Yamaha MX88 Music Synthesizer - Black
At the core of Yamaha's MX series synthesizers are carefully selected sounds taken from the world famous Yamaha MOTIF XS. That powerful sound arsenal is packed into a slim and sleek package that fits today's on-the-go mobile lifestyle. But the MX Series aren't just synthesizers; they are designed to bridge the gap between hardware and software. By adding a class compliant USB audio and MIDI interface for plug-and-play operation with your Mac, PC or iOS device, the MX integrates hardware reliability with controller flexibility to give you the best of both worlds at a groundbreaking level of affordability. Whether on stage or in the studio, the MX packs a powerful punch at a minimal price.
Connect MX to iOS for audio and MIDI connectivity to a wide variety of music-making apps including FM Essential. FM Essential — free from the app store — expands your sonic possibilities with 256 incredible FM synthesizer voices all controllable from the MX.
Unlock FM Essential for iOS
FM Essential is a free 4-operator FM synthesizer for iOS. Connecting MX v2 via the Apple Lightning to USB Camera adapter (not included), unlocks the full version of FM Essential, offering the full 256 FM voices from classic 80s to cutting-edge, modern EDM. FM Essential features 8-note polyphony, built-in effects, EQ, drum phrases and a step sequencer for automating control changes.
Over 1,000 sounds from the MOTIF series
The MX series contains more than 1,000 voices derived directly from the world famous Yamaha MOTIF XS series. From realistic acoustic sounds like piano, electric piano, strings and drums to complex 8-element synth sounds, the MX has all of your favorite Motif XS Voices right at your fingertips. The MX even has a streamlined interface for instant hands-on selection of all those great voices. The category selection makes it easier than ever to find the voice you need. You can even edit and store your own sounds right on board.
MX synthesizers come equipped with VCM effects, which simulate vintage effectors at the circuit level. The sounds of the 70s are brought back to life, through simulating the hard-to-find vintage sounds of equalizer, flanger, phaser and wah effects introduced by the keyboard legends of the era.
Easy split/layer Performance Mode for instant inspiration
Performance Mode on the MOTIFs has always been the place to find instant inspiration and the MX is no different. You can easily combine two voices to play on the keyboard using the dedicated split and layer buttons each with their own intelligent arpeggiator and a dedicated part for a drum track to create evocative Performances that feel like a whole band is playing. The 128 Performances on the MX are all user editable, but come programmed with the latest club friendly grooves.
16-part multi-timbral and 128-note polyphony
Each Performance contains not only the three sounds described above, but all the settings for a complete 16-part Multi setting for play. You can switch between any of the 16 parts without the sound cutting off. With 128 notes of polyphony there are plenty of notes to play even the densest sequences from your DAW. These features make the MX the perfect tone generator solution for live performance and live playback of DAW MIDI tracks.
Bi-directional USB audio/MIDI interfacing
But the MX doesn't just control software DAWs and VSTs. Just connect a USB cable to your computer and you can monitor all the sounds from your computer via the headphone output of the MX or listen to your DAW tracks by connecting the MX to external studio monitors or PA gear. The audio converters on the MX are made for professional music applications, so everything on your computer, even games, will sound better when using the MX as the output. The MX interface is bi-directional so you can record the internal sounds of the MX directly to your computer, without ever going to the analog domain, for the highest possible quality.
Extensive hands-on controls for VSTs and DAWs
The MX also features solid knobs and durable buttons for controlling internal sounds, DAW parameters and VST instruments. The deceptively simple interface is combined with a remote template editor on your computer so any VST you own or any new VSTs you buy can be easily set up to be controlled by the MX. There are advanced integration templates for use with a variety of DAWs. When used with Cubase, there is even an AI knob so any parameter can be controlled by the large rotary encoder just by mousing over it. It has never been quicker to take full control of Cubase.
Complete analog and digital connectivity
In addition to the USB audio/MIDI port, the MX has a USB to device port so you can connect USB devices for storing MX data to external memory and even playing back wave files directly from a USB stick. If you want to add a tablet or an MP3 player to your system just connect to the AUX input using a mini stereo cable and you are ready to go.
A lightweight design with a quality Yamaha keyboard
While almost all other keyboard controllers use inexpensive OEM keyboards, the MX features an expertly crafted keyboard that only Yamaha — the world's largest keyboard manufacturer — could produce. It can be carried easily with one hand. MX synthesizers have a compact design so they are easy to carry to the gig and also fit easily into today's compact home music production studios.
|Included from Manufacturer|
|Number of Keys||88|
|Weighted Keys||Hammer Weighted|
|Key Action||GHS Weighted Action|
|Programs/Presets||Preset: 1,106 Normal Voices + 61 Drum Kits, GM: 128 Normal Voices + 1 Drum Kit
User: 128 Normal Voices + 8 Drum Kits
|Voices of Polyphony||128|
|Oscillators per Voice||1|
|Effects||Reverb x 9 types (42 presets)
Chorus x 17 types (88 presets)
Insertion Effect x 48 types (267 presets) x 4
Master EQ (5 bands)
|Sequencer||Rhythm Pattern: 208 Patterns
Arpeggio: 999 Types
Song: 27 Demo Songs
|Internal Storage Capacity||Internal USB Flash|
|Audio File Playback||Yes|
|MIDI||In, Out, USB|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI, Audio, Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager|
|USB Flash Drive Port (to Device)||Song File Playback, Program/Preset Storage, System Updates|
|Audio Inputs||(1) 1/8" Stereo - Aux In|
|Audio Outputs||(2) 1/4" Line - L/Mono, R
(1) 1/4" Stereo - Headphone
|Onboard Controllers||Pitch Bend Wheel
Assignable Knobs x 4
Data Dial x 1
|Product Weight||30.64 lbs.|
|Unique Features||16-Part Multi Timbral
One Touch Layer & Split
USB Audio/MIDI Integration
Cubase AI Included
Portable Audio Player Input
Yamaha Music Production Limited Warranty
Thank you for selecting a Yamaha product. Yamaha products are designed and manufactured to provide a high level of defect-free performance. Yamaha Corporation of America ('Yamaha') is proud of the experience and craftsmanship that goes into each and every Yamaha product. Yamaha sells its products through a network of reputable, specially authorized dealers and is pleased to offer you, the Original Owner, the following Limited Warranty, which applies only to products that have been (1) directly purchased from Yamaha's authorized dealers in the fifty states of the USA and District of Columbia (the 'Warranted Area') and (2) used exclusively in the Warranted Area. Yamaha suggests that you read the Limited Warranty thoroughly, and invites you to contact your authorized Yamaha dealer or Yamaha Customer Service if you have any questions.
This warranty covers Yamaha synthesizers, mobile mini keyboards, monitor speakers, audio interfaces, MIDI controllers, wind MIDI controllers and music production accessories against defects in materials or workmanship for one (1) year.
Yamaha will, at its options, repair or replace the product covered by this warranty if it becomes defective, malfunctions or otherwise fails to conform with this warranty under normal use and service during the term of this warranty, without charge for labor or materials. Repairs may be performed using new or refurbished parts that meet or exceed Yamaha specifications for new parts. If Yamaha elects to replace the product, the replacement may be a reconditioned unit.
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