Yamaha QY100 Sequencer Accompaniment Tool  

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Every songwriter should have a Yamaha QY100 Sequencer Accompaniment Tool. An indispensable and highly portable music production and accompaniment tool for all musicians, particularly guitarists and vocalists. Great for live performance, music production, songwriting, and practicing. It combines a high-quality XG synthesizer, a multi-effects processor, and a sophisticated sequencer in one portable package. A SmartMedia card slot lets you store and transfer hundreds of SMF files and QY format sequences. XG/GM tone generator with 547 voices. 22 drum kits. A/D input for a mic or guitar. 23 editable multi-effects including amp simulation, delay, modulation, and reverb. Easy-to-use sequencer with 16 linear tracks and 8 pattern tracks. Versatile music-style database of over 4,000 instrument and drum phrases. Uses 6 AA alkaline batteries or an AC adapter (sold separately).

Features
  • XG synth
  • Multi-effects
  • Sequencer
  • 547 voices
  • 22 drum kits
  • 23 multi-effects
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YamahaQY100 Sequencer Accompaniment Tool
 
4.5

(based on 30 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Write enter songs... anywhere.

While the QY-100 may not seem to be for everyone, if you are a songwriter, I recommend it. You can literally fit this thing in a tissue box. You can write songs...Read complete review

While the QY-100 may not seem to be for everyone, if you are a songwriter, I recommend it. You can literally fit this thing in a tissue box. You can write songs anywhere... trains, long car trips, boats, busses. I use this to write songs in between classes at school and I love it. The built in keyboard is easy to get used to. The onboard sounds are good enough that I used them on my last album. I really recommend the QY-100.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good for songwriting

I typically use the Guitar Pro software to jam with, but working in front of a computer is too counter productive. So I wanted to get this sequencer and an amp effects module...Read complete review

I typically use the Guitar Pro software to jam with, but working in front of a computer is too counter productive. So I wanted to get this sequencer and an amp effects module in. This is the only product that can do both these things at a reasonable price.While I liked the sound and features of this module, I could not connect it to my Guitar amp. Also, as others have said, the memory is too little. So I decided to return it and bought Digitech GNX4 instead (GNX4 is not a full sequencer, and Qy100 doesn't have all possible amp models, so the comparison is not fair, still...). QY100 is way better than GNX4 as far as drum and other features are concerned, but until Yamaha upgrades this product I am happy with my GNX4.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yamaha QY-100 Sequencer

By Worlock

from Lost Angeles

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Yamaha QY100 Sequencer Accompaniment Tool:

I own almost every sequencer and drum machine on the market. The QY-100 is a full blown, pro-quality unit, that is portable and contains tons of high quality XG sounds. The learning curve is steep at first, but once you delve into the advanced features, this little unit has much to offer the professional musician. You can start with a simple sequence, and refine it using the built-in mixer for a complete, polished product. Drum kits galore round out the posibillities, and make exploring an adventure. Definitely the most full featured portable unit in it's price range- but be prepared break out the rechargables, 'cause it spits out AA's like they're going out of style. A portable adapter is highly recommended. If you have great musical ideas, don't wait, grab one now, while they're still cheap.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

needs professional outputs

By the bruce

from charleston, s.c.

Comments about Yamaha QY100 Sequencer Accompaniment Tool:

just a quick note ,this is a great unit that sounds great and holds up to road use . i've used the same for for 5 years with no problems ( no laptop could hold up to that ) .ONE BIG PROBLEM ,this unit only has 1/8 stereo output , i've been waiting for a few years for yamaha to upgrade this unit but they never do .

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great little midi device

By J J Harmon

from Rural Georgia

Comments about Yamaha QY100 Sequencer Accompaniment Tool:

I bought this as a stand alone midi recorder so that I wouldn't have to fool with computer issues. It does that and a lot more. I have had fun playing with it and the sounds are great. I haven't used the amp sim but I have used it to tune. I have an old DR5 and I dug it out to see if I could work the two together and I'm playing with that now. The drawback is memory size. You can have 20 songs but 2 songs fill it up so you need a memory card which are hard to find. You probably can put a thousand songs on a 16MB card but the internal memory must be about 256K. Midi files are small.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yamaha QY100

By The Insane Demon

from Bronx, NY

Comments about Yamaha QY100 Sequencer Accompaniment Tool:

