“This device is being sold as is. It was working when it was given to me 15 years ago by a musician friend, and it’s been in storage ever since. I did plug it in and can report that the display adjustment dial works, the floppy disk drive whirred and the read/write indicator light blinked appropriately. Also, the small number of buttons I played with appeared to do reasonable things within the display.” Link
Minor scratches here and there, but in generally good nick.
This one could do with a new internal battery (to store system parameters on power down) – but this is not essential for operation.
Play button occasionally requires an ‘off centre’ push.” Link
LAST UPGRADE 3.10 (MPC 3000)” Link
Cosmetically this machine is in excellent condition. The back panel has a few rust paint off spots (please check photos) which is pretty normal for this machine. The front and sides are quite beautiful. Button reaction is fine, floppy drive working perfectly, brand new high quality backlight. Inside is very clean indeed. The Play/start button colour is slightly off to the colour of the other buttons.
OS version 2.13
I’ve taken some photos without a flash so you can see the backlight in all it’s glory. The flash photos give an accurate idea of the way the machine looks.
Fully checked and working perfectly. Akai two pin Power cable included.
This unit is 100 v 50/60 HZ, you may need a power transformer (very easy to get hold of) depending on your country.” Link
“A great sought after ‘Old-School’ drum sequencer Has the classic Akai groove. A must for anyone wanting their sequencer to swing! Comes with the manual and power supply only.” Link
“I bought this a few months ago to compare it to the Roland hardware sequencers that I’ve used for years. The Akai is more of a pattern or phrase based sequencer, and I can see why so many people prefer them to more “linear” sequencers like the Roland ones. However, I’m so used to the Roland that I haven’t really fallen in love with the Akai and I’ve decided it has to go. It’s basically the sequencer section of an Akai MPC-60, the legendary workstation designed by Roger Linn. It has a lot of great features such as two MIDI inputs and four outputs (so no merge and splitter boxes necessary to connect equipment without daisy-chaining). It also has a large screen, and I installed a new backlight when I got the machine so there is no difficulty in reading the screen under any lighting conditions. It comes complete with the difficult to find power lead, which isn’t the usual kettle lead, and a copy of the MPC-60 manual as a PDF on CD-ROM. Allegedly, this machine belonged to the Hit Factory studio owned by Stock, Aitken and Waterman – although I doubt that’s much of a selling point to most people!.” Link
“No functional issues. Looks nice, very good conditional for its age I’d say, has slight scratch on LCD screen – doesn’t affect view. I’m the 2nd owner of this unit.
No modifications carried out, screen is readable but is the original so a little dim. Parts available on eBay for updating & upgrading. It has v2.13 OS, ROM updates are available if need be on eBay.
ASQ10 Midi Sequencer
Solid Padded Case for transit
User Manual (Original)
Service Manual (Copy)
3 x ASQ10 PCB Schematics Diagrams (large fold-out detailed prints, good quality as new)” Link
The only reason it is now up for sale, is that I have ordered a brand new Cirklon sequencer from the maker, and these are not cheap.
I have umm’d and Arr’d over keeping it, as I’m a massive fan of these and have always wanted one, but I know that once the Cirklon comes, there is little chance of my running two sequencers so I’m letting it go to raise funds.
This unit is in excellent condition, with only a slight, uniform yellowing of the keys as is usual with the older Akai stuff. The unit itself is perfectly white as new, and the screen is perfectly readable, reposing perfectly to the contrast dial.
All features work as they should, including the disk drive. It even comes with a floppy disk which contains program’s so you can see it action immediately.
For those not in the know, this is widely regarded as one of the best midi sequencers ever made, and beats any software alternative you care to mention for timing and feel.
Massive in the dance and hip hop markets, it is the MPC3000 without the sampling ability.” Link
“This is an Akai / Roger Linn ASQ10 Hardware Sequencer in excellent condition. I bought this as a demo from a music store back in the eighties. I used it at home for about a year or so and it’s been in storage ever since. The paint on the back had started to lift so I repainted the bottom chassis. All functions are working including the floppy drive. It also has a new backlight installed. The display looks better than new. It has version 2.03 software. I hate to sell it. It’s considered the best hardware sequencer ever and is also built like a tank. The original manual is included.” Link
“Classic ASQ10 Roger Linn sequencer in excellent condition.” Link
“Hallo!! Kenner wissen um dem ASQ 10 bescheid!
