“I bought it in the late 1980s in San Jose, California when I lived in San Jose. I had the pads redone by the company owner in San Jose.
Original manual included, approximately 40 ORIGINAL DISCS INCLUDED.” Link

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 20 July 2017, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

“Selling a great condition studio 440!!
I have installed a new power supply so it is nice and stable. New OLED, which is nice and bright, and HxC floppy emulator with factory disks. This is a very nice 440, everything works as it should.” Link

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 30 March 2017, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

440 “Legendärer und sehr seltener Sampler, Sequencer, Synchronizer von Sequential Circuits!

In sehr gutem Zustand. Das Gerät funktioniert einwandfrei. Alle Kontakte wurden gereinigt.

Lediglich die 8 Gummipads müssen erneuert werden, da das Gummi sich altersbedingt auflöst. Gumipads kann man bei der Firma Winecountry bestellen oder man steuert die Pads extern via Midi an.

Auf dem Gerät läuft die letzte Softwareversion Studio 440 Plus from Pointsource aus dem Jahr 1987. Das Gerät wurde 1986 beim Synthesizerstudio Bonn erworben. Es stammt aus erster Hand und steht seit 25 Jahren im Tonstudio.

Mit dabei sind sämtliche Bedienungsanleitungen und ca.100 Sounddisketten inclusive der Werkssound Disketten vom Hersteller.

Legendary and very rare Sampler from Sequential Circuits in very good condition. Only the pads have to be replaced. The rubber is too old. With Manuals and about 100 3,5 Floppy Sound Discs.” Link

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 29 September 2016, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

studio-440 “Here for sale a Studio 440 Plus

Sequential Circuits produced around 550 units so this one is one the last produced regarding its 00554 serial number

Fully refurbished :

– OS 2.30 Pointsource (the 440 works perfectly with Iomega SCSI zip drive and other SCSI devices now)
– 8 x new generation thick black pads
– Data slider
– LED display
– Brand new Floppy Drive

The Studio 440 is perfect working and in good condition , see pictures” Link

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 21 April 2016, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

STUDIO 440 “Powers up and appears to work however I am unable to thoroughly test.

This unit runs on 110V but I won’t be throwing in a step-down converter (I need the one I have). They can be converted internally to 240v without needing a tech. I had a squiz inside and there is definitely the option for 240v (it says so in print on the power supply cover). But I wasn’t 100% certain I had identified the correct jumper so I left it where it was and closed the lid. That’s about as techy as I get.

Here’s what I know:

The (known) good news:

Powers up and display responds to almost all button presses.

All buttons appear to work, though I could not check the ‘auto repeat’ button, the ‘tap’ or the transport controls because nothing is loaded.

The (known) bad news:

Needs a new data slider and the pads look pretty warn. These parts are readily available from Wine Country. The right locator button is definitely faulty but can get to the same spot using the left locator (it will loop around to the same character, but a working right button would mean you get to certain characters quicker ie. directly to the immediate right of the current cursor location). Also, the plastic label sticker is lifting in the top right corner (of the sticker) and looks a bit untidy (see pics). Could be glued back down to neaten it up. Also, although the screen works, it’s not backlit.

My summary:

It appears to be working albeit with faults and issues mentioned above. I just wasn’t prepared to spend the time with it to sample and sequence, etc without a manual, which is non-existant for download, but again, available from Wine Country. As such, I’m pricing it at around half price from the previous working one which sold for around $2800US mid last year sometime.” Link

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 07 May 2015, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

studio 440“This is a rare vintage piece of sampler-sequencer history. the Sequencial Circuits Studio 440.
Does wonders on drums, bass, and instrument samples.
good working condition, cosmetically it does have signs of use and wear. The data entry slider is missing. Power cord is not the original but does not affect its function.
Serial # 440-00579
It was inside of a hard case (Anvil Cases) that reads Paul M. Jackson Jr. (see photo) I do not know if this piece belongs to him. Foam inside case was bad so I removed it. ” Link

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 02 April 2015, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

studio 440 “This is a rare piece of sampler-sequencer history. One of my favorite finds, the Sequencial Circuits Studio 440.
Does wonders on drums, bass, and instrument samples.
I’ve used it to make a few beats on a vinyl release but I’ve been so busy I don’t really have the time to make a whole album on it at the moment.
I really hate to see this baby go, but Im downgrading my studio gear and I have to make some space.
I used it to sample my drums pitched up a few semitones and then pitch them down again once inside the Studio 440.
It sounds way better than any other DAW based VST sampler plugins.” Link

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 26 February 2015, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

studio 440“Sequential Circuits Studio 440 + External SCSI Drive + Storage

Drum machine, sampler, sequencer, vintage, analogue filter

This unit has had a very recent service by a professional technician; (James Walker of Synth Repair Services).

