Fyrd Instruments today shared a new preview of their SQR sequencer – a 4-channel desktop sequencer that you can use with MIDI or modular rigs:
Here’s what Fyrd has to say about it:
The SQR sequencer is our entry in the modular world. This 4-channels desktop sequencer is very adaptable: you can use it with MIDI gears or modular rigs, you can play it like a classical 16-steps sequencer or go crazy and use the probabilistic approach on top of an innovative stage behavior sequencer, you can sequence on 4 monophonic channels or easily compose a 4 voices polyphonic exotic chord, you can sync it with MIDI or an external clock signal from your modular rig or use its internal clock, to name a few.
Apart from its powerful features, the greatest strength of the SQR is its ability to help you visualize what you are doing. Its big and easy-to-read led display can show you every variations in your sequence, from individual gate lengths to pitches and octaves, from individual slide lengths to chord names or step probabilities. Everything is clear and hands-on: you have direct access to all the essentials parameters and you can visualize everything instantly.
Here’s an earlier demo:
- 16-steps with individual control of pitch, octave, gate length, gate probability, slide length and stage behavior
- 4x CV/Gate channels with mono- or polyphonic control (chords)
- quantized or unquantized CV outputs (0.01V steps) with MIDI CC sequencer selectable for each voice
- 16-stages behavior sequencer: for each stage you can either play it normally or skip it, stay blocked on it for up to 16 steps, create a trill (up to 8 notes per step) or jump to any other step of your choosing
- selectable shapes for the slide between two notes (exponential, linear, logarithmic)
- selectable scale for pitches and chords
- selectable CV offset or min/max values per channel
- for each channel: loop-in/loop-out, warp mode (forward, backward, ping-pong), step duration (1/32th to 2 bars)
- 3x sync modes: internal (with or without MIDI clocks out), external clock (for modular rigs, can output MIDI clocks at the same time) and MIDI (analog clock available)
- selectable per-channel clock divider for all sync modes, both for input and output clocks
- RUN and RST i/o for complete control of the transport
- 32x slots in memory for saving/recalling one complete sequence (including options) and 8x slots for saving/recalling an entire scene (4x complete sequence).
- firmware updates via USB
The first 50 SQR sequencers are expected to be available by the end of August, priced at 499 € (excl. VAT). Once the first batch is sold out, the pricing will be 599€. See the Fyrd site for details.