In this video, synthesist Espen Kraft takes a look at the vintage Yamaha QX7 sequencer.
Along the way, he programs a retro track that’s something special!
“The Yamaha QX7 digital sequencer from 1985 was the second MIDI sequencer released by Yamaha. The flagship QX1 was out of reach for most people so they released a 2-track “budget” sequencer for those not super rich.
You recorded everything on track 1 and bounced that down to track 2 as you went along. All separete MIDI channels were kept through the bouncing so you could build big multi-timbral arrangements if you wanted. Except for a dedicaded “copy” function and note editing, the QX7 had it all and it worked great for most things. The QX21 came a little later and it’s basically the same sequencer for a lower price.”
If you’ve used the Yamaha QX7, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!