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Sequential Take 5 Compact Poly Synthesizer
Compact and portable five-voice VCO/VCF-based poly synth with two VCOs and a sub-oscillator per voice, a classic 4-pole, resonant analog filter from the Prophet-5 Rev 4 design, 44 full-size keys, and a premium Fatar keybed
The Sequential Take 5 is a compact and portable five-voice VCO/VCF-based poly synth designed with both synth newcomers and space-conscious pros in mind. A full-featured subtractive synthesizer, the Take 5 sports two VCOs and a sub oscillator per voice, a classic 4-pole, resonant analog filter from the Prophet-5 Rev 4 design, 44 full-size keys, and a premium Fatar keybed. Its clever key-split feature gives players access to a wider playable range than many other compact synths by enabling players to divide the 3.5 octave keyboard into two separate performance zones. Dual Digital effects and a dedicated overdrive, continuously variable wave shaping, and front-panel access to analog FM ensure the Take 5 can cover a wide range of sonic territory, from vintage to modern.
The Take 5's versatility comes its sound engine. Two voltage-controlled oscillators provide traditional sine, saw, and pulse waves with waveshaping, while simple analog FM adds harmonically complex, bell-like FM timbres at need. The Prophet-5-lineage 4-pole analog filter shapes the sound of the oscillators and sub-oscillator in classic fashion while a Drive control provides additional punch. For still more warmth, a Vintage knob adds micro variations to oscillator, filter, and envelope behavior from voice to voice.
The Take 5 feature set is rounded out with two LFOs (1 global, and 1 per-voice LFO), ADSR+delay envelopes, dual digital effects (a dedicated reverb and a suite of time-delay and other effects) a separate additional overdrive effect, and extensive modulation possibilities. A 64-step polyphonic sequencer and multimode arpeggiator complete the picture.
Sequential CEO David Gibbons summed up the Take 5 this way: "For players that have wanted to get into analog poly synths but have been put off by price or complexity, the Take 5 is the perfect gateway to subtractive synthesis and the creative power of Sequential’s best synths. It is pure Sequential sound and quality at a price that’s within reach of almost anyone. Portability is also a huge plus — you can transport it from studio to stage without breaking a sweat or leaving any features or playability behind."
- Two VCOs and a sub oscillator per voice
- Classic 4-pole, resonant analog filter from the Prophet-5 Rev 4 design
- 44 full-size keys
- Premium Fatar keybed
- Vintage knob adds micro variations to oscillator, filter, and envelope behavior from voice to voice
- Two LFOs (1 global, and 1 per-voice LFO)
- ADSR+delay envelopes
- Dual digital effects
- Separate additional overdrive effect
- Extensive modulation possibilities
- 64-step polyphonic sequencer and multimode arpeggiator
|Unit Weight||17 lb|
|MIDI Connections||In, Out, Through|
|Analog or Digital||Analog|
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