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Sequential Take 5 Compact Poly Synth


New heat from Sequential!! The Take 5 has been designed to be the most portable, full featured, full-throttle VCO/VCF poly synth that you have ever gigged, recorded, or jammed with.

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Manufacturer: SequentialCategories: Equipment, Sequential, Synthesizers

It puts the classic Sequential sound within reach of first-time analog synth buyers, musicians on the go, space-conscious gigging/touring musicians and bedroom producers—through an unbeatable combination of price, performance, and portability.

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

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.


With 44 full-size keys and a total width of just 26 inches, its form factor and control layout perfectly balance compact size with direct access to the most commonly used sound controls.

Powerful Synthesis

The five voices get their distinctive sound from a combination of two analog VCOs passing through a resonant 4-pole analog filter. The result is classic Sequential — smooth, warm, and weighty. Dual Digital effects ensure it can cover a wide range of sonic territory from vintage to modern.

The Perfect First Poly Synth

For customers wanting to get into analog poly synths but put off by price or complexity, it’s the perfect gateway to subtractive synthesis and the creative power of Sequential’s more advanced designs. Sequential sound and quality at a price within reach!


  • Two analog VCOs per voice

  • Continuously variable wave shape (sine, sawtooth, variable-width pulse) per oscillator

  • Hard sync: oscillator 1 syncs to oscillator 2

  • Square wave sub-octave generator (oscillator 1) per voice

  • Keyboard tracking on/off for each oscillator

  • Front-panel FM (frequency modulation) 


  • Oscillator 1 amount

  • Oscillator 1 sub-octave amount

  • Oscillator 2 amount

  • White noise amount


  • Four-pole, resonant, analog low-pass filter per voice, based on Prophet 5 Rev 4 design 

  • Filter can be driven into self-oscillation with the Resonance control

  • Bi-polar filter envelope amount


  • Two 5-stage envelope generators (ADSR + delay) with variable routing (filter, amplifier, gate) 

  • Velocity modulation of each envelope amount

  • Envelopes freely assignable to multiple modulation destinations


  • Five wave shapes: triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square, and random (sample and hold)

  • Clock sync (internal or external MIDI clock)

  • Freely assignable to multiple modulation destinations

  • One dedicated reverb with damping, pre-delay, decay and tone

  • One multi-effect with stereo delay, BBD delay, tape delay, chorus, flanger, phaser, ring mod, vintage rotating speaker, distortion, high-pass filter

  • Dedicated Overdrive effect

  • Recreates the characteristics of vintage synthesizers by introducing micro-fluctuations in oscillators, filter, and envelopes per voice. 


  • Source: channel (mono) aftertouch with bi-polar amount

  • Aftertouch freely assignable to multiple modulation destinations


  • Master clock with tap tempo

  • BPM control and display

  • MIDI clock sync


  • Up, down, up+down, random, assign modes

  • Syncs to MIDI clock 

  • Re-latching arpeggiation


  • Polyphonic step sequencer with up to 64 steps with ties and rests


  • Full-sized, semi-weighted, 3.5-octave premium Fatar keyboard with velocity and aftertouch

  • Spring-loaded pitch wheel with selectable range per program with independently adjustable upper and lower pitch wheel range transpose controls

  • Low-split mode creates two independent performance zones with different octave ranges

  • Hold switch latches held notes on

  • Polyphonic glide (portamento)

  • Unison (monophonic) mode with configurable voice count, from one to all five voices, and key modes

  • Factory switch: when off, the front panel is live; what you see is what you hear


  • 128 user and 128 factory 


  • 1 MIDI In, 1 MIDI Out, and 1 MIDI Thru port

  • USB port for bidirectional MIDI communication

  • 1 Sustain/footswitch input

  • 1 Expression pedal input

  • Main stereo output (2 x 1/4″ phone jack)

  • Headphone out (stereo 1/4″ phone jack)


  • IEC AC power inlet for internal power supply

  • Operates worldwide on voltages between 100 and 240 volts at 50 to 60 Hz; 14 watts maximum power consumption


  • Premium, 3.5-octave, semi-weighted Fatar keyboard

  • 25″ L x 12.75″ W x 4.4″ H (63.5 cm x 32.4 cm x 11.2 cm)

  • Weight: 17 lbs (7.7 kg)

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Sequential Take 5 Compact Poly Synth