Yamaha QY100 Music Sequencer - 2021 report by Whydis

Yamaha QY100 Music Sequencer

If you're a guitarist, singer, or other instrumentalist who wants an easy way to create great-sounding accompaniment for practice or performance, the QY100 is for you! If you're an artist who needs a versatile song-writing tool for sequencing and ...

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Reviews around product (5.00 of 5)

  • The product is in good shape and working fine
  • Like the product

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Reviews around piece (5.00 of 5)

  • I've owned the QY100 for about 8 years, give or take, and it's been one of the most dependable pieces of gear that I own
  • This is a good piece of gear

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  • And obviously with such an awesome feature like that, it would be important to be able to set the "key" for those other instruments, which this thing does better than any other with its built-in miniature keyboard (look at the photos to see, it has a two octave keyboard of white and block keys) which you can use to "record" the key changes of your sequence
  • The RM1X is more powerful as a pure sequencer, but it is missing the nice re-harmonization features of the QY series

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  • There is a pretty good XG synthesizer on board, 16 tracks of linear and/or step sequencing, decent MIDI functions, 8 tracks of accompaniment sequencing, battery/AC operated, and gtr/mic input with decent effects

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  • There is a pretty good XG synthesizer on board, 16 tracks of linear and/or step sequencing, decent MIDI functions, 8 tracks of accompaniment sequencing, battery/AC operated, and gtr/mic input with decent effects

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  • There is a pretty good XG synthesizer on board, 16 tracks of linear and/or step sequencing, decent MIDI functions, 8 tracks of accompaniment sequencing, battery/AC operated, and gtr/mic input with decent effects

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  • There is a pretty good XG synthesizer on board, 16 tracks of linear and/or step sequencing, decent MIDI functions, 8 tracks of accompaniment sequencing, battery/AC operated, and gtr/mic input with decent effects

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  • There is a pretty good XG synthesizer on board, 16 tracks of linear and/or step sequencing, decent MIDI functions, 8 tracks of accompaniment sequencing, battery/AC operated, and gtr/mic input with decent effects

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  • I chose a song that I like jamming to (Bob Mould's the Descending) and programmed the drums and bass patterns

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  • If you love creating music on the go and want something that is not a toy nor some frustrating iphone or android app, this the only tool really left on the market.