I have the QY 100 and it rocks!!! I love the sounds it produces and the way its easy to step write your user patterns in a song. The user patterns have 8 tracks and when in song mode you can add 16 tracks of sound to it making a orchetra symphony. It tool awhile to learn, but its worht it, as one reviewer said you have to read the manual to get the full education of this product. I have it connected through my CZ101 through MIDI to control the sounds and then have connected to my drum machine through Midi to reinforce the the drum sounds. The sequencer controls the tempo and playback of all the sounds being produced. I love this little machine.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great

By BILL THOMAS

from TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Comments about Yamaha QY100 Sequencer Accompaniment Tool:

This is a super tool,the tones are great if you are a purist.The price is very encouraging .Can challenge the best

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An excellent tool for the non-techie

By Mike-v8n_g

from Santa Rosa, CA

Comments about Yamaha QY100 Sequencer Accompaniment Tool:

I never was much for gadgets and 'bells & whistles'. Put me behind the keys with some good sounds (B3, Fender Rhodes, different pianos) and I'm good to go. But within the last year I found a need to arrange fill parts for live performance and I haven't used a sequencer since the 80s. I currently play with a Kurzweil PC88 (over 10 years old) and run it through the rack version of the Korg Triton which I've loaded up nicely. I also have a Korg CX-3 for the Hammond sounds when I play live. The choice was to buy a Korg TR-88 with on-board sequencer or the Yamaha QY-100. I was PLEASANTLY surprised with the QY-100. I sat for no more than 2 hours reading the manual (which is about my patience level for gadgets) and started going to work. Once you record you first song you'll get the knack on how to use it and your following songs will go quick. I especially LOVE the copy/paste function for tracks and measures!When I bought the QY-100 I originally thought "I'll just run the Triton through the sequencer". But the on-board sounds and drum kits are great. The piano sounds aren't the best but they'll do. What I enjoyed the most was the nice blend of Yamaha's classic variations on DX-7 sounds, Analog and Digital sounds. I haven't run my Triton through the sequencer yet - everything I need is already on-board the QY-100. Get the power adapter - this thing goes through AA batteries like there's no tomorrow! The optional memory chip is handy too. Once I learned how to use the QY-100 I filled the memory fast!

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

If it sounds good it IS good...

By B. May

from Nashville, TN

Comments about Yamaha QY100 Sequencer Accompaniment Tool:

I've used a few stock sounds in my albums and I defy anyone to tell me where. I've seen people so talented that they can make even a QY100 stock sound work, and then I've seen others who couldn't. In the end, if it sounds good it is good baby.

 
5.0

Yamaha QY100 Sequencer

By Johnny Langston

from San Francisco Bay Area

Comments about Yamaha QY100 Sequencer Accompaniment Tool:

Musicians, I have been using the Yamaha QY series since they came out with the QY10 many moons ago. I have grown with the instrument and have enjoyed working with it for songwriting and production of original music. The instructional manual is very good with the exception that there are some hidden tricks(not in manual) that help you along the way when creating, editing and storing edited preset patterns. Yamaha tech support can fill in some of those blanks missing in the manual. In all cases, laying a good musical theory foundation really helps when using this sequencer. So, dive in, read the manual and experiment... Johnny :)

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yamaha QY 100

By Rick N. Bacher

from Wisconsin

Comments about Yamaha QY100 Sequencer Accompaniment Tool:

Great product - from what I have seen it is the only choice for accompaniment. The features are great but you do need to spend time with it to learn. I would buy this over anything in its class. The sound is great, interface good. Buy the AC adapter. Keys do not sense velocity, but you can adjust it and there is a random velocity setting that is pretty good - sounds live. It has a memory card slot, but forget it - it's an older Smart Media format that you can't buy except from suppliers that choose to keep making it for keyboards and other devices like this. It does NOT use SD cards. There is an adapter available to go from Smart Media to XD, using a maximum of 128M but don't bother. Buy a USB to MIDI adapter (I had good luck with a Yamaha UX16) and you're set. Load and store sets/songs with your laptop or PC all you want. It will also connect via serial or Mac accessory cables. Overall, this is a great buy. Get one.

(15 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

HMMM???not so sure about this one

By glitched13

from seattle,WA

Comments about Yamaha QY100 Sequencer Accompaniment Tool:

now I must admit that the convinience of writing "phrases" or "parts" of songs would appeal to a lot of singers and writers, it kind of sickens me to think that someone would actually use all those thin factory sounds on an album...I've been in this line of work for close to 15 years now and I have yet to use a stock factory setting on anything..isn't that what music is about ? making things unique..anyway it's good in private, on the go writing but don't make the mistake of recording with it...

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