MPE Support With The Latest Updates for Prophet-6 & OB-6

5th Mar 2021

MPE Support With The Latest Updates for Prophet-6 & OB-6

Sequential Update Their Prophet-6 and OB-6 Synths Adding MPE Compatibility And Prophet-5 Style Vintage Operation Mode

The Sequential Prophet-6 and OB-6 are two of the most revered synths out there currently, providing lush, analogue polyphonic synth sounds with modern features. Their updated operating software brings two features to the keyboard and desktop versions of both synths - firstly, they’re now MPE compatible, and secondly they both now feature a Vintage operation mode, based on the legendary Prophet-5.

Sequential Prophet-6 & OB-6 Updates

MPE Compatibility

The Sequential Prophet-5 and OB-6 can now be used with MPE controllers, such as the ROLI Seaboard series, LinnStrumen and Expressive E Osmos. MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) controllers allow you to control multiple parameters of individual notes, instead of all the notes being played, like with normal MIDI. It allows you to play with more expression - sliding between notes, increasing the velocity of notes after they have been struck etc. With Ableton adding MPE support in its latest edition, it’s not unthinkable that more companies will be going in this direction and now, with this update, you can use your Prophet-5 and OB-6 in conjunction with an MPE controller.

Prophet-5 Vintage Mode

Another part of the new Prophet updates makes the synths even more versatile, offering you the choice between regular and vintage modes. The new vintage mode is based on the legendary Prophet-5 synth and gives you some of the irregularity associated with old-school synthesisers, adding more character to your sound. Sequential say that the new vintage mode “gives the Prophet-6 and OB-6 a looser, more organic sound that emulates the behaviour of vintage synthesizers where the behaviour of individual oscillators, filters, and envelopes vary from voice to voice.”

To update your Sequential Prophet-6 click here, and for the OB-6 update click here.