P2K In the Hiz-Nouse...
Got my shiney new (old) Prophet 2000 today. It is in 100% perfect working order, and is actually about 9/10 cosmetically. Since I plan to mainly use this as a controller, and not a sampler (what an old-fashioned term that is...) I was mostly concerned with the keybed and how it played. Man, these guys knew how to build 'em.
This box definitely has one of the all-time great keybeds. Just enough sponge to feel firm, but it's not too hard on the fingers for someone not piano-trained. The much-lauded filters are typical CEM. Nothing to write home about, I don't think. If I had this unit back in the day when I cared about samplers, I would have no doubt been pleased. I inexplicably went the S-50 route, and graduated from that to an Emax 2 HD, so I missed out on the Prophet 2000 Bus. I did use a Prophet 3000 quite a bit in the early nineties, but it was buggy and kind of dated for the time I was using it.
I tried throwing in and mapping some samples just for fun. Easy as pie, and it is smooth on the ears, I'll grant that.