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Akai ASQ-10

SEQUENCER  (1988)

Akai sequencer

"A quite forgotten bulky hardware sequencer  designed to expand  Akai MPC60 sequencing Midi options. Also designed by Roger Linn."

 Main Data 

Akai ASQ10

Company: Akai / LINN
Country: USA / JAPAN
Weight: 
Dimensions: 
trend price :500€
Class: sequencer
Display: 240  * 64 character,  LCD


Sequencer capacity: 60,000 notes 
Resolution: 96 divisions per quarter
Sequences: 99 + Tracks per sequenc
Record modes: Record, Overdub
Song mode: 20 songs, 256 steps per song
Sync modes: SMPTE, MIDI Time Code, MIDI clock, MIDI Song Position Pointer, FSK 24, Pulse 96 PPQ note clicks
BPM range: from 30 to 400
Meter range: 1/4 to 31/32
Quantise interval: 1/8 to 1/32 triplet, plus Off
Data storage: double-density, double-sided 3.5" floppy disk 




main panel features a 240 x 64 pixels LCD backlit display (with contrast trimmer)

Rear panel terminal connectors:
- 2 Midi inputs (with merge option) + 4 Midi ouputs
- Metronome out
- 2 assignable foot switches
- Sync I/O with level trimmer.
- RS-232C connector 
- 2 footswitch inpus

FACTORY RESET PROCEDURE none


Nothing for now

- no user manual

- no  service manual 

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 In details 

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SEQUENCER   The interface is pretty similar to MPC60 and records  up to 99 chainable sequences and each sequence can have up to a maximum of 99 tracks. PC60 with record and DUB combos.
The "HELP" button provides explanation for each page and functions.

 60,000 notes

- 99 sequences
- Tracks per sequence: 99
- 20 songs and 256 steps per song


Record modes

-Record, Overdub
 with 96 divisions per ¼ note

Quantisize

-from low 1/8 to 1/32 triplet.

SYNC MODES: 
- SMPTE
- Standard MIDI Time Code
- MIDI clock
- MIDI Song Position Pointer
- FSK 24 (pretty old)
- analog input at 96PPQ

Midi record features

Special Drum Track mode (percussion name assign)

Midi note enter with quantisize

Sustain pedal input recording

Midi Punch IN mode in bars

MPC60 mk2

Disk Upgrade

Internal 720kb disk can be replace by more modern USB disk, still slow but more reliable and can contains a lot more of information.
Pictures from MPC60, but it is still the same operation and drive

Our Verdict 

" Well if you're into hardware and sequencer and MPC stuff, this is a combo- must! quite hard to find today and may have high price today."

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Overall

CONS

-  obsolete
-limited memory
- no scsi / limited floppy disk storage

PROS

-pretty intuitive
- MPC related



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