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Yamaha MX61 Music Production Synthesizer, 61-Key, Black
- Class Compliant USB Audio/MIDI for true "plug and play" connectivity without installing any drivers
- Motif Sound Engine: layer, zone, switch, cycle, randomize and control up to 8 elements within a single voice
- Virtual Circuit Modeling re-creates the sound and behavior of vintage effects and signal processors
- 128 notes of polyphony ensures dropout-free performance playing live or with full 16-track sequences
- Record/playback stereo audio and 16 channels of MIDI data via a single USB cable without any external devices; Sequence Software compatible with the Remote Control function -For Windows: Cubase 6 or later, SONAR X1 ProducerFor Mac: Cubase 6 or later, Logic Pro 9, Digital Performer 7 Functions to be controlled differ depending on the software
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Yamaha - The New MX Series
Great for the stage, studio and everywhere in between.
Yamaha Music Synthesizer MX BK/BU series features over 1000 Voices from the legendary Motif series plus deep computer and iOS integration in a compact, lightweight keyboard and a new blue color!
That powerful sonic palette is packed into sleek packages (available in 49- and 61-note versions) that fit today's on-the-go life style. But the MX BK/BU Series aren't just synthesizers; they are designed to bridge the gap between hardware and software. By adding extensive audio and MIDI USB connectivity, advanced DAW and VST controller features and a suite of powerful music production software, the MX BK/BU integrate hardware reliability with controller flexibility to give you the best of both worlds at a ground breaking level of affordability.
Over 1000 MOTIF Voices
From realistic acoustic sounds like piano, electric piano, strings and drums to complex 8-element synth sounds, the MX BK/BU has all your favorite Motif XS Voices at your fingertips. You can even edit and store your own sounds right onboard.
Plug and Play
The MX BK/BU series features class-compliant, 'plug and play' USB audio/MIDI with iOS, Mac and PC. Just plug it in and your MX BK/BU synthesizer becomes your audio and MIDI interface for the rest of your music studio.
FM Essential Synth App
'FM Essential' is an FM synthesizer app for iPhone and iPad with real-time synth performance and editing. Connect your iOS device to you MX, and you can to access 271 high-quality Voices consisting of preset sounds from the V50, TX81Z and DX100.
Split /Layer Performance
Easily combine two Voices to play on the keyboard using the dedicated Split and Layer buttons each with their own intelligent arpeggiator and a dedicated Part for a drum track to create evocative Performances that feel like a whole band is playing.
Controls for VSTs and DAWs
Solid knobs and durable buttons for controlling internal sounds, DAW parameters and VST instruments. The deceptively simple interface is combined with a remote template editor on your computer so any VST you own or any new VSTs you buy can be easily setup to be controlled by the MX. There are advanced integration templates for use with a variety of DAWs.
Cubase AI and Cubasis LE
The MX BK/BU series is the only hardware synth in its price range to come with a complete suite of music production software tools. The included Steinberg Cubase AI features 48 audