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Average rating: 2.0 out of 5
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janlinton a professional user writes:
Well, you were using it in 1992. But it was a life saver in the mid 80s. Prior to this, once you filled up the internal memory of a sequencer or drum machine, you were in trouble because all you could then do was data dump to cassette. We even used to have two machines in gigs-one loading from cassette while the other was playing!

So then this thing came along and it was great because the disc storage meant, for the first time, unlimited memory at an affordable price-2 songs per disc. (Only prob was indeed if you tried to do too much in one song it wouldnt fit on the limited disc capacity, true, but for backing tracks it was good).

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jan-02-2011 at 00:33
rigsby a hobbyist user from England writes:
I got hold of a 2nd-hand SQD-8 in early 1992, to partner a Roland SC-55 and Yamaha DSR-2000.

The LCD display is horribly cryptic (not dot-matrix, resembling a guitar tuner), the data slider is very coarsely calibrated (you use this to change the stepped tempo). The membrane keys are awful and beep whenever they're pressed.

The memory is pathetic: I lost count of how many times I had to cut down a track to fit it into the thing. And the memory-meter is counter intuitive: "Memory Full" means that the memory hasn't been filled!

To add insult to injury, the disk-drive stopped working mid-project!

This is a poor-man's Roland MC-50: which I upgraded to and never looked back.

Times have changed: a PC with the kind of software they give away with controller-keyboards has more features than this box.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jan-13-2001 at 08:41
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