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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The Step Back function allows you to return to the start point of the last note edited so kasai additional notes can be added or removed, if necessary.

Kawai Q-80 Digital Midi Sequencer

Why, then, would any manufacturer want to design another hardware sequencer? Also, recent advances in operational functions and memory kkawai including the kkawai of an onboard disk drive on some units have made dedicated sequencers more attractive than ever. The Q80 also provides an additional 64K of internal memory for storing MIDI System Exclusive data in ten separate files for patch data storage as well.

In particular, I have found disk storage to be one of the more useful additions to sequencers in general over the last few years. Previous article in this issue: It has some excellent editing capabilities, making it a contender when shopping for a sequencer, either hardware or computer-based.

Also featuring gear in this article. Impressive as it may be, an instrument can kxwai be everything to everybody, and there are certain things that need to be addressed here.

The Q is a track sequencer with 26,note capacity and a built-in 3. Notify me of new comments via email. The Songs can be chained to play in any order.

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


The Q works well in the studio and for live performances. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. At the punch point, the specified track range to be replaced is muted so that you kaawai rehearse the new part.

Eddie, do you still have the q80? Finally, a drawback to the Punch Record function is that you must punch-in and punch-out at even bar marks.

These edit parameters deal with the performance characteristics of a Song or Motif such as pitch-bend, vibrato, kawsi pedal, volume pedal, and so forth. AQ can be used to correct an entire Track or a certain range of bars within a Song or Motif.

This can also be performed automatically as the Q80 allows you to kawzi the punch-in and punch-out points in advance, and will enter and exit Record at those times. Also, you can only name it when saving to disk. I went up to the counter to buy it and the guy told me he had kawau one he would give me since I was interested in the device. The beauty is that each track can be any length so no copying short sections out against other longer ones.

Also the 32 tracks all have their kaqai mute buttons 8 buttons across and 4 rows to toggle through. The punch points can be entered by the use of a kawsi plugged into the rear panel.

Will I use these extensively? Gear in this article: A series of complete examples would have been extremely helpful in most sections of the manual.

Disk operations are straightforward as well. Here’s how it works: Similar to a pattern in a drum machine, a Motif is a separate memory area that can be used to kwai Song parts one at a time.

These MIDI control events are MIDI performance commands that affect the playing style of the music – adding or removing patch change commands as well as adding, removing or editing amounts of velocity, vibrato, sustain pedal, volume pedal, breath controller and so forth. Kawai Q Sequencer Unbelievable! Also, some people find certain key strokes and mouse movements used in executing various functions difficult or clumsy, especially when speed is important.


September 5, at Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music production magazines. 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.

Previous Article in this issue Playing The Game. What is extremely useful is the ability to use Tracks and Motifs together to achieve some very elaborate and intricate sequencing. AQ also permits selective quantisation of individual notes and the deliberate shifting of notes out of time for some interesting musical effects.

There are numerous Bar Editing functions. But that’s not all the editing you’re able to perform, because in Step Recording you are given the ability to perform many of the above functions in addition to others not found in Song Edit or Motif Edit.

Both sequencers were in mint condition without any sign of wear. The Q80 allows you to delete all Tracks, just one Track, all blocks within a Track, or just one block. If you are presently shopping for a sequencer of any kind, the Kawai Q80 is worth a serious look. With both units, the floppy drives work fantastic. The drive unit appears to be well-built, and its operation is smooth and almost silent. The single most 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 “piece together” a song by recording parts as Motifs and then string a number of these segments together in a track to form a song.

Extensive and complete editing, real-time and step recording and quantizing with up to 10 songs. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Please let me know asap. There can be up to Motifs per Song.