What inspired Dave Smith to create the Sequential Trigon-6 as his final tribute to American synth icons?
Sequential Trigon-6: Dave Smith’s Final Love Letter to American Synth Icons
Largely considered the godfather of the American synthesizer industry, Dave Smith has left an indelible mark on the world of music production. With the release of the Sequential Trigon-6, he further cements his legacy and bids farewell in style.
A Nod to the Past
The Sequential Trigon-6 synthesizer stands as a poignant tribute to the iconic, distinctly American synthesizers of the past. This masterpiece of musical equipment represents the continued ingenuity and passion Smith has brought to the industry over the past forty years.
This synthesizer is no mere nostalgia trip. The Sequential Trigon-6 is fitted with state-of-the-art circuitry for a robust and delicately balanced sound. Boasting six voices, a massive modulation matrix, and a quartet of built-in effects engines, this synth is a testament to Smith’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in a synthesizer.
The Trigon-6 delivers a sound that takes its cues from classic American synths but applies modern design principles to create a warm, lush, and dynamic sonic palette. It is sonically versatile and can effortlessly switch between aggressive basslines, ethereal pads, sharp leads, or pulsating sequences.
Not to be outdone by the sounds it produces, the design of the Sequential Trigon-6 is pure retro-futurist chic. Sporting a wooden exterior and vintage-looking knobs and switches, it is a physical reminiscence to the synthesizers of the late ’70s and early ’80s while maintaining a sleek, modern look.
Dave Smith’s Legacy
The Sequential Trigon-6 synthesizer serves as the perfect swansong for Smith. It captures the spirit of his designs, the emergence and evolution of an iconic form, and Smith’s commitment to creating instruments that inspire musicians. He once said, “The goal is to inspire musicians to make great music. That’s what it’s all about.” The Trigon-6 certainly lives up to this ethos.
Dave Smith’s final contribution to the world of synthesis, the Sequential Trigon-6, is more than a device for creating sound. It stands as an homage to American synth icons, an embodiment of Smith’s own enduring innovation, and a beacon of inspiration for future generations of music producers.