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Yamaha MX BK/BU Series 61-Key Synthesizer (128 Polyphony) - Black

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Great for stage, studio and everywhere in between

For keyboardists needing great sounds, computer connectivity and integration along with full-sized keys in an ultra-portable package, the MX61 BU is a lightweight synthesizer featuring the legendary Motif sound engine and computer integration. Unlike dedicated keyboard controllers with no internal sounds or hardware synths that require a separate audio interface, MX61 BU features a powerful synthesizer engine, deep computer DAW and iOS APP control and an integrated, Class Compliant USB Audio/MIDI interface.

The MX series contains more than 1000 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 newly designed category selection makes it easier than ever to find the Voice you need. You can even edit and store your own sounds right onboard.

- Over 1000 sounds from the MOTIF series
- Plug and Play, "FM Essential", a synthesizer app for the iPhone and iPad that provides for real-time synth performances and also lets you edit voices
- Easy Split /Layer Performance Mode for Instant Inspiration
- 16-Part Multi timbral and 128-note polyphony
- Extensive Hands-On controls for VSTs and DAWs
- Bi-directional USB Audio/MID interfacing
- A Complete Suite of Music Production Software included
- Cubasis LE
- Complete analog and digital connectivity
- A lightweight design with a quality Yamaha keyboard
- Equipped with VCM effects


Dimensions (W x H x D): 984 x 112 x 299 mm
Weight: 4.8 kg


Number of Keys: 61
Initial Touch: Yes

Tone generator

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 48 types (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 X 2 Producer
For Mac: Cubase 8 or later, Logic Pro X, Digital Performer 9
*Functions to be controlled differ depending on the software
1x Pitch Bend Wheel
1x Modulation Wheel
4x Assignable Knob
1x [DATA] dial
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] / [TO DEVICE], [AUX IN], DC IN
Power Supply: 9 W
Accessories: AC adaptor (PA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha), Owner' Manual, Cubase AI Download Information

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Hard to find better value for that price! This keyboard has over a thousand MOTIF and GM sounds, weights less than 10 pounds, and offers tons of sound production possibilities with or without software like Cubase, which comes with it. The keys are very nice to use and all the controls are cleverly organized and displayed. Perfect as a studio instrument, or live gigs. If you just want to use it to play piano, it has some of the best sampled piano sounds available. Good job, Yamaha.
Posted by François on Jan 15, 2018
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