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Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:32 pm
by modulator_esp
audible wrote: In fact I'm planning to sell it because I bought a G2 recently and I think I'll be able to replicate most of the MAQ features on it.
You should try sequencing note quantised G2 voices with the MAQ, I use mine to great effect with my NM1 :)

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:00 am
by droolmaster0
audible wrote:
droolmaster0 wrote: I don't recall the maq as having cross track modulation at all.
The Ad1 setting on row 2/3 allows values entered in this row to be added to those in row one. It's simple and effective but this is as far as the Maq goes in cross-modulation, I think.
Ok - good to know! I'd be tempted by one (my view is that you can never have too many sequencers...), but the price is way too high on them. A used one at some point might be an option.

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:15 am
by cl516
thanks for the posts to my questions guys -

turns out there's a used one locally here in toronto i could pick up (MAQ)!

if this MAQ is an older operating system, what features are missing?
is the latest OS updatable without sending it in?

i'll try to look this up on Doepfer site now...

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:49 am
by audible
cl516 wrote: if this MAQ is an older operating system, what features are missing?
is the latest OS updatable without sending it in?
You have to replace a card to update to 3.0 afaik. It doesn't sound very hard to do - no soldering required, but you'll have to drill holes for the CV/Gate outs if the metal case is an old one (they only had 1 CV/gate out). And what you get is pretty worthwhile: more presets, every step value is remembered, external midi control, and the possibility of getting rid of the master clock and trigger every sequence or step manually.

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:48 am
by cl516
picked up an MAQ here locally,
not that impressed actually. (at least for the way i wanna use it.)
yes single step mode is wonderful, but the knobs are very touchy and difficult to set correct pitch.
a slower process than i expected.

forward/backward/pendulum etc. is very awesome, as is the different first/last steps.

not sure if it's a keeper.