Yamaha MODX6 Synth Workstation
YAMAHA MODX-6 Overview by GAK.
Sporting 128 voice polyphony the MODX-6's AWM2 and FM-X based audio engine is fundamentally the same as the mighty Montage. All basses are covered here. When you consider exactly what you are getting, the MODX-6 represents tremendous value for money. In short, you are getting most of the Montage's capabilities for a fraction of the price. If you are a pro session player, the gigging band type, or a deep dive synthesist or sound designer. the MODX-6 has got everything you need.
The sound is the most important aspect of any instrument. MODX6 will make your music sound amazing. The MODX6 uses the same technology powering the flagship MONTAGE: AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) sample and synthesis engine for stunning emulative acoustic instruments, synth sounds
MODX6 also features FM-X (Frequency Modulation) a unique, expressive, highly-programmable synthesis technology for dynamic, electro-modern music creation.
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- Motion Control Synthesis Engine / Super Knob
- AWM2: 8 Elements, 128 Polyphony (Max: Stereo/Mono Waveforms)
- FM-X: 8 Operators, 88 Algorithms, 64 Polyphony (max)
- LCD-Touchscreen 7in-Colour-Wide-VGA-TFT
- Waveform-ROM 5.67 GB
- 6,347 Waveforms in ROM
- 1 GB Flash-ROM built-in
- 640 User Performances
- 5,120 Library Performances
- 13 Dual Insert Effects (12 Parts + A/D Input)
- Over 256 Preset Live Set Slots, 2,048 User & 2,048 Library Live Set Slots
- 10,239 Arpeggios
- Eight Arpeggio Parts simultaneously
- Eight Scenes per Performance
- Master keyboard functions for each Performance
- Multichannel USB Audio Interface, 2-in/10-out
No upgrades available
Very complicated to set up owing to an enormous set of options, parameters and capabilities, but the time spent learning it will reward. The onboard sounds are as good if not better than the most expensive software samples you can buy. Add to that an onboard audio interface with 10 virtual inputs and flexible audio/midi routing you are getting an amazing machine at a price that is a fraction of the Montage it is based on, with almost identical specs where it matters. It is also very light and easy to carry. It's probably the finest synth/workstation for the price that Yamaha has ever produced and is as revolutionary today as the legendary DX7 was in its time. Yamaha have always been good at this kind of thing, and the MODX, though with a few flaws here and there is a stunningly high quality synth that wipes away the opposition with ease at this price.
Excellent Keyboard with endless possibilities.
I should have got it earlier.
Great all round.
I just find myself playing it for hours. Latest download also gives you a decent sequencer. It's just good fun.