Behringer BQ-10, new 3-channel clone of the Korg SQ-10 sequencer

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Today the Behringer BQ-10 has appeared on the net without any official introduction; it is a replica of the Korg SQ-10 sequencer for Eurorack.

​Behringer is currently working on a huge number of synthesizers, most of which are based on ideas from the past. New products are actually announced as new products on social media. It also happens that new products come to light differently.

Photos have surfaced today of the new Behringer SQ-10, a new hardware sequencer for Eurorack.

Behringer BQ-10

Behringer BQ-10

The SQ-10 images are not from the official Behringer Facebook page but from other sources. Matrixsynth was the first to publish the images.

According to the pictures, the SQ-10 is a hardware sequencer heavily inspired by the Korg SQ-10 design and schematics. Unlike the original, the Behringer sequencer only has eight steps on three channels (A, B, C). So you get not 3×12 but 3×8, giving you 24 channels. Each step has a dedicated knob, and each channel can output a different control voltage.

Then, it also hosts some new stuff. For example, it comes with a trigger processor, including log amp frequency, antilog amp frequency, and adding amp frequency—each with dedicated oct/v outputs and width control. There is also portamento control for the first two channels and duty setting.

Like the original vintage Korg SQ-10, it offers big striking with buttons for start/stop and step. Plus, you get a VC clock generator and a knob controlling the sequence directions. Plus it gives you full MIDI support.

Behringer BQ-10

In times of large sequencers, the question is whether you still need classic sequencers that are more limited in features. Very curious to see the reaction of the synth community. Even if Behringer officially announces it.

Behringer BQ-10 availability and price TBA.

More information will follow here: Behringer 

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  1. Oh man… If they do a eurorack version of the VC-10 vocoder.. I really want a 3-tier eurorack clone of the vintage MS/VC synths!

    Been thinking about picking up the K-2 to use with my MS-20 Mini. Definitely doing that now.

    • i bought this Behringer BQ-10 on picture . its a proto type , out of factory . sometime the lights on but some time dont when plug the power . hope someone can Fix the problem and use it .im ready to sale . instagram : @Echo_reverb

  2. The original had 3 channels as well, each of which had 12steps. Been almost 40 years since I used one.

  3. I’m calling it a fake or someone broke their nda.
    b group love to “pre” announce so…

  4. I am not comfortable with behringer’s ethic’s I still find the fact that they had stated you were wrong about the make noise math’s being copied and the whole idea you put forward about the company attacking smaller boutique businesses before all of these unit’s were produced being wrong has just effected me! I don’t think I will be purchasing anything from the company ever again!

    • Once Behringer announce a product rivel companys have years to organise them selves.
      Behringer very rarely able to deliver the announced products.
      So a search on Make Noise maths clones comes up with:
      Abacus is a not even thinly veiled clone of the Make Noise Maths, which itself is inspired by the function generators of the Buchla modular style. These functions include signal mixing, envelopes, LFOs, gate generation and logical outcomes. It’s an absolutely brilliant source of modular functionality.3 May 2023
      So make noise used Buchla ideas to make a module but some one else who does the same is impure?
      That is an “attack”? its not just mass marketing to a price?

      • If Behringer makes its own take on the Maths with the same Buchla inspired function with extra functions and different layout yes.
        But Abacus is not based on Buchla ideas but just on the Make Noise Maths concept and front panel design. Yes, taking functions from Buchla stuff is not witchcraft
        but the creative part is to bring them together in a clever, creative module. That’s what Make Noise did in the Maths. What B. makes with the Abacus is just
        1 to 1 copying the MN module for offering it cheaply. I would prefer to see Behringer’s own take on a west-coast function generator.

        • You know something I’ve noticed about Make Noise Maths? Everybody owns one but nobody has two of them. If it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread then why does nobody have 2 or more?

          Large racks will have a single Maths. It’s easily spotted. Is it because it’s a tad expensive for what it offers? Maybe it’s because the eurorack world has a ton of awesome envelopes/LFOs and $300 can buy a lot of fun modulators?

          I would like to also point out: Nobody cared about Make Noise taking Buchla designs. Find the QMMG on the MN website. It literally says “a huge riff on the Buchla 292 lo-pass gate” with a price tage of $649. Advertised with “Buchla” in the description. I want Behringer to do original eurorack designs but I also don’t feel bad for Make Noise. Their designs (original and Buchla “inspired” designs) are going for premium prices and they are selling.

          If anything, Behringer has made the industry take a defensive position and head back to the drawing board. This has fostered innovation in Korg and Roland for sure. So what have you got Make Noise? Let’s see Maths2.

      • To be honest you would have me believe that the first synthesizer was built with the idea that the concept/intellectual properties were freely available to all of the above to put food on the table. Make noise built the module using engineering behringer simply copied the design and renamed it. This stance of music tribe (behringer)is like plagiarism! Behringer copied make noise’s schematic and quite frankly I am not comfortable with this behaviour!

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