Sequential circuits multitrak sequential circuits encyclotronic. Circa 1978, sequential circuits released their prophet v synthesizer that also. This one took a ridiculous amount of time to get up to our high standards, and this is reflected in its high. Sequential circuits proone 1981 monophonic 37 keys synthesizer. Sequential circuits multitrak 1986 6 voice analog synth.
Sequentil circuits multitrak rev c 1986six voice analog synthesizer this unit is very clean for a 30 year old. It uses the same ai synthesis data, but the patch structure is different. The oscillators can be individually tuned or synced together. Sequential circuits use current input variables and previous input variables by storeing the information and putting back into the circuit on the next clock activation cycle. Sci was a californiabased synthesizer company that was founded in the early 1970s by dave smith and sold to yamaha corporation in 1987. Michael jackson keyboard sounds of his signature songs then and now. Sequential circuits sixtrak new custom patches analog. A factory functional test systematically checks every aspect of the instrument to assure that all electronics and features are operating reliably and within factory specifications prior to packaging any instrument for shipping. Sequential circuits pro one restoration arch frenemy. Now i have a finely tuned sequential circuits pro one in mint or at least near mint condition, on an indie rockers budget that was brought back to life with my own hands. There is a periodic clock connected to the clock inputs of all the memory elements of the circuit to synchronize all the internal changes of state. All 3 files for the total of 120 factory patches are available to download.
After being serviced the synthesiser was thoroughly tested and the factory patches have been reloaded. What are the different types of sequential circuits. Disassembled, cleaned inside and out, fully serviced by a vintage synth specialist with decades of experience, systematically tested over a long period and working great. Different types of sequential circuits basics and truth. The company, throughout its lifespan, pioneered many groundbreaking technologies and design principles that are often taken for granted in todays greatly enhanced world of music. This was my first real synthesizer and it is still my favorite machine to use in the studio. Sequential circuits multitrak vintage synthesizers. Just picked up an old sequential circuits drumtraks from a friend. Dont really want to open it up so i am thinking about taking it to the shop very soon. A nice touch are the two separate onboard sequencers sort of a sequential tradition. Jul 27, 2014 this video demonstrates and documents pea hicks sequential circuits proone synth patches, inspired by the work of vince clarke on yazoos dont go.
Its listed at around \\\0 which, to me, is expensive for an old synth and i dont have synths that old, so i have no expe. A while back i met a guy named bob grieb on the sequential circuits yahoo group who was working on a firmware and memory upgrade for the sequential circuits max. Although most people think the minimoog is unrivalled when it comes to deep bass sounds, the proone is more versatile having a small modulation matrix with two busses. From about 1984 to 1986, a company called sequential circuits made a little known synthesizer with a builtin keyboard called the max. It had 5voice polyphony and was one of the first synthesizers with patch memories.
Released after the korg m1, the m3r is a strippeddown budget version of korgs most popular synthesizer at the time. The prophet5 is an analog synthesizer that was manufactured by sequential circuits from 1978 to 1984. Sequential prophet 5 operation manual created date. Korg called this the digital waveform generator system or dwgs.
Jun 01, 2015 technicians at sequential circuits routinely performed engineering prescribed functional tests on all sequential circuits instruments. The factory dump though is odd in that there are some really weak levels and very loud ones on othersand a few totally missing. When dsi announced the pro 2, many considered it to be the longanticipated successor to the esteemed sequential circuits sci pro one from the early 1980s. Sequential circuits went out of business in 19 jet sequential circuits. Different types of sequential circuits basics and truth table. Factory bank1 wav factory bank2 wav factory bank3 wav factory bank1 sysex factory bank2 sysex factory bank3 sysex. Replacement keys these plastic keys will replace broken ones on your keyboard. Its a six voice analog synth with sophisticated filters, envelopes, modulation capabilities and builtin sequencing. Serial 2560 i think this last one was from phoenix. The sequential circuits proone annotated manual annotations in bold square brackets by jet. A little 80ies sounding demo featuring the sequential circuits prophet vs. As of march, 2019, the cost of the nvram used in my max upgrade has increased to the point where the project doesnt make sense, so i no longer offer any parts for it. Analogue heaven sequential circuits multitrak vs sixtrak. Sequentials multitrak had everything for its time and to this day, it still sounds great.
