Doepfer MAQ 16/3 Step Sequencer Intro

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This video, via killingthursby1, is a short intro to the Doepfer MAQ 16/3 Analog step-sequencer.

The Doepfer MAQ 16/3 Step Sequencer retails for Euro 659.00 (i.e. about US$ 650.00).

Details below.

Specifications:

  • MIDI Sequencer featuring analog inputs
  • designed in cooperation with the German band KRAFTWERK
  • used by famous musicians like Kraftwerk, Human League, Jean-Michel Jarre
  • 3 rows of 16 dials and LEDs each
  • grey 19-inch rack-mount unit (4 height units), design fits withs A-100 and MS-404
  • Assignable MIDI-Events and MIDI-Channels for the 3 rows:
    • Note On/Off
    • Velocity
    • Controller 0-19, 64-74, 84, Pitchbend, Aftertouch mono and poly
    • Program Change (for dynamic sound change)
    • MIDI channel of another row (for dynamic sound change)
    • Transposition of another row
    • Gate time (length of time for this column)
    • First/last step of each row can be limited by user
    • MIDI channel of each row selectable
  • Different modes for each row: Forward/Backwards/Pendulum/ Random
  • Different timings for each row (synchronized by MIDI-Clock)
  • Transposition via incoming note on events possible
  • Muting of single steps and complete row possible via incoming MIDI-Program-change and note events
  • External Synchronisation (via MIDI-Start/Stop/Clock-In) or
  • Internal Synchronisation (sends MIDI-Start/Stop/Clock-Out)
  • 32 Sequence memories (Presets) in of non-volatile memory
  • full editing capabilty of all preset parameters
  • Remote control of important parameters (first/last step, mode, event type, mute step, mute row and so on) via MIDI-Program-change and Note events (no Sy-Ex necessary)
  • 3-digit, 7-segment display
  • Operation via 8 buttons with LEDs
  • Alpha-dial for rapid input of all parameters
  • 3 CV and Gate outputs (3.5 mm jack sockets on rear panel):
    • CV outputs: 1V/Octave (0…+5V)
    • Gate outputs: 0/+10V (voltage trigger, not switched-trigger, modification for switched-trigger upon request)
  • dimensions: 480 x 177 x 110 mm (19″ /4 HU), weight: 3 kg
  • 230V power supply (external) included
  • for other mains voltages the power supply must be purchased by the customer in his country (7…12V DC / 350mA required)

26 thoughts on “Doepfer MAQ 16/3 Step Sequencer Intro

  1. Lots of potential, but I won't even consider a step sequencer that doesn't have accurate note indicators. I know that eliminates most of them, but oh, well. Additionally, not that it matters much in this instance, but I am infinitely tired of rezzy fart tones.

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  2. Lots of potential, but I won't even consider a step sequencer that doesn't have accurate note indicators. I know that eliminates most of them, but oh, well. Additionally, not that it matters much in this instance, but I am infinitely tired of rezzy fart tones.

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  3. Lots of potential, but I won't even consider a step sequencer that doesn't have accurate note indicators. I know that eliminates most of them, but oh, well. Additionally, not that it matters much in this instance, but I am infinitely tired of rezzy fart tones.

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  4. Lots of potential, but I won't even consider a step sequencer that doesn't have accurate note indicators. I know that eliminates most of them, but oh, well. Additionally, not that it matters much in this instance, but I am infinitely tired of rezzy fart tones.

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  5. Lots of potential, but I won't even consider a step sequencer that doesn't have accurate note indicators. I know that eliminates most of them, but oh, well. Additionally, not that it matters much in this instance, but I am infinitely tired of rezzy fart tones.

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  6. Lots of potential, but I won't even consider a step sequencer that doesn't have accurate note indicators. I know that eliminates most of them, but oh, well. Additionally, not that it matters much in this instance, but I am infinitely tired of rezzy fart tones.

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  7. Looks like stretta unloaded his on eBay 3+ years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ7cfRumiLg&fe
    Probably because he has greater control/ flexibility with MOTU Volta. I'm loving CV control from Reason, using Thor's step sequencer in the same way to control my analogs. I'm not dissing the MAQ (I love physical knobs), but there's more than one way to skin a cat. Whatever works, I guess…

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  8. Looks like stretta unloaded his on eBay 3+ years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ7cfRumiLg&fe
    Probably because he has greater control/ flexibility with MOTU Volta. I'm loving CV control from Reason, using Thor's step sequencer in the same way to control my analogs. I'm not dissing the MAQ (I love physical knobs), but there's more than one way to skin a cat. Whatever works, I guess…

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  9. Looks like stretta unloaded his on eBay 3+ years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ7cfRumiLg&fe
    Probably because he has greater control/ flexibility with MOTU Volta. I'm loving CV control from Reason, using Thor's step sequencer in the same way to control my analogs. I'm not dissing the MAQ (I love physical knobs), but there's more than one way to skin a cat. Whatever works, I guess…

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  10. Looks like stretta unloaded his on eBay 3+ years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ7cfRumiLg&fe
    Probably because he has greater control/ flexibility with MOTU Volta. I'm loving CV control from Reason, using Thor's step sequencer in the same way to control my analogs. I'm not dissing the MAQ (I love physical knobs), but there's more than one way to skin a cat. Whatever works, I guess…

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  11. Looks like stretta unloaded his on eBay 3+ years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ7cfRumiLg&fe
    Probably because he has greater control/ flexibility with MOTU Volta. I'm loving CV control from Reason, using Thor's step sequencer in the same way to control my analogs. I'm not dissing the MAQ (I love physical knobs), but there's more than one way to skin a cat. Whatever works, I guess…

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  12. Looks like stretta unloaded his on eBay 3+ years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ7cfRumiLg&fe
    Probably because he has greater control/ flexibility with MOTU Volta. I'm loving CV control from Reason, using Thor's step sequencer in the same way to control my analogs. I'm not dissing the MAQ (I love physical knobs), but there's more than one way to skin a cat. Whatever works, I guess…

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  13. Yes, you can save the settings in the presets. Works pretty good, I've been using it for a couple of years now.

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  14. Yes, you can save the settings in the presets. Works pretty good, I've been using it for a couple of years now.

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  15. Yes, you can save the settings in the presets. Works pretty good, I've been using it for a couple of years now.

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  16. Yes, you can save the settings in the presets. Works pretty good, I've been using it for a couple of years now.

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  17. Yes, you can save the settings in the presets. Works pretty good, I've been using it for a couple of years now.

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  18. Yes, you can save the settings in the presets. Works pretty good, I've been using it for a couple of years now.

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