Ask any of the folks on the “People On The Sequentix Cirklon Waiting List” Facebook Group how fast things move at Sequentix and you’re likely to hear that many have been waiting since 2017 to get their hands on the powerful Cirklon hardware sequencer. But a short unlisted YouTube video reveals that version 2 could be on the way.
The Cirklon has become both a classic and victim of hitting all the right notes for people wanting to sequence MIDI and analogue gear with one hands-on device. It has 5 independent banks of MIDI In and Out and an optional analogue bus carrying 16 CV outputs and 8 CV/Gate outputs. It can handle up to 64 tracks and runs on an ARM Cortex CPU. I saw a pair of them in action at a recent Ströme gig.
Anyway! Sequentix has released a couple of details about a version 2. First of all, it has a 3x faster Cortex CPU, then the display is now full colour, and it has USB Host / Ethernet connectivity. Otherwise, it looks pretty much identical to the original. Apparently, there will be an upgrade kit for existing users.
For a product that’s been out of stock for almost 2 years I imagine it’s difficult for those on the waiting list to get too excited by this news. Let’s hope they get the upgraded version when they finally receive their sequencer.