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Offline chrisNova777

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Korg SQD-1 (1986) MIDI Recorder
« on: November 08, 2015, 08:50:04 PM »

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The SQD-1 is a classic and easy to use stand-alone sequencer. It has 15,000-note capacity and 2 tracks. Your song is created by bouncing down between these two tracks as you go. Real-time and step recording is available as well as pretty in-depth and precise editing of events. It has a built-in 2.8" disk drive that can store up to 30,000 notes of data. (1986)

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Re: Korg SQD-1 (1986) MIDI Recorder
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 01:17:42 PM »
I recently got one of there second hand. It's fairly big, and primitive. Just got it in the door, so have not had time to explore it thoroughly yet. Main drawback of it is that it uses Quick Disks, and has limited note memory (15 000). This maybe not be to bad, as there is supposedly possibility of saving data via midi to computer.
It only have two tracks where one is full (16 midi channels) and the other the sub is limited to 1 midi channel. Method of operation is that you record until you are satisfied on the sub track, then "bounce" it over to the main full track. Nice thing about it is that it has an analog button for adjusting the tempo of the machine. Will report back when I have had time to get deeper into it. So far it has a nice primitive digital impression.