Re: Yamaha QY100, any opinions?
I had one for a couple of years, but sold it a few months ago. Basically, I found that everything the QY did (playing midi files, sequencing, backup patterns, etc) was easily duplicated with the laptop -- only much better. If you're into midi sequencing on the fly, then the QY would be good. But if you're looking for a portable practice tool, there are better, cheaper, and smaller products out there. For what I do, the QY just didn't fill a unique niche.
Incidentally, I hated the guitar overdrive tones in the QY. The clean sounds were good, but the distortion/overdrive tones sounded lousy.