Sequential has announced a significant enhancement to their acclaimed Pro 3 multi-filter monosynth — support for user-created wavetables.
Sequential unveiled The Pro 3, its new flagship monosynth, at NAMM 2020, and it was an easy choice as one of the conference’s standout products. Dave Smith’s latest creation features two VCOs plus a third digital oscillator with 32 permanent factory wavetables. Sequential have now announced that users will be able to upload their own wavetables to complement the factory selection.
Sequential’s web-based utility Wavetable Generator will allow users to convert up to 16 single-cycle waves into Pro 3-compatible wavetables and load them into any of the 32 user wavetable slots on the synth.
“Sequential chose to provide the utility as a web app for easy access and broad support” added Smith. “We wanted to make getting custom waves into the Pro 3 as simple as possible.”
Custom wavetables are generated as SysEx files that can be archived and shared with other Pro 3 owners. To use the feature, users will need to upgrade to version 1.1 of the Pro 3 operating system, available on the support page of Sequential’s website. Both the Wavetable Generator utility and OS upgrade are free for Pro 3 owners.
“How do you make an awesome-sounding hybrid synth even better? By letting users import their own wavetables,” said Dave Smith. “It opens up a lot of new sonic territory for the Pro 3. We hope users get crazy with it.”
The Pro 3 also features three classic analogue filters (Prophet-6, OB-6, and ladder), a 16-track sequencer with up to 64 steps, and the ability to connect with modular synths through its four control voltage ins/outs. The feature set is rounded out with a multimode arpeggiator, three LFOs, four loopable ADSR+delay envelopes, dual digital effects (delays, reverbs, and various time-based effects), tuned feedback, analogue distortion, and extensive modulation possibilities. The synth is also capable of three-voice paraphonic operation.
Sequential offers two versions of the Pro 3: the standard edition and the Pro 3 SE, which is a special edition that has the same synth in a tilt-up control panel and walnut trim.
The Pro 3 standard edition has a US MAP of $1,599, while the SE’s MAP is $2,099.
Sequential’s Wave Generator utility can be found on their website.