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.
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.
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