Sequential Take 5 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

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Sequential Take 5 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

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  • $1,299.00

Description & Specs

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.

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.

OSCILLATORS
  • 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) 

MIXER
  • Oscillator 1 amount
  • Oscillator 1 sub-octave amount
  • Oscillator 2 amount
  • White noise amount

LOW-PASS FILTER
  • 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

ENVELOPES
  • 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

LOW FREQUENCY OSCILLATOR
  • 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

DIGITAL EFFECTS
  • 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

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

AFTERTOUCH
  • Source: channel (mono) aftertouch with bi-polar amount
  • Aftertouch freely assignable to multiple modulation destinations

CLOCK
  • Master clock with tap tempo
  • BPM control and display
  • MIDI clock sync

ARPEGGIATOR
  • Up, down, up+down, random, assign modes
  • Syncs to MIDI clock 
  • Re-latching arpeggiation

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

PERFORMANCE CONTROLS
  • 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

PATCH MEMORY
  • 128 user and 128 factory 

IN/OUT
  • 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)

POWER
  • 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

PHYSICAL SPECS
  • 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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