New back-light.

It has been upgraded to the last software release by SCI, for SCSI implementation and OS.

The pads have been replaced with new ones (from Wine Country in the USA).

The data slider has been replaced with a new one (from Wine Country in the USA).

The unit is in full working order. Cosmetically there are a few small marks, but nothing serious. Please see pics!” Link

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 05 February 2015, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

studio 440“Selling a rare piece of legendary studio kit! The item is in good working condition, it comes with the original manual and custom flight case. As it is and old piece of kit it does have some cosmetic damage: nicks and scratches, odd bits of paint missing, pads are a bit worn, plastic eject button missing on the disk drive (but still ejects perfectly). Please take a close look at the photos. Plenty of character you might say :)” Link

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 11 September 2014, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

studio 440“ALL GEAR IS TESTED AND GUARANTEED TO BE 100%

THE PHOTOS THAT ARE SHOWN ABOVE ARE OF THE ACTUAL ITEM YOU WILL RECEIVE.” Link

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 19 June 2014, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

” Up for bid is a pretty rare item: a Sequential Circuits Studio 440 Drum Sampler. It’s estimated that less than 500 of these were built; this is serial number #00067.

If you’re looking at this, you probably know what it is and can do. A classic 12-bit drum machine/sampler/sequencer with analog filters, well-known for its warm sound and sound flexibility.

This one is in nice, fully-stock condition. Everything seems to work – It’s running OS 2.1, the backlight still glows, all the buttons and pads still work fine;
The drum pads are original, so they could probably be replaced ($4 each from winecountrysequential). I don’t have any stock sound diskettes – you can also get those from winecountrysequential, but if you’re using this machine you’ll be making your own. I’ve never used the SCSI port so I can’t vouch for that functionality.

I’m selling it because I have two of these, and this is the nicer, reliable one. 🙂

Comes with a 3-prong IEC power cable, a blank floppy, and the unit itself.” Link

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 15 May 2014, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

” AMAZING AND RARE OPPORTUNITY!!!! A VINTAGE SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS STUDIO 440 SAMPLING DRUM MACHINE SEQUENCER. IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION!! ONE SET OF DISKS IS STILL FACTORY SEALED! THIS HAS THOROUGHLY TESTED BY A PROFESSIONAL TECHNICIAN. EVERYTHING WORKS GREAT INCLUDING THE DISK DRIVE. OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY. THIS IS #445 OUT OF 500 MADE. BID WITH CONFIDENCE!!!!!” Link

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 21 November 2013, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

“This listing is for a Sequential Circuits STUDIO 440 Sampler Drum Machine.

Rare 12 bit Sampler. It has the SCSI zip drive and the “pan” knob has been modified to control resonance of the filter, this can also be automated with the on board sequencer. This unit can also be treated as a sound module or sequence external gear. Internal sounds/samples can be mapped for triggering by external MIDI controllers and sequencers. The STUDIO 440 Sequencer can also drive its internal sounds/samples while driving external MIDI sound sources. The 440 will both send and chase SMPTE time code.

The unit is 100% functional and in EXCELLENT cosmetic condition as well. All pads, audio inputs and outputs, and midi inputs and outputs, buttons, knobs and faders and been tested and are fully working. No unwanted noise or scratchy pots. It is in very good cosmetic condition and is a very good example of this highly sought after old school sampler. The pads were replaced about 6 months ago and a replacement backlight will be included. The current backlight works, but it’s just dim. It doesn’t hinder operation. ” Link

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 17 October 2013, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

“In pristine condition. Works perfect. All knobs, sliders, pads and buttons works great. The display is the original but easy to see. All inputs and outputs work great. No problems out of it at all. Disk drives works fine. Comes with power cord, sorry no manual but it can be found online.” Link

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 10 October 2013, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

“Up for sale a very nice Sequential Circuits Studio 440 Sampler drum machine.

