YAMAHA MX88 KEYBOARD SYNTHESIZER
The Yamaha MX88 88-Key Synthesizer w/ GHS Key Weighting System is a total package for the modern pianist needing a realistic piano action, amazing synth sound and simple connection to computers and iOS devices.
Piano Touch And Tone
With the Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) weighted action you’ll experience action with heavier response in the low keys as well as a lighter response with the high keys. With GHS you will experience an acoustic piano touch and response. Unique matte black key tops take in moisture and remain palpable after extended use, great for extended practice or performances.
FULL CONCERT GRAND PIANO VOICE
Experience the Full Concert Grand Piano from the MX88 directly from our MOTIF series. With a robust focused low end, all-inclusive midrange and an immaculate high end, the Full Concert Grand Piano is the one approach for any kind of music in any situation.
Don’t give up sound for transportability - get the MX88! The MX88 is a light and easily moveable music synthesizer with 88 full-sized, touch-reactive keys and over 1,000 Voices from the fabulous MOTIF.
OPTIMIZED TOUCH CURVE
Joining the GHS action with the Full Concert Grand Piano Voice is an enhanced touch curve. This curve gives the pianist an elevated level of declaration, realism, and direction. This is the only instrument of its kind, created entirely by Yamaha.
SOUNDS FOR THE MODERN PIANO PLAYER
Apart from its acoustic elements, the MX88 features an extraordinary selection of keyboard voices. Choose from accurate re-creations of standard tine and reed electric pianos or nostalgic tonewheel organs with a revolving speaker effect. There are also dazing and astonishing Clav sounds when you want to get hip. This assortment of sounds makes the MX88 foolproof for gigs, recordings or church service.
REALISTIC STRINGS, GUITARS, BASSES, AND DRUM KITS
Accurate recreations of orchestral strings, woodwinds, pipe organs, brass and so much more make the MX88 a meaningful tool for Orchestrators, Teachers, and Producers. For the eager Producer, the responsive and playable acoustic and electric guitars, basses, tonewheel organs, and drum sets give a dominant and competent sound.
MOTIF SOUND ENGINE
MOTIF Sound Engine Voices made up of up to eight Elements. These Elements can be over-layered for a chunky, broad sound or defined so other Elements play in other parts of the MX88. You can further shift amongst Elements by velocity for in-depth gestures or randomize Elements for everything from the faint variety to developmental sounds.
FM Essential is a FREE 4-Operator FM synthesizer app for iOS. The classic version features 10 Voices, but intertwining the MX88 Music Synthesizer (via the Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter – not included) opens up 271 FM Voices, from iconic 80s to leading-edge modern EDM. Full voice-editing capacity is also open and available. FM Essential also showcases fixed effects, EQ, drum phrases and an arrangement for automizing your control changes.
Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) restores the sounds and actions of generations before effects and extravagant studio signal processors by designing the circuits down to the original analog component level.
128 notes of polyphony establish dropout-free performing live or with complete 16-track arrangement.
The MX88 is more than an amazing-sounding synthesizer.
It can work with iOS applications, DAW software and software synthesizers on Mac and PC.
Constructed on the same root technologies located in Steinberg’s Cubase progressive music production software, Cubase AI is a unique compact version contributing to all the basic tools for recording, editing, and mixing. It gives dynamic yet easy-to-use software tools for a variety of music styles limited to customers of selected Steinberg and Yamaha hardware.
The MX88 is USB audio and MIDI-capable, allowing you to record and playback stereo audio back and forth from your computer or iOS device. This is great for recording the MX88 into your DAW and listening to your songs through speakers or headphones.
Nonetheless, the MX88 is capable of more than connecting to your DAW - it's also a committed control surface. Use the awaiting transport controls with your DAW and interact with plug-in guidelines from the control knobs. There are multiple in house Remote Control Templates for interacting with favored soft synths and plug-ins and a 16-channel MIDI interface for using the MX88 as one and the other a keyboard controller and tone generator.
Uniquely arranged for accessible, easily operated, it makes recording, editing and mixing quick and places touch-responsive production tools at your fingertips to take your imagination to new heights and a multitude of endless possibilities.
Width - 1320 mm
Height - 405 mm
Depth - 168 mm
Weight - 13.9kg
Number of Keys - 88
Initial Touch - Yes
Tone Generator - AWM2
Maximum Polyphony - 128 Notes
Multi Timbral Capacity - 16 parts (Internal)
Wave - Approx.166 MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format)
Voices - Preset: 1,106 Normal Voices + 61 Drum Kits, GM: 128 Normal Voices + 1 Drum Kit, User: 128 Normal Voices + 8 Drum Kits
Performance - User: 128 (16 parts)
Effects - Reverb x 9 types (42 presets), Chorus x 17 types (88 presets), Insertion Effect x 48types (267 presets) x 4, Master EQ (5 bands)
Tempo (BPM) - 5 – 300
Songs - 27 Demo Songs
Patterns - 208 Patterns
Arpeggio - 999 types
Sequence formats - SMF Format 0 (playback only)
Sequence Software compatible with the Remote Control function - For Windows®: Cubase 8 or later, SONAR X2 Producer For Mac®: Cubase 8 or later, Logic Pro X, Digital Performer 9 *Functions to be controlled differ depending on the software
Controllers - Pitch Bend Wheel x 1, Modulation Wheel x 1, Assignable Knob x 4, [DATA] dial x 1
Display - 3 digit LED + 20 x 2 line character LCD (backlit)
Connectors - OUTPUT [L / MONO] / [R] (standard phone jack), [PHONE] (standard stereo phone jack), [FOOT CONTROLLER], [SUSTAIN], MIDI [IN] / [OUT], USB [TO HOST] (Class Compliant support)/ [TO DEVICE], [AUX IN], DC IN
Power Supply - 9 W
Accessories - AC adaptor (PA-150B or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha), Owner' Manual, Cubase AI Download Information