QX5 is a midi sequencer from Yamaha with features incorporated from the QX-1 and the QX-21. Features include a 16 x 2 backlit LCD readout, approximately 20,000 note memory, 8 separate tracks, 32 'macro functions', audio click output, punch in/out, auto locate, step recording & edit, FSK sync in/out, tape or midi save/load, assignable foot switch jack, and extensive midi re-channelizing / midi input filtering. The macros are thought of as 'floating tracks' to be used for repeats & temporary storage. The QX5 can save or load it's data via midi for use with such devices as computers, disk drives such as the MDF-1 (below) or even the DX7IIFD's drive. Weight is under 7 lbs.
QX5 list price $595
The QX21 is a two track midi sequencer that is identical in operation to the QX7 sequencer introduced in January of 1985, but is at a substantially lower price.
- 2 track operation with "ping-pong" track merging
- real time & step time entry (up to 1/64 note values)
- track insert/delete (before merging)
- 6000 to 8100 note memory (dependent on velocity)
- midi sync
QX21 - $295.00