[sq10 title]

[owners manual]

3. Features and functions: ^

1. Voltage Controlled Clock Generator
2. External Clock Speed Control
3. Start/Stop Step Control
4. External Switch Control
5. Sequence Mode
6. Portamento
7. Duty
8. Outputs
9. Reset
10. Output Voltage Control
11. Analog Mixer
12. Power Switch

[Ringed numbers refer to the front panel illustration]

(1) Voltage Controlled Clock Generator (Clock)  ^
Use this clock when you want to run through the steps automatically.
Speed is controlled by voltage, so you can use Channel-C to vary the step spacing.
[one] Clock speed: Use this knob to adjust the basic speed of the sequence when you advance the steps automatically.A flashing LED indicates the basic click rate (in both the "run" and "stop" state.)

(2) External Clock Speed Control  ^

[two] Linear In (0~+5V): Use this jack when you want linear variation of the speed set by the Clock speed knob.
[three] + 2-volt (0~+5V): Use this jack when you want to speed up the clock speed.
A 1V input doubles the speed; 2V gives 4 times the speed, 3V gives 8 times the speed so forth. In other words, the clock speed doubles for each 1V increase.
This means that the time for each step is halved (1/2, 1/4, 1/8, etc.) for each 1V increase in input.
[four] / 2-volt (0~+5V): This jack is used when you want to slow down the clock speed by 1/2 for each 1V in the input. This means that the step time will double for each 1V increase.

(3) Start/Stop Step Control  ^

[five] Start/Stop Button: Use this button to start and stop automatic step control via the clock.
[six] Step Button: Press for manual step advance. The sequence advances 1-step each time you press the button.

(4) External Switch Control  ^

[seven] [sq10 step/ground] Use this jack when you want to use an external trigger or foot switch to advance one step at a time.
[eight] [sq10 ground] Use this jack when you want to start or stop a clock-controlled automatic sequence by means of an external trigger or foot switch.

(5) Sequence Mode  ^

[nine] Mode Selector: This 6 position control selects the type of sequence...stepped, continuous or one-time...for 12 or 24 step sequences.
- sequence modes

(6) Portamento  ^

[ten] Portamento A, B: Ordinarily the voltage changes in a sequence form a sharply stepped progression, but with this knob you can make these changes smoother and get a portamento effect.

(7) Duty  ^

[eleven] [sq10 duty] This adjusts the multiple trigger width as the steps advance.
When you turn the knob all the way to the " [sq10 duty75] " position,
the multiple trigger cuts off at each step.

(8) Outputs  ^

[twelve] Channel A, B, C
Voltage Out:
These are the output voltage jacks for each of the channels.
However, when channels A and B are in a series connection mode, the output mode will depend on the way they are connected. Refer to the chart for details.
[thirteen] Multiple Trig Out: This puts a trigger ( ) signal with each step in a sequence.
[fourteen] Trig Out: These jacks provide independent output trigger signals for each step.
If you connect a patch cord from one of these outputs to the Reset in jack,
your sequence will go from step 1 to the Trig Out jack you used.

This procedure is used when you want a short sequence.

Since only these jacks put out a trigger signal when that step in a sequence is reached,
you can use them to connect to a number of different synthesizers to create complex rhythms.

(9) Reset  ^

[fifteen] Reset In: Use this jack when you want less than the maximum number of steps in a sequence. Just patch the Trig Out jack of the last step in the sequence to the reset In jack. When the sequence reaches that step, it will be reset and begin again at step 1.

(10) Output Voltage Control  ^

[sixteen] Range Switch
(+-1V < > +-5V):
When you want to control synthesizer functions with a smaller voltage range, use the +-1V position.
[seventeen] LED's: These light emitting diodes give visual confirmation of the channels and steps in a sequence.
[eighteen] Voltage Controlled
These knobs are used to adjust the output voltage at each step in the sequence. Put the mode selector in one of the stopped sequence mode, and then as you press the Step button adjust the knobs one at a time to get the desired effect from the synthesizer to which the sequencer is connected.

(11) Analog Mixer  ^

[nineteen] Analog Mixer: This lets you add DC voltages. For example, you could add channel A and Channel B so that channel A is used for rough adjustment, and channel B is used for fine adjustment, so that you obtain a very accurate output voltage setting. If you connect a number of sequencers in series, this lets you put them together into a single output jack.

(12) Power Switch  ^

[twenty] Power Switch: After you turn on the switch and the lamp goes on, wait ten minutes for the sequencer to warm up, then set the controls. This will assure you of reliable results.

| ^ | SQ-10 index | owner's manual menu |