Sequential Take 5, new compact poly analog Synthesizer with Prophet 5 filter

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Sequential has today officially announced the Take 5, a new compact 5-voice polyphonic analog Synthesizer with a Prophet 5 SSM filter for $1299.

What already leaked over the weekend is now official. Sequential has released the Take 5. It’s a new 5-voice polyphonic analog Synthesizer made for the mass. It bundles many familiar features packed in a portable and affordable poly analog instrument.

For $1299, you get two classic VCOs, a sub-oscillator per voice, an SSM 4-pole analog filter (Prophet-5 Rev4), modulators, a rich effects section, and more.

Sequential Take 5 official

Sequential Take 5

Take 5 is a very hands-on poly analog Synthesizer. Most of the features have front-panel controls, making the synth very quick and intuitive to use. Sequential’s mission here is clear: to offer an affordable poly analog synth with solid features set. The FATAR keybed is positive here and shows that the developer has not saved it at this point. But the engine has got some major downgrades in direct comparison to the Pro-3 to achieving this lower price: no digital oscillator, less sequencer features, a single SSM filter…

Features Highlights

  • 44 full-size “premium” FATAR keybed with velocity & aftertouch
  • two continuously variable wave shaping VCOs + sub-oscillator per voice incl. hard sync & front-panel FM
  • white noise generator
  • Prophet-5 rev4 4-pole analog SSM filter, with drive, and self-oscillation at high resonance
  • dual digital effects (reverb. + stereo delay, BBD delay, tape delay, chorus, flanger, phaser, ring mod, vintage rotating speaker, distortion, high-pass filter)
  • dedicated overdrive
  • two LFOs (1 global, 1 assignable to a voice)
  • two 5-stage envelope generators (ADSR + delay)
  • vintage knob (adds variations to the oscillator, filter, envelope)
  • 64-step sequencer with ties & resets
  • multimode arpeggiator
  • key splits with up to two performance zones
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru, USB port, sustain/footswitch and expression pedal inputs
  • Weight: 17 lbs (7.7 kg)

There is also an introductory video, but it’s different than usual. Instead of Dave Smith, some musicians introduce the new Sequential synth. The first noticeable change since Focusrite took over Sequential.

In addition to the official video, the sound designer INHALT has made a complete sound demo of his programmed patches.

Sequential is joining the budget poly analog synth market with its new Take 5 Synthesizer. At $ 1299 it is not super affordable but it’s definitely a great-sounding Dave Smith developed synth at a fair price. It’s the new Mopho X4.

Sequential Take will be available soon for $1299 USD.

More information here: Sequential 

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