Native Instruments Pro-52

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The virtual Sequential Prophet-5 emulator from Native Instruments reached the next step in its evolution with this update to the Pro-Five, dubbed the Pro-52 model. The Pro-Five was a wonderful virtual recreation of the original Sequential Circuits Prophet-5. But the newew Pro-52 added many new features that made it an indispensable tool for any computer musician, offering some of the best and most compatible vintage synth sounds to modern musicians.

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A new effects unit was added to the Pro-52 with echo, chorus and flanging effects. The Pro-52 could also be used as a stand-alone application and was no longer tied to the VST studio (though it still acts as a VST instrument seamlessly in any VST 2.0 or better system). The Pro-52 is able to import Prophet-5 SysEx sound data which means it can read and accurately reproduce all the existing sound libraries made for the original and allows your old P-5 sounds to be brought under the control of the very stable, reliable and clean digital domain. There's also an audio input capability for processing external sounds through its filters.

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Unlike the original classic P-5, the Pro-52 offered unlimited polyphony, many times more preset memories, velocity sensitivity, MIDI automation of all available parameters and the option to run several Pro-52's in parallel. The Pro-53 was an updated version (late 2002) of the Pro-52 which added many new features and was also compatible with more Mac and PC audio interface formats including ASIO, DirectSound, MME, SoundManager, VST 2.0, DXi, DirectConnect, MAS/FreeMidi.

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Demos & Media

Audio Clip 1 Here are great demos of the Pro-52! Hear the classic sounds of the Prophet.
Audio Clip 2 Some more demos of the Pro-52! Hear the classic sounds of the Prophet.
Audio Clip 3 This demo is a cool dance track made with the B4 and Pro-52 proving all you need are a few plug-ins for a powerful set of synths and sounds!


Polyphony - 32 voices per Instance
Oscillators - 2 osc. per voice; pulse, triangle and saw-tooth; Can be synced and de-tuned
LFO - 1 with numerous modulation options
Filter - 24 dB low-pass filter with resonance and self oscillation
Envelopes - ADSR envelopes for amplitude and filter
Effects - Multi-Echo, Chorus, Flange
Memory - 512 user, 512 classic presets
Macintosh - Power Macintosh or compatible system
Min. 604e/250 MHz processor
Min. 64 MB of free RAM
Mac OS 8.0 or higher
Cubase VST 4.1 or other VST 2.0 compatible host software
Windows/PC - Min. Pentium 266 MHz processor
Min. 64 MB of free RAM
Windows 95 or 98
Cubase VST 3.7 or higher, Nuendo or other VST 2.0 compatible host software
PC equipped according to the specifications of the host software
Date Produced - 2000


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