Sequential Announce The Take 5 Portable Polysynth

US The perfect gateway to subtractive synthesis      23/08/21

Sequential have announced the Take 5 a new portable polysynth which they describe as "Sequential's most compact, full-featured, full-throttle VCO/VCF-based poly synth ever". It certainly looks and sounds great, here's more from their website: 

Portable, Powerful, Polyphonic

The Take 5 is Sequential's most compact, full-featured, full-throttle VCO/VCF-based poly synth ever. It's the perfect gateway to subtractive synthesis and the creative power of Sequential's best synths -- whether you're new to analog synths or a space-conscious pro. And since it's portable, you can transport it from studio to stage without breaking a sweat or leaving any features or playability behind. Genuine Sequential sound and quality at a price within your reach.

Fits Anywhere You Need It

With 44-full-size keys and a total width of just 26 inches, the Take 5 fits easily into your studio or on stage. Its nearly knob-per-function control panel gives you immediate access to all of its essential sound-shaping controls. And its ingenious key-split feature gives you access to a wider playable range than other compact synths by letting you divide the 3.5 octave keyboard into two separate performance zones.

Powerful Synthesis

The five voices of the Take 5 get their distinctive sound from a combination of two analog VCOs and a sub oscillator passing through a Prophet-5-lineage 4-pole analog filter. The result is classic Sequential -- smooth, warm, punchy sound that sits perfectly in a mix and cuts through clearly on stage. For even more analog-style goodness, a Vintage knob adds voice-to-voice variation for genuine vintage character. Dual Digital effects, a dedicated overdrive, continuously variable wave shaping, and front-panel access to analog FM all ensure the Take 5 can kick out modern tone just as easily as it does vintage..

Finishing Touches

The Take 5 feature set is rounded out with two LFOs (1 global, and 1 per-voice), two ADSR+delay envelopes, extensive modulation, a 64-step polyphonic sequencer, and a multimode arpeggiator. The premium Fatar keybed makes it a pleasure to play, wherever you take it.


They've supplied a synth comparison PDF which is most welcome, in addition to some lovely audio demos on their Soundcloud page

 

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