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I wouldnt normally post this but to see Yamaha promoting this old tech in 2022 right before NAMM.... There are a lot of sequencers in the market and many look way better and function better than this old thing. Looks like a cradle for a cordless phone. The article says many people still use it.
Ive never seen it before and I search for sequencer products all the time. https://www.yamahasynth.com/learn/2000s/synthbits-floyd-steinberg-and-the-qy100

 
Posted : 14/05/2022 12:24 am
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Just edited my post to be more clear.

 
Posted : 14/05/2022 12:32 am
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It was just posted today in the right section of this forum called Learn More About Yamaha Synths but is from Friday, 06 May 2022

 
Posted : 14/05/2022 1:23 am
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It's like any other article about vintage gear that people still use. There's historical value in looking at some of these things. There have been other podcasts where QY reminiscing was done. And lots of precedence in other articles where old gear is discussed (VL, DX, .... there was a recent video showing an old YC). Not all vintage gear is going to have ("you", in the plural, as) an audience.

 
Posted : 14/05/2022 7:27 am
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[quotePost id=116737]I wouldnt normally post this but to see Yamaha promoting this old tech in 2022 right before NAMM.... There are a lot of sequencers in the market and many look way better and function better than this old thing. Looks like a cradle for a cordless phone. The article says many people still use it.
Ive never seen it before and I search for sequencer products all the time. https://www.yamahasynth.com/learn/2000s/synthbits-floyd-steinberg-and-the-qy100 [/quotePost]
Just chill, it's simply an article/video about some important product from Yamaha's past, just like one about the DX7 for example.

You should search better for sequencer products next time, as this is pretty famous even today and does things that current sequencers can't (like recording SysEx, for example).

 
Posted : 14/05/2022 7:56 am
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Points taken. I guess Im not into reminiscing but rather forward looking.

 
Posted : 14/05/2022 9:13 am
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[quotePost id=116755]Points taken. I guess Im not into reminiscing but rather forward looking. [/quotePost]
Thing is, that piece of hardware is very much a 20 years old version of something that is very, very popular today: portable, battery powered sampler and full-featured sequencer.

Perfect companion to the Reface series. And to a MODX.

Why Yamaha doesn't do a modern version of this is beyond me.

In fact, the top 2 ideas on IdeaScale, in the Groovebox category, call for a modernized version of this thing or the RM1X.

Polyend just launched a very nice product that is somewhat similar, yet in many ways inferior to this 20 years tiny box: no sampling, no effects, etc (ofc, the Play is very nice in it's own way).

I mean, this description is exactly what seems to be the rage today:

If you're a guitarist, singer, or other instrumentalist who wants an easy way to create great-sounding accompaniment for practice or performance, the QY100 is for you! If you're an artist who needs a versatile song-writing tool for sequencing and music production, the QY100 is perfect for you, too! The QY100 is compact and battery-powered so you can even pop it into your bag or backpack and create and play anywhere, anytime!
Features
Great Features

Amp simulator for killer guitar tone and smooth microphone sound.
Advanced 8-track accompaniment sequencer with an extensive database of more than 4,000 phrases, 128 preset styles, and 99 chord templates.

16-track linear sequencer with a comprehensive set of processing jobs and in-depth editing capability.

A superb selection of 547 super-sounding voices and 22 drum kits.
Top-quality onboard effects for the internal voices as well as guitar or microphone input.

SmartMedia memory card data storage.
PC and Mac-compatible QY Data Filer software.
Intuitive, easy-to-use interface.

 
Posted : 14/05/2022 11:10 am
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Maybe I was just moody. I guess I dont really understand Yamaha culture all that well. Glad you guys are excited about it. Come to think of the price in the used market is a good deal.

 
Posted : 14/05/2022 4:41 pm
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