Multieffect processor
Arpeggiator Yes
Number of Analog Outputs 4
Digital Output No
Display Yes
Pedal Connections 1x Pedal, 1x Sustain
Dimensions 892 x 322 x 97 mm
Weight 9,3 kg
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The most versatile polyphonic synth I have ever owned
_nuno 21.12.2021
I have it since over 3 years, I had previously a Mopho 4X, so DSi ( still at the time) wasn't unknown to me, I don't believe that it was ever to anybody that was ever into music production.

I had a small problem in the begging with it, I wanted the filter of the REV2 to sound like the Prophet 6 one..but it doesn' is different...I have found a kind of stepped filter spectrum that at first sounded much harsher and not as warm as its siblings or first degree cousins.
With time, I grew to love the filter, to accept its different nuances and even stepped edges. It is not as round as I reckoned I needed to create the emblematic brassy sound...but with time, I also learned how to find a sweet spot that gets very, very close.

The rest, is ridiculously deep, there's so many modulation alternatives that I started to appreciate more the new alternative routes against the more classic approach I wanted to achieve at the beginning.
The sequencer is super interesting too, I love it!

It is versatile, and that is what then a Prophet 6 is not as much, I would like also to have one, but it`s true that I wouldn't be using it for so many varied things as I do with the REV2.

The keyed is amazingly expressive, not just the aftertouch, but the velocity and the weight of the keys in itself is all very pleasurable to play.

There are now a few new synths on the market that have many different functionalities to offer, but in 2018, and in this price range, I couldn't have found a better option for me.

The DSi company, now Sequential, is amazingly helpful, I contact them more than once and they are maybe the best and more friendly guys I have ever sealed with.
Thomann is also pretty helpful and I bought equipment from them many times, I lost count, always very reasonable and responsible.


Sounds great, feels great, looks great, is great.
allandbyallo 27.11.2020
I've nothing bad to say about it. Okay, people say the filters aren't as musical as many other synths, and sure... but if you want a Moog or Juno, get yourself a Moog or Juno.

If you like sound design this is for you. If you like a smooth, beautiful sounding poly for a good price, this is for you. I've got the 8 voice and have never felt limited by that, but I'm all studio and make house/broken beat/some technoes and am not a live player. Works perfectly for me.

Anyway, you should buy this. It's the boss in my studio. I use it for pads, leads, and when I'm not using it I just kind of stare at it lovingly.


Perfect DCO synth
A D 17.07.2021
There's not much that can be said that hasn't already. It's a great synth!
For me, VCO's are just too unstable for what I do and so the Rev2 is a perfect DCO synth for sitting in a clean, modern, in-tune mix. Plays very well with VST's! Heaps of modulation options make this a sound designers dream.
The build quality is superb, and even the pcb-mount knobs have a satifying resistance to them. Makes a great midi controller too, with its superb fatar keybed and masses of assignability.
No problems with voice limits so far as I use it in the studio, though live players that use the dual layer feature or play complex chords with long releases may want to look at the 16 due to potential voice stealing.


Synth to die for, amazing
Phatbeata 21.01.2022
This is my first expensive analogue synth and what a corker, its a real work horse, never get bored making new sounds, it's sonic pallet is amazing own one and never regret it, build quality is the best I've ever seen, keybed is lovely to play, makes me play better, at a great thomann price. Superb fast delivery and service from thomman.


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