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The kawai q80 has an average rating of out of 5.(The kawai q80 has a total of 35 reviews). The seller I got the GOTEK from lists the KAWAI Q80 as a FYI: The Q80 is rapidly becoming my favorite all time hardware sequencer. Find great deals for Kawai Q Digital Midi Sequencer. Shop with confidence on eBay!.

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This can be a significant limitation depending on your situation. 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.

Kawai Q-80 Digital Midi Sequencer

Review by Dave Bertovic. Memory operations primarily have to do with saving and loading to and from disk, and transmitting and receiving MIDI patch or pattern data to and from a synthesiser or a drum machine.

Previous article in this issue: A blank floppy is even included with the unit. Email required Address never made public. The Motif function is especially mysterious until you actually start using it, and learn by trial-and-error. The LCDs were in pristine condition and everything worked just great. Extensive and complete editing, real-time and step recording and quantizing with up to 10 songs. As an example, the Q80 will correct for note timing at the moment the key is pressed: Personally, I was amazed and excited by the flexibility and processing capability that was now available to those who wanted that kind of power.

What’s the difference between Bar Edit and Event Edit? If that isn’t enough, you can store approximatelynotes in up to songs on one floppy disk. Gate Time allows you to edit the note’s duration, so that a quarter note or any other note value will be exactly a quarter note in duration, or any other duration desired, expressed as a percentage of the Step Time.


This feature lets you take pitch-bend of a chord for example, and transform it into a sustain command instead. You must also be very careful when editing a Track within a Song, because if a Motif is present within a bar range, an Error message appears.

Note Split and Note Shift are two interesting edits that allow you to divide a Track or Motif into two pitch ranges Note Split such as splitting a Track into a bass track and a lead track, and transpose notes selectively within a Track or Motif Note Shift. Also, you can only name it when saving to disk. Disk operations are straightforward as well. September 5, at It has some excellent editing capabilities, making it a contender when shopping for a sequencer, either hardware or computer-based.

Finally, a drawback to the Punch Record function is that you must punch-in and punch-out at even bar marks. Also featuring gear in this article. This is a transpose function that allows you to change the pitch of notes that are a certain note value, such as “shift all F ‘s up 3 semitones”, rather than the Transpose function, which transposes everything in the bar into a new key signature. The Q80 allows you to delete all Tracks, just one Track, all blocks within a Track, or just one block.

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Each Song can use up to 15, of the available 26, notes. The Q80’s front panel provides a well-arranged grouping of functions into a matrix switch-and-LED array. The beauty is that each track can be any length so no copying short sections out against other longer ones. There can be up to Motifs per Song. In particular, I have found disk storage to be one of the more useful additions to sequencers in general over the last few years.

The punch points can be entered by the use of a footswitch plugged into the rear panel. Well, the former deals directly with the musical data: This, in effect, allows you to quantise the end time of the notes kawwi played back from the Q With both units, the floppy drives work fantastic. What is extremely useful is the ability to use Tracks and Motifs together to achieve some very elaborate and intricate sequencing. There are a number of reasons – good ones at that.

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qq80 Notify me of new posts via email. If you want to save several versions of the same Song, you are also permitted to rename the Song in this mode so that another file with the same name will not be erased.

For example, Step Record permits you to enter notes and chords one at a time chords can also be constructed by pressing the Chord button and entering the intervals one note at a time from the keyboard. This has the potential of occurring often if you need to do a lot of editing.

If you’re not familiar with current kawsi technology, some of the functions may not be as clearly covered as you might need.

You can send us a note about this article, or let us know of a problem – select the type from the menu above. Music Technology – Nov Hardware sequencers are still a viable alternative to computers and software as they’re easy to transport, easy to use and, lately, relatively affordable. Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music production magazines. The Q works well in the studio and for live performances. One of the more useful functions of the MIDI data mode is the ability to delete certain blocks of information that may no longer be needed.

Please Contribute to mu: I would be interested in buying it from you if we can work out a fair price. The Velocity Modify function allows you to adjust the MIDI velocity amounts per bar, group of bars or entire Track or Motif, and Gate Time modify permits you to edit note durations more on this later.

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