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Sequential PRO 3 Paraphonic Synthesizer


Sequential Pro 3 Multi-filter Mono Synth

Dave Smith’s new Sequential Pro 3 is a paraphonic synth that offers the best analog and digital technology.

The Sequential Pro 3 features premium Fatar 37-note semi-weighted keyboard, two analogue oscillators each with saw, triangle and variable-width pulse waves and these are joined by a DSP-powered digital oscillator that can produce 32 types of morphing wavetable, along with analogue oscillator emulations and a supersaw mode. In addition, this DSP oscillator can also function as a complex wavetable LFO for interesting modulation possibilities and there is also an additional noise generator, plus controls for hard sync, per-oscillator glide and a Slop feature for introducing analogue-like inaccuracies.

Onboard the Pro 3 there are three types of analog filters – a Prophet-6 LPF, a Moog-style ladder filter and the continuous, state-variable design from the OB-6. Additionally, the ladder filter includes an optional resonance compensation feature to maintain bass presence even with the resonance cranked. The OB-6 model also has a bandpass switch to complement its morphable low-pass, notch and high-pass modes, while the inclusion of a drive control allows users add a touch of grit at the filter stage too.

On the Pro 3 modulation front, the synth has four freely-assignable, looping ADSR envelopes plus three syncable LFOs with phase-offset and slew. A 32-slot modulation matrix with 171 possible desti-nations should allow for copious amounts of routing options.

On the digital side of Pro 3, the synth has dual effects sections boasting multiple types of delay, reverb and modulation effects including chorus, phasers and flangers, and a programmable analogue distortion and tuned feedback for aggressive tonal effects.

The Pro 3 also features an advanced sequencer with 16 tracks, each capable of 16 steps and four phrases. On its rear, the hardware has four CV inputs and outputs, plus a gate out, and the sequencer can be used to control the synth itself and external hardware simultaneously.

The Sequential Pro 3 is available in two forms, and there is also a multimode arpeggiator included. The standard model and a hinged, wooden-ended special edition version. Both versions have a 37-note keyboard.

The Sequential Pro 3 mono synth is available now!

“In many ways the Pro 3 is the evolution of a concept that started with the classic Sequential Circuits Pro-One,” says Sequential founder Dave Smith: “Pack as much power as possible into a compact foot-print and make it sound awesome. To do that, we built on the strengths of its modern-day counterpart, the Pro 2, and created a worthy successor to both that sets a new benchmark for raw power and versatility.”