Yamaha SEQTRAK Review & 5 Things To Know Before You Buy

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In his latest loopop video, host Ziv Eliraz takes an in-depth look at the new Yamaha SEQTRAK, a portable groovebox, synthesizer and sequencer introduced at the 2024 NAMM Show.

The SEQTRAK is an all-in-one music creation station, designed for composing and performing electronic music anywhere. It’s sure to draw comparisons with the Teenage Engineering OP-1, because of its size and form factor.

But the SEQTRAK builds on Yamaha’s strengths, featuring an AWM2 sound engine with 128-note polyphony, in addition to a four-operator FM sound engine. And unlike the OP-1, the SEQTRAK is priced at a relatively affordable $399 USD.

Check out the video, and share your thoughts on the Yamaha SEQTRAK in the comments!

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TIMELINE:
0:00 Intro
1:05 Overview
2:40 Get a grip
3:15 Cheat sheet
3:30 USB MIDI
4:00 Velocity
4:55 Chrom drums
5:30 Mono sequencers!
6:20 MIDI CCs
6:45 Dongle anxiety
7:10 Bluetooth MIDI
7:25 MIDI settings
7:45 Be in GUI mode
8:40 GUI lock
9:00 Change defaults
9:15 Synth step seq
10:10 Advanced FX
12:10 Unlock 6 patterns
12:35 Temp save!
13:30 Fast params
13:45 App only stuff
14:00 FX 1 & 2
14:30 Trigger type
15:05 FX params
15:25 Synth LFO
16:15 7 sample tracks
16:55 FX strip secrets
19:20 Chord tips
20:30 Chord banks
21:00 Use the arp!
21:20 A faster Play
21:30 Fave shortcuts
23:30 Visualizer blues
23:55 Pros & cons
27:55 Outro

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