Retrokits RK008 Compact MIDI Sequencer (Sneak Preview)

Ahead of Superbooth 2021, Dutch MIDI tool developer Retrokits shared this sneak preview of their new RK008, a compact MIDI sequencer that looks like an old-school calculator, but provides a compact solution for recording and sequencing MIDI.

Here’s a short video demo:

Details are to come. Check out the video and share your thoughts on the RK008 in the comments!

14 thoughts on “Retrokits RK008 Compact MIDI Sequencer (Sneak Preview)

  1. Can you do your taxes on it? I have to admit.. given the next post “is the the Worst Eurorack Module ever”. … I seriously saw that calculator and thought to myself… “I think someone has hijacked Synthtopia”!

  2. Is this exactly what I’ve been looking for? Seems like a modern MMT-8 style sequencer that will fit on the empty space of old midi keyboards.

  3. Would love to see the ability to set quantize grid by typing a ratio of steps:beats–i.e., two, 2-digit values. That would cover lots of possibilities. Also good to see a a reasonably high resolution event clock. Not 96 ticks per beat (as some older hardware sequencers had), but more like 480- or that you could set the resolution in system preferences.

    Would be cool if you could save phrases as clips that you can move around and use in other sequences. I like this physical format, though. Very relatable.

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