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Need software to control and tweak the Yamaha QS300 from a computer via MIDI ? Here you can find some suggestions about software available on the Internet, including the relevant links to the related home pages.
Most of the software described here below is commercial and requires the purchase of the license to fully use all the features. But a demo version is almost always available for trials.
Check out the listing and have fun with all those programs !
best editor in the market for the QS300, it can deal with all the 4 elements
available on this synth. It offers the fastest and best access to all the
parameters of the QS300. It's working also with other XG
instruments and soundcards. Plenty of features and absolutely advisable. A must
for using the QS300 with a computer. And it comes with a lot of new and fresh
voices ! It provides playback of MIDI files and sysex handling.
(second) best editor in the market for all the XG instruments and soundcards.
It's working fine also with the Yamaha QS300. Very intuitive control can be used
in real time and it provides playback of MIDI files.
is an editor and librarian (to some extent) to handle editing of the user voices
on Yamaha DB50XG and SW60. These voices are accessible at Bank 63, Program 1-32.
Not yet tested with the QS300. It can play QS300 voices
with 4 elements on a DB50XG/SW60XG by splitting the voice into 2 voices on 2
MIDI channels. To use this feature check the "4 element mode" check
box. Can capture QS300 Bulk dumps on incoming MIDI
software turns your XG soundcard into a classic analogue-style polysynth with 16
Parts/Midi Channels, 32 note polyphonic, 2 Oscillators per note. You can still
use your sequencer and XG Edit simultaneously if you want to, because it edits
the hidden QS300 bank! XG300 will produce much bigger, fatter and interesting
sounds than you can get from the standard XG sound set
Control Software brings a traditional analogue interface to the XG range of
soundcards and synthesizers. The main screen shows all the standard XG Level-1
controls. An Effects Editor and Drum Editor are also provided.
is powerful program that controls and edits XG MIDI Drum Setup parameters by
using NRPN data. The DrumFlow is also a great drum sequencer. The DrumFlow
allows you to create custom percussion parts with adjustable drums and then to
export it in your MIDI editor (e.g. Cakewalk or Cubase) through the clipboard.
MIDI export and import are enabled for registered users only.
to create voices on the SW60XG and DB50XG soundcards and on the QS300 (only 2
XGPad software editor gives you total control over every aspect of the Yamaha SW1000XG
sound card and most other XG sound cards like the DB50XG, MU10, MU50, MU80,
MU90, MU100, MU128.
for the DB50XG soundcard, able to edit up to 2 elements of the QS300.
C. Other programs
Justonic is involved in the research and development of programmes dealing with
the harmony and the intonation of music. They have in list Pitch Palette,
compatible with all the XG modules and instruments including the QS300, which
sports amazing features and promises wonderful improvement of your music