The Sequentix Cirklon Hardware Sequencer

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Sequentix has officially announced the Cirklon – a new hardware sequencer design, with software based on the Sequentix P3, but offering improved usability and internal operation.

Price is expected to be under 1000 ukp.

Details and a demo video below.

Description:

The user-interface is based around a 240×64 pixel graphic LED display, 19 rotary encoders with push-switches, 2 assignable knobs, 35 high-quality Cherry keys with integrated LEDs, and a further 35 tri-colour status LEDs.

Cirklon has 16 tracks, with 5 independent MIDI INs and OUTs to connect a large number of controllers and synths/sound modules while keeping MIDI latency to a minimum. There will also be USB MIDI, native CV/gate support, and a dedicated DIN sync output.

The 32-bit, 72MHz ARM Cortex CPU runs a proprietary sequencer engine to ensure optimum timing accuracy.
All MIDI ports are provided by hardware serial ports in the CPU core itself.
The CV/gate connectivity will be available in two levels – a pair of 12-bit resolution CV and gate outputs, or an external CV breakout box with a large number of CV outs (details to be finalised).

Pattern storage is comprised of 2MB battery-backed internal RAM and 512MB internal NAND flash, with a SD/MMC card socket for data backup.

Cirklon will go into production just as soon as we have finalised the design of the production enclosure.
We hope to start shipping in low volume in March.

16 thoughts on “The Sequentix Cirklon Hardware Sequencer

  1. You guys have no idea what you're talking about. And I'm not just trying to be a troll here. It costs money to make quality product like this. Between the screen, the encoders, the CV Collin Fraser has put in a crapton of work on it for years. Ableton is not even a comparison. This is hands on, ROCK SOLID timing, and all sorts of sequencing trickery that you'd never dream of with Ableton. I've been using Ableton for 6 years or so, and I almost never use it to sequence anymore, since getting the P3 (the precursor to Cirklon).
    The production versions of P3 were selling for $1000 USD new, and have gone for as much as $2k on ebay. Believe it or not, there are some people who want to get away from a computer now and again. I'm one of them.

  2. You guys have no idea what you're talking about. And I'm not just trying to be a troll here. It costs money to make quality product like this. Between the screen, the encoders, the CV Collin Fraser has put in a crapton of work on it for years. Ableton is not even a comparison. This is hands on, ROCK SOLID timing, and all sorts of sequencing trickery that you'd never dream of with Ableton. I've been using Ableton for 6 years or so, and I almost never use it to sequence anymore, since getting the P3 (the precursor to Cirklon).
    The production versions of P3 were selling for $1000 USD new, and have gone for as much as $2k on ebay. Believe it or not, there are some people who want to get away from a computer now and again. I'm one of them.

  3. You guys have no idea what you're talking about. And I'm not just trying to be a troll here. It costs money to make quality product like this. Between the screen, the encoders, the CV Collin Fraser has put in a crapton of work on it for years. Ableton is not even a comparison. This is hands on, ROCK SOLID timing, and all sorts of sequencing trickery that you'd never dream of with Ableton. I've been using Ableton for 6 years or so, and I almost never use it to sequence anymore, since getting the P3 (the precursor to Cirklon).
    The production versions of P3 were selling for $1000 USD new, and have gone for as much as $2k on ebay. Believe it or not, there are some people who want to get away from a computer now and again. I'm one of them.

  4. Looks really cool, but even with all of the new features £1000 seems like a bit much. I'm sure Colin did not pull this figure out of thin air, so I am waiting with bated breath for the final features and price to be announced. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for $1000US.

  5. Looks really cool, but even with all of the new features £1000 seems like a bit much. I'm sure Colin did not pull this figure out of thin air, so I am waiting with bated breath for the final features and price to be announced. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for $1000US.

  6. I like to buy hardware thing witch I can cute to bring it in a usefull way together. I look for a sequencer witch can record controller-changes.
    Does this machine do that?

  7. Anyone who knows if this one can change note length on all notes at once in a track as the mbSEQ4? If it can, I’ll order one today.

  8. looks the bomb im a hardware freek and this is rigth up my street, ableton to be fair is a good program for mashing up audio, but when it comes to midi and timing issues i'd use a hardware seq all day. the joy of rocking a beat with out a computer in sigth. hardware rules allways has and will.

  9. looks the bomb im a hardware freek and this is rigth up my street, ableton to be fair is a good program for mashing up audio, but when it comes to midi and timing issues i'd use a hardware seq all day. the joy of rocking a beat with out a computer in sigth. hardware rules allways has and will.

  10. People than compares ableton liveshit software with a hardware sequencer first class like Sequentix, have no f…ing idea what they are talking about.

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