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These edit parameters deal with the performance characteristics of a Song or Motif such as pitch-bend, vibrato, sustain pedal, volume pedal, and so forth. Please Contribute to mu: The Q80 also utilises a function, called Motif, that can be used within each Song.

A series of complete examples would have been extremely helpful in most sections of the manual. AQ can be used iawai correct an entire Track or a certain range of bars within a Song or Motif.

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It has some excellent editing capabilities, making it a contender when shopping for a sequencer, either hardware or computer-based. Also the 32 tracks all have their own mute buttons 8 buttons across and 4 rows to toggle through.

The Q works well in the studio and for live performances. In Bar Edit of a song or motif, you are able to alter the following kawak The Step Back function allows you to return to the start point of the last note edited so that additional notes can be added or removed, if necessary. Dave Bertovic investigates the hardware alternative. What is extremely useful is the ability to use Tracks and Motifs together to achieve some very elaborate and intricate sequencing.

Songs are saved and loaded one at a time and you may re-assign the Song numbers if necessary. Previous article in this issue: You are also able to transpose a bar, group of bars or entire Track or Motif, “Move” or shift the timing of the notes for an entire Kawia forward or backward by any number of clocks resolution on the Q80 is 96 ppqn, giving clocks per barand quantise editing see Quantising described below. MIDI patch or pattern data can also be saved and loaded in the same manner.


I remember yearning for this sequencer when I bought my Kawai K4 around There are numerous Bar Editing functions. More control over each element note or chord of a Track is available with the Active Quantising and Step Recording functions described later.

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As with other sequencers, the Q80 allows quantisation to be performed during recording. Notify me of new comments via email. The Q is a track sequencer with 26,note capacity and a built-in 3. Bar editing permits you to delete a bar, group of bars, or entire Track, insert a bar or Motif into any point within a Track or Motif, erase a bar or group of bars this results in a rest because the bar lengths remain intactmix bars between Tracks or Motifs, and copy a bar or group of bars to another location within the same Track or Motif.

There are a number of reasons – good ones at that. In Rehearse mode, the track is played up to the punch-in point just like pre-roll on a multitrack tape recorder. Each of these ten files consists of 16 tracks and a whopping SysEx messages. Portability would have been nice, especially with the capability of System Exclusive capture. A blank floppy is even included with the unit. Review by Dave Bertovic. Music Technology – Nov Well, the former deals directly with the musical data: The single kwai impressive feature on the Q80 is its ability to allow you to create songs in their entirety, recording directly on the 32 tracks, or to kawxi together” a song by recording parts as Motifs and then string a number of these segments together in a track to form a song.


That’s a lot of memory. The Q80 also provides an additional 64K of internal kzwai for storing MIDI System Exclusive data in ten separate files for patch data storage as well.

The Q80 allows you to delete all Tracks, just one Track, all blocks within a Track, or just one block.

Impressive as it may be, an instrument can never be everything to everybody, kawaai there are certain things that need to be addressed here. Notify me of new posts via email. Kawai’s first sequencer offers a multitude of elaborate features including extensive editing capabilities, patch storage and a floppy disk drive.

Another edit function is Gate Time – a function found within Step Record mode. Disk operations are straightforward as well. AQ allows you to quantise only those notes that are way off in timing, and leave those notes alone that are kawzi a little out of time.

Each Song can use up to 15, of the available 26, notes.

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