Torso Electronics Releases Limited Edition T-1 Sequencer

To mark two years since they began shipping their crowdfunded T-1 sequencer, today Torso Electronics announced a white, limited-edition issue of the algorithmic sequencer.

Lars Buchholtz, Torso Electronics’ co-founder, says the new special edition sports custom gray knobs and a cream-white enclosure, “reminiscent of legendary drum machines and sequencers of the 1980s and 1990s.” Only 130 units of the Vintage White Edition T-1 will be produced.

The Torso Electronics T-1 is a 16-track algorithmic sequencer. Introduced in a crowdfunding campaign in 2020, it offers a generative workflow with a focus on immediacy and “playful exploration.”

Like the original T-1, the new limited-edition model features includes a Euclidean sequencer, an advanced note repeater /arpeggiator, melody and chord progression generators, musical scales, and a powerful and easy-to-use modulation engine.

It has extensive connectivity, allowing it to be used with MIDI hardware, with Eurorack modular synthesizers, and with a computer via USB-MIDI. It also has Ableton Link, allowing everything to keep in sync. A recent firmware update added new features, along with new ways of interacting with the sequencer’s algorithms, that were developed in collaboration with the Torso Electronics community, including parameter locks, FX tracks and more.

Pricing and Availability. Torso Electronics’s T-1 special edition cream white sequencer will be shipping within the month and is priced at $599US. Available in the Torso Electronic webshop.

7 thoughts on “Torso Electronics Releases Limited Edition T-1 Sequencer

  1. I must say it looks like it could be fun but no matter how i look at it i cant bend my mind around why it costs so much ?

    1. It looks simple, but it is by far the most sophisticated, enjoyable, and unique sequencer I’ve ever used. It is worth every penny and probably more.

    1. Not really. As the print is quite thin as well. But it shouldn’t be a problem. I find that playing with it for a few weeks, you don’t really look at the text anymore. For instance, selecting a specific = lfo means pressing one of the pads, and those aren’t labeled either. It takes a small amount of memorization.

      Torso actually released a cheat sheet recently that gives you all the functions in just a few pages. It’s no rocket science, so to speak. It’s really easy to pick up, I think… And I only use it a couple of times per month when I feel like jamming along with quickly dialed in sequences.

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