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Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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Luca Cattani a hobbyist user from Italy writes:
Well, I have the previous model, QY20. I had just some problems on reset, because I had to change the internal backup battery. About sounds, I love the drum sounds, better than my E-MU Proteus FX. Unfortunately it's not possible to mute channel for MIDI message, so you need to have a dedicated MIDI Out port on PC. About software,it's not so userfriendly, but using QY as sound generator, it's not important.

pax vobis

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Jun-16-2006 at 04:29
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Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-06-2003 at 13:15
Steve a hobbyist user from Germany writes:
I've been using my QY22 for about 4 years now, sometimes more, sometimes less, but still I'd in no way think about getting rid of it. It's still a fantastic songwriting, ideas-capturing and toying-around instrument. Very portable, battery life is at least 5 hours using NimH rechargables and the sound is VERY clear and powerful, even without any effects! Ironically, the best songs I haven't captured on my big "pro" equipment but rather on my little friend ;-)

The only downside are Sysex Dumps IMHO: Only the freeware prog "Dumpster" seems to be able to manage the 160KB of pattern data...

Also watch out for the similar QY20 (no GM support, though) or the XG-extended QY70 which also has effects.

Greetz, Steve.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Apr-18-2002 at 15:07
EMI writes:
My internal battery died in one day without message,and I havn't the time to save all my songs..That is..

posted Wednesday-Apr-17-2002 at 17:27
Neworldman a professional user from USA writes:
What an amazing little unit! 8-track sequencer with 8-track mixer with stereo panning, track muting, and faders. 128+ pitched sounds plus 8 drum sets with 100's more sounds including excellent gated toms and snares, Simmons type syn drums, analog and traditional sets. General MIDI in & out, and so much more. I'm really surprised these aren't MUCH more popular. Although there ARE some definite limits to its capabilities, many top artists use these to write and even record with. Several complete albums have been recorded just using these sounds, so it it much more than a simple practice partner or any kind of toy. An excellent tool for composing and smaller film and video sound work. Versatile at many styles of music from New Age to Jazz to Progressive Rock to C&W to Easy Listening to Techno & Rock & Roll. The power of this dynamo is limited more by the user's abilities than by any lack of features. A true musician's tool and amazing "secret weapon"!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jan-31-2002 at 00:23
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