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  • Perfect package

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  • If you're a guitarist, singer, or other instrumentalist who wants an easy way to create great-sounding accompaniment for practice or performance, the QY100 is for you! If you're an artist who needs a versatile song-writing tool for sequencing and music production, the QY100 is perfect for you, too! The QY100 is compact and battery-powered so you can even pop it into your bag or backpack and create and play anywhere, anytime! The Amp Simulator – Inspiring sound for Guitarists and Singers Let's face it, great sound is what inspires performance and motivates you to practice
  • The QY100's built in Amp Simulator bring you the characteristics of a range of amplifiers – specifically guitar amplifiers and microphone preamplifiers – so you have total control over your own sound as well as your backing accompaniment
  • In addition to great amp sound, the QY100 Amp Simulator includes a range of top-quality effects for use with guitar and microphone
  • The guitar setups, for example, feature overdrive/distortion, modulation (chorus, flange, etc.) and reverb
  • The microphone setups offer delay, modulation and reverb
  • The QY100 has 18 guitar setups and 5 microphone setups that you can customize to create the perfect sound for your music
  • The Preset Guitar Setups G1 to G9 G01 MultiDrive: A heavy driving sound that's ideal for power chords and soaring solos
  • G02 LightCrunch: A subtler "crunch" tone reminiscent of a slightly overdriven tube amplifier
  • G03 StudioLead: Heavy overdrive with a touch of chorus
  • G04 CleanLead: Clean, smooth, and spacious
  • Great for clean solo lines, and a good choice for comping
  • G05 HardBlues: Solid, raw distortion that can make those blues licks sing
  • G06 JetFlange: A pronounced flange effect that shimmers and shifts for lively backing and solos
  • G07 PopRhythm: A clean, well-defined sound with a slightly compressed feel
  • G08 HeavyRock: The name says it all – heavy and rockin'
  • G09 StackLead: A simulation of the awesome tone of a full stack
  • The Preset Guitar Setups G10 to G18 G10 FunkyCut: A slick, slinky sound for funky chord work
  • G11 TradBlues: Back to basics – tried-and-true tone for heartfelt blues pickin'
  • G12 StageLead: Big
  • Really big
  • G13 AirDrive: Light and airy – for those delicate musical moments
  • G14 CityLead: An "urban" tone that will be appreciated by fusion fans
  • But try it in any style
  • G15 PopChorus: Subtle but sincere
  • A clean tone that will blend well with most popular styles
  • G16 FuzzyMod: In-yer-face fuzz and modulation
  • G17 JazzyNight: Mellow, sophisticated – perfect for lamplight and cocktails
  • G18 Ghost: Every note invokes a ghostly glitter (?!)
  • The Preset Microphone Setups M01 PopVocal: Slap echo and a subtle touch of modulation
  • M02 RockVocal: A short delay and tight ambience
  • M03 DelayVocal: Multiple long delays for a super-spacious feel
  • M04 RoomVocal: Fairly straightforward room ambience
  • M05 Rap: Tight early reflections so the emphasis stays on the vocal rhythm
  • Accompaniment Created in an Instant, or Finely Crafted for Your Music The QY100 accompaniment tracks and functions make simple to put complete accompaniments together in a matter of minutes
  • The result is that you spend less time programming and more time creating and playing
  • Rather than recording individual notes or chords as on the linear "sequencer" tracks described below, accompaniments are produced by specifying a sequence of "patterns" to be played within a specified "style", and an appropriate chord progression
  • Preset Styles & Patterns The QY100 includes 128 preset accompaniment styles covering everything from hard-core through hip-hop to waltzes (check out the style list, below), each with 6 variation "patterns" (intro, A section, B section, A-to-B fill, B-to-A fill, and ending)
  • Create Your Own Styles and Patterns The QY100 provides an extensive database of more than 4,000 phrases (drum phrases, bass phrases, keyboard phrases, etc.) that you can combine in the 8-track pattern sequencer to create original style patterns
  • If you really want to be original you can even record your own phrases from scratch
  • The QY100 has memory for up to 64 complete original styles – each with a complete set of 6 patterns
  • Chord Templates Of course, you can't have accompaniments without chord changes
  • Once again, the QY100 makes life easy with 99 preset chord progressions that you can simply select and play
  • These "chord templates" include a wide range of standard progressions – some you might recognize from your favorite songs – commonly used in a wide range of musical genres, plus some innovative variations
