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Rev2 or not to Rev2 in 2019
Old 19th March 2019
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My recommendation is Rev2 and Peak. Powerhouse combo.
Old 19th March 2019
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It’s rubbish for 2019. If it’s not a leap year forget about it.
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Rev2 or not Rev2?
After reading everything there was to read, looking at tests and reviews on the tube, and after considering every word and every comma on this thread, I finally decided: Prophet Rev2.
Thank you all guys !
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Old 19th March 2019 | Show parent
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Congrats on your REV2 acquisition. Please don't hesitate to contact us directly at [email protected] if you have any troubles with it.

Old 19th March 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by R3Valt ➡️
Rev2 or not Rev2?
After reading everything there was to read, looking at tests and reviews on the tube, and after considering every word and every comma on this thread, I finally decided: Prophet Rev2.
Thank you all guys !
great choice! 8 or 16?
I bought the 8 but soon realised I needed 16 voices so I got the upgrade.
Old 19th March 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by vlz ➡️
great choice! 8 or 16?
I bought the 8 but soon realised I needed 16 voices so I got the upgrade.
I bought directly the 16 voices...
Old 19th March 2019
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Rev2 is best bought as a 16 voice to take advantage of all it can give you.
Old 20th March 2019
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Cool choice, love my rev2. Don't forget if you have Omnisphere to link it up as a hardware controller for that as well, its really cool controlling Omnisphere like that..
I only have the 8 voice but def going to pick up the voice card and go to 16 at some point.
Old 20th March 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by digital 1010 ➡️
Cool choice, love my rev2. Don't forget if you have Omnisphere to link it up as a hardware controller for that as well, its really cool controlling Omnisphere like that..
I only have the 8 voice but def going to pick up the voice card and go to 16 at some point.
Thanks @ Digital , I still don't have Omnisphere, even though I'm very interested in buying it.
For the moment it intrigues me to turn physical knobs and enjoy analog sounds!
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Originally Posted by R3Valt ➡️
Thanks @ Digital , I still don't have Omnisphere, even though I'm very interested in buying it.
For the moment it intrigues me to turn physical knobs and enjoy analog sounds!
Be a bonus down the line mate
Old 23rd March 2019
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Definitely yes in 2019 and the following years!
Old 23rd March 2019 | Show parent
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I spent some time in a local music shop testing modern synths and the ones I would get without hesitation today: DSI rev2, OB6, Moog Subsequent 37. All of them have a very strong and absolutely beautiful characteric sound.
Old 24th March 2019
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Yes, yes Rev2 is crap. Crap, I tell you.
Come on drive those used prices down, I've got near mint P08 PE keyboard for $720
Old 6th April 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by psionic11 ➡️
- no aftertouch response on layer B
Wait... what?! I'm considering getting a Rev2 to compliment my setup purely because of all the modulation possibilities.

Is that true about the aftertouch limitation?
Old 6th April 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by markodarko ➡️
Wait... what?! I'm considering getting a Rev2 to compliment my setup purely because of all the modulation possibilities.

Is that true about the aftertouch limitation?
Not true at all.

The limitation is that its channel aftertouch, so any aftertouch applied is sent to both, less of a concern on stacked patches, but could be a nuisance on split ones.

I'm on OS 1.15.9 btw
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Originally Posted by haze015 ➡️
Not true at all.

The limitation is that its channel aftertouch, so any aftertouch applied is sent to both
Ah! I thought that a bit strange that there’d be no aftertouch on layer B! Thank you for clarifying that.

Now... where was I... oh yes... “researching” whether I should buy a Rev2 or not...
Old 6th April 2019 | Show parent
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I use my Rev2 exclusively as a bi-timbral controller for tier 2 in my gig rig.

What happens in Multimode, where for example layer A is on channel 2 (for bass) and layer B is on channel 3, the aftertouch messages only send on the base channel (2 in this case).

Practically, that means when you try to use aftertouch for a lead sound on 3, nada.

Likewise, aftertouch on layer B still doesn't result in that channel 3 vibrato for your lead. I sent my MIDI OX output to DSI/Sequential support and they pretty much just said "working as intended."

I resorted to getting a Mio4 and re-channelizing aftertouch to channel 3 to get aftertouch vibrato.
Old 6th April 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by haze015 ➡️
Not true at all.

The limitation is that its channel aftertouch, so any aftertouch applied is sent to both, less of a concern on stacked patches, but could be a nuisance on split ones.

I'm on OS 1.15.9 btw
Not totally true either. Aftertouch is only sent to the lower channel, but not sent to layer B's channel when Rev2 is in Multimode. MIDI-Ox will verify this. OS 1.15.6

Notice that in the example below Note On is on a different channel than the aftertouch info.

Code:
19:47:26.819	From Rev2	Note On	3	C4	86
19:47:27.303	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	6
19:47:27.308	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	12
19:47:27.315	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	35
19:47:27.321	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	49
19:47:27.327	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	56
19:47:27.333	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	62
19:47:27.339	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	65
19:47:27.345	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	67
19:47:27.351	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	69
19:47:27.357	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	71
19:47:27.363	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	72
19:47:27.369	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	73
19:47:27.375	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	72
19:47:27.381	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	73
19:47:27.387	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	71
19:47:27.393	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	69
19:47:27.399	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	65
19:47:27.405	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	41
19:47:27.411	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	0
19:47:27.476	From Rev2	Note Off	3	C4	0
It's too bad the Rev2 won't broadcast aftertouch on all channels, then give the option to filter out certain MIDI messages, like on most other controllers with channel aftertouch. May or may not be a deal-killer, but disappointing nonetheless.
Old 6th April 2019
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I’ve definitely had a lot of fun programming and playing a Rev2 at times. One hell of a modulation beast, and nice keys. Fair interface too - not my favourite, but pretty decent.

