“How do you make an awesome-sounding hybrid synth even better?”, asks synth making legend and Sequential founder, Dave Smith. “By letting users import their own wavetables”.
That’s not supposed to be a punchline – it’s exactly what Sequential has made possible with the Pro 3. The multi-filter mono synth has its sonic territory has expanded with this improvement, allowing for a vaster palette of sounds. The new web-based utility, Wavetable Generator, lets Pro 3 users convert up to 16 single-cycle waves into a wavetable supported by the hybrid synth and load it into one of the 32 user wavetable slots.
Wavetables can be archived and shared with other Pro 3 users, too, generated as SysEx files. To take advantage of the feature, owners of the synth will need to upgrade the operating system to version 1.1, the download of which can be found on the Support page of Sequential’s website. This is a free upgrade to all Pro 3 owners.
Speaking on the update, Dave Smith adds: “It opens up a lot of new sonic territory for the Pro 3. We hope users get crazy with it.” 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. Ease of use is always a big priority on our synths.”
Sequential’s Wave Generator utility can be found at sequentialwaves.com
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