I found this unit at a local studio that has now been shut down along with some other vintage gears I recently acquired. Actually I didn’t know much about this unit so, after I did some research on internet, it appeared to be a quite rare machine therefore I decided to put it here on sale on ebay.

This item was accurately placed in a safe box when i found it so i guess it was full working when stored, in order to be ready to use next time they need it. I will never be able to test all the function so i can not guarantee it is fully working, but I did some basic test and all funcitons appear to be ok. Luckily there was also a disk along with the machine so I was able to do some sound check and other tests (floppy, keyboard, pots etc) as you can see in the video I shot to demonstrate the various functions.” Link

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 17 May 2012, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440 with External Zip Drive, Case

“Sequential Circuits Studio 440 up for grabs. It’s hard to say when, or if, you will ever see another one of these in such great condition. This has the latest OS and fully functioning SCSI port. It also has new trigger pads and the resonance mod. This mod allows you control resonance with the “pan” knob an it can be sequenced as well. This unit is fully functional and in great shape. The only thing that could make it better is if the backlight was replaced, but it is still readable as is, just dim.

What’s included in purchase:
Sequential Circuits Studio 440

SCSI cable and Zip drive (works fine)

Dust cover from LeCover

Power cables for Studio 440 and Zip drive

Platt case (excellent condition)

A zip with 808 and 909 samples and a few blank zip disks.” Link

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 12 April 2012, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

“Verkaufe hier einen Sampler/ Drumcomputer der Firma Sequential Circuits – “Studio 440″.
Es ist ein sehr seltenes Exemplar, in technisch einwandfreiem Zustand und auch optisch sehr gut erhalten..ein paar kleine Kratzer, aber nicht weiter der Rede wert!
Der Sound ist extrem grimey, punchy, crunchy, warm.. 12 Bit eben!! Mit drei verschiedenen Samplefrequenzen (42/ 31/ 16 KHz).
Wer sich für dieses Gerät interessiert weiss mit Sicherheit um die Klangeigenschaften bzw. um den einzigartigen Sound der Kiste.
Fetter, druckvoller und dreckiger als jede MPC, SP 1200 oder AKAI S950!
Trenne mich von dieser ultra Rarität nur schweren Herzens, aber ich mache kaum Musik mehr.. und deshalb hier eine einmalige Gelegenheit!!
Es wurden weltweit nur ca. 500 Exemplare hergestellt!!! Sie ist für Stilistiken wie Hiphop /House/ Elektro besonders zu empfehlen.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 02 February 2012, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

“Welcome!

Sequential Circuits Studio 440 for sale at a very-very rare, legendary drum machine. The drum machine was made in 1986, 12 bit, cool sound, this is No. 451. Very nice condition, perfect for any function. This is an absolute machine cult, who read it unnecessary to convince:)

Two little things here: 4 pad is worn rubber cover and floppy drive eject button is missing, but everything works replace them 40-50 dollars.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 27 October 2011, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

“Ich verkaufe diesen Artikel für einen Freund! Ich übernehme keinerlei Haftung!

Das Gerät ist gebraucht, aber voll funktionsfähig! Gebrauchsspuren vorhanden – siehe Foto!

Nur versicherte Versand!!!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 08 September 2011, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

“You are bidding on a Vintage Sequential Circuits Studio 440! We recently got this piece in on trade at our store. It powers up and works but the disk drive on this unit appears to be missing a part ot two on it??(see pic #2)maybe the lid only? This can probably be fixed rather easily even IF it needs to be fixed at all. Nevertheless these older drum machines are fetching big premiums and are highly sought after in pro studios and for the home recording buffs as well. These drum machines produce unique sounds that can`t be found on other drum machines I`m told by studio buffs. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 11 August 2011, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

“You are bidding on a Sequential Circuits Studio 440! We recently got this piece in on trade at our store. It powers up but the disk drive on this unit appears to be missing a part ot two on it??(see pic #2)so this function can`t be fully tested. Nevertheless these older drum machines are fetching big premiums and are highly sought after in pro studios and for the home recording buffs as well.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

“Biete hier eine von ehemals 500 gebauten Sequential Circuits Studio 440 in top gebrauchtem Zustand, wie neu.
Technisch / Optisch einwandfrei. Dieses Gerät ist in der noch selteneren “Plus !” Version von Pointsource, alle
Schwächen wurden so ausgemerzt. Der Klang ist meiner Meinung nach unnereicht, auch die Gegner die Emu SP-1200 und die Akai
Mpc-60 können diesem Gerät in Sachen Klang nichts vormachen. Ich schätze das noch die Hälfte der gebauten Geräte
in funktionsfähigem Zustand sind und von diesen eine in der “Plus” Version zu finden ist selbstsagend schwierig.
Alle Kabel, das Proficase, und dies original Disks sowie die originale Bedienunsanleitung sind dabei.
Bei Fragen bitte mailen. Weitere Infos bitte dem Web entnehmen. Absoluter kult Drum/Sampler/Sequenzer
in einem Gerät, für Beats absolut zu empfehlen. Sammlerzustand.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 17 March 2011, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440 Project Machine

“This item successfully powers on. This item does not work properly and will require repair. This unit passed a “Ram Test” and a “Read and Write Test” , however the drum pads do not work. Therefore we are selling the item without a guarantee for Parts/Repair.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 02 December 2010, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

“Sequential Circuits STUDIO 440 — Excellent Condition!
Sampler • Sequencer • Drum Machine • DJ EFX & Audio Stingers

For Studio, Live Music/DJ Gigs, or Radio DJ Consoles
Fully Self-Contained, Mobile, & Hard Drive-Ready

Sample Anywhere, Anytime, On-the-Fly
Trigger Samples from 8 Touch-Sensitive Pads
Legendary Sequential Circuits Sampling, Sound Shaping & Sound Editing

Seller is Original Owner
Project Studio Use Only (Non-Smoking)
Latest Version 2.3 Operating Software & version 1.5 SMPTE IC

Brand New Trigger Pads
Passed ALL diagnostic tests November 2010 including:

• Switch Tests
• Input Pot Level Tests
DATA ENTRY
MASTER VOLUME
PAN
PITCH
LEVELS
• Pad Level Test
• Pad State Test
• Zero Sample (Sample Input) Test
• Sequence RAM Test
• Sound RAM Test
• Sound RAM Refresh Test
• MIDI I/O Test
• Terminal Sync I/O Test
• Disk Drive Test
• Disk Operation Tests
LOAD
SAVE/COMPARE
DIRECTORY
LOAD ONE
FORMAT
• External Drive Test (SCSI)

ALL Tests were performed both BEFORE & AFTER a 36-hour period during which the Studio 440 was left on to test for potential anomalies due to extended operation and/or thermal fatigue. The Studio 440 passed all tests both before and after the 36-hour period.

The backlit display works perfectly.

Internal sounds/samples can be mapped for triggering by external MIDI controllers and sequencers. The STUDIO 440 Sequencer can also drive its internal sounds/samples while driving external MIDI sound sources. The 440 will both send and chase SMPTE time code.

This rare & collectable Sequential Circuits Sampler • Sequencer • Drum Machine • Sound EFX Trigger can be fully serviced at a Sequential Circuits Dealer/Service Center in the USA.

This STUDIO 440 ships with the original manual; power cord; several disks w/original 440 factory samples; a comprehensive library of sounds (mostly drums & percussion) created by the seller and producers in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area including Dance/Pop Kit, Latin Kit, House/Jam Kit, and Ballad Kit — and a custom-made Anvil Case which has been completely refurbished with new foam interior.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 04 November 2010, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

“Sequential Circuits Studio 440 Sampler Sequencer VGC Vintage 1987 Classic Pre Akai MPC

I am selling my Sequential Studio 440 which is a vintage classic drum machine, sampler, sequencer workstation introduced by Sequential (Prophet 5) as the last product they made, originally released in 1986, it’s a masterpiece of engineering designed by Dave Smith himself, creator of the Prophet 5

The sound of the 440 is legendary and unique, direct from the early days of hip hop and sample house music, the 440 has an instantly recognizable classic sound as heard on hundreds of hits. I first bought this machine because Mantronik used the 440, I then produced hundreds of tracks using this machine including a Billboard No1 hit. I bought the machine in the UK and recently brought it with me to the US, it is multi voltage and now set to run at US 120v.

The Sequential 440 is such a rare machine now that it is almost impossible to find one working at all, let alone in this great working condition. This is a one owner machine, I have had it since I bought it in 1987 and it has been serviced several times (to have new pads fitted and a check-up) and recently I fitted new rubber pads that are far more durable than the original soft foam ones.

This 440 has always been stored carefully in a non smoking home studio, for the last several years it has remained securely in it’s flight case (which I am including). I am also including the original bound instruction manual with original paperwork and also the original Sequential sample disks. All of the knobs and buttons are 100% original as supplied by Sequential, there is very minimal wear, the black paintwork is in excellent shape with the odd careful touch up (see photo). The machine powers on fine and I have given it a brief test by loading up the supplied demo floppies (the disk drive works fine), everything I checked looks and sounds OK to me but bear in mind that because of it’s age there is no guarantee or warranty. This has always been a very reliable machine, it’s a real work horse with tremendous capabilities and the potential to still deliver that unique sound from the early days of dance music that is impossible to reproduce with anything but the genuine article. No modern sampler can produce sound like this beast. Before the MPC there was the Sequential Studio 440.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 05 August 2010, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

“This is an auction for a fantastic Sequential Circuits Studio 440 Drum Sampler. It is in good cosmetic condition, and comes with large Manual (not checked if complete) and other paperwork, in a sequential Folder. Also Comes with a number of discs. It also comes in an excellent fitted Flight Case.

Unit gives some amazing sounds, – the Studio 440 was used by Many Electro and Hip Hop/Breaks artists, Such as Apollo 440.

We have run the unit up, and even with our very limited knowledge , managed to get some great sounds from it. See our youtube vid here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pkR5fnGhWE

We have taken some comprehensive Pics below. The only points to mention are that the knob for the data slider is missing, and the pads are a bit flat, but overall, seems to work well.

We have tried the discs – some work some don’t (we have marked which ones are which) See pics.

This is a great unit for a studio to give the old school sound which is coming back. Again, this is a very genuine example.

We are unable to test really comprehensively (ie computer connections etc). As this is the case, and as the unit is around 25 years old, unit is sold ‘As is’, and presumed to require a good service. Please ensure you take this into consideration when buying.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 05 August 2010, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440 Project Machine

“Vintage sequential studio 440 sampler/drum machine tested for power on only not fully tested missing one knob and one shaft is broken we couldnt get any sounds out of the machine probably need to have discs to load sounds.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 22 July 2010, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

“TRES RARE!!! vends Sequential circuits Studio 440 tout fonctionne parfaitement. Il manque le “capuchon” sur les potentiometres du “pan” et “data entry” sinon rien autre a signaler. Pour toutes autres questions me contacter.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 08 April 2010, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

“Sie bieten auf ein sehr gut erhaltenes, wenig benutztes Studio-Teil (absolutes Nichtraucher-Tonstudio). Auf der British Music Fair 1986 in London präsentierte Sequential das neue Studio 440 Drums Sampling Sequenzer. Auch wenn es auf dem Gebrauchtmarkt schwer zu bekommen ist, ist das Studio 440 ein starkes Tool für tighte Drum-Grooves und punchy 12Bit-Sound. Es bietet 12-Bit Sampling, 4 x 8 User-Definable Sample-Sounds und einen Sequenzer mit 40.000 Noten Speicherkapazität, 32 Midi-Channels synchronisierbar über Midi-Timecode und SMPTE. Mit diesen Eckdaten ließ sich schnell feststellen, dass Sequential mit diesem High End Produkt eindeutig auf den professionellen Studiobereich zielte. Das hatte natürlich seinen Preis. Mit 4.000 $ konnte man 1986 das STUDIO 440 nicht gerade als Schnäppchen bezeichnen. Verkauf von Privat. Keine Rücknahme oder Sachmängelhaftung nach EU-Recht. Artikel wird nach bestem Wissen und Gewissen angeboten. Bitte bieten Sie nur, wenn Sie meine Bedingungen akzeptieren.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 25 February 2010, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

440 “Sequential Circuits Studio 440

Serial # 0065

this is an extremely rare item
in absolute MINT condition, the ultimate collectors item

it was completely overhauled and inspected/updated by wine country sequential in 2004 and issued a certificate of warranty

in beautiful shape, all pads knobs and keys function perfectly

U.S. version 110 V but can easily be switched to 220V, instructions are included

comes with a super-sturdy JAN-AL flightcase, original diskettes, manual and certificate of warranty” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 03 December 2009, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

studio440 “Hi sorry to all those watching and bidding before- I had to end the listing because the item has changed. The 440 is now FULLY WORKING- a friend thought it might be some dry solder joints so I got it serviced and thats exactly what the problem was. Not only that but the faulty pad has been cleaned and now works fine- its still the same pad as before so you might want to get a new one from wine country for $4 but it works fine now. Also the temperamental buttons have also had a clean and are much more responsive. All in all this is now a fully functioning machine.

