The Prophet VS was on the market for less than two years but it left a huge impression on the synth world. Released in 1986, the VS came from Sequential’s desire to build a synth that could sound like the Prophet 5, DX-7 and PPG Wave. The signature VS sound comes from 4 digital oscillators per voice - each with a choice of 128 sample-based waveforms, passed thru analog filters. You could even add new waveforms to the VS via Sample Dump, however, there is only a small amount of RAM. So what is a Vector Synthesizer (VS)? Vector Synthesis allows you to mix between the 4 oscillators, either with the envelope section or in real-time with the joystick. The VS even has a Random Patch function that allows the synth to generate patches for you. Factory patches include warm, analog-style strings, brass, and pads. The VS can also deliver percussive comps, FM-style digital sounds, heavenly choirs and lively sounds like the legendary FILMUSIC patch.