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Old 6th November 2020
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New Korg Sequencer SQ-64 Polyphonic Sequencer

Looks like Korg is bringing a new midi and modular sequencer:
https://www.dlxmusic.se/produkter/kl...poly-sequencer
Old 6th November 2020
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Looks pretty cool. hopefully it has tight timing.

It is a shame they couldn't be bothered to include proper midi ports.
Old 6th November 2020
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Niceeee
Old 6th November 2020
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Interesting, and... what IS It that thing on the right?!?

New Korg Sequencer SQ-64 Polyphonic Sequencer-670128.jpg

Maybe the mini 2600 exists after all...
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Old 6th November 2020
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This and the KARP 2600mini!
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This and the KARP 2600mini!
for only 2600 quatloo :D
Old 6th November 2020
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On the right? Oh, that’s just a Volca Sample. 😉
Old 6th November 2020
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Well, I always wonder how much beating do the poor guys at those "obscure" shops get for these leaks... It is always nice to see something slip thru, all those by-the-book releases and teasers are boring
Old 6th November 2020
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Looks like about $400 US.

Not enough knobs, epic fail
Old 7th November 2020
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This looks really cool. I look forward to reading the manual.

They should go ahead and announce the ETA on the SQ-128/XD/sample. Because we all know it's coming.
Old 7th November 2020
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Is this a step sequencer
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Is this a step sequencer
See Synthanatomy article...
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Originally Posted by Psychlist1972 ➡️
Info on the sequencer:

https://www.synthanatomy.com/2020/11...2600-mini.html

I'm not really bothered about the 2600 at the moment, but I'm super interested in the sequencer.

Pete
Old 7th November 2020
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Looks exactly like what I wanted, a Keystep Pro without keys. I’m so in.
Old 7th November 2020
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Beatstep Turbo...
Old 7th November 2020
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beatstep yaw, without pitch pots..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gearlust ➡️

I always wonder how much beating do the poor guys at those "obscure" shops get for these leaks
More often than not it's on purpose. It's marketing.
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More often than not it's on purpose. It's marketing.
Yeah, could be... Arturia with PolyBrute was the best - when the SOS cover with picture was leaked, they just lifted the embargo and let influencers release videos on YT and soon after enabled PolyBrute pages on their own website
Old 7th November 2020
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Old 7th November 2020
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Feels a bit like a poor man's Polyend Seq. The LEDs are a nice touch.

No volca step jump/active step and such? Did I get that right?

Mini 2600 better have an handle
Old 7th November 2020
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Source: https://www.dlxmusic.se/produkter/kl...poly-sequencer

"The SQ-64 is an incredibly powerful and compact Polyphonic Step Sequencer with amazing hands-on intuitive controls and deep editing options to give you all the flexibility and sequencing power needed for all your musical projects.

With its 64 step pad Matrix, Crystal clear OLED display, sturdy and elegant aluminium body, a wealth of connections and a variety of modes and features, the SQ-64 will become the central piece of your music studio providing total and seamless control over all your instruments so you can focus on what matters most; your music!

Connection you said?

Despite its compact size, the SQ-64 has unparalleled connectivity and will allow you to easily control, connect and make the most of all your analog and digital gear.

MIDI IN (x1) and OUT (x2), micro USB type B, Sync IN & OUT, 3 Melody tracks each with MODULATION, PITCH and GATE outputs and a DRUM track with 8 individual trigger outputs for controlling analog synths, Eurorack, and drum machines.

Each of the Melody tracks (x3) has 16 Patterns of up to 64 steps each, and the Drum track (x1) has 16 Sub-tracks also with up to 64 steps each, that can be played, chained and edited in a variety of ways. Melody tracks and patterns can be edited in several modes (GATE, PITCH and MODULATION) so you can alter the information sent by your sequencer on each of these steps in many interesting ways. The DRUM track outputs can be fine-tuned to match the polarity and voltage of your connected device(s).

Its audio Sync In & Out connections will allow you to seamlessly control all your other Korg gear such as the volca synthesizer series, minilogue, monologue, minilogue xd, prologue and many others!

One to rule them all

Whether you are into Analog synths, Eurorack semi-modular synths, Digital drum machines, or do everything on your DAW with digital plugins, the SQ-64 will give you instant and precise hands-on control of each and all of these.

The SQ-64 has 64 beautifully LED-lit Step button pads that not only let you see the whole picture at once, but also allow for super-fast and satisfactory editing with its encoder knobs and dedicated mode buttons that will simplify and speed up your workflow. Each step has graduated lighting; the higher the modulation value, the stronger the button lights up to give you a clear visual on what’s going on in the sequence.

The OLED Display is crystal clear, bright and visible from any angle, so you can have access to all the information you need no matter whether you are making music at home, in the studio or playing live!

The 3 melody tracks include a MODULATION output, so every step on your sequence can be creating complex modulations on your gear of choice, greatly expanding your options and possibilities for sound creation.

It has never been easier to create polyphonic chords patterns, melodies, complex poly-rhythms and modulations on the fly and record them as data on each of the 64 project slots available.

Real-time Control

The SQ-64 won’t just allow you to create incredible sequences; it packs several features and modes that will let you edit on the fly and play any of your gear real-time.

The 64 pad Matrix can be also be used as a Keyboard, allowing for several layouts to be used for maximum flexibility (several scales can be assigned to any of these and a number of other parameters can be easily changed)

Keys: Your traditional piano layout.
Isomorphic: the notes are displayed symmetrically in rows, you can easily transpose the same chord pattern up and down without changing its shape
Octaves: one scale displayed in 3 different octaves on each row
Go deep

With its powerful built-in Arpeggiator you can easily bring to life and create interesting patterns out of any of your soft plugins, analog or digital synths, for immediate inspiration.

