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!

13 thoughts on “Sequential Take 5 Hands-On Review

    1. The name is different, the knobs are in different places, and the synth architecture is different.

      There are several videos doing head to head comparisons between them and covering why they sound different.

      If you don’t know or care about that, the Take 5 would obviously make more sense for you.

        1. There is the Prophet X which is a different take on sample + synthesis, and I would argue that the Pro 2 and Prophet 12 were quite powerful both with their digital oscillators, character section, and the fact that you could FM, Ring Mod, and use Feedback in a lot of cool, creative ways.

            1. you seems to have some beef with me “Zagreus”,
              that’s the name you usually use, right?
              under the name “Sabazios” you use now you only have 5 comments in total.
              4 of them are from the last 3 days. but the first comment is from june 21 when you replay to yourself (Zagreus)in a “Behringer RD-8 MKII post”.
              so we now know you use multiple names and replay to yourself to make the impression other support your views.
              i wonder how many other names you use here, should we look for other greek gods names?
              anyway, i just sent a complaint about you.

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