The Dave Smith Instruments Prophet '08 Keyboard is an eight-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer. It was designed by Dave Smith, the founder of Sequential Circuits, and was released in 2007. It is a hybrid analog/digital synthesizer, combining the warmth of analog synthesis with the flexibility of digital control. It features two oscillators per voice, two low-frequency oscillators, four-pole Curtis low-pass filters, and a variety of modulation options. It also has a built-in arpeggiator and a step sequencer.
The Prophet '08 has been used by a variety of artists, including Daft Punk, Nine Inch Nails, and The Chemical Brothers. It is a popular choice for electronic music production, as it offers a wide range of sounds and textures. It is also used in live performances, as it is highly portable and has a wide range of performance controls.