Leider mach das Laufwerk keinen Mucks mehr…..also kann ich den Seqencer nur
noch als Defekt anbieten. Weitere Details zum ASQ 10 bitte im Netz nachlesen.” Link
Its in pretty good condition. A few marks here and there but really nothing to worry about at all.
I had this unit serviced last year. When I got it few of the buttons worked – it was a chore to do
anything. I had everything recapped and now all buttons work flawlessly. The screen is a bit on the dark
side. Still totally useable but it might be worth considering a replacement part – just the part that slides in –
not the whole LCD casing. They are cheap on Ebay. I used a light (sometimes) to shine on the screen and had no problems working away.” Link
“The unit does power on and the LCD does illuminate, but it has not been tested any further. It has normal light scuffing and scratching, and as you can see in the photos, one of the control dials is missing. Other than that, there is no major physical damage.” Link
“This is listing for used Akai ASQ-10 Hardware Sequencer with O.S 2.03 Everything works 100% on the unit but need to replace backlight. (Just tested with all the buttons , knobs and disk drive) Minor wear but overall great condition.” Link
“This is the basically the sequencer brain of the MPC-3000 sans the pads!! If you know anything about the MPC’s swing that all new jack companies
are copying, then this right here is the master from whence they copied the technique and the others are the pupils.” Link
“Up for sale is a (1) vintage Akai ASQ-10 MIDI Sequencer. The best stand-alone hardware sequencer in the world in my opinion. It has the legendary Roger Linn MPC swing. This item is in good working condition and OS 2.13 is installed. The backlight is been replaced (invoice of service included in the sale). Optical it’s in used condition with some scratches on it and some wear and tear (see photo’s). It’s a 100V version and comes with a converter to 220V. The serial number is: 21115-00135. ” Link
This is the basically the sequencer brain of the MPC-3000 sans the pads!! If you know anything about the MPC’s swing that all new jack companies
are copying, then this right here is the master from whence they copied the technic and the others are the pupils.
The unit is fully functional to include floppy drive and a bright (greenish) backlight. **I choose the greenish backlight for this one as I already did the white backlight on
my other ASQ-10.
Also included not pictured:
Quik-Lok rolling stand
GigSkinz mixer/utility bag ” Link
100V Japanese unit but supplied with 240V to 100V step down convertor.
Good condition with some cosmetic blemishes.
Screen and backlight in good condition but supplied with spare backlight and pack of new floppy disks.” Link
“This is the machine that started it all. Same brain as the mpc 60. All functions and buttons work . This is a beast of a sequencer. Does some things that no other machine can do , even computer based sequencers cant touch this machine. all the functions are working and the buttons all feel very responsive. The floppy drive works and has the os on the disk , which is included. The rotary on the side controls the contrast of the screen, i would buy a replacement light . As the blue does not light up as bright as it use too. You can get the replacement on ebay for 40 bucks and that would make the machine practically new again. The features on this sequencer were and still are in many ways ahead of its time. ” Link
“The best dedicated hardware sequencer, period. MPC tightness and legendary Roger Linn swing that software just can’t touch, with 2 Midi ins and 4 midi outs. In almost mint condition with a bright, clear screen. Comes with manual and disk but no box.” Link
” Akai ASQ-10 in Great shape only 3 little nicks on it shown in pictures The backlight still looks good. Everything works as it should.” Link
“This example is in perfect working order and has just been professionally serviced by James Walker of Synth Repair Services so you can be confident that everything works correctly, safely and smoothly. As part of the service James has tested the unit for electrical safety, fitted a new backlight and replaced the tact switches under the front panel buttons with new alps switches. The software version is 2.13
Cosmetically it is in good condition but as with most equipment of this vintage it does have some wear. Most of the buttons have yellowed which is made more noticeable by a few replacements which are much whiter. Some of the button legends are fading. There are some marks on the front panel at the front and there is some light rust around the MIDI sockets. Finally, one of the feet has a missing felt ring which makes the unit a little uneven (see pics below).” Link
Mine has served me well and has been looked after with a full service – new backlight, latest operating system software installed on Akai Eprom chips and the machine is totally solid as it has been from day one. I have the original manual.” Link
“he best dedicated hardware sequencer period. MPC tightness and legendary Roger Linn swing that software just can’t touch, with 2 Midi ins and 4 midi outs for all your favourite bits of gear. In excellent condition. Comes with manual and disk but no box.” Link
“The best dedicated hardware sequencer period. MPC tightness and legendary Roger Linn swing that software just can’t touch, with 2 Midi ins and 4 midi outs for all your favourite bits of gear. In excellent condition. Comes with manual and disk but no box.” Link