DSI PRO 2 & PROPHET 12
Let’s start with the Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2. It is the most useful synth I’ve ever played. I got to borrow one for a short while (and later bought one of my own) and it quickly became the central control and performance hub of my analog and digital gear. In addition to its great internal sounds, with four assignable CV Outputs (and four inputs!), it (much like the Moog Multi-Pedal) is able to lend new functionality to your older existing gear.
For example, a Moog Voyager sounds great but it has (for all practical purposes) no MIDI clock synced features. Pair it with a Pro 2 though and you can control things like the Voyager’s filter cutoff, volume, pan, wave shape and more with the Pro 2’s clock-synced LFOs, step sequencer tracks, envelopes and a variety of other elements.
I had a lot of fun connecting to multiple synths, starting the sequencer, and tweaking knobs. These video do not go into minute detail on showing how I did all this. They are meant as a quick looks at some amazing possibilities. Think of them more as an “inspirational” than a “tutorial”…
I had a chance to borrow a Prophet 12 recently and decided to see what kind of “analog” things I could do with it. Here I connected the Volume CV from the Etherwave Plus to the P12 Pedal 1 connector and routed it to the P12 LPF filter cutoff. Then the fun started.