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Title: Sequential Synths Oscillator Core
Post by: Wavtekt on October 18, 2021, 05:52:40 PM
 I think Sequential have switched from favoring saw core oscillators to triangle core oscillators for their synth.

I wonder what's the design decision behind the choice of oscillator core.

Saw Core
Prophet 6
Rev 2
OB-6
Pro 3

Triangle Core
Prophet 5
Take 5

Correct me if I am wrong.
Title: Re: Sequential Synths Oscillator Core
Post by: chysn on October 19, 2021, 06:50:17 AM
I think it would be premature to say that Sequential has "switched" to triangle core oscillators. If you haven't noticed, they change oscillators constantly.

Certainly I favor triangle cores personally, since I started using them extensively in a eurorack system. My usual system was a pair of STO oscillators, which look simple but can sound downright orchestral. Triangle cores FM beautifully together, and I think FM's one of the few areas where most people can really tell the difference.

On the other hand, saw cores are classic synthpop work horses, and I like that sound, too.

My guess is that Sequential will continue to explore different oscillators, just as they explore different filter topologies.
Title: Re: Sequential Synths Oscillator Core
Post by: LPF83 on October 19, 2021, 07:41:21 AM
My guess is that Sequential will continue to explore different oscillators, just as they explore different filter topologies.

This. 

Dave's approach is to give each product a distinct personality, so I don't expect him to firmly settle on one thing or another.

I think the resurrection of interest in vintage synths and the reissuse of CEM3340 probably had more to do with the Pr5/10 Rev 4 getting triangle core based oscillators, and it makes since that other osc vendors would offer similar.