Yamaha MX88 Synthesizer

With 88 Note, Graded Hammer Piano Action

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Overview

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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Features

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.

Specs

Size & Weight

Width

1320mm

Height

405mm

Depth

168mm

Weight

13.9kg

Number of Keys

88

Tone Generator & DSP

Engine Type

AWM2

Maximum Polyphony

128 notes

Multi Timbral Capacity

16 parts (Internal)

Wave ROM

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)

Local & Remote Controls

Sequence Software compatible with the Remote Control function

Windows:
Cubase 8 or later, SONAR X2 Producer

Mac:
Cubase 8 or later, Logic Pro X, Digital Performer 9

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)

Connectivity & Power

Connections

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

Included Accessories

AC adaptor (PA-150B or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha), Owner' Manual, Cubase AI Download Information

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