Yamaha MX88 Synthesizer
Yamaha MX88 Product Overview by GAK
The flagship synthesizer from Yamaha, the MX88 is a fantastic choice for musicians looking for a new centrepiece for their studios or live performance.
Featuring 88 Graded Hammer Standard weighted action keys, with realistic acoustic piano touch and response.
The MX88 features over 100 sounds from Yamaha's legendary Motif series, all fully customisable. There's also the option to transfer these sounds to computer via USB.
Even with all this functionality, the MX88 is still a lightweight solution perfectly suited for onstage use.
Yamaha Product Overview
The complete solution for the modern piano player needing realistic piano action, inspiring synth sound and easy connectivity to computers and iOS devices.
Being the MX series’ top model, the MX88 combines the “Full Concert Grand Piano”of the Motif series with a Graded Hammer Standard keyboard for genuine grand piano feeling. The lower keys are more heavily weighted than the higher notes.
The MX88 features a Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) weighted action. GHS weighted action has a heavier response in the low keys and a lighter response in the high keys. This provides realistic acoustic piano touch and response.
Special matte black key tops absorb moisture and remain tactile after extended use, perfect for long practice or performance sessions.
The Full Concert Grand piano in the MX88 comes directly from the MOTIF series. With a powerful focused low-end, highly detailed midrange and pristine high-end, the Full Concert Grand piano is perfect for any style of music in any environment.
Don’t sacrifice sound for portability - get the MX88! The MX88 is a lightweight and portable music synthesizer with 88 full-sized, touch-sensitive keys and over 1,000 Voices from the legendary MOTIF.
Uniting the GHS action with the Full Concert Grand piano Voice is an optimized touch curve. This curve provides the player with a high level of expression, realism and dynamic. This is only possible in an instrument designed by Yamaha, a manufacturer of world-class concert grand pianos for over 100 years.
Beyond acoustic piano, the MX88 features an impressive selection of keyboard Voices. Choose from authentic re-creations of classic tine and reed electric pianos or retro tonewheel organs with rotary speaker effect. There are also punchy and percussive Clav sounds when you want to get funky. This wide variety of sounds makes the MX88 perfect for the stage, studio or worship service.
Amazing re-creations of orchestral strings, woodwinds, pipe organs, brass and more make the MX88 an inspirational tool for orchestrators, educators and producers. For the aspiring producer, the highly expressive and playable acoustic and electric guitars, basses, tonewheel organs and drum kits offer a powerful and professional sonic pallete.
The MOTIF Sound Engine is a powerful synthesizer technology for making sound. MOTIF Sound Engine Voices consist of up to eight Elements. These Elements can be layered for a thick, fat sound or zoned so a different Element plays in different parts of the keyboard. You can also switch between Elements by velocity for extreme dynamics or randomize Elements for anything from subtle variation to experimental sound.
FM Essential is a FREE 4-Operator FM synthesizer app for iOS. The standard version features 10 Voices, but connecting the MX88 Music Synthesizer (via the Apple® Lightning to USB Camera Adapter – not included) unlocks a full 271 FM Voices from classic ‘80s to cutting-edge modern EDM. Full Voice editing capibilities are also unlocked.
FM Essential also features built-in effects, EQ, drum phrases and a step sequencer for automating your control changes.
- 88-key Graded Hammer Standard keyboard
- Weighs only 13.9 kg
- Core-compliant advanced USB Audio/MIDI integration in computer music
- production systems and direct connection to iOS devices
- Unlocks full version of the „FM Essential“ synth app (4-Operator FM synthesis)
- Over 1,000 Voices using Waveforms from the MOTIF XS
- 128 note polyphony, 16 part multitimbral, VCM effects
- 4 part real-time knob controller with assignable function
- WAV, AIFF, SMF playback from USB memory
- Bundled with Steinberg Cubase AI DAW software for PC/Mac and Cubasis LE for iOS
No upgrades available
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