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Yamaha QS300

(image courtesy of Yamaha)

Released: 1995

MSRP: Y169,000


Similar to the W7, but with more presets (XG support), full modulator editing, and enhanced sequencer, but losing multimode filter (low pass only). Architecture Class: Rompler.

Ebay Description:

The Yamaha QS300 is a pressure and velocity sensitive 61 key (32 voice multitimbral) GM/TG300B/XG compatible sample based synthesizer, featuring up to 4 elements, 64 effects(reverb, chorus, variation), MIDI, disk drive, 19 track sequencer (SMF, ESEQ, QY300 compatible), and 954 presets (128 editable). Each element features an AWM2 (205 samples) source, digital resonant low pass filter, dedicated (4 stage) amplitude, pitch, and filter envelopes, an LFO (saw, triangle, random waveforms).


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
61 keys W:1067mm(42in) D:371mm(14.5in) H:121mm(4.75in) 13kg(28.625lbs) no stereo MIDI MIDI fc-pedal volume-pedal MIDI sustain AC (20W)


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
QS300 GM TG300B XG performance-preset:128 performance-user:128 songs:10 XG:480 TG300B:579 XG-drum-kit:11 TG300B-drum-kit:10 user-drum-kit:1 drive:3.5"DSHD MIDI-SysEx MIDI-SysEx mode based buttons LCD display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
24 32 no [Sample->DCF->DCA]x4


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
reverb:11 chorus:11 variation:43 (dedicated DSPs) no LFO MIDI-CC7 velocity volume-pedal yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no N/A 19 track (16+pattern+chord+tempo) real or step time (SMF, ESEQ, QY300 compatible) chords:28 songs:10 notes:86k preset-patterns:100x8 user-patterns:100x8 preset-phrases:3093 user-phrases:100 MIDI mod-wheel pitch-wheel fc-pedal volume-pedal MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC5 MIDI-CC6 MIDI-CC7 MIDI-CC10 MIDI-CC11 MIDI-CC71-74 MIDI-CC84 MIDI-CC91 MIDI-CC93 MIDI-CC94 MIDI-CC96-101 MIDI-CC0-95 MIDI


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
channel no MIDI:IN/OUT/THRU pedal MIDI break-points:4 7


Stereo Sample Depth Sample Rate Sample RAM Sample ROM Sample Points Sample Trigger Sample Loop Sample Edit
no 16b 48kHz no ? preset N/A preset no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
Sample1 digital sample:205 - no no PEG aftertouch fc-pedal MIDI-CC1 MIDI-PitchBend mod-wheel pitch-wheel no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
DF1 digital ? low-pass low pass FEG aftertouch fc-pedal key MIDI-CC1 MIDI-PitchBend mod-wheel pitch-wheel no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
AEG1 5 4 no no key aftertouch fc-pedal MIDI-CC1 MIDI-PitchBend mod-wheel pitch-wheel no
PEG1 5 4 no no key velocity velocity
FEG1 5 4 no no key velocity velocity


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO1 saw triangle random yes no key no aftertouch fc-pedal MIDI-CC1 MIDI-PitchBend mod-wheel pitch-wheel no
Rompler Models
TX1P TG100 CBX-T3 MU5 SY55 TG55 SY85 TG500
RM50 TG300 W5 W7 W5v2 W7v2 QS300 MU10
CS1x CS2x CS6x CS6R