Korg has released a major firmware update v2.0 for its SQ-64 multi-track hardware sequencing adding new features and improvements.
In early October, news broke that Korg was discounting its SQ-64 hardware multi-track sequencer by 40%. Is the sequencer about to end? Many have asked themselves that. It looks like it doesn’t appear to be the case.
Korg has today released a major firmware update v2.0 for its compact multi-track sequencer SQ-64. It’s not a huge update, but it’s an update that improves the unit.
Korg SQ-64 v2.0
The new firmware 2.0 for the Korg SQ-64 sequencer adds new features and improves the unit. First, you can now turn Track D into drum pad mode which gives you more flexibility. Then it introduces a new step rec mode, a latch function for the shift button, new quantization settings for real-time recording, and a step copy function.
These are already the new features that have been added in firmware 2.0. For a major 2.0 update, I expected more additions. But there are also some good improvements.
Firmware 2.0 improves the behavior of the step edit functionality. It basically makes it easier to add and delete notes from a sequence. Further, it adds improvements to the loop behavior in the loop mode. Lastly, they added a correction of the LED brightness to increase the visibility of the 64 buttons.
Glad to see Korg release a new firmware for their SQ-64 sequencer. For a 2.0 update, I would certainly have wished for more new features. Nonetheless, it’s positive to see this release.
Korg SQ-64 firmware v2.0 is available now as a free download for existing customers. US customers can currently buy the SQ-64 for a special price of $199,99 USD.
More information here: Korg
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