Doepfer MAQ 16/3


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Legendary hardware sequencer from German modular specialists Doepfer. Designed in conjunction with Kraftwerk, the MAQ 16/3 has 3 rows of 16 pots for instant sequence editing plus software-based tools to create, edit & loop sequences

This is a late version of the MAQ 16/3 with V3 software (the most up-to-date version) & three sets of CV & gate outputs. No longer available from Doepfer, this is a collector’s item. In excellent used condition with virtually no rack rash or marks. Tested & working 100%

The MAQ 16/3 speaks Midi and CV so is equally at home in Midi setups, modular rigs and old-school synths with control voltage & gate inputs

“Once you’ve got your head around the foibles of the operating system and basic display, the words fun, fast and furious spring to mind. Even more so if your set-up includes both MIDI and analogue gear. Once you start using the MAQ you’ll probably be quite surprised at how quickly you can get decent results”

“This is a pretty unique instrument and I can’t think of many (if any) hybrid MIDI analogue sequencers past or present that match the capabilities of the MAQ 16/3”

“In the past I made whole songs with just using the MAQ. Using a certain style of sequencer is leading you to a certain style of music. So, for me that was a great experience. You don’t have to save your sequences, just use a midi sequencer and record the notes/controllers. You are also able to shift sequences this way very easy or transpose them. Not that you cannot do this with the unit itself, but this is how I use it”

“I only can recommend the MAQ and like I said, it is an inspirational tool as well. Just in case you run out of ideas”

“If you are not motivated to understand, it can serve as a chase hypnotic, it makes clear a headache at the beginning!”

Analogue sequencer with three sets of CV / Gate outputs plus Midi in & out. With external power supply

4U shallow rackmount device

Product page

Chris Carter Review, Sound on Sound

Gearslutz thread

Patch Pierre Review

Muzines review

Switched on Synthesiser page

Youtube demos


In excellent used condition with virtually no rack rash or marks. Tested & working 100%. Photos are of the MAQ 16/3 for sale