Korg SQ-1 CV Step Sequencer and Sync Box

Sync up all your analog and digital synths, and build beats with this 16-step sequencer. The SQ-1 plugs into your MS-20, Volca, CV gear, MIDI gear and more!

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    4 out of 5 stars
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Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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Submitted July 3, 2023 by a customer from

"Super Fun & Creative CV/MIDI Sequencer"

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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The Korg SQ-1 is a very powerful addition to any CV or MIDI setup. I have used it both ways. The SQ-1 is versatile with one or two lanes of control with up to 8-steps when using two lanes and up to 16-steps when using one lane. With CV, I have controlled a Behringer Cat via two of its CV inputs with both lanes of the SQ-1 at different loop lengths. This way you get sequences that really evolve and develop. I also used the SQ-1 over USB MIDI with Ableton to record MIDI notes for my plug-ins. This worked decently well and was very cool for generating sequences that I could modify in real time with knob tweaks. However, I couldn't get the SQ-1 to respond to the clock and start messages of Ableton. So I had to start the record function in Ableton and independently start the sequencer of the SQ-1 after that. I also decided to manually reshape the overall length of the MIDI sequence, as the clock was different between the SQ-1 & Ableton, to line up the SQ-1's recorded MIDI to Ableton's grid. Definitely a different way of working from sequencing MIDI notes in a DAW's piano roll. Highly recommended for sequences you won't be able to get any other way.
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