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Pro3 as companion to Take 5?

Pro3 as companion to Take 5?
« on: November 17, 2021, 04:12:38 PM »
Today, I demoed the Take 5 at my local Guitar Center and fell in love with the sound and user interface (was able to create some beautiful sounds without even opening the manual.)

Here's a short video I made as I demoed it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B6TDpC9Tr0

As I look at the Pro 3's capabilities (wavetable oscillators and sequencing most notably) it seems like it would be a perfect companion to the Take 5.

Would the Pro 3 and Take 5 work well together for ambient/atmospheric music? (Here's a sample of the tracks I've produced: http://soundcloud.com/douglas-1)

These would be my first Sequential synths, so I'd be interested in any advice.

Thanks in advance!

--Douglas


Re: Pro3 as companion to Take 5?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2021, 11:56:19 PM »
Short answer.  Yes.   

Long answer... also yes.  I've got both, side by side, and they are a great combo.   The Pro 3 is an instrument that I purchased thinking it would be my primary lead and bass synth, but its so much more: 

The paraphonic mode is amazing for unique chord harmonies and drones.

The three filter options offer a holy trinity of great tones - Moog Ladder style filter, Prophet 4-Pole and SEM 2-Pole resonant.

The sequencer and modulation capabilities are extensive.  It's basically like a giant modular system with 32 matrix slots and all of the sources/destinations and sequencer capabilities.

And the arp combined with mod sequencer and paraphonic mode is my favorite thing.  It recreates that classic Korg Monopoly style arp, but with so much more versatility and sound design depth. 

If you've already got a Poly Synth (ie: Take 5), then Pro 3 is a perfect second synth to complement it. 
 

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Re: Pro3 as companion to Take 5?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2021, 05:43:08 PM »
It would certainly be a visually-pleasing pair. Other than that, a Pro 3 goes well with anything.
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Re: Pro3 as companion to Take 5?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2021, 11:32:29 PM »
How about the Pro3, which I already have, with a Korg Prologue? I am seriously GASing for the Take 5, though, too. Hard to go wrong with a Sequential Poly.

jmg8

Re: Pro3 as companion to Take 5?
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2021, 02:35:22 PM »
I'd go for a PolyBrute or Prologue with your Pro3. In my opinion it is better to try and cover as much sonic ground with your synth collection, so I prefer to get a few different brands. Pro3 is amazing (I love mine) with lots of flexibility. I'm not a fan of Take5 to be honest, it's a bit of a budget friendly option. Prologue has the digital OSC which opens up a huge sonic pallet with the user OSCs. However the modulation is a bit limited. PolyBrute is really flexible and offers a killer feature set and workflow. I'd go for PolyBrute.

Re: Pro3 as companion to Take 5?
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2021, 05:19:34 PM »
How about a Prophet X with a Pro-3 for sonic ground (though one brand)?

jmg8

Re: Pro3 as companion to Take 5?
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2021, 06:49:07 AM »
To be honest, I do not know much about Prophet X.

Re: Pro3 as companion to Take 5?
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2021, 08:49:24 PM »
I do have a Prologue and a Pro3. Two really rad sounding synths!