Time machine: Sequential Circuits Pro-One

January 26, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound
“N°1”

all sounds: Sequential Circuits Pro-One Analog Synthesizer from the year 1981
drums: Roland TR-808 synced with the Pro-One Arpeggiator
recording: multi-track without midi
fx: a little bit delay and reverb

for me one of the best monophonic analog synths ever. perfect for basslines and fx sounds.

more info: http://www.retrosound.de

The Pro One was basically Sequential’s attempt at taking their legendary Prophet 5 poly-synth and packing it into a compact, inexpensive, monophonic analog synth! It has two VCOs, a great 4-pole lowpass filter, two ADSR envelopes (one for filter), and a compact three-octave keyboard. With a Pro-One, you can easily create punchy analog bass-lines and leads or quirky analog synth effects.

The Pro One is an extremely flexible synth with lots of modulation possibilities (ie: the filter, VCO B and LFO can modulate VCO A or B frequencies or pulse widths, or the VCF). There’s also an onboard sequencer, something common on many Sequential synths but not often found on other monosynths of the time. It is very basic, however, storing only two patterns and up to 40 notes max. Also, only pitch info is recorded (and in step time only); you can not assign a note duration to any notes. So it’s basically a short melodic sketch-pad…but useful. Also onboard is an arpeggiator which has UP and UP/DOWN patterns.

Comments

Comments are closed.

  • THE CAVE : Playlist

  • INSTAGRAM – ANALOG INDUSTRIAL ARTS

    • satellite communication digitalart contrast space ufo information
    • architecture abstractart ambient texture dsseldorf
    • chiswick london enterprise urban metropolis blackandwhite architecture
    • church stone brick lund architecture sanctuary passage wall ancient vintage
    • tokyobynight paris eiffeltower nippon skyline skyscraper architecture golden
    • shibuya nippon crossing blackandwhite contrast crowd
    • fog sunset meadow fields evening tranquility ambient
    • airport charlesdegaulle paris france airplane silouette takeoff skies
    • ambient arty chaos flux mutability glass transparent
    • london underground tube arty construction architecture glassroof contrast earlscourt
    • paris tunnel highway grafitti blurred communication montreuil
    • stairs staircase solitude contrast stockholm sthlm stureplan narrow facade brickshellip
    • tokyo akihabara london fish japan nippon shinagawa park shinto sacred
    • reflection forest pond pattern abstractart naturalistic waters profound plight premonition
    • akihabara tokyo manga anime downtown streetlife gaming sega 8bit
    • dublin cathedral blackandwhite bridge vintage architecture ireland sepia solo
    • bokskogen torup umbrella greysky rain
    • architecture berlin bundestag circle crossing bridge modernistic
Get Adobe Flash player