Sequential Take 5 Analog Synthesizer

Whether you're new to analog synths or a space-conscious pro, the Take 5 is Sequential's perfect gateway to subtractive synthesis -- at a price within reach.
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 read more 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.
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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
- 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 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)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 33 x 20 x 10 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SEQ TAKE5
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 33 x 20 x 10 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): NFS SEQTAKE5
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 707-963-7006