Few synths are as well-known as the original Sequential Prophet 5. It was a staple in many hit-making 80s studios because so many legendary artists used it on chart-topping tunes.

Today, the Prophet 5 is a huge source of inspiration for many modern synths. It pioneered polyphony with intuitive tactile sound design. It also sounded fantastic.

So it’s no surprise that many young producers are looking for ways to get their hands on one—or, at the very least, re-create the Prophet 5’s sounds for their own purposes.

In this article, we’ll dissect what makes the Prophet 5 sound like a Prophet 5. We look at some low-cost ways to create these sounds in your DAW as well.

Let’s get started.

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