Sequential has shared a message about impact to their synth production from the Coronavirus Pandemic, noting that their manufacturing is temporarily shut down and shipping of existing stock may be delayed:
In these difficult and uncertain times, we’d like to encourage all of our musical friends and family around the world to stay safe, stay healthy, and please look out for each other.
Because Sequential is based in San Francisco, we are currently under a “shelter in place” order until at least April 7th. Fortunately, since we’re a small, nimble, decentralized company accustomed to working remotely, this won’t have a significant effect on our day-to-day business of designing instruments and providing customer support.
However, because our products are also built here in San Francisco, our manufacturing facility will be temporarily closed, and this will likely affect the quantity and speed at which our products can be shipped. We ask for your patience during this time.
In addition, we are very aware of the effect that world-wide safety measures are having on members of the global music community, particularly those who depend upon live performance to make a living. As you know, large gatherings are now prohibited, venues are closed, and concert tours have been postponed or cancelled. Some musicians are coming up with clever ways to work from home, such as streamed concerts and Skype lessons.
Please do what you can to help support these efforts. And please don’t forget our friends in Nashville who are dealing with the virus in the wake of a very destructive tornado.
With best hopes and wishes to all of you,
The Sequential Team
Like the early announcements of event cancellations, the impact to Sequential is likely the tip of the iceberg, in terms of the effects the Coronavirus Pandemic and social distancing will have on companies making electronic music gear.