Sequentix has announced the Cirklon, a hardware sequencer.
Cirklon is a totally new hardware sequencer design, with software based on the P3, but greatly improved both in usability and internal operation.
- User-interface based around a 240×64 pixel graphic LED display, 19 rotary encoders with push-switches, 2 assignable knobs, 35 high-quality Cherry keys with integrated LEDs, and a further 35 tri-colour status LEDs.
- 16 tracks, with 5 independent MIDI INs and OUTs to connect a large number of controllers and synths/sound modules while keeping MIDI latency to a minimum.
- USB MIDI, native CV/gate support, and a dedicated DIN sync output.
- 32-bit, 72MHz ARM Cortex CPU runs a proprietary sequencer engine to ensure optimum timing accuracy.
- All MIDI ports are provided by hardware serial ports in the CPU core itself.
- CV/gate connectivity will be available in two levels – a pair of 12-bit resolution CV and gate outputs, or an external CV breakout box with a large number of CV outs (details to be finalised).
- Pattern storage is comprised of 2MB battery-backed internal RAM and 512MB internal NAND flash, with a SD/MMC card socket for data backup.
Cirklon is expected to be shipping in low volume in March, for under £1,000 GBP. Details to be announced.