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Roland MSQ-700

Digital keyboard recorder (1984)

Roland MSQ700

"Classic Midi and DCB (juno60) 8-tracks sequencer with extanded sync options." 

 Main Data 

MSq700



Company: Roland
Model: Msq700
Class: Sequencer 
Dates: 1984
Country: Japan
Weight: 5 Kg
Dimensions:346x328x108mm
Price: 400€

Display: numeric segment
Technology: digital
Multitimbric: 8 parts
Oscillator: a click sound :) for metronome
Filter: none
Envelope: none
Effect: none
Memory: 6500 nots
Sync: MIDI, Tape, DIN
Storage: tape at 3200 bauds rate
CPU: Zilog Z80

A Roland tr909 design :) 

Rear panel connectors:

Inputs: MIDI, Start/Stop, Punch in, DIN Sync, Tape Sync/Load, DCB
Outputs: MIDI, DIN Sync, Tape Sync/Save, DCB
Protect memory tab


none

- No official VST plugin


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MSQ In details 

Roland MSq700 and jupiter8

 
MSq700 Sequencer is based on a single Z80 zilog CPU + program mask CPU which handles up to 8 tracks either in classic Midi modes OR DCB .

Note: DCB: is an early protocol used only by Roland implemented on synth like Roland Juno 60 and Jupiter. 

CPU

Zilog Z80  
System records in real time or step by step mode 

Tracks Recording 

up to 8 tracks  with various functions of chaining and merging.

Sync

Tempo can be controlled by internal clock (35 to 260 BPM) or synched to:
-external midi clock
- tape sync
- 24 ppq din sync
Note: MSq works as a midi clock to din sync converter.

MSq700 internal

Sequencer main characteristics

Resolution

1/32, 1/24, 1/16, 1/12, 1/8, 1/6, 1/4, 1/2

EXT Sync

-external midi clock
- tape sync
- 24 ppq din sync

Sequencer

Functions:

- erase track (no erase note)
- merge tracks
- overdub

Recording Mode

- real time
- step by step

MSQ700 memory

MSQ Memory

Sequencer

up to 6500 notes

Backup

Internal memory can be saved only to magnetic tape with auto level function. Internal lithium battery for replacement.

Our Verdict 

"Really oldschool but so simple to use for short looped sequence. The Midi/Dinsync bridge is just the cherry on top. " 

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Overall

CONS

-MIDI and DCB port can not be used at the same time,
- quite pricey today
- no erase note function

PROS

-DCB, sync old school
- easy to use
- sync clock bridge
- 909 design

Are you a MSQ user? do you like it? You do not agree with our review?  Let us know in the comment field just below 

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