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.
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!