(review by Mikael Lundgren)
The minimal 2-track SQD-1 with its built-in disk drive was seen as an early competitor to traditional multi-track tape decks with its "bounce tracks" way of working.
MIDI in, DIN sync in, Tape in, Footx2 (Start/stop, Rec)
MIDI out, DIN sync out, Tape out, Click out.
MIDI, Din, Tape FSK.
2.8" Quick Disk.
15,000 notes, 2 tracks.
403mm x 74 x 260, 3.6 kg.
>Step/Real time. Usual editing features include: Copy, insert, delete, blank, erase, punch in/out. Linear, track bouncing (data remembers MIDI channel)
Quick disks are slow, doesn't hold much data, and extremely expensive, in all an obsolete format. Very small display.Unit could possibly be used to sync non-midi and midi units together, but this is reportedly not a seamless thing to do with this unit.
Use as a sketch pad. Don't edit tracks once they've been bounced.