If you’ve ever been to math class and thought, “Man, I’ve got the craziest bang in my head right now – wish I had a way to record it,” you’re in luck. Retrokits has developed a clever MIDI sequencer that looks like a pocket calculator. Your math teacher never needs to know!
Known for its range of electronic music goodies and accessories, Retrokits got seriously ambitious with this full-fledged MIDI control center. The RK-008 is an eight-track MIDI recorder and sequencer that even has a metronome to ensure that all of your recorded MIDI data stays on time (unless avant-garde musical styles are your jam – we’re not judging) . The company says it was inspired by the Alesis MMT8.
You can record a track on multiple channels so that you can control multiple devices on a single track if necessary. And with eight available tracks? Well, you have the idea. On the other hand, you can use a single track to record a single part and condense them into one so you have even more room for sequencing.
Tracks can be manipulated independently and non-destructively in real time on the RK-008, which is great if you want to quantize or transpose them and then change your mind. It also features a simple step sequencer for easier compositions. In terms of hardware, you’ll see two MIDI inputs and outputs each – ideal for merging MIDI from multiple unique sources and controllers – and a dedicated sync port.
Retrokits has not yet released any information on pricing and a set release date, but you can visit the sequencer’s product page here to sign up for notifications when they become available. The company says there will be more information about the Fun Sequencer (out of availability and pricing) released sometime in the future, so stay tuned!
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