Latest Software Update Doubles the Number of Presets and Introduces New Synthesis Features and Effects…
Sequential, a leading manufacturer of synthesizers and electronic musical instruments, has announced the release of the Take 5 v2.0 software update, bringing a host of new features and enhancements that further extend the capabilities of this portable polyphonic analog synthesizer.
This free software update includes an additional 128 Preset and 128 User memory locations, doubling the previous sound bank size. The Factory bank expansion is filled with imaginative new sounds created by some of the world’s leading sound designers and synthesists. These sounds range from classic analog-style patches to modern, cinematic soundscapes that will give artists a competitive edge in modern music production.
Take 5 v2.0 also provides new synthesis features that dramatically expand the creative possibilities for sound design. This includes capabilities like Envelope Repeat, which allows users to create evolving and complex sounds by looping sections of the synth’s envelopes, and LFO Slew, which smooths over wave shapes to enable more organic and musical modulations. These are especially useful for creating ambient, drone, and experimental sounds, adding new dimensions to any performance.
One of the most exciting new features is the addition of a Lo-Fi effect emulating the sound of time-worn analog tape machines. Featuring controls for wow and flutter, playback head azimuth, and tape drive amount, the Lo-Fi effect can be used to add anything from a gritty character, through to a full-blown “busted tape deck” vibe, imparting a new level of vintage flavor to any of Take 5’s sounds.
“In the 18 months since we introduced it, thousands of Take 5 synths have gone around the world and introduced many musicians to the feeling of Sequential for the first time,” said David Gibbons, CEO. “We hope these new sounds excite and inspire existing owners and new Take 5 players alike.”
The Take 5 v2.0 software update includes numerous new features and several bug fixes and is available now as a free download for all Take 5 owners at the Sequential website. For more information about the Take 5 synthesizer and its v2.0 software update, visit us at: sequential.com/take-5-v2-update