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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Secondly, if you plan to work kzwai more than one place at home, in the studio and live performance, saya computer may prove to be cumbersome and difficult to set up and tear down. The beauty is that each track can be any length so no copying short sections out against other longer ones. Dave Bertovic investigates the hardware alternative.

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Also, some people find certain key strokes and mouse movements used in executing various functions difficult or clumsy, especially when speed is important. A blank floppy is even included with the unit. At the punch point, the specified track range to be replaced is muted so that you can rehearse the new part. Small Print Terms of use Privacy. There are numerous Bar Editing functions. 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.

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 Track 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. You can also adjust velocity and gate time for individual notes as opposed to the Bar Edit functions, which can only adjust everything in a bar or group of bars.

But that’s not q08 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. More control over each element note or chord of a Track is available with the Active Quantising and Step Recording functions described later.


Personally, I was amazed and excited by the flexibility and processing capability that was now available to those who wanted that kind of power. This site uses cookies. By continuing to kawqi this website, you agree to their use. This is a kawau 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.

As an example, the Q80 will correct for note timing at the moment the key is pressed: You are commenting using your WordPress. 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.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Also, recent advances in operational functions and memory capacity including the addition of an onboard disk drive on q08 units have made dedicated sequencers more attractive than ever. These edit parameters deal with kawqi performance characteristics of a Song or Motif such as pitch-bend, vibrato, sustain pedal, volume pedal, and so forth.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Centred on the panel, the top kawia allows access to the kaqai operational functions and the lower group accesses track numbers or note values when editing. 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.

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Kawzi 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.

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. Review by Dave Bertovic. The punch points can be entered by kwaai use of a footswitch plugged into the rear panel. Portability would have been nice, especially with the capability of System Exclusive capture. As with other sequencers, q880 Q80 allows quantisation to be performed during recording.

This can also be performed automatically as the Q80 allows you to specify the punch-in and punch-out points in advance, and will enter and exit Record at those times.


What is extremely useful is the ability to use Tracks and Motifs together to achieve some very elaborate and intricate sequencing. MIDI patch or pattern data can also be saved and loaded in the same manner. You are also able to insert, delete, erase, mix, copy and move events, and Make Motif and Event Extract in Song and Motif modes.

For example, the beat value might be set to 16th notes, where the Q80 will adjust notes to the nearest whole 16th. Here’s how it works: I remember yearning for this sequencer when I bought my Kawai K4 around These notes can be used to create up to ten songs. Songs are saved and loaded one at a time and you may re-assign the Song numbers if necessary.

The drive unit appears to be well-built, and its operation is smooth and almost silent.

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For one, the Owner’s Manual is sketchy in many areas. Nor was I alone in my enthusiasm, as is attested by the number of personal computers and sequencing packages currently in use. Also the 32 tracks all have their own mute buttons 8 buttons across and 4 rows to toggle through. This approach allows a more iawai feel when the track is played back.

Please include your email address if you want to be contacted kxwai your note. Each Song can use up to 15, of the available 26, notes.

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A feature kawia this is helpful if you change drum machines or the drum note assignments you normally work with. That’s a lot of memory. Email required Address never made public. Active Quantising allows you to quantise only those notes that are way off in timing, and leave those kwaai alone that are just a little out of time. Please Contribute to mu: Similar to a pattern in a drum machine, a Motif is a separate memory area that can be used to create Song parts one at a time.