MATRIXSYNTH: Yamaha QX7 - When Sequencing Was New and Exciting

Friday, October 18, 2019

Yamaha QX7 - When Sequencing Was New and Exciting


Published on Oct 18, 2019 Espen Kraft

"Yamaha QX7 digital sequencer from 1985 was the second MIDI sequencer released by Yamaha. The flagship QX1 was out of reach for most people so they released a 2-track "budget" sequencer for those not super rich.

You recorded everything on track 1 and bounced that down to track 2 as you went along. All separete MIDI channels were kept through the bouncing so you could build big multi-timbral arrangements if you wanted. Except for a dedicaded "copy" function and note editing, the QX7 had it all and it worked great for most things. The QX21 came a little later and it's basically the same sequencer for a lower price."

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