  • Recording Original Changes Is Easy, Too Chord changes are recorded simply by entering the names of the chords at the appropriate times (you can do this via the micro-keyboard simply by pressing the appropriate key)
  • You can specify the bass notes for the chords, as well as syncopated chord timing for maximum versatility in creating accompaniments for any type of music
  • The entire accompaniment is automatically re-harmonized to match the chords you specify
  • 16-Track Linear Sequencer for Embellishment or Full-blown Music Production When you want to create songs linearly, it's time to take advantage of the extraordinary potential provided by the QY100's 16-track sequencer
  • You can individually assign any of the QY100's 547 normal voices or 22 drum kits to the sequencer tracks and record anything you like via the built-in micro-keyboard or an external MIDI keyboard – or any other type of MIDI controller connected to the MIDI IN connector
  • Whether you use all 16 tracks to create rich musical textures, or just a few tracks for simple arrangements or to add a few details to accompaniments created using the QY100's accompaniment features, the sequencer offers the creative control and expressive power you need to get your musical message across
  • A Choice of Modes for Maximum Recording Versatility The sequencer tracks can be recorded in real time using the "replace" or "overdub" recording mode
  • In the "replace" mode anything you record will replace (overwrite) any material that was previously on the same section of the track being recorded
  • The "overdub" mode, on the other hand, lets you add new material to a previously recorded track without erasing the previous data
  • This lets you build up a track bit by bit without having to play the entire part all at once
  • Another option is the "step" record mode in which you can enter notes one at a time to create extremely fast or complex passages that would be difficult to record in real time
  • The "step" mode is also useful for adding finishing touches to tracks recorded in real time
  • Finally, there's a "multi" record mode in which all 16 sequencer tracks can be recorded simultaneously – a great feature for transferring MIDI data to the QY100 from another sequencer
  • Comprehensive "Jobs" and In-depth Editing We're not kidding when we say that the QY100 sequencer offers total creative control
  • All of the features you'd expect in a full-blown sequencer are there – plus a few extras
  • The "jobs" available for processing sequencer tracks include everything from must-haves such as quantization, to innovative functions like automatic crescendos and chord sorting
  • And if you need to work on individual notes or events, the edit mode makes every detail available for precise adjustment
  • A Superior Selection of Voices and Drum Kits with Editing Capability The QY100's built-in tone generator is a high-performance sound module in its own right, with an expanded wave memory that has made it possible to dramatically improve the quality of all voices, and the drums in particular
  • It offers a range of 547 voices in a complete range of instrument categories (sound effects included), as well as 22 drum and percussion kits
  • The tone generator section is fully GM and XG compatible so you can actually use it as an independent sound module driven from an external sequencer or computer-based MIDI music system
  • There's even a range of editing controls for the voices and drum kits so you can customize the sounds to ideally complement your music
  • Onboard Effects Yamaha is famous for the quality of its reverb and other effects, and the QY100 is no exception
  • The built-in effect system provides top-quality reverb, chorus, and variation effects (including modulation and distortion) that you can use to refine and polish your sound
  • Each sequencer track has individual send controls for the reverb, chorus, and variation effect stages, so you can apply effects separately to each track as required
  • SmartMedia™ Storage Settings, sequences, and patterns can be saved to and loaded from standard memory cards for convenient, high-volume storage and portability
  • Memory cards are also a great way to back up important data so it can't be accidentally erased or lost
  • QY100 Data Filer Software Included If you have a personal computer – PC or Macintosh – you can use the supplied QY100 DATA FILER software to transfer QY100 data to and from your computer for convenient management and storage
  • Battery or AC Power Inspiration can strike anywhere, and at any time
  • The QY100 will always be ready: use an AC adapter indoors, or create with battery power outdoors or on the road
