Sequential have announced ‘Take 5’, a new compact analog polyphonic synth which promises “Genuine Sequential sound and quality at a price within your reach”. With a full size 44 key Fatar aftertouch equipped keybed, two VCOs and 1 sub-oscillator per voice and what’s described as a ‘Prophet-5-lineage 4-pole analog filter’, Take 5 ticks a lot of boxes for those chasing the classic Prophet-5 sound.
The following is taken from Sequential’s website regarding Take 5’s 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 ensure the Take 5 can kick out modern tone just as easily as it does vintage..
US MAP appears to be $1299 USD, which certainly puts it at the lower end of Sequential’s catalog, but not exactly budget territory. It will be interesting to see how it compares to the other affordably priced synths such as Korg’s 3 oscillator prologue with both 8 and 16 voice models around this price point.
Visit the Take 5 product page on Sequential’s website for more info.