Using QY as the main sequencer in a hardware system. Yamaha released the QY100, the final product of the QY Series of sequencer/tone generator products in the year 2000. The QY100 featured a tone generator with 547 Voices, 22 drum kits, 4000 musical phrases, 128 patterns, an A/D input for routing external audio sources to built-in effects, a keypad for note entry and SmartMedia card slot for saving and loading data. It was a powerful music creation device the size of a video tape (if you remember what those were!)
Many people still use the QY for its powerful onboard sequencing features. One such power user is Floyd Steinberg. The video below shows QY100 as the main sequencer for Floyd’s synthesizer rig. He shows you workflow and setup and then creates a cool groove. Check it out below!
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Yamaha Synthesizer Product Specialist Blake Angelos has over thirty years of experience with music hardware and software. An expert in music technology, Blake has conducted numerous clinics, master classes and presentations throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. In his role as Product Specialist for the Synthesizer Department Blake appears in many product videos and artist interviews, writes many articles for YamahaSynth.com and co-hosts a regular Podcast called “Behind the Synth”.
Before his work with Yamaha, he taught music theory and jazz studies courses at Arizona State University; managed a technology-focused music store in Seattle and was a production supervisor at Microsoft, where he led a team that developed groundbreaking interactive music content for the Microsoft Network. Blake holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Music degree from Arizona State University. Blake currently resides in Bellingham, Washington with his family, and between his travels around the world for Yamaha, he performs as much as possible with several jazz and creative music groups in Bellingham, Seattle and other places in the Pacific Northwest.