Korg SQ-1

Compact 2x8 Step Sequencer

  • Usable for MS-20 and many other devices
  • Different sequencer modes like order, parallel or CV/ duty
  • Step mode: gate on/ off, active step, slide and step jump
  • Resolution of steps: quarter, eights and 1/16 notes
  • Power supply: 2x AA battery or USB
  • Step Edit buttons: volca style
  • Weight: 641 g

Connectors:

  • LittleBits out socket
  • CV-A out - gate
  • CV-B out - gate
  • In sync out 3.5 mm mini jack mono
  • MIDI out 3.5 mm mini jack stereo
  • USB

Further information

Bass Pedal No
Breath Controller No
MIDI Controller No
Filter No
Effects No
Sequencer Yes
Product Specific Expansion No

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tiny and packed with features

26.10.2016
I bought this sequencer to give me the option of a 16 note sequence and to easily link my modular system to my old Korg MS-10. I have not been disappointed.

The options for voltage output are great with different ranges and various selections for quantizing. The choices of sequencer mode I've found I use as a performance control to vary a repeating sequence or create interesting rhythms. I sometimes use it simply as a trigger sequencer and it is quick and easy to get something going. Lots of lovely lights to let you know where you are! Outputs to MIDI as well.

The only downside is the tiny control knobs that I find I often have to reset after the unit has been off, and for that reason alone I have knocked a star off handling. But considering the power in such a small box and that the original Korg SQ-10 now sells for about ten times the cost of this, I suppose that is a compromise I'm willing to make.

I'd highly recommend this as with lots of the new Korg wee boxes it is LOTS of fun!
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Handy to have, but not to use.

Ricky D, 03.10.2017
The good: It's nice to have a simple grab and go sequencer to quickly hook up to any synth that accepts CV or midi, and the enclosure is quite sturdily built.

The bad: Dialing in notes is fiddly. Tiny knob movements result in missing the note you're going for. The effective sweep range of the knobs seem to be between 7 and 3 o'clock. (Maybe the pots are exponential?) Also, you only get scales (major & minor) in the key of C, which is ok if you're using CV and tuning an oscillator to whatever (or controlling something other than pitch), but can be limiting when using MIDI. The buttons are also pretty smushy, making precision changes difficult, and they tend to bounce, meaning it's easy to accidentally press the button twice in rapid succession.

Even with the negative points, the simplicity, convenience, and low price make the SQ-1 worth picking up.
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  • Audio Player Functions: No
  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Storage Medium: None
  • Breath Controller: No
  • Video Out: No
  • MIDI Controller: No
  • Filter: No
  • Arranger Function: No
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: Yes
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
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