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Yamaha DX7IID Editor and Librarian

for Windows and Macintosh

Sound Quest's Midi Quest multi-instrument editor/librarian gives you the tools to get the most from your Yamaha DX7IID. Midi Quest includes all of the standard features you would expect to find in a DX7IID Editor and Librarian along with unique capabilities found nowhere else.

MIDI Quest Pro, Midi Quest and Midi Quest Essentials allow you to manage the following SysEx data from the DX7IID: Performance Bank, Performance, Patch Bank, Patch, Patch Bank - Alt, Patch - Alt, Voice Bank, Voice Bank (64), Voice, Additional Parms Bk, Additional Parms, Fractional Scaling Bk, Fractional Scaling, Micro Buffer, Micro Cartridge, Micro User 1, Micro User 0 and System Setup.

Integrate the DX7IID with your DAW and use it the same way as a soft-synth or run the editor as a separate application connected to your DX7IID. You can display, edit, tweak, organize, audition, archive and manage your DX7IID from the focal point of your studio. Midi Quest offers the widest selection of editor/librarian plug-in technologies: VST, AU, MFX, and Studio Connections.

Just as a VST or AU plug-in is loaded by a host, the Yamaha DX7IID Editor and Librarian is designed as a module. This module runs in all three versions of Midi Quest: Midi Quest Essentials, Midi Quest, and Midi Quest Pro. Every version of Midi Quest includes complete Editor and Librarian support for the DX7IID. The more advanced versions of Midi Quest include additional features such as plug-in capabilities, patch generators, and advanced tools to manage larger MIDI systems and patch collections.

Below is a small sampling of Midi Quest features. For more detail on Midi Quest and the differences between the three versions, please click here.

Editor MQ Essen
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Each graphic editor is custom designed with logically grouped parameters to provide fast and easy editing off SysEx parameters included feature included feature included feature  
Real Time Updates - all parameter edits are automatically sent to the instrument so the instrument stays in sync with your editor included feature included feature included feature  
Parameter Editing - any way you want to...
  • Easy to use grab and drag editing in either up/down or left/right directions
  • Direct numeric entry from the computer keyboard
  • Mouse Wheel
  • Remote editing using CC and NRPN messages from hardware MIDI controllers MQ and MQ Pro)
  • iPad/iPhone Remote editing using TouchOSC and Lemur (or any other OSC implemented application - MQ and MQ Pro)
  • Record and playback parameter edits as VST or AU automation (MQ Pro)
  • Multi-touch editing on Win 7 and Win 8 systems
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Randomize, Restore, or Copy & Paste any combination of parameters   included feature included feature  
Unlimited Undo with auditionable history for risk free editing and experimentation   included feature included feature  
Real time tracking and display of edited vs. un-edited parameters included feature included feature included feature  
Automated and manual patch auditioning options: audition after edit, pitch and velocity sensitive mouse clicks, Smart Thru for external keyboard auditioning, computer keyboard included feature included feature included feature  
Block copy/swap allows chunks of a patch (Oscillator, LFO, Envelopes, Effects, etc) to be copied and pasted within a patch, to another patch, or stored as a template for future use   included feature included feature  

Bank Editor MQ Essen
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Intuitive multi-patch drag and drop interface to copy, paste, or swap patches within the current bank or with other banks included feature included feature included feature
1-click audition automatically transmits each selected patch to the instrument to hear the selected sound included feature included feature included feature  
Patch Name Export for Cubase, Sonar and Cakewalk using patchscript and ins files   included feature included feature  
Patch Name Export for Logic, Pro Tools, Performer, Reaper, ACID, Music Creator, Powertracks and others using midnam, ini, and custom patch name format files     included feature  
Unlimited Undo with undo history - back out of any editing changes   included feature included feature  
5 Patch Generator Tools quickly and intelligently create entire banks of unique new sounds: Morph, Mix, Mix All, Blend, and Gen 4 1 tool included feature included feature  
Open an unlimited number of Banks included feature included feature included feature  
Find patches in large banks quickly by entering a partial name included feature included feature included feature  
Rename patches included feature included feature included feature
Transfer patches from the bank into the editor with manual or auto save options included feature included feature included feature  

