We are Eclectic Sounds / aka: eclsounds – a store front in Portland, Or. We are open 7 days a week from 11 – 5 PST (by appointment)
Just had a checkup and a brand new usb / floppy drive installed so you can load whatever sounds you’l like into the sampler!
Sold to us by John Neff with a case from his Maui Recorders where he used this in the 1980’s.
Complete bound manual will be included.
Back in 1986, Sequential’s Prophet 2000 represented a genuine breakthrough in sampling technology, and became a ‘secret weapon’ for up-and-coming programmers. We take you back to the dawning days of SOS, when 12-bit was king.
Now that the year 2000 has come and gone without any of the apocalyptic nonsense we were promised, it is difficult to remember just how far off it seemed back in 1985. To put the technology of the era in context, eight-bit sampling was the order of the day, unless you could afford the tens of thousands of pounds needed to buy a New England Digital Synclavier. So when Sequential Circuits (the company behind the classic Prophet 5 and 10 polysynths) announced that the next Prophet would be called the 2000, and would feature 12-bit sampling, it really seemed that the future had arrived early.
( Due to people taking advantage of eBay / Reverb return policies; wanting to “try out and/or pilfer parts” we can no longer take returns on used gear unless it arrives damaged. Sorry for this inconvenience. We test and guarantee all gear to be 100% working unless stated otherwise )