so there's *loads* of progz out there dealing with Styles.
yes i know, the purists hate the idea of home keyboard
accompaniment.. but a qy20 running a novation bass station
and a korg ms10 hanging off the back of that, doing scale/chord
transpositions is quite a laugh, i can attest.
there's also loads of questions on QY threads about getting midi
data into the machine, what format etc. clearly it could be
worthwhile bunching the parts of a project done in a DAW into a
Style (*.sty file - and other extensions, i still need to figure
out what they all are, and *.q1a/*.q1p, the yammy-specific extensions,
as well as anything else valid for other devices and manufs)
on a qy100 which i have - the differences with qy70 memory are only to
do with factory styles and voice compatibility - and the extra hardware
features. > the 100 has more voices and drumkits so one of the file types
(bulk all..) does not share direct compatibility across both.
but in terms of loading midi data over midi dump (tiny data, doesn't take long)
if programchange is dealt with adequately, the process should be identical for
styles and for single units like phrases, or *.mid files them selves - i'm still not
completely clear about these features on the qy100.(same sort of idea on the
quasimidi 309 rave-o-lution: uses 'motifs' for single channel patterns that can
be put together to form overall multi patterns)
to me, the interest is: being able to load midifiles into memory easily instead
of trying to create it all on the unit. maybe fill up the pattern memory all in
one go! and then have masses of own file to jam around with, transform, etc.
people often dismiss these things because of the sound generation, but they are
very cool midi sequencers. the sounds aren't at all bad either on the 70/100: you
get XG/GM/GS compatibility;..with the fx, you can really get some decent sounds.
same thing with the RM1x's reputation: so don't use the sounds, just use it as a
really immediate midi pattern player and arranger-as sequencer people spotted.
i found one in sorry state in a cashconverter place and swapped some dvds and a
cheap unused router for it
apart from the usual button problem and a broken LED
it works perfectly, and has cleaned up very well(need to order some new button
contacts..mm are there any deluxe, supercomfort models...and i fancy orange LEDS)
nb: the RM1x uses what it refers to as 'styles' - these are very different:
a rm1x style has 16 sections in it - no intro/main/fill/ending etc, and 16 midi ch,
but essentially the same idea: phrases>track/midiCh, sections, styles (hierarchy)
ah: other main feature of a Style:
all sections have same voice + mixer + tempo assignment, shared.
this can change between styles. you could for example have 2 identical styles,
#01 and copy it to #02, and then have a different tempo for 02. or change mixer
settings for volume/pan/fx sends, and/or have different voice assignments.
>this can all be sent out over MIDI, of course, if you wish (onboard MIDI filters)
the rm1x does not have the arranger features of the QY, it is more focused on
realtime control over (micro-editing?) of the loops. there is no linear song mode
- but you can do much longer patterns.(if you combined both machines...for 32 midi ch,
and arranger on one, with the other stuff on the other, and the abillity to fire stuff
between the two...the rm1x can be fitted with a usb floppy emulator, in order to use a
pendrive with it (- i quite like the idea of using old floppies again, i love my atari,
no that i have a VGA adapter for it! flatscreen deluxe..get the IPS running! etc.)(and
then make yamaha styles, hehe)