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Sequential Take 5 Compact Five-Voice Analog Poly Synthesizer

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The Sequential Take 5[reg] is an all-new, compact and portable five-voice VCO/VCF-based poly synth designed with both synth newcomers and space-conscious pros in mind.

Portable, Powerful, Polyphonic
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 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.

Take 5 Specifications

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, 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
• Dimensions: 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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