This MIDI controller will make you feel like you’re using a real Prophet-5 synth

SoundForce SFC-5 V2
(Image credit: SoundForce)

SoundForce has announced its latest synth-specific MIDI controller, this time focusing on the legendary Prophet-5.

Designed to work with the likes of the Arturia Prophet V and u-he Repro-5, this is known as the SFC-5 V2, and offers various improvements in comparison to the V1 model, including a 100% sheet metal case, wobble-free metal shaft pots and walnut side panels.

The SFC-5 V2 includes 32 rotary pots and 28 switches, plus a couple of extra user controls for your FX plugins. It can send out standard MIDI CC messages and works with any software that’s MIDI-mappable. Configuration takes place in a web-based control panel, and you can save and load different setups.

SoundForce stresses that this is a boutique-manufactured product with high build quality; it costs €299 for EU customers, and Perfect Circuit is selling the device in the US for $280 with shipping included. Find out more on the SoundForce website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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