Sequential’s polyphonic take on the classic, thick, and creamy analog sound that defined the dawn of the synth era
Sequential has unveiled the last analogue synth created by the late great synth pioneer Dave Smith.
What you need to know:
- Sequential has unveiled the last analogue synth created by the late great synth pioneer Dave Smith.
- The Trigon-6 is Sequential’s polyphonic take on the classic, thick, and creamy, three-oscillator-plus-ladder-filter analog sound.
- It’s available to order now.
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The Trigon-6 is Sequential’s polyphonic take on the classic, thick, and creamy, three-oscillator-plus-ladder-filter analog sound that defined the dawn of the synth era.
At the heart of the Trigon-6 sound are three newly designed voltage-controlled oscillators (with triangle, saw, and pulse waves) and an enhanced version of the ladder filter that Sequential created for its Pro 3 mono synth.
The switchable 2/4 pole resonant filter design has dedicated drive and feedback controls that make it effortless to go from bold and crunchy to silky and smooth with a simple knob turn.
The Trigon-6 has all of the best qualities of Sequential’s acclaimed Prophet-6 and OB-6 synths – 6-voice polyphony, “unrivalled” playability, easy programmability, and modest footprint – packed into a four-octave, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch. What differentiates it from its siblings is its unmistakable “three-oscillators-through-a ladder-filter” punch.
Naturally, the Trigon-6 has the full complement of Sequential’s ”must-have” sound-sculpting features including super snappy envelopes, a syncable LFO with multiple waveforms and destinations, a polyphonic step sequencer, and an arpeggiator.
Best of all, the knob-per-function front panel of the Trigon-6 puts these controls at your fingertips. And the ready-made palette of 500 factory and 500 user presets provides classic basses, leads, and pads to jumpstart any project.
Also present is Sequential’s classic Poly Mod, with enhancements for creative sound design. Modulation sources are filter envelope and oscillator 3 (both with bi-polar control). Destinations include oscillator 1, 2, and 3 frequency, oscillator 1, 2, and 3 pulse width, filter cutoff, and feedback. Unison mode is here as well, featuring configurable voice count (1-6 voices for up to 18 simultaneous oscillators) and key modes.
The dual effects section provides studio-quality reverbs, delays (standard and BBD), chorus, flanger, phaser, and ring modulator. The independent stereo distortion effect adds on-demand aggression and is 100 per cent analog.
Finally, to give even more classic organic warmth to an already classic synth, there’s the vintage knob, which adds voice-to-voice variations in calibration and component behaviour. Vintage behaviour is adjustable from subtle to extreme to emulate the stability of a perfect modern instrument or a time-worn relic.