Yamaha QY70

Yamaha QY70

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QY70, Groove Machine from Yamaha in the QY series.

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Yamaha QY70 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Model: QY70
  • Series: QY
  • Category: Groove Machines
  • Added in our database on: 11/07/2008

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Yamaha QY70 user reviews

Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 12 reviews )
 2 reviews17 %
 7 reviews58 %
 3 reviews25 %
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Audiofanzine FR03/15/2002

Audiofanzine FR's review

Yamaha QY70
(Originally written by /translated from Audiofanzine FR)

This sequencer is just AWESOME!


Very easy to use


Sounds are perfectly well done.


I've been using it since '99 and I mix with my PC and the qy-70!
I really recommend musicians who don't play in a band to buy it because it's a great complement to your music!!!!

Ravaillac's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Friendly portable sequencer"

Yamaha QY70

-A headphone mini-jack
-A couple of MIDI input / output
-Battery power or AC adapter

It is therefore a MIDI sequencer (16 tracks) ultra-portable, with a close to that of a Game Boy screen.
Its main qualities are its portability (runs 2 hours on batteries), and XG tone, an equivalent of MIDI, Yamaha, for editing sounds (ADSR).


Operation is intuitive, the positioning of the buttons are well chosen, and the 3 screens (Song or Pattern, Mixer and Instrument) correctly readable.
The manual is well done, and answers all the questions that you are entitled to ask.


XG technology makes the most interesting because editable sounds.
Nevertheless I used primarily as a sequencer for my other machines I made the train with the QY70, then at me, I assign different tracks on my other synthesizers and drum machines.


I use it for less than a year, and this is a purchase that was rather useful to me, until I acquired an iPad; Indeed, the vintage side does not hold up about the possibilities of iPad apps.

The +:

XG tone-editable

The -:

Non-backlit screen
-Battery life pretty feeble

Finally, there is a rather well thought out machine that can work in situations "off-studio" (train, hotel, ...), but take a hit logic old facing a tablet, and even a smartphone.

vivija's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" No regrets"

Yamaha QY70
Stereo mini jack output / headphones
midi in & out
to host (for pluger directly in the computer without MIDI)
a volume wheel and another for contrast, Friendly game boy 1st Gen Hello :-)
Indeed available -> REVERB, CHORUS or CHANGE
sounds as if it was raining! December without a bank of sounds awesome! and all editable
the sequencer is solid as usual with yamaha (at least from what I've tested)


I would live the manual, it is really far from Electribe is filled with submenus.
Once we caught the thing is easier to navigate in, to navigate in any case, the possibilities there!
the manual itself is very didactic and clear (I highly recommend reading it)


The sounds are terrible there really means to draw sth or editing or mixing them properly, plus there's tons.
There is a particular grain inside the one that pad sound, I personally find it very good, after the one who wants to sound modern, hi-tech, clear and crystalline, is better for him that goes to the new hardware rather The is clearly dated.


I love the fact that it sounds a bit lo-fi aquatic, sounds complement each other well and sometimes we have surprises when the effect on the rhythm parts combinations.
I especially like the grooves box and I would not use it for the live example, the interface is not quite instinctive ...
Value / unbeatable really a bargain price, and for the tanks it will make a very good expander.

littlejohn94's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" QY70 NICE LITTLE BOX"

Yamaha QY70
I bought there over 10 years and I tjrs. This is a midi sequencer 16 tracks very powerful with lots of phrases, patterns, grooves, of chord in all genres (pop, rock, jazz, goa, Latin 3/4 or 4/4) . Mixer functions, quantize, shift, gate ...
The song mode to chain patterns or record their improvisations.

All this to put in his pocket through 6 batteries. Be careful not to miss his station if you take the train!


the manual is very well done. It can be tedious when editing in depth but the small backlit screen is very readable.


Sounds, 519 voices, 20 drum kits. This is AWM2 Yamaha, you can even edit them cutoff, resonance and also the ADSR envelope!


Super small boiboite twelve o'clock

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