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Korg SQ-10 vs. SQ-1

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:41 pm
by Electroluver
There's an opportunity to grab a Korg SQ-10 for cheap (Korg M1 w/case & orchestral cards plus $350 CND)
It seems by Korg just released the SQ-1 which is 16 step vs. 12 and it has MIDI and USB to sync the clock.
Also, the SQ-1 is smaller and cheaper. What's the benefit of buying the older model?
Korg SQ-1 on CL

Re: Korg SQ-10 vs. SQ-1

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:54 pm
by meatballfulton
Inquiring minds want to know:

What CV gear do you own?

Is synching to MIDI clock important to you?

Are you comfortable with those plastic Volca style controls (not really knobs) ?

Do you have room for the SQ-10, the thing is pretty big...

Re: Korg SQ-10 vs. SQ-1

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:22 am
by Sir Ruff
Electroluver wrote:There's an opportunity to grab a Korg SQ-10 for cheap (Korg M1 w/case & orchestral cards plus $350 CND)
It seems by Korg just released the SQ-1 which is 16 step vs. 12 and it has MIDI and USB to sync the clock.
Also, the SQ-1 is smaller and cheaper. What's the benefit of buying the older model?
Korg SQ-1 on CL
cheap? Where? :lol: Probably one of the most expensive SQ-10s I've seen.

Re: Korg SQ-10 vs. SQ-1

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:13 am
by Electroluver
At the moment, I don't own any CV gear. I think MIDI clock would be important. The Volca knobs are alright, kinda small, but they suffice. Room isn't a big problem as I have the ikea j**k ;)
However, the m1 is massive and heavy in it's case. I can't move it by car, so this deal is delayed at the least.

Re: Korg SQ-10 vs. SQ-1

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:41 am
by meatballfulton
Electroluver wrote:At the moment, I don't own any CV gear.
In that case you want the SQ-1 :thumbsup:

Re: Korg SQ-10 vs. SQ-1

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:52 am
by Re-Member
Electroluver wrote:Korg SQ-1 on CL
Hmmm...

$99 SQ-1 vs. $1500 SQ-10

$1500 รท $99 = 15 SQ-1 SEQUENCERS

Re: Korg SQ-10 vs. SQ-1

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:04 am
by JayEm
why is this a question? and you keep talking about the m1.
its not 350 for a sequencer, its 1500. unless the dude is bundling it all and giving you a h**l of a discount, 120cad vs 1500, when the cheaper option has more to it and is battery powered seems pretty obvious.

edit: totally just clued in.
don't do it. giving up a sound source & 350?
dude is just in denial that his vintage gear has been usurped.

Re: Korg SQ-10 vs. SQ-1

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:33 am
by Electroluver
Yeah, it seems the SQ1 is the logical choice. I'm sill going to sell M1 to fund the MKS 70 soon. Thanks for the advice

Re: Korg SQ-10 vs. SQ-1

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:53 am
by ninja6485
Is the sq-1 in stores yet, or still just available as a preorder online?

Re: Korg SQ-10 vs. SQ-1

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:34 am
by monolith
They were in stock here about 2 weeks ago but sold out quickly.

Re: Korg SQ-10 vs. SQ-1

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:14 pm
by glassofwater
anyone know how to change the tempo rate on the SQ-1 when synced from pc? it defaults to 1/8

Re: Korg SQ-10 vs. SQ-1

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:27 pm
by Re-Member
The manual explains how to change the resolution in the "Global parameter settings" box.

Re: Korg SQ-10 vs. SQ-1

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:01 am
by glassofwater
Re-Member wrote:The manual explains how to change the resolution in the "Global parameter settings" box.
thanks! weird that I couldn't find that the first time I looked at it.

brilliant!

Re: Korg SQ-10 vs. SQ-1

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:12 am
by ninja6485
monolith wrote:They were in stock here about 2 weeks ago but sold out quickly.
Yea, they seem to be out of stock around here! How popular are these things, lol...

Re: Korg SQ-10 vs. SQ-1

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:58 pm
by Re-Member
There's a US vender (themidistore) on eBay with some in stock and is selling them for $109.99. That's ten dollars more than store price, but there's also free shipping to make up for that. Only three left at the moment... now that I've ordered mine. :D