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  • XG synth
  • Multi-effects
  • Sequencer
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The perfect musical companion.

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

It plays better than a real partner, never spills beer on your carpet, and always knows when to shut up. Place your order now.

 
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YamahaQY100 Sequencer Accompaniment Tool
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

An excellent tool for the non-techie

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...Read complete review

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!

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Not worth the money

Too $!%* complicated, and for the money, the quality isn't that great.

Too $!%* complicated, and for the money, the quality isn't that great.

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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.

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(5 of 5 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 .

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(5 of 5 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.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yamaha QY100

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.

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(4 of 4 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!

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(5 of 6 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.

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(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good sound sample.

By Romantico

from el centro, CA

Comments about Yamaha QY100 Sequencer Accompaniment Tool:

I heard the sound sample from this website, I it looks the device that I need to perform the music I play.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for Novice with Potential for Growth

By Gretsch-StratMan

from St Michaels, Maryland

Comments about Yamaha QY100 Sequencer Accompaniment Tool:

With all the complex choices now available, I was having trouble finding a SIMPLE, INTEGRATED solution to meet my needs: a simple process that can sound great(I wanted backing band sounds to accompany my electric guitar without having to fight with a mountain of learning complex layers of gear and tools). Since I am NOT aiming at a professional result, SIMPLICITY with underlying potential for really great sound was my goal. Combine the QY100/XG with Yamaha's XGworks 3.0 and Yamaha's IBM connection cable to a PC HOST for:- Playing/editing/downloading songs - Playing/recording your electric instrument or voice accompanying those songs thru the QY100's built-in Mixer for all kinds of great sounding effects (reverb, chorus, delay, distortion, EQ, Flange, Wah, Tremolo, etc)- Because these components are INTEGRATED, each plays with the other without additional gear (Ie, playback of XG midi songs can be sent from XGworks thru the QY100's XG tone generator to obtain those fabulous XG sounds)- Take advantage of typical workstation tools plus an included set of unusual tools to make music creation, playback and adjustment more simple than thought possible (Ie, AutoArranger, Import, Voice to music, etc)- I feed the final mixed headphone output of the QY100 to either Powered speakers, a road amplifier, or the "line-in" port of my PC sound card for recordings.- Even the Manuals and Internet Tutorials are great!

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(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not worth the money

By Daff12

from Knob Noster, MO

Comments about Yamaha QY100 Sequencer Accompaniment Tool:

Too $!%* complicated, and for the money, the quality isn't that great.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

won't regret buying it

By Ricky-emgma

from Ocala, Fl

Comments about Yamaha QY100 Sequencer Accompaniment Tool:

i got this, not exactly knowing everything it could do, but if you want to hear some things this has done for successful artists, check out Agoraphobic Nosebleed and listen to their drums, created with this and a drum machine, i never knew they used fake drums until i read about them on their site (very high quality sounding), they use this exact piece of equipment for their drumming effects have it hooked to the drum machine...to get an idea of what the synths sound like, check out Burzum, the cd is called Hlidskjalf, the second cd made by this artist after he went solo, their other material is all black metal, so you cant hear what this sounds like through, i've been slowly learning how to use it, it's somewhat difficult to figure out, but it's well worth it in the long run, i'll be using this for my band, and for a solo ambient project of mine, very fun to use

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