Break free with 4 alternative sequence playback modes! Reverse, Bounce, Random, and Stochastic can be selected independently and on the fly to each track to add variety and intrigue.

All your patterns can also be freely chained and looped, making this the ultimate device for machine live!

Sleek, Rugged Design

Despite its wide array of features, controls and connections, the SQ-64 is just 18mm thick (38mm including the knobs and rubber legs) and is housed in a highly portable and elegant yet robust solid aluminum body that will provide years of reliable service.

Powered through USB or external 9V DC adaptor, a choice of power options offer both versatility and flexibility.

Free bundle of music software

The SQ-64 comes with a diverse variety of music software from Izotope including “Ozone Elements” which lets you not only create songs but also master them using AI, “Skoove” which will help you improve your keyboard playing skills, “Reason Lite” DAW software, as well as software synths from KORG and other brands.

In other words, the moment you get your hands on this sequencer you'll have a variety of tools to help you take your music to the next level.

Software for Mac/Windows

KORG Collection - M1 Le (synthesizer sound module)

UVI Digital Synsations (synthesizer sound module)

AAS Ultra Analog Session (synthesizer sound module)

AAS Strum Session (acoustic guitar sound module)

AAS Lounge Lizard Session (electric piano sound module)

Propellerhead Reason Lite (DAW music production software)

Skoove free 3 month trial of Skoove Premium (online piano lesson)

KORG Gadget 2 Le for Mac (DAW music production software)

iZotope Ozone Elements (Audio Mastering Plug-in Software)

Specifications:

Sequencer: 64 step sequencer with 3 melodic tracks with up to 8 note polyphony, and 16 monophonic rhythmic tracks

Tempo: BPM30.0 - 300.0

Inputs: MIDI IN connector (φ3.5mm stereo mini-phone jack, use a type-A MIDI converter cable), SYNC IN jack (φ3.5mm monaural mini-phone jack, 20V maximum

input level)

Outputs: MIDI OUT1, 2 connector (φ3.5mm stereo mini-phone jack, use a type-A MIDI converter cable), SYNC OUT jack (φ3.5mm monaural mini-phone jack, 10V

maximum input level), CV GATE output A/B/C jack (φ3.5mm monaural mini-phone jack, 10V maximum output level), CV PITCH output A/B/C jack (φ3.5mm monaural mini-phone jack, 10V maximum output level), CV MOD output A/B/C jack (φ3.5mm monaural mini-phone jack, 0V maximum output level), TRIG output 1~8 jack (φ3.5mm monaural mini-phone jack, 10V maximum output level)

Power: USB bus power, or DC 9V AC Adapter KA-350, separately sold)

Dimensions: (W x D x H): 368 Å~ 144 Å~ 74 mm / 14.49 Å~ 5.67 Å~ 2.91 inches

Weight: 1.0 kg / 2.20 lbs

Included items: Owner’s Manual, USB cable

Accessories: (separately sold): KA350 AC Adaptor, Patch cables MS-CABLE-18"
Old 7th November 2020
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It has a 64 pad based workflow with 3 melody tracks with scale mode on pads (up to 16 patterns X 64 steps each one of them) and 1 Drum track up to 64 steps as well, which has 16 sub tracks, and patterns can be chained and edited in a variety of ways.

And up to 16 patterns can be chained

This is awesome, but do we know the price?

I found the price, its initial price is 320 euro, it will settle at 299 I guess, wow awesome!
Old 7th November 2020
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64 steps only, again. maybe they at least have a multiplier/divider in the track settings. hoping for some probability options per step as well. and i hope the "pads"are not clicking, because that will make it impossible to play a melody on it. but from the specs alone, not sure how this is better than a beatstep pro (looks cooler though and the display surely helps) or the pioneer squid (less connectivity) which can do a hell of a lot more. but who knows what's hiding in the menus. though i think they would be shouting about it if there was some crazy stuff hidden in there
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64 steps only, again.
Yeah, too bad.
The hardware looked promising but it sounds more limited than I expected.
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Crystal clear OLED display,



The OLED Display is crystal clear, bright and visible from any angle, so you can have access to all the information you need no matter whether you are making music at home, in the studio or playing live!


so, the oled is crystal clear ? wonderful.
Old 7th November 2020
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what a lovely looker !

not for me i don't think but very nice
Old 7th November 2020 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Sebastian N ➡️
64 steps only, again. maybe they at least have a multiplier/divider in the track settings. hoping for some probability options per step as well. and i hope the "pads"are not clicking, because that will make it impossible to play a melody on it. but from the specs alone, not sure how this is better than a beatstep pro (looks cooler though and the display surely helps) or the pioneer squid (less connectivity) which can do a hell of a lot more. but who knows what's hiding in the menus. though i think they would be shouting about it if there was some crazy stuff hidden in there
I love the BSP but some polyphony wouldn’t go amiss.

I suppose it depends on how the polyphony is spread. Is that 8 voices for each track or across the 3 melodic tracks?
Old 7th November 2020
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Looks great but I’ll stick to my keystep pro
Old 7th November 2020
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curious to know more about this. not sure it's for me but i'm interested in hearing more. like the look of it.

also mods, seems to be two threads on this: KORG SQ-64 Polyphonic Sequencer
Old 7th November 2020
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Looks really cool. 64 steps is great, but now I’m used to only 8 steps with a Baby 8 sequencer. Even on the Digitakt I never used more then 16 steps. Has anyone tried using a divider for sequencing? I actually think it’s a lot more interesting. The Olegtron 4060mk2 has a divider which I use for drum gates.
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Very nice. Reminds me of old calculators

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