Yamaha QX5
Digital sequence recorder

Yamaha QX5


Compact yet extremely powerful, the QX5 features 8 independent tracks which can each hold up to 16 MIDI channels of recorded music, performance, and system exclusive data.

It's possible to record in real-time or step write modes with full auto-locate and punch-in capability. 32 "macros" allow storage of segments which can later be assembled to form a complete composition.

Any information recorded can be later manually changed with fine detail. Overall, the functions available are perfectly adequate for a home user or small studio.

It was designed as a complementary box to the TX7 synth module. The same design is also shared by the cheaper end of Yamaha's sequencers: the QX21 and QX7. An upgrade called QX5fd was later avalable that added a 3.5" floppy disk drive.

Technical specs

Memory capacity

Internal: 20,000 notes (15,000 notes with velocity)

Connection terminals and interfaces

Click OUT
Foot switch
Tape sync IN, Tape sync OUT

Dimensions and weight

350w x 240h x 49d (mm) / 13-3/4" x 9-3/8" x 1-7/8"
2.9Kg / 6lb. 4oz.

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