Zoë Blade's notebook


Not to be confused with the AQ-10 test.

ASQ10 tech specs

The ASQ10 (working title ADR10)[2] was the MIDI sequencer from the MPC60, minus the sampler, released by Akai in 1988.

It's noteworthy amongst hardware sequencers for implementing swing in its quantisation.

Notable users


  1. "ASQ10 manual" Akai, pp. 170—172
  2. "The Shape of Things to Come" Sound On Sound, Aug 1987, pp. 6—64
  3. "Voodoo Chile" Simon Trask, Music Technology, Apr 1990, pp. 50—54




Akai: ASQ10 | S612 | S900 | S950 | S1000 | S1000 guide | S1000 page map | S1100

Hardware MIDI sequencers: ASQ10 | CZ-101 | Studio 440 | TR-909 | W-30