In this video, synthesist Espen Kraft takes a look at retro sequencing, with the first MIDI sequencers of Roland, Yamaha & Korg.
These were some of the first MIDI sequencers made:
- Roland MSQ-700 from 1983/1984;
- Yamaha QX1 from 1984; and
- Korg SQD-1 from 1985.
“They are very different in both design, functionality and power,” notes Kraft, “but they were the first MIDI sequencer these three companies did.”
If you’ve used one of these old-school sequencers, share your thoughts on them in the comments!