Sequential Take 5 Hands-On Review

In his latest Sonic Lab video, host Nick Batt takes a look at the new Sequential Take 5 synthesizer.

The Sequential Take 5 features two VCOs and a sub oscillator per voice, a 4-pole, resonant analog filter taken from the Prophet-5 Rev 4, 44 full-size keys, and a premium Fatar keybed. The keyboard can be split into two separate performance zones, giving you access to a wider playable range than many other compact synths.

The Take 5 also features dual digital effect processors and a dedicated overdrive, continuously variable wave shaping, and front-panel access to analog FM, which mean that the synth can cover a wide range of sonic territory, from vintage to modern.

Batt takes an in-depth look at the Take 5, discussing the synth’s build, synthesis capabilities and how it fits into the Sequential lineup.

Topics covered:

00:00 Intro and overview
04:10 Oscillators
08:39 Filter
11:11 Calibration
12:29 LFOs
14:37 Some presets
18:10 Vintage knob + more patches
20:10 Drive
20:47 Envelopes and more patches
22:35 Sequencer
23:21 Mod Matrix
24:47 FX
26:10 wrap

Check out the video and share your thoughts on the Sequential Take 5 synthesizer in the comments!