Librarian MQ Essen
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Backup all SysEx data from your DX7IID, just in case... included feature included feature included feature  
Restore all SysEx data to your DX7IID included feature included feature included feature  
Automatic import of SysEx data stored in .syx and .mid files - a single file can contain SysEx data for one or multiple instruments included feature included feature included feature
Imported SysEx data is automatically transferred into the appropriate Midi Quest editor included feature included feature included feature
Active Receive - when enabled, any SysEx bulk dump manually transmitted from an instrument is automatically received into the appropriate editor included feature included feature included feature  
Import and export Midi Quest Sets as VST standard .fxb files     Yes  
MIDI Monitor displays all MIDI input and output by port Yes Yes Yes  
Autosense automatically configures communication for most MIDI hardware Yes Yes Yes  

Studio Integration MQ Essen
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DAW Integration for the DX7IID - its where you work   included feature included feature  
Create Logic environment files containing the DX7IID patch names     included feature  
Create Cubase, Cubasis, and Nuendo patchscript files with DX7IID patch names   included feature included feature  
Create SONAR, Music Creator, and Cakewalk compatible .ins files with DX7IID patch names   included feature included feature  
Create Pro Tools, Performer and Ardour compatible midnam xml files with patch names     included feature  
Create Reaper compatible .rea bank name files     included feature  
Create ACID compatible bank name xml files     included feature  
VST 2.4 compatible Windows and Mac plug-ins that integrates the DX7IID into any sequencer supporting Steinberg's VST standard (Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, Performer, Live, Studio One, Renoise, etc)     included feature  
AU compatible Mac plug-in that integrates the DX7IID into any sequencer supporting the Apple AU plug-in standard (Logic, Live, Performer, Studio One, etc) included feature
VST and AU automation record and playback of all parameter edits     included feature  
iPad / OSC remote editing included feature included feature
Integrated OSC Panel Editor to quickly create TouchOSC and Lemur templates for controlling Midi Quest editors included feature

Supported Operating Systems and Hardware MQ Essen
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32-bit Windows support: Win 8, Win 7, Vista, XP included feature included feature included feature
64-bit Windows support: Win 8 x64, Win 7 x64, Vista x64, XP x64 included feature included feature included feature
Windows Midi Quest x64 with x64 plug-ins to support 64-bit VST hosts included feature
Intel Macintosh systems: OS X 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6 and 10.5 included feature included feature included feature  

Sound Quest has been creating and selling editor/librarian software for over 25 years. It has also developed and/or licensed software to the top three synthesizer manufacturers as well major hardware manufacturers including: Korg, Yamaha, Roland, Alesis, Akai, Line 6, M-Audio, and TC-Electronic.

Midi Quest is the only professional multi-instrument editor/librarian that supports MIDI hardware from both a single instrument and an integrated studio perspective.

Midi Quest is the only editor/librarian ever to receive a 10 out of 10 rating from Electronic Musician.

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  Click to display the Yamaha DX7IID Performance Editor
Performance Editor


Click to display the Yamaha DX7IID Patch Editor
Patch Editor


Click to display the Yamaha DX7IID Patch - Alt Editor
Patch - Alt Editor


Click to display the Yamaha DX7IID Voice Editor
Voice Editor


Click to display the Yamaha DX7IID Additional Parms Editor
Additional Parms Editor


Click to display the Yamaha DX7IID Fractional Scaling Editor
Fractional Scaling Editor


Click to display the Yamaha DX7IID Micro Buffer Editor
Micro Buffer Editor


Click to display the Yamaha DX7IID Micro User 1 Editor
Micro User 1 Editor


Click to display the Yamaha DX7IID Micro User 0 Editor
Micro User 0 Editor


Click to display the Yamaha DX7IID System Setup Editor
System Setup Editor