SQ-1 Compact Step Sequencer with 2 x 8 steps


When the classic MS-20 analog synthesizer appeared in 1978, it had a trusted partner in the SQ-10 step sequencer. Now, after thirty years, the MS-20 has been reborn as the MS-20 mini, and the SQ-10 has evolved into the more modern SQ-1.

The SQ-1 is a compact step sequencer with 2 x 8 steps. It`s wealth of connection jacks allows it to be connected to the MS-20 and a variety of other synthesizers. Vintage analog synths or the latest compact synths can be controlled from this single unit. You can also switch between a variety of synthesizer modes and use the step buttons to create performances overflowing with spontaneity, just as when using a volca unit.

Liberate yourself from the numerically-bound parameter editing that`s typical on a DAW, you`ll enjoy truly musical inspiration as you train your ears and concentrate on what your fingertips are doing. Don`t miss the experience of music that`s driven by your instinct.

Connect and control the MS-20 and many other types of equipment Rather than the commonly used V/Oct standard, the CV design of the MS-20 always used the Hz/V standard that provides excellent pitch stability limiting the step sequencers that are able to correctly control the MS-20. As a descendant of the SQ-10, the SQ-1 supports the Hz/V standard, enabling it to perfectly control the MS-20 or MS-20 mini.

It goes without saying the V/Oct standard is also supported, and the voltage level of the CV output (*) and polarity of the GATE output can be specified as appropriate for the device you`ve connected. This versatility will enable you to control a wide variety of other synthesizers as well. * V/Oct supported for 1V, 2V, and 5V, Hz/V supported for 8V. As a connector - See more at: http://www.korg.com/us/products/dj/sq_1/features.phpsthash.WNApmfNb.dpuf

As a connector, the SQ-1 provides two CV/GATE OUT channels, the standard MIDI OUT and USB MIDI, littleBits out (to connect to the littleBits synth kit by littleBits Electronics Inc.), plus the SYNC IN/OUT channel that allows you to connect to the volca series and monotribe. Compact and complete with all the functions you need, the SQ-1 is the ideal hardware sequencer. - See more at: http://www.korg.com/us/products/dj/sq_1/features.phpsthash.WNApmfNb.dpuf