The Controls Connectors



O POWER Switch

Slide to the ON position to turn the power on. Always turn the POWER switch OFF when the QY10 is not in use to prevent unnecessary wear on the batteries.

© DC IN 12V 300mA Connector

The DC output cable from an optional Yamaha PA-IB or PA-3 AC Adapter can be connected here to power the QY10 when the batteries are depleted, or simply to reduce wear on the batteries when an AC outlet is handy. When the AC Adapter is used the batteries are automatically disconnected.

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<D MIDI IN and OUT Connectors

In addition to allowing input from an external MIDI keyboard or other MIDI instrument via the MIDI IN connector (Reference, page 49), the QY10 outputs all sequence playback in real time via the MIDI OUT connector so that external tone generators and rhythm machines can be driven if required. The QY10 also allows sequence data to be "bulk dumped" to other MIDI sequencers or keyboards with built-in sequencer functions, as well as to a second QY10 (Reference, page 93). You can, for example, do the basic programming for a composition on the portable QY10, then dump the data to your computer before finishing it off.

You can also dump the data to a MIDI data recorder for long-term high-capacity storage.

© LINE OUT Connector

This stereo mini-jack delivers the audio output of the QY10 at line level for direct connection to a stereo sound system, mixing console, or similar equipment.


Just about any pair of stereo headphones with a stereo mini-plug can be plugged in here for easy, convenient monitoring anywhere, anytime.

0 VOLUME Control

The VOLUME control adjusts the volume of the sound delivered via the PHONES and LINE OUT jacks.





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0 Liquid Crystal Display

This 16-character LCD panel displays all necessary information when playing or programming the QY10.

The [MENU] key can be used in most situations to call a menu of functions related to the current mode or function being performed. The four small function buttons immediately below the LCD panel are then used to select the desired item from the displayed menu.

These keys select the QYlO's song and pattern modes, respectively. The song mode is the QYlO's main operating mode, allowing recording, editing, and playback of any of its 8 possible songs. The pattern mode allows recording and editing of backing patterns to be used in songs.

As its name implies, the [EXIT] key allows you to exit from just about any function and return to the previous mode or display.

These move the underline cursor around on the display, so you can select specific functions or parameters for programming. If an arrow (-») appears at either end of the dis play, it mean that another display "page" can be accessed by moving the cursor beyond the end of the current display in the direction indicated by the arrow.

These are the QYlO's decrement and increment keys, allowing step-wise or continuous decrementing or incrementing of the value of the the selected parameter. Press either key briefly to decrement or increment the value by one, or hold either key for continuous decrementing or incrementing in the specified direction. For parameters that have values in the tens or hundreds, it is possible to increment or decrement by tens by pressing the [SHIFT] key and then the [+] or [-] key.

The [-] and [+] keys also function as [NO] and [YES] keys when the QY10 requests confirmation of an operation.

O Sequencer Keys — [•], [M], [«], [■], [►], and[»]

The sequencer keys are similar to the transport controls on a tape recorder, providing stop, playback, record, "fast wind," and return-to-top functions (Reference, page 42).

[<*]... Skip backward. Press briefly to skip one measure, or hold for continuous scrolling. [■] Stop.

[►►] . . . Skip forward. Press briefly to skip one measure, or hold for continuous scrolling.

© Numeric/Chord Keys

These keys have three separate functions, depending on the current operation.

When entering numeric parameters such as a tempo or pattern number, they usually act as a numeric keypad (refer to the numbers at the upper left corner of each key). In this case the newly entered number will flash on the display, and will be actually entered only when the [ENTER] key is pressed.

In the step record mode these same keys allow direct entry of a range of important musical elements including rests, dynamics, and phrasing (Reference, page 46 ... 48). The two symbols directly above each key indicate the element that can be entered by simply pressing the key (left symbol) and by pressing the key after pressing the [SHIFT] key (right symbol).

When entering chords these 10 keys provide easy access to 20 different chord types (Reference, page 51). If you want a B-flat minor seventh chord, for example, just press the B-flat key on the micro-keyboard (see below) and then the [m7/m9] key. The left chord type on each key is entered simply by pressing the key, and the right chord type is entered by first pressing the [SHIFT] key (or by pressing the key twice). 16

After you enter a new parameter value, chord, note, or other musical element, the [ENTER] key will normally have to be pressed to actually enter the new value.

As already mentioned in "O Numeric/Chord Keys," above, the QY10 keys often provide access to two different functions. In these cases the second function can be accessed by first pressing the [SHIFT] key (an "S" will appear at the left of the display) and then the appropriate function key (the "S" will then disappear).

If you're on the road or away from it all, all you need is the QY10 and a pair of headphones. The micro-keyboard and transpose keys let you record and edit sequences without any other equipment. The micro-keyboard corresponds to a one-octave span of a conventional keyboard (note the white and black keys), and the [A] and [V] transpose keys shift the pitch of the micro-keyboard up or down in semitone increments. The white keys can also be used for track selection when the track display is selected (Reference, page 43) — note the track numbers a backing track names (CI, C2, BASS, RHYTHM) below the white keys.

If you prefer to use a full-size keyboard or other MIDI instrument, just plug into the QY10 MIDI interface and play.

This key accesses the QY10 track display including track selection and track mute functions (Reference, page 43), as well as the main transpose function (Reference, page 44). The track display and transpose displays are selected alternately each time the [TRACK/TRANS] key is pressed. Press the [EXIT] key to return to the previous display.

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