How do most people use QY series sequencer?

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musicweasel
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How do most people use QY series sequencer?

Post by musicweasel » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:30 pm

I just picked up a QY-700 for a good deal. It's really nice to work on so far and I'm really enjoying its power.

Just curious - is it designed to be used with the built in phrases? There are only 99 slots for user phrases while there are like 4000 built in clips. How do most people use it? Do you make your own phrases or use the built in ones? I never use factory presets or provided content but I feel like yamaha went out of their way here to encourage you to use the factory phrases.

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Re: How do most people use QY series sequencer?

Post by evensteven » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:32 am

Never had a QY700 (wanted one for ages) but used a QY20 for a number or years and now have a QY70 and an Rm1x (the Rm1x being a bit different to the QY's). I used to use a conjunction of user patterns but found there was some fun in mixing and matching the preset pattern styles, and then creating crazy bass/chord changes on these. You could bounce/copy and paste the style pattern data into spare tracks/the linear sequencer tracks and make them your own. I did whole live sets using not much more than QY20 back in the day LOL. :hihi:

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Re: How do most people use QY series sequencer?

Post by heckadecimal69 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:04 pm

AFAIK, most people don't.

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Re: How do most people use QY series sequencer?

Post by jorg » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:16 pm

I used a QY70 heavily about 20 years ago. I used 99% user sequences; a couple of times I found a drum clip to be handy.

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Re: How do most people use QY series sequencer?

Post by Xmit » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:12 am

paperweight ?

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Re: How do most people use QY series sequencer?

Post by Turm » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:20 pm

Hey, I own a QY 700. There are 99 users phrases for each "style" and you get 20 styles that then can be converted into songs. That means you have 1980 users phrases available, more than enough.

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