Yamaha MX88 88 Note Graded Hammer Piano Action Synthesizer

Product Code: 749176
Featuring a synth engine and sounds based around those in our best-selling Motif Series and a piano hammer action developed for our best-selling portable pianos, the MX88 offers brilliant sound and touch.

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Description

Yamaha MX88 88 Note Graded Hammer Piano Action Synthesizer


Featuring a synth engine and sounds based around those in our best-selling Motif Series and a piano hammer action developed for our best-selling portable pianos, the MX88 offers brilliant sound and touch.


Piano Touch
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.

Full Concert Grand Piano Voice
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

Synth Sound
Don’t sacrifice sound for portability! 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.

Optimised Touch Curve
Uniting the GHS action with the Full Concert grand piano voice is an optimised touch curve. This curve provides the player with a high level of expression, realism and dynamic. This is thanks to our experience crafting world-class concert grand pianos for over 100 years.

Sounds For The Modern Piano Player
Beyond acoustic piano, the MX88 features an impressive selection of keyboard voices. Choose from authentic recreations 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.

Realistic Strings, Guitars, Basses & Drum Kits
Amazing recreations 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.

Motif Synth Engine
The Motif Synth Engine is a powerful synthesizer technology for making sound. Voices consist of up to eight elements; these 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
FM Essential is a free-to-download 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.

Virtual Circuit Modelling (VCM) Effects
Virtual Circuitry Modelling recreates the sound and behaviour of vintage effects and high-end studio signal processors by modelling the circuits down to the original analogue component level.

128 Note Polyphony
128 notes of polyphony ensure dropout-free performance when playing live or with full 16-track sequences.

iOS, macOS & Windows Integration
The MX88 is more than a great-sounding synthesizer; it can work with iOS apps, DAW software and software synthesizers on Mac and PC.

Cubase AI
Building on the same core technologies found in Steinberg’s Cubase advanced music production software, Cubase AI is a special compact version offering all the basic tools for recording, editing and mixing everything from the basic idea to the final masterpiece. Cubase AI offers powerful yet easy-to-use software tools for a large range of music styles - exclusive to customers of selected Steinberg and Yamaha hardware.

Cubasis LE2
Cubasis LE2 is the compact version of Steinberg’s streamlined, multitouch sequencer for the iPad, providing the same look and feel of its bigger brother Cubasis. Specially designed for quick and easy operation, Cubasis LE2 makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze. Cubasis LE2 places touch-intuitive production tools in your hands, opening a new world of possibilities for your creativity.

Connectivity
The MX88 is more than a great-sounding synthesizer; it's the hub of your studio! The MX88 is USB audio and MIDI class-compliant, letting you record and playback stereo audio to and from your computer or iOS device. This is perfect when recording the MX88 into your DAW and listening to your mixes through speakers or headphones.

The MX88 does more than connect to your DAW, it's also a dedicated control surface. Use the onboard transport controls with your DAW and interact with plug-in parameters via the control knobs. There are dozens of built-in Remote Control Templates for interacting with popular softsynths and plug-ins, giving your software a hardware feel.

With DAW remote control capabilities, there’s also a 16-channel MIDI interface for using the MX88 as both a keyboard controller and tone generator. The MX88 is the perfect recording centrepiece.

Specifications

  • 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

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