Seems reasonable for the price, IMO.
Old 6th April 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by psionic11 ➡️
Not totally true either. Aftertouch is only sent to the lower channel, but not sent to layer B's channel when Rev2 is in Multimode. MIDI-Ox will verify this. OS 1.15.6

Notice that in the example below Note On is on a different channel than the aftertouch info.

Code:
19:47:26.819	From Rev2	Note On	3	C4	86
19:47:27.303	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	6
19:47:27.308	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	12
19:47:27.315	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	35
19:47:27.321	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	49
19:47:27.327	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	56
19:47:27.333	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	62
19:47:27.339	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	65
19:47:27.345	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	67
19:47:27.351	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	69
19:47:27.357	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	71
19:47:27.363	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	72
19:47:27.369	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	73
19:47:27.375	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	72
19:47:27.381	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	73
19:47:27.387	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	71
19:47:27.393	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	69
19:47:27.399	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	65
19:47:27.405	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	41
19:47:27.411	From Rev2	Channel Pressure	2	0
19:47:27.476	From Rev2	Note Off	3	C4	0
It's too bad the Rev2 won't broadcast aftertouch on all channels, then give the option to filter out certain MIDI messages, like on most other controllers with channel aftertouch. May or may not be a deal-killer, but disappointing nonetheless.
That's a different issue that I'm unable to verify, nor was it what you originally claimed or at least could be interpreted as claiming.
From its own keyboard it sends aftertouch to both layers.
Old 6th April 2019 | Show parent
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Ah, fair enough. Correction:

Rev2 does not externally transmit aftertouch on layer B / second MIDI channel.
Locally, all layers respond to aftertouch.
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Originally Posted by markodarko ➡️
Ah! I thought that a bit strange that there’d be no aftertouch on layer B! Thank you for clarifying that.

Now... where was I... oh yes... “researching” whether I should buy a Rev2 or not...
Go for it. It's a great combination with the Prologue.
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Go for it. It's a great combination with the Prologue.
Yes, I think you're right. My concern is whether it's enough of a difference from my Peak, but I think it will be. Plus, my biggest gripe with the Peak is that it's a module and that the 3rd EG is on shared sliders. That really, really annoys me. They should have put the 3rd EG in the space where the 2nd LFO sits and made the 1st LFO switchable. But I digress.

Basically I'm trying to talk myself out of buying a Rev2 as I'm already hovering over the buy button.
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Originally Posted by markodarko ➡️
Yes, I think you're right. My concern is whether it's enough of a difference from my Peak, but I think it will be. Plus, my biggest gripe with the Peak is that it's a module and that the 3rd EG is on shared sliders. That really, really annoys me. They should have put the 3rd EG in the space where the 2nd LFO sits and made the 1st LFO switchable. But I digress.

Basically I'm trying to talk myself out of buying a Rev2 as I'm already hovering over the buy button.
The REV2 is pretty impressive, I think, in the mod department. It has a fizzy filter which is very different to the Prologue, so it extends the palette quite well. One thing I miss in it, which is great feature in the prologue, is the voice mode pot, for detuning etc. This is hidden in the misc param menu, but I wished it was exposed. The keybed is very good too. I think the 16 is probably a better option than the 8 because of the layering possibilities. I got the 8 but upgraded once I figured that out.

Here's a vid where I use the two stacked up (via midi) for a big sound and a bit of fun

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Ooops... I maaaaaay have just ordered one.

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The REV2 is pretty impressive, I think, in the mod department. It has a fizzy filter which is very different to the Prologue, so it extends the palette quite well.
Yeah, plus the 24dB filter will be a good contrast too. I have to say, that as much as I love my Peak I nearly never use the 24dB LP filter. I just don't like the sound of it. I think the Rev2 and Prologue will complement themselves quite nicely.

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One thing I miss in it, which is great feature in the prologue, is the voice mode pot, for detuning etc. This is hidden in the misc param menu, but I wished it was exposed.
Ah right - thanks for the heads-up! I'll need to have a good look through them there menus! Are there any obvious known issues that I should know about?

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The keybed is very good too. I think the 16 is probably a better option than the 8 because of the layering possibilities. I got the 8 but upgraded once I figured that out.
Yes, I specifically got the 16 for the Prologue for layering and these days I'm pretty much using a layer with every patch so I went with the 16 Rev2 also because of that reason.

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Here's a vid where I use the two stacked up (via midi) for a big sound and a bit of fun
Great stuff!
Old 6th April 2019 | Show parent
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Haha, gratz! We definitely have lots of good choices nowadays. Have fun with it!
Old 7th April 2019
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I just made the jump into a Rev 2, I did have a hard time deciding between Rev2 16 and Prologue 16, but in the end I do love the keybed on the Rev2, it's not bad on the Prologue but felt so much better on the Rev2. Also had the feeling that Rev 2 had more of an opened soun, know this is all subejctive but…….I found a companion in the Rev 2 to add to my collection.
Old 9th April 2019
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From playing with one in the store, I really love the way the Rev2 sounds. But I've never touched or played with an OB6 and am wondering if buying a Rev2 is a bad idea. I have the budget for one of the two. I have a lot of vintage stuff already.
Old 5th June 2019
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just got mine last week (8 voice) and looooove it.
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Originally Posted by thehallmonitor ➡️
just got mine last week (8 voice) and looooove it.
yep, that was me last year... then I got the other 8 voices, and was even happier.
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