Sequentix Cirklon: the next-gen hardware sequencer

Cirklon is the replacement for Sequentix's P3.
Cirklon is the replacement for Sequentix's P3.

Say the word 'sequencer' to the majority of musicians these days and they're likely to think only of computer-based software. However, hardware sequencers are still being made and used, and Sequentix has just announced a new one in the shape of Cirklon.

Based on the same software as its previous P3, this is said to offer improved usability and internal operation. There's a 240 x 64 pixel LED display, 19 rotary encoders with push-swtiches, two assignable knobs, 35 high-quality Cherry keys with integrated LEDs and an additional 35 tri-colour status LEDs.

Cirklon lets you work with 16 tracks, and there are five independent MIDI Ins and Outs that you can use to connect up your gear. Other connections include USB MIDI, CV and gate outputs and a DIN sync output.

Patterns can be stored on the 2MB of internal RAM and 512MB internal NAND flash, while backups can be made using SD/MMC cards.

Sequentix says that there's still a bit of work to be done on the Cirklon's enclosure, but that it hopes to have it shipping in March for less than £1000. For now, you can check out this video of it in action.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.