Sequential Trigon-6 In-Depth Review

Here’s an in-depth look at the new Sequential Trigon-6 synthesizer, via loopop‘s Ziv Eliraz.

The Trigon-6 is a new 6-voice analog synth that features Sequential’s take on the classic Moog 3-VCO-plus-ladder-filter tone, but in a modern polyphonic instrument design. The Trigon-6 is the last synth design that the late company founder Dave Smith contributed to.

Topics covered:

0:00 Intro
1:45 Overview
3:55 I/O
5:55 Oscillators
9:40 Mixer
11:25 Filter
13:45 Distortion
15:00 Effects
18:00 Modulation
18:20 Amp env
19:00 Filter env
20:15 Polymod
24:15 LFO
25:30 Aftertouch
26:15 Clock
26:45 Arp
28:20 Sequencer
29:40 Unison
31:30 Vintage
33:05 T-6 Editor
35:05 Amount=Oct
35:55 Multi-trills
36:10 F Env 2 Freq
36:55 AftTch 2 LFO
37:30 Chords
38:00 Drawbars
38:20 Additive bell
39:20 Saw PWM?
40:05 Randomize
40:45 Pros & cons
44:05 More Sounds

8 thoughts on “Sequential Trigon-6 In-Depth Review

  1. Trigon, Trigon burning bright,
    in the studios of the night;
    what immortal hand or eye,
    yeah, not really motivated by this synth…

  2. What a great synth! The thing that really motivates me to love this synth is the fact that I can get interesting sounds fast with the number of dedicated knobs and controllers this synth offers. As a working musician and sound designer I need to have that flexibility. Not to mention how amazing it sounds! This will really round out my setup. I’m glad that after Dave’s untimely passing Sequential is still finding interesting ways to create, manipulate and play sound. RIP Dave your legacy lives on.

    1. Dave was involved in the design of this one. 😉 Probably the final design he saw almost all he way through. Though I suppose there’s already some more designs / ideas that have been partially developed for upcoming ones. Hard to say with how Sequential drops them on us out of nowhere when they’re in the final stages.

  3. This seems to be a modern incarnation of the Memorymoog which is a beautiful thing. I’m fortunate enough to own one and this certainly reminds me of it. Without doing an A/B comparison, I’d say it’s very much in that sonic ballpark but with modern reliability, a better feeling and more expressive keyboard, and effects.

    I’m not sure I personally need another analog polysynth, but if this were available as a module, I might favour getting that over a synth with a four octave keyboard.

    In some ways, this feels like a product that Moog SHOULD have made – either instead of or in addition to the feature heavy and more pricey One. This is almost a Moog poly for the masses. It’s interesting that Sequential were the ones to make it but either way, I’m glad it exists.

    Sequential, with this family of synths has brought back to life three iconic analog synth flavours for this generation: the Prophet, the Oberheim sound, and now the Moog sound. All quite different from each other. Other than maybe the classic sound of Roland Jupiters and Junos (which Roland themselves have recreated digitally anyway), it seems like there’s a Sequential synth for every user that desires vintage sound combined with modern functionality.

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