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Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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WD a hobbyist user from NYC writes:
On the T8 and P600, the sound is similar, but the envelopes are different, and the T8's bigger; envelopes on the T8 closer to a P-5, P600's have a different character than either of the other two. All are excellent however, just a matter of degree. P-5's the best, but all sound excellent and very Sequential in a mix. -Rare T8 heard on "Solid" LP, Ashford and Simpson mid 80s.. -Rare P600 heard on "Chocolette" NYC 12" dance cut mid 80s, found on Ebay..

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-07-2004 at 15:31
WD from NYC writes:
I've owned many Sequential synths and have compared them; here are my thoughts: T8 is truly a console - the look and the great but sometimes problematic keyboard - a gorgeous piece! However.. I think it's fair to correctly say that it's not a P-5 sonically, which is a shame. Something of that grandeur and expense should have sounded at least as good - Sequential muffed this one, and should have put something similar to a P-5 engine into this Ferrari, and fell far short.. Contrary to others' comments, i am sure that it's nowhere near as warm or punchy as a P-5, though it's got a somewhat bigger sound, thick like a Memorymoog; if it was in the P-5 league sonically, i'd have kept my T8 and jetisoned the P-5. Inexusable for something as pricey as this, and one of the reasons it didn't sell well. It DOES have the classic Sequential sound, and still sounds good, however, just not great..

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-07-2004 at 15:22
from US writes:
dont sound as clean and gutsy as the pro5. More like the 600 which sure aint bad. The board is what its all about. Touch and aftertouch on an analogue. Real wood feel too. Heavy and classy. Nice switch and dial control and some midi. High Wow!! factor. Not a 5 though.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Nov-01-2003 at 12:58
Chris L a professional user from London writes:
I owned and used one of these back in the mid to lats 80s. It sounded great and I am sorry that outed a fantastic analogue for an early digital. The sound is big and powerful, nothing like a p600. They share software envelopes, that's about it. The t8s oscs were clean, crisp and precise as always. Great keyboard, though complicated and unreliable. Crazy optical velocity sensors, what were they thinking of? The keyboard is what this synth is all about. It is beautiful to play and made an analogue synth at last sound responsive and like a real instrument in its own right. Mine went down a few times with simple faults, as always, power supply related. I, just like many others at the time, was seduced by the digital onslaught and cast aside great synths like the t8. Buy one if you can. I rarely see them for sale and if I do they cost a fortune. I will buy another one day. I love the t8 as much as I did the Rhodes Chroma. Both were great and too expensive to be widely known, played and regarded.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Sep-02-2002 at 13:54
Gary a part-time user from Germany writes:
i use a T8 for about 3 years now. and i never asked me: does it sound like the P5 or the 600? the pro5 is a pro5 and this review is about the t8. the t8 instead is the best controller-keyboard you can buy. i also have had a ppg processor keyboard with wooden steinway keys. but it dosnt beat the t8. with my t8 i can use all the function of my microwave. hey guys, try to use poly-aftertouch or releasevelocity with pro5 or 600. without sequenzer or midi-stuff. just in realtime! no, not with knobs, with your hands, if you know how to use them ;-)

so i would like to get 1 pro5 also, to complete my setup of 1 t8, and 1 vs (forget about the 600) and be happy.

the only real bad thing is stealing off layered voices. as an example:if you play a 4 voice chord (thats those things old-fashioned musican talking about, 4 notes in a musically content) and hold it, you can only play 4 single notes until the voices of the layered chord will be "stolen". so if you play 8 notes after the still holding chord, the chord is "gone". so you can play chords or bass or leads, but not a mix of all.

so long, gary

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Feb-10-2002 at 09:24
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