Yamaha MX88 flagship synthesizer

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

With 88 keys, the new synth has an authentic piano feel whilst offering more than 1,000 sounds from the legendary Motif series. Sounds and performances can be transferred to a computer directly via USB due to the integrated audio and MIDI interface, and the MX88 can also acts as a remote for DAW software like the included Cubase AI. Even with all this functionality, the MX88 has been designed to be lightweight enough to be easily used onstage.

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 so the instrument responds to the player in an acoustic way.

Like its smaller siblings, the MX49 and MX61, the MX88 can communicate directly with smartphones and tablet computers to expand its capabilities even more. Connecting the MX88 to the FM Essential iOS App adds an FM synthesis engine with 256 voices for iconic 80s sounds or driving EDM. What is more, Virtual Circuitry Modelling grants the sound of meticulously emulated vintage effects and high-end studio equipment. VCM mimics the characteristics of original component parts to achieve sounds that are exceedingly close to the analogue circuits.

With Steinberg Cubase AI, a comprehensive music production suite is included with the MX88. Up to 32 audio tracks in 24-bit/192 kHz and 48 MIDI tracks with their respective editing options render the combination of MX88 and Cubase AI an extensive package for music production in a home studio environment.




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