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Pioneer have just dropped the “SQUID” multitrack sequencer!

“Unlock limitless creativity with the SQUID™ multitrack sequencer. Part of Pioneers TORAIZ™ series of musical instruments and production equipment, this inspiration tool could be the heartbeat of your studio and live setups. The SQUID can control your workflow and give you the chance to develop new styles of music as you create unique sequence patterns and phrases at the touch of a button.”

This little beauty will let you connect, sync and simultaneously control up to 16 instruments via its multiple input/outputs!

How fucking mint is that!

The terminals are compatible with various equipment, from your DAW and hardware instruments to modular synths, vintage synthesizers and drum machines.

Perfect for on-the-fly music production, the layout and controls are effortless to navigate so your ideas will come to life the moment inspiration strikes. This production tool enables you to randomize sounds, sequences, and drums – all in key. Access endless polyrhythmic-looping options and instantly change the playback direction and speeds. 

Its boasting something called the Groove Bend feature which apparently is a world-first, you’ll really feel the groove letting you generate original rhythms….. in real time! And by controlling everything in one place, you can focus on developing jams / ideas into productions!

Tell me the fucking features I here you saying… Well It has a USB B terminal, MIDI terminals, 2 sets of CV/Gate outputs, and Clock and DIN Sync input/output terminals. This means you can combine the power of your DAW with modern, modular and vintage synths, as well as drum machines. Signals are converted automatically.

you have the ability to transfer sequence patterns, projects and Midi clips between the SQUID and your PC or Mac with the SQUID Manager function. Easily import a sequence pattern created on your DAW to the SQUID, instinctively arrange it using the sequencer’s features, and return it to your DAW.

Check out a walkthrough vid below..

Article written by Cal Johnstone