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Yamaha QY700 Music Sequencer

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Introducing the Yamaha QY700 Music Sequencer-a combination professional-level multitrack sequencer with large built-in database of musical phrases, and high-quality multitimbral XG tone generator with three independent digital effects processors. Literally a self-contained MIDI studio, the QY700 offers versatile quick-composing and other music production features that even the most demanding professional musicians will appreciate-plus an intuitive graphical user interface with a natural ease of operation that all musicians need.

Professional MIDI Sequencer

At the heart of the QY700 is the large-capacity 110,000-note professional MIDI music sequencer with 32 linear tracks for recording instrument parts and 16 pattern tracks for assembling auto-accompaniment drum, bass and chord backing phrases from the music database, plus extensive song, measure, track and event editing functions, high resolution and enough memory to hold up to 20 songs.

Sequencing a song is quick and simple. Either using the QY700's own micro keyboard and pitch bend and assignable wheels or an external MIDI keyboard. The graphic interface makes it easy to keep up with all track assignments at a glance. The "virtual" mixer displays all important track settings plus provides quick access to the various parameters in each channel – including voice assignments, effect send levels, track panning and more.

The many intuitive recording and editing operations available at your fingertips actually enhance the creative process. You can even enter notes and other events one "step" at a time. After recording the parts, you can quantize specific tracks, modify note velocity or gate time, copy or erase specific events, create and delete measures, and much more – to take you music wherever your creativity leads.

Large Music Database

The QY700 comes with a built-in database of 3876 Preset phrases – professionally programmed performances of drum and percussion loops and bass, guitar and keyboard riffs representing every type of music from rock and soul to jazz and techno, which make it easy to create complete backing accompaniment patterns – plus 99 User phrases for recording your own. 27 chord types – from major to minor, diminished to augmented and more – are available for inserting chord changes at the press of a micro key.

The advanced ABC (Auto Bass Chord) accompaniment system automatically reharmonizes the patterns according to the chord type you choose. Each style features 8 special matching "sections" ideal for adding a variety of smooth and natural transitions throughout the song as you sketch out the basic arrangement. After sketching out the basic structure of a song with the accompaniment patterns, you can move the backing parts to sequencer tracks and perform detailed editing operations on them.

Groove Templates

When the song is finished, you can spice up the feel of your tracks with clever "Playback Effects" and "Groove Quantizing" templates without changing the original data. Each drum kit has a variety of drum and percussion instruments assigned to different notes corresponding to keys on a MIDI keyboard, but the Drum Table feature gives you the flexibility to assign sounds at will, you always have final control over the sound of your percussion tracks.

XG Tone Generator

The QY700 incorporates a high-quality AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory) multitimbral tone generator preset with 480 normal voices and 11 drum kits, configured in the XG format (GM-compatible), and organized by instrument categories for quick and easy location of just the sound you want. The voice editing features let you adjust filter, EG, vibrato and many other critical voice parameter settings, represented graphically for easy access and intuitive control of the characteristics of the voice.

Three independent digital effects processors with parameter editing and flexible System and Insertion effects routing offer sophisticated sound enhancement capabilities – giving you unlimited options to create precisely the sound you want. The are 11 Reverb, 11 Chorus and 42 Variation type effects – including various reverb, delay, modulation, distortion, EQ and other effects.

Maximum Compatability

With its dual MIDI IN/OUT terminals, XG-format music production capability with General MIDI, Standard MIDI File and ESEQ data formats, it is designed from the ground up for maximum compatability with other MIDI instruments and popular music sequencer data formats. This makes it convenient for you to sketch out a basic song using the music database and quick-composing features, then transfer the song file to your favorite computer sequencing program to finish out the arrangement.

The QY700 supports MIDI clock synchronization and can be controlled by MTC (MIDI Time Code) signals, as well as control other devices using the MMC (MIDI Machine Control) signals.

Demo Disk Styles – XG Normal Voices – XG Drum Kits

Sixty-four (64)demo disk styles ranging from Acid Jazz to Hip Hop to Techno to World; 480 XG Normal Voices in 18 different categories; Eleven XG Drum Kits.
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Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: ROM, Subtractive
Oscillators: 1
Waveforms: ROM
ROM Size: 32MB
ROM Resolution: 16 bit, 44.1 kHz
Osc Modulation: After Touch, Breath Controller, Continuous Controller, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Sequencer, Velocity
Oscillator Notes:
+ AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory)
+ 480 library sounds
+ 11 percussion sounds
Envelopes: 1
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Release
Filters: 1
Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Keyboard, LFO, Mod Wheel, Velocity
LFO: 1
LFO Parameters: Triangle
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 32
Timbrality: 32
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
Patches
Patches ROM: 480
Multipatches ROM: 11 Drum Kits
Storage: Tape, Internal
Arpeggiator
+ 3876 Preset phrases
+ 99 User phrases
+ 27 Chord
Percussion
+ 11 Drums Kits
+ Groove templates
Sequencer
+ 110,000 notes
+ 32 tracks
+ 20 Songs
Case
Case: Desktop
Keyboard: 25 keys, Buttons, Plastic
Controls: Aftertouch, Breath, Velocity, Buttons, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Mod - Wheel 2, Pitch -Wheel, Modulation 1/4" Jacks, Pedal - Start / Stop, Tempo Knob, Arpeggiator, Sequencer
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Display Count H: 320
Display Count V: 240
Dimensions (WxDxH): 363 x 90 x 305 mm / 13 7/8" x 3 1/2 x 12 inches
Weight: 3.5kg / 7lbs., 11oz
Connections
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 4
MIDI Ports: IN, OUT
General MIDI: GS - General Standard, XG - Extention to General MIDI
DAC Bits: 16
DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
Production
Year Released: 1996
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] usa.yamaha.com
Pricing
Used Price: $300 - $500 - convert
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