This is the grand daddy of all sampling drum machines. It sounds amazing- crunchy 12 bit drums (or any samples you want) with superb analog filters, it has a great sequencer with similar functions as the MPC such as auto repeat and swing, 8 track sequencer, and has all the syncing (SMPTE MTC MMC) asociated with high end proffessional gear. In terms of a sequencer it urinates from a great hieght over the SP1200 and in terms of sound it beats the hell out of the MPC 60- after all it has analog filters and VCA both with attack, sustain and release- don’t forget sequentials long history of amazing sounding synths. It has plenty of sample time for full tracks- you can choose sample frequency when sampling, 42kHz gives you 12.5 sec, 31kHz gives you 16.7sec and 16kHz (still sounds amazing) gives you 33.5sec

This was the flagship of the Sequential range in the mid/late 80’s and sold for in excess of £3000, in fact units were still changing hands 10 years later for more than the original asking price such was the demand. If you haven’t heard of this machine then its because due to some terrible marketing/management sequential circuits went bust in the late 80’s meaning that these units are extremely rare. With only between 500 to 800 of these being made those that have them don’t usually get rid of them.

Why am I getting rid of this one? Because I am lucky enough to have two of these- one I’ve kept as back up, but I can’t afford this luxury any more!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 26 November 2009, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

440 “This is the grand daddy of all sampling drum machines. It sounds amazing- crunchy 12 bit drums (or any samples you want) with superb analog filters, it has a great sequencer with similar functions as the MPC such as auto repeat and swing and has all the syncing (SMPTE MTC MMC) asociated with high end proffessional gear.

This was the flagship of the Sequential range in the mid/late 80’s and sold for in excess of £3000, in fact units were still changing hands 10 years later for more than the original asking price such was the demand. If you haven’t heard of this machine then its because due to some terrible marketing/management sequential circuits went bust in the late 80’s meaning that these units are extremely rare. With only between 500 to 800 of these being made those that have them don’t usually get rid of them.

Why am I getting rid of this one? Because I am lucky enough to have two of these- one I’ve kept as back up, but I can’t afford this luxury any more!

In general this particular unit works well, it has had all but one of the pads recently replaced (the one that hasn’t been replaced could do with replacing as it is a bit temperamental- these can be bought from wine country-see below). Two of the outputs – 5 and 8(it has 8 seperates and a stereo mix) don’t work which is probably due to faulty Voice Controller IC -available from wine country for $75. Some of the buttons are a bit over sensitive, although you soon get used to them. Other than this the screen works well, backlit, the sequencer works like a dream, its never crashed on me and the disks always load up which is more than I can say for my 60! It comes with the original manual, which is easy to follow and invaluable.. I’ll also chuck in some original sequential disks to get you started!

Finally, although sequential itself has not operated for 20 or so years, there is plenty of support for this machine, through wine country

http://www.winecountrysequential.com/440-1.html

who have 2 pages of spare parts and sound disks and also from hammond hire in london where the owner used to work for sequential uk- he serviced my other machine and it came back as new. In fact, support for this is better than any other vintage kit i’ve had.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 26 November 2009, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440

studio440 “Extremely rare Sequential Circuits Studio 440 drum machine/sampler/sequencer in like new condition with original manual and survival kit. The Studio 440 is the Grandaddy of all drum machines and nothing else sounds or works like it. True analog filters along with real time controls and extensive MIDI functions makes the 440 very unique. This is by far the cleanest Studio 440 you will ever find and as such the price reflects that. This is a true collectors piece that is in mint condition. Studio 440 has current OS and comes with a survival kit, full original sound library, and additional sound disks. Original manual is included as well but not shown in photo. NOTE: Slider knob shown in pics is not original but the original slider knob is also included.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440 @ 20 August 2009, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Studio 440


“This is the classic and rare Sequential Cirtuits Studio 440 Drum Machine / Sampler / Sequencer.
Fully working and in excelent condition. Operating system version 2.0. Pads, buttons, fader, knobs, display and disk drive all work fine. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Sequential Circuits, Studio 440, Videos @ 08 January 2009, Comments Off on SC I Studio 440 In Action

Courtesy of WISSJE on YouTube