  • 6 AA alkaline batteries will keep the QY100 running for about 3 hours of continuous use
  • * Memory card access may not be possible when the batteries begin to run low
  • QY100 Preset Style List 001 ~ 035 001: Hardcore Mixture / 002:80's Mixture Rock / 003:Hard Core Punk /004:Melodious Core / 005:Ska Core / 006:Rock Boogie / 007:Grunge Rock / 008:Mondo Rock / 009:80's Irish Rock / 010:British Rock / 011:80's Rock Shuffle / 012:College Rock / 013:Glam Rock / 014:70's Rock / 015:70's 8-beat Folk Rock / 016:70's Art Rock / 017:70's Punk Rock / 018:Pub Rock / 019:Funk Rock / 020:Latin Rock / 021:60's Hard Rock / 022:70's Hard Rock1 / 023:70's Hard Rock2 / 024:70's Hard Rock & Roll / 025:16-beat Hard Rock / 026:American Hard Rock1 / 027:American Hard Rock2 / 028:90's Progressive Hard / 029:Speed Metal / 030:Power Metal / 031:Thrash Metal / 032:Doom Metal / 033:Metal Boogie / 034:Hip Hop1 / 035:Hip Hop2 036 ~ 070 036:Pop Hip Hop /037:Gangsta / 038:Rap / 039:Jazz Hip Hop / 040:Dance Swing / 041:House /042:Garage House / 043:90's R&B Swing / 044:90's R&B Slow Jam / 045:90's Pop R&B / 046:90's R&B Smooth / 047:Pop Techno / 048:Euro Techno / 049:Eurobeat / 050:Electro Rock / 051:Bigbeat / 052:Digital Rock1 / 053:Digital Rock2 / 054:Industrial Rock / 055:Psychedelic Rock / 056:Light Pop / 057:A.O.R
  • Pop / 058:Latin Pop / 059:80's British Pop / 060:16-beat Pop / 061:24-beat Pop / 062:80's / Technical Fusion / 063:Detroit Pop Shuffle / 064:Med-tempo 8-beat Rock Pop / 065:Acoustic Pop / 066:R&B / 067:6/8 R&B / 068:Soul Shuffle / 069:Motown / 070:Slow Blues 071 ~ 128 071:R&B Waltz / 072:Rock R&B / 073:Rock'n' Roll / 074:Train Time / 075:Rockabilly / 076:Oldies /077:Liverpool Pop / 078:Surf Rock / 079:Disco Funk / 080:70's Disco / 081:FP Funk / 082:JB Funk / 083:Jazz Funk / 084:Combo Jazz / 085:Big Band Jazz / 086:Jazz Ballad / 087:Jazz Waltz / 088:Fast Bebop / 089:Cool Jazz / 090:Afro Jazz / 091:Organ Ballad / 092:Piano Ballad / 093:Arpeggio Ballad / 094:Latin Ballad / 095:6/8 Modern Ballad / 096:Hard Rock Ballad / 097:6/8 Hard Rock Ballad / 098:Country Rock / 099:Country Pop / 100:16- beat Country Rock / 101:Country Ballad / 102:Country Waltz / 103:Bluegrass / 104:Samba / 105:Mambo / 106:Rhumba / 107:Merengue / 108:Cha Cha / 109:Salsa / 110:Bossa Nova / 111:Beguin / 112:Tango / 113:Reggae / 114:Swing Reggae / 115:Dance Hall Reggae / 116:Lovers / Rock / 117:Ska / 118:Hawaiian / 119:Soca / 120:Klezmer / 121:Enka / 122:Polka / 123:Dixieland / 124:Foxtrot / 125:Vienna Waltz / 126:Slow Waltz / 127:March / 128:6/8 MarchSpecifications Data capacity approximately 32,000 notes Note resolution 480 clocks per quarter note Tempo 25-300 Polyphony 64 notes Modes SONG mode (SONG, SONG VOICE, SONG EFFECT) PATTERN mode (PATTERN, PATTERN VOICE, PATTERN EFFECT) Record modes Realtime replace; Realtime overdub, Step, Multi Tracks Song: 16 sequencer tracks, pattern track(Pt), chord track (Cd), tempo track™ Pattern: 8 pattern phrase tracks Songs 20 songs + 3 demo songs Patterns 768 preset patterns (128 preset styles x 6 sections) 384 user patterns (64 user styles x 6 sections) Sections: Intro, Main A, Main B, Fill AB, Fill BA, Ending Phrases 4,285 preset phrases 48 user phrases per user style Chord types 26 types (including "non-ABC" type ) Chord templates 99 preset chord templates 1 user chord progression per song Swing, Drum table remapping Start/Stop, Section change Play Effect Foot switch functions Swing, Drum table re-mapping Start/Stop, Section change Type AWM2 tone generator Maximum Polyphony 32 notes Multi-timbral capability 24 timbres (last note priority with element reserve, DVA) Preset voices 547 normal voices, 22 drum voices Effects 3 blocks (Reverb, Chorus, Variation) Reverb: 11 types Chorus: 11 types Variation 43: types Setups Blocks 23 setups (18 Guitar Setups and 5 Microphone Setups) Preamp Block (for Guitar) or Delay Block (for microphone) Chorus Block Reverb Block Foot switch functions Block On/Off Save Load All/SONG/STYLE/SMF(Format 0)/SMF+XG(Format0) ALL/SONG/STYLE/SMF(Format 0)/SMF+XG(Format 0) Micro keyboard Octave buttons Cursor buttons 25 keys (2 octaves) [OCT DOWN], [OCT UP] up, down, left, rightVolume control Gain control Sequencer buttons Volume control Contrast control AMP SIMULATOR], [PARAMETER], [SONG], [PATTERN], [SHIFT], [EXIT], [CARD], [MENU], [ - 1(NO)], [+1(YES)], [ENTER], Function buttons Gain control HOST SELECT switch Display 128 x 64 dots graphic LCD LINE OUT/PHONES stereo mini jack x 1 GUITAR/MIC INPUT standard monaural jack x 1 MIDI TO HOST IN x 1, OUT x 1 FOOT SW standard jack x 1 CARD slot 3.3 V SmartMedia memory cards DC IN for PA-3B Dimensions (W x D x H) Weight 238 x 118 x 48 mm (9-3/8" x 4-5/8" x 1-7/8") 750g (1 lbs., 10 oz) without batteries