“Classic ASQ10 Roger Linn sequencer in excellent condition.” 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
The ASQ10 is a very tight midi sequencer, and absolutely does have that legendary tight Roger Linn – MPC swing. I performed a litmus midi timing test my self and measured a maximum variation between any two consecutive Sixteenth Note intervals of 42 Samples. Compare this to a Machine Drum which has over 107 samples of drift. Tthe ASQ10 will also be tighter than any Daw sending midi to out board hardware. Its also considerably tighter than Ataris which were also renowned for tight midi
Good condition for its age (but obviously there is some cosmetic wear and tear so do please keep that in mind)
All buttons and switches have been internally recapped/replaced. There are no buttons which require fiddly triple pressing for any function to work. When I purchased it almost all buttons had issues, and I would imagine any ASQ which hasnt been recapped would suffer some button issues.” Link
“It works great, the floppy drive still reads and writes. It has always been stored indoors and kept clean.” Link
Up for your consideration is a rare vintage Akai ASQ10 MIDI Sequencer. Its basically an MPC 60 without the pads and sampling. Unit is loaded with OS 2.03, works 100% perfect, and is in great shape cosmetically. I also recently installed a brand new backlight 4 months ago, so you will be good to go for years to come. It was also never gigged, and primary stored for years as a backup to my MPC 3000. This is highly regarded as one of, if not the best hardware sequencer of all time. These are rare, but last two on ebay went for $500, with dead backlights. I am selling at same price, but with a a new one installed. Hate to sell, but am unemployed ” Link
“The manual has been used, binding is worn on the bottom corner and there is a bit of highlighting in the first part of it. The unit itself is very clean and I tested the recording and playback, which is fine. I formatted 5 disks which are included.” Link
“Cosmetically very good. FULLY FUNCTIONAL” Link
“AKAI SEQUENCER ASQ10/MPC60
GOOD CONDITION” Link
- 3.10 Software upgrade installed
- Brand new floppy drive
- Backlight new
- Some sticky tactile switchs have been replaced by new ones ALPS
The ASQ10 is the sequencer of the MPC60.
GOOD COSMECTIC CONDITION , except a smal cigaret burn trace on the “Erase” button” Link
no return for part” Link
“This ASQ-10 is in good cosmetic condition, but requires some TLC. It is complete with two-pin mains lead but no manual. The OS is 2.03 which can be upgraded to 3.10 from Roger Linn Design for use with standard midi files. Some say this is the best hardware sequencer ever to be produced, it is essentially the sequencer section of the MPC60 and benefits from the same 2 MIDI in 4 MIDI out connectivity and solid timing. An ideal companion for an Akai S950 or S3000 sampler for that genuine MPC timing and swing.
I was going to keep this as a parts machine for my other ASQ10 but have decided to sell as space is tight. The parts alone are worth more than the BIN price, these machines from 1988 are pretty rare nowadays. The known issues are listed below. Estimated repair cost would be £100, estimated value once repaired £400.
1. There are missing pixels in the LCD screen. This was caused by me incorrectly removing the LCD from its circuit board to install a brand new backlight. I was unable to refit the LCD with the correct amount of pressure to the contact strip, which is why there are missing pixels. When applying pressure by hand the missing pixels appear. The actual LCD is not damaged, faulty or dying despite how it looks! A good tech can repair this, or a replacement screen can be harvested from an MPC60 or S1000/3000 series sampler.
2. The floppy drive doesn’t seem to work. The activity LED comes on and you can hear some noise, but it doesn’t load from any floppy discs. This may be repairable? Takes the same type of drive as the MPC60 or Akai S950 which are available.
3. The ‘STOP’ transport button is broken/ loose, but still works. This could be easily be repaired with some strong glue. There is a small cigarette burn on the ‘Erase’ button which was there when I acquired the machine. Two of the feet are missing from the base of the machine, not an issue and easily replaced.
The machine still works in its current condition, but may be a challenge if you’re not familiar with the MPC/ASQ OS screen layout. All knobs and buttons work as does the metronome speaker and there is no damage to the casing or rear connections. Backlight is BRAND NEW never used. Switchable for 220/ 240V operation in UK or Europe.” Link
Privatverkauf nach EU-Recht, d.h. keine Garantie, keine Zurücknahme, keine Gewährleistung.
Jeder Bieter erklärt sich mit Abgabe seines Gebotes mit diesen Bestimmungen einverstanden und erklärt, den Zustand des Sequenzers richtig erfasst zu haben.
Noch Fragen? Einfach fragen!” Link
The screen is readable, but I’m not sure if there is supposed to be a backlight. It is not known whether the floppy drive works, because I am not familiar with these machines, so it may be safe to assume that it needs replacing, but you may get lucky…..
No discs are included.” Link