I also wanted to put the factory patches in the eprom, so they could be restored easily if lost. The sixtraks patches and sequences can only be backed up through midi. By special request, heres another yaz track recreated w the sequential circuits proone synth. With 8 voices and 8 oscillators curtis 3394 sente chips the split8 is a heavy contender against the roland juno106. Sequential circuits sixtrak vintage synth explorer. Analogue heaven sequential circuits multitrak vs six. Most of these replacement keys are used, but in fine condition. Sequential circuits multitrak vintage synth explorer. After a battery reset the patches all sound like crap, as mentioned above. The clocked sequential circuits have flipflops or gated latches for its memory elements. A sequential circuit is a combination of combinational circuit and a storage. It has a lush warm tone and plenty of funky vintage sound patches that make you want to tweak and play with the machine for hours on end. Hi just purchased a multitrak i have a sixtrax and love that multitrak is said to be an update of the sixtrax but what are the cons build quality. Commercial patches available for the prophet vs and prophet 5 synth fool.
Michael jackson keyboard sounds of his signature songs. Msc01 and mpc01 variety strings type, low violin type, saxophone type, piano type, marimba type. Also on the back panel is the midi interface in\out, a stereo audio out jack which doubles as a headphone jack, and a footswitch sustain jack. There are 99 memory patches for your analog sound creations. Sequential circuits went out of business in 19 jet sequential circuits, inc 3051 north 1st street san jose, ca 954 408 9465240 telex.
The prophet6 desktop module is every bit as powerful and easy to use as its counterpart, the prophet6 keyboard. It uses a standard 3volt cr2032 lithium battery for memory backup. I created a verilog simulation of the multitrak which allows me to. It is not fun to program, there is only one knob and you need to assign the parameter you wish to adjust to this knob. It has typical sequential sounds in an analog six oscillator, six voice synth. The multitrak has 1 vco per voice 6 voice polyphonic. Begin manual begin manual begin manual title page model 100 sn 1 and up. The figure above shows a theoretical view of how sequential circuits are made up from combinational logic and some storage elements.
Also addresses limitations with the midi buffer and sorts out the issues of saving a patch. Sequential circuits spliteight sci vintage analogue. Pictures and info on the range of sequential circuits synths from synthmuseum. Sequential circuits sixtrak analog voyage 2017 vintage synthesizer prophet 610 rik marston duration. Patches 2 are more unique in their macro layout and the sound types are varied whereas the patches 3364 have more of a standard feel to them to give you a broad sound palette to work with. Short thing i threw together of my 1985 sequential circuits sci multitrak that i recently sold.
The studio 440 was a sampler, sequencer, and 32 sound drum machine manufactured by dave smiths sequential circuits sci and released in 1986. During the era of the roland juno synths, sequential overhauled their programmable little sixtrak analog sequencer synthesizer and came up with the multitrak. Its principal sound sources are two voltagecontrolled oscillators vcos, referred to as osc. Sequential circuits analog synthesizer factory patches multitrak. The dw8000 is a hybrid synthesizer that uses digital singlecycle waveforms along with analog amplifier and filter circuitry. Patches 3364 can be shaped using macro knob 5 to switch between different oscillator settings which will give the patches different character. This one features arpeggiated bleeps and bloops from the highly underrated sequential circuits multitrack. Sequential circuits prophet 600 vintage synth explorer.
Vintage analog sound small enough to fit in a backpack. Similar quality vcf and vca sections from the prophet 5 can be found here too. I am leaving the web page here, in case someone finds it interesting. The bass drum is very faint and almost non existent. Original master multitracks, charts, patches, and instrument parts for rehearsal. Recently changed the battery in my sequential circuits multitrak, and apparently you have to load in the factory patches via sysex afterwards or else the synth makes no sound. For those of you who want to edit the sounds on the max, you will need sequentials model 920 software and an ancient commodore 64 computer or you can use mark of the unicorns unisyn software editor for macpc you can even use modern midi controllers like the oxygen8. There are several different types of keys used on the sci keyboards, so you will need to make sure you order the correct style.
Dec 18, 2016 short thing i threw together of my 1985 sequential circuits sci multitrak that i recently sold. Sci sixtrak 1984, full midi, 6 vco polyphonic analogue synthesizer. Technicians at sequential circuits routinely performed engineering prescribed functional tests on all sequential circuits instruments. This video demonstrates and documents pea hicks sequential circuits proone synth patches, inspired by the work of vince clarke on yazoos dont go. The split8 makes for a very nice programmable polyphonic analog synthesizer with complete midi implementation.
