2 x 8 step sequencer – Connect any type of device and keep an eye on it freely.
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 plenty of other synthesizers. Vintage analog synths or the latest compact synths can be controlled from this single unit. You’ll also switch between plenty of synthesizer modes and use the step buttons to create performances overflowing with spontaneity, just as when the usage of a volca unit.
Liberate yourself from the numerically-bound parameter editing that’s typical on a DAW; you can enjoy in point of fact 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 keep an eye on the MS-20 and many other types of equipment
Rather than the commonly used V/Oct standard, the CV design of the MS-20 at all times used the Hz/V standard that provides excellent pitch stability limiting the step sequencers that may be able to accurately keep an eye on the MS-20. As a descendant of the SQ-10, the SQ-1 supports the Hz/V standard, enabling it to perfectly keep an eye on 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 keep an eye on all kinds of other synthesizers as well.
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
Vintage analog synths or the compact synths can be controlled from this single unit
Connected to the ms-20 and plenty of other synthesizers
Battery or usb powered sequencer