ALM ASQ-1 is a cute modular step sequencer with SH-101-style, drum trigger modes - CDM Create Digital Music

2022-08-15 05:37:09 By : Mr. BEYOU EXTRUSION

ALM / Busy Circuits out of the UK has some tasty-looking new modular gear, including a very friendly little sequencer. You’ll find dual filters and stereo multi-effects added to their range, as well.

Let’s be honest – the second half of 2022 is looking like a tough time for hardware. (More on that to come.) But ALM is one of the makers getting stuff out the door – including their newest sequencer. (Checking Rubadub in their neck of the woods; other stockists have various gear of theirs, though not everything is in stock everywhere.)

And it’s looking like a particularly good year for sequencers. The ASQ-1 has a nifty little mechanical computer keycap octave, C to C, and focuses on simple pattern generation. Want notes? Enter them step-time, SH-101 style. Want drum patterns or pulses? Use simple x0x drum editing.

That simplicity and accessibility is draw enough, but this packs a punch as far as features, as you can run multiple sequencers at once:

It’s all made in the UK, 32HP. Watch it in action:

They also have a clock/modulator unit that might pair well with the ASQ-1, called Pamela’s NEW Workout (which has an accessory water bottle in their shop, if you start to break a sweat).

That’s just out this month, but for other stuff introduced earlier this year:

MFX (ALM032) is a multi-effects processor in 6HP, covering a lot of classic digital effects (reverbs and echoes, especially):

MCFx2 is a dual filter with LP / HP / BP / notch outputs for each, 3-pole – and you can run these in parallel, serial, or with linked cutoff:

Keeping an eye on these; love that neat and tidy design.

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