Sequential Circuits Pro-One
AudioPervert is now the happy owner of one Sequential Circuits
First thing is the build quality. People arent' exaggerate when
they say its poor. However, it's not fatal. On my one, the two things
that strike me as bad are a) the two oscilator octave rotary switches
(which feel very loose), and the general middle of the case, above
the keyboard (whick is just plastic, and bends a supprising amount
when you rest your hand on it. (I modded it by putting an aluminium
bar under the front edge of the case!).
I am lucky to have the J-Keyboard version, which has key contacts
made of wire. Although the keyboard comes in for critisisim, the
actiopn doesn't bother me (but I am not a proper keyboard player,
a pianist would probably have a very different opinion).
Fortuanatly, the internal components, whilst not being of military
grade, appear to be robust enough. The pots don't generaly get too
crackly, and the switches, whilst not being the most elegent known
to man, do a fine job (one of mine needs to be pulled back slightly
from the stop to turn on, otherwise I get nothing out that particular
Pro-One Circuit board images.
There are 3 unusual pictures on my Pro-one board. On the
right top there is a (Sanscrit?) text in silver(I don't know
what means), below the Rev 1.2 text, there is two flowers
and some mushrooms (also in silver), and bottom right, in
white silk screen, is a Bhudha (see picture below).