MATRIXSYNTH: Sequential Introduces Take 5® Compact, Five-Voice Poly Synth

Monday, August 23, 2021

Sequential Introduces Take 5® Compact, Five-Voice Poly Synth


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And a demo by INHALT:

Sequential Take 5 INHALT Sound Design Demo

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"I had the great pleasure of working on yet another Sequential modern masterpiece, the Take 5. This is a long recording of the patches I made for the Factory Bank of sounds that ship with the synth. I think the Take 5 captures the essence of a rev 2 Prophet 5 with its SSM/SSI oscillators, filters and vca but it transposes it into the future with the sophisticated FX engine and mod matrix! What's on offer is a lovely and timeless sound with many of the modern trimmings musicians will need today. Its' compact form factor also makes it possible to easily get this first class sound in a package that's easy to gig and travel with. Please note all of the recordings are from a pre-production unit running a pre-release firmware. No additional FX or processing were added to this recording, everything you hear came straight off the Take 5."

Follow-up to this post.


via Seqeuntial

New Instrument Puts Powerful, Affordable VCO/VCF-based Synthesis Within Easy Reach of Newcomers and Pros Alike

San Francisco, CA—August 23, 2021—Sequential today introduced the Take 5®, an all-new, 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 puts the classic Sequential sound and legacy into the hands of people who may not have been able to experience it before,” said Dave Smith, Sequential founder and lead product designer. “Packing this much performance power into such a small footprint was the kind of challenge we love. Throughout development we were amazed by how huge this synth sounds and how crazy versatile it is. It was a joy to work on and I’m looking forward to hearing what our customers create with it.”

This versatility comes from the Take 5’s 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.”

The Take 5 is available now at a US MAP of $1,299.

https://www.sequential.com/product/take-5-compact-poly-synth/

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