Sequential is an american synthesizer company founded in 1974 as sequential circuits by dave smith. Yazoo dont go synth patches for sequential circuits pro. This one has no cassette interface so the patches were loaded. Sequential circuits multitrak analog synthesizer 1985. The keyboard features splits and layers, all of which can be saved with patch data. This is a compact little powerhouse of analogue warmth and character. Expansion cards for the korg m1 and m1r were released in pairs with a pcm card containing sample data and a program card containing patch data the following cards set were released. The 10 best synth presets in history and where you can. It has 16 analog oscillators with two available per voice, resulting in 8note polyphony. Sequential circuits is perhaps one of the companies for vintage and modern synthesizers. Sequential circuits analog synthesizer factory patches. Before sequential circuits unleashed the prophet5 in 1977, synthesizer presets were a rarity most often relegated to nonprogrammable instruments like arps pro soloist. Its best functions include the onboard arpeggiator.
Prophet5 synthesizer is a computer controlled analog synthesizer. In 1978, sequential released the prophet5, the first programmable polyphonic synthesizer, used by artists including michael jackson, madonna, and john carpenter. An electronic instrument containing only descreet components. I enjoy this synth because it is physically compact, straight. This sixtrak keyboard is in excellent electronic and cosmetic condition. Yazoo dont go synth patches for sequential circuits proone. Sequential circuits prophett8 for sale tone tweakers inc. The module has all of the same controls as the keyboard version and provides the same immediacy and ease of use with absolutely no menu diving. The list of patch files includes moog, roland, korg. The sixtraks over all dimensions are 28 x 12 x 4 12. The depth and complexity of the pro 2 could make it dave smiths most sophisticated monosynth yet. Throughout its lifespan, sequential pioneered technologies and design principles that have served as a foundation for the development of modern music technology. The sounds were programmed by me, except the last patch, that was a factory sound.
The tauntek romram upgrade gives the max the missing unison mode and storage of 100 patches, and 3 banks of built in patches, all the patches from the max, sixtrack and multi track. Both versions were used, the keyboard version and the rackmount version. The sequential circuits proone is by many held as one of the most powerful sounding monosynths together with the minimoog and the arp odyssey. According to keyboard magazine, june 1985, john bowen wrote the factory presets for the split8. The samplers core is similar to that of the prophet 2000 and prophet 2002. The factory dump though is odd in that there are some really weak levels and very loud ones on othersand a few totally missing patches. Sequential s slick combination of patch storage and polyphony ensured the p5s popularity, with a thenimpressive 8000 units being sold, many to big name performers. Includes patch sheets and schematics for many vintage synths including arp, sequential circuits, moog, overheim, korg and roland.
Factory bank1 wav factory bank2 wav factory bank3 wav. Now that its all fixed up, in this video, i show how to load the factory patches into the p5 via the cassette interface. Jan 29, 2015 posts about sequential circuits written by intelfukko. Sequential circuits sixtrak parts and replacement keys. Unease sequential circuits proone analogue synthesizer. A shipping address is required to determine the cost of shipping. All original patches, and no i dont have them to sell. While a combinational circuit is a function of present input only. I created a verilog simulation of the multitrak which allows me to press virtual keys or switches, receive midi messages, etc, and watch how the code reacts. Sequential s multitrak had everything for its time and to this day, it still sounds great. Also known as the jp8, the jupiter8 is a 61key synthesizer covered with buttons and sliders. Recently ive seen for sale a sequential circuits multitrak.
Een prachtige sequential circuits multitrack vintage synthesizer te koop voor 750 euro vaste prijs in uitstekende en goed werkende staat. It gave me confidence to tackle even harder projects. Set the proones controls as closely as possible to the diagram while playing on the keyboard. A sequential circuit is a logical circuit, where the output depends on the present value of the input signal as well as the sequence of past inputs.
The p5s polymod section has also been passed onto the p600. Sequential circuits follow up to the six traks is the multitrack. Nearing the end of an enormously lengthy repair of the notoriously unreliable but sweetest sounding first version of the prophet5. This kit expands the program memory, from 40 programs to 120 programs, for the rev 3. Founded by synth wizard dave smith, inventor of midi and general pioneer in the field, sequential circuits held in its hands some of the biggest synth models ever created. Jan 07, 2018 now that its all fixed up, in this video, i show how to load the factory patches into the p5 via the cassette interface. But when i sent the midi dump to it after record4 noted on the panel. It may be the little brother of the sci series but with 6 note polyphony, 6 voice multitimbral stacking and. It has 6voice polyphony and a sequencer for each voice essentially. Ive made my research about it and it seems to be a nice polysynth. Sci was a californiabased synthesizer company that was founded in the early 1970s by dave smith, and sold to yamaha corporation in 1987.387 278 1605 567 467 928 1249 1559 1438 718 534 1581 977 1374 477 177 1485 955 1544 1157 196 1283 1262 1558 56 995 508 466 382 174 1286 299 710 1167 1180 916 232 740 327 1268 1383 1062 1052 1051 1382 223