Sequential TAKE 5 Portable Powerful Polyphonic Synthesizer

The TAKE 5 is a compact and fully featured full-throttle VCO/VCF-based polysynth. It provides a perfect gateway to subtractive synthesis and the creative power of some of the best synthesizers.

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Sequential TAKE 5 Polyphonic Synthesizer

The Sequential TAKE 5 is a compact and fully featured full-throttle VCO/VCF-based polysynth. It provides a perfect gateway to subtractive synthesis and the creative power of some of the best synthesizers. Its portable size means that you can take it anywhere and however it doesn’t compromise on features and playability. It will still feature the genuine Sequential sound qualities that you would expect without breaking the bank.

Compact size with ingenious features

Considering the rich set of features and control on the TAKE 5, it is still a portable synth. With 44-full-size keys, it will fit right into your studio or on stage and still provide you with an abundance of controlled quality tones. The layout on the TAKE 5 provides you with immediate access to the most essential sound-shaping controls.

Its top control panel arrangement is almost a knob-per-function. It also provides you with an ingenious key-split feature that gives you access to a wider playable range than other compact synths. This is thanks to letting you divide the 3.5-octave keyboard into two separate performance zones.

Vintage and Modern synthesizer

The TAKE 5 produces smooth, warm and punchy sounds that sit perfectly in a mix and cuts through clearly on stage. This is largely part due to the five voices on the TAKE 5 getting their distinctive sound from a combination of two analog VCO’s and a Sub-Oscillator. The signal then passes through a Prophet-5-lineage and 4-pole analog filter. Furthermore, the Vintage knob will recreate the characteristics of a vintage synthesizer by introducing parameter variations from voice to voice. Perfect for creating a genuine vintage character.

Additional features include dual-digital effects, a dedicated overdrive, continuously variable waveshaping, and front-panel access to analog FM. These configurations allow for the TAKE 5 to shift between modern and vintage tones.

TAKE 5 is a Powerful Synthesis

The TAKE 5 also has global and per-voice Low-Frequency Oscillators. It sports five-wave shapes that include; triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square, and random (sample and hold). Clock sync that can be set as internal or external using a MIDI clock. 2x 5-stage envelope generators (ADSR + delay) with variable routing (filter, amplifier, auxiliary). Extensive modulation Envelopes that are freely assignable to multiple modulation destinations. Polyphonic step sequencer with up to 64 steps with ties and rests. Finally, the multimode arpeggiator syncs directly to the Global/MIDI clock and can be used in (up, down, up+down, random) assign modes or as a re-latching arpeggiation.

The Full-sized premium key-bed is made by Fatar and are semi-weighted with velocity and aftertouch. Above all, it makes it a pleasure to play with wherever you take it.

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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/pink noise amount

LOW-PASS FILTER

  • Four-pole, resonant, low-pass filter per voice, based on Prophet-5 Rev 4 design
  • The 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, auxiliary)
  • 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 parameter variations from voice to 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 a 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
  • LWH – 63.5 cm x 32.4 cm x 11.2 cm
  • Weight: 7.7 kg
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