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[owners manual]

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1. About analog sequencers
2. Features of the Korg SQ-10 Analog Sequencer
3. Features and functions
4. Specifications
5. Precautions
6. Examples of Usages


1) About Analog Sequencers  ^

Most people think of an analog sequencer as basically a device which can "play" a series of pre-determined notes on a synthesizer automatically. This is the most common usage to which a sequencer is put to.

But in fact, the SQ-10 analog sequencer is capable of much more than simply establishing sequences of pitch levels. It should be remembered that the monophonic synthesizer is a device which uses voltage control to vary the three elements of musical sound: pitch, tone color (timbre) and volume. The practical advantage of the SQ-10 is that it will simultaneously generate three different voltages at each step in a pre-established sequence. By utilising the SQ-10 with an "interfaceable" synthesizer (such as the Korg MS-10 or MS-20), the user can vary not only pitch levels, but the entire composite synthesized sound by presetting the instrument's pitch, tone color and volume at each step. This opens up a considerably larger number of practical applications, particularly for live performance situations.

In addition, the Korg SQ-10 Sequencer has the unique ability to vary its own "rhythm" by patching a sequence of voltages into its own internal voltage controlled clock. This feature enhances even further its performance capabilities.


2) Features of the Korg SQ-10 Analog Sequencer  ^
[asterisk] Capable of studio grade performance, with 12-step, 3-channel, 6-mode sequences. Maximum sequence is 24-steps.
[asterisk] Built-in Voltage Controlled Clock Generator allows continuously variable step spacing control by means of frequency modulation.
[asterisk] Each step has an independent Trigger Out jack. You can have a sequence of as many steps as you want. Or, use a number of synthesizers to create complex rhythms.
[asterisk] Built-in Portamento function allows control of output voltage change rate for both Channel-A and Channel-B.
[asterisk] Continuously variable relative duty system controls output periods within step time spacing for both Channel-C and Sequence Trigger.
[asterisk] Built-in analog mixer makes possible additive mixing of output voltages from each channel and series connection of a number of sequencers.


3) Features and Functions  ^


4) Specifications:  ^

1. VOLTAGE CONTROLLED
CLOCK GENERATOR
[bullet] SPEED CONTROL [SLOW ~ FAST]
2. SEQUENCE MODE [bullet] [figure]
[bullet] STEP --> (MANUAL)
4. PORTAMENTO [bullet] PORTAMENTO CHANNEL (A)
[bullet] PORTAMENTO CHANNEL (B)
5. TRIGGER DUTY [bullet] [trigger duty]
6. SEQUENCE CONTROL [bullet] CHANNEL A (1~12)
[bullet] CHANNEL B (1~12)
[bullet] CHANNEL C (1~12)
[bullet] TRIG OUT (1~12)
[bullet] LED (1~12)
7. SEQUENCE VOLTAGE OUT [bullet] (A) -5V~+5V / -1V~+1V
[bullet] (B) -5V ~ +5V / -1V~+1V
[bullet] (C) 0~+5V
8. MULTIPLE TRIGGER OUT [bullet]
9. RESET IN [bullet]
10. EXTERNAL CONTROL [bullet] [ground up]
[bullet] [ground down]
[bullet] CLOCK SPEED (LINEAR IN) / 0~+5V
[bullet] CLOCK SPEED (x 2-VOLT) / 0~+5V
[bullet] CLOCK SPEED (/ 2-VOLT) / 0~+5V
11. ANALOG MIXER [bullet] IN 1 + IN 2 = OUT
12. POWER SWITCH [bullet] POWER CONSUMPTION / 5.4 WATTS
[bullet] DIMENSIONS/499 (W) x 170(D) x 249(H)
[bullet] WEIGHT / 5.1Kgs
[bullet] ACCESSORIES:
PATCH CORD/350mm x 1; 1500mm x 1; 1m x 1


5. Precautions:  ^

1. For accurate voltage outputs to be obtained, be sure to let the sequencer warm up for 10 minutes before use.
2. When using the Trigger Out jacks, don't group 4 or more together into one input.
3. When you are not in a manual sequence mode, and the sequencer has been stopped, the LED's will not turn on, since the sequencer is on standby.


6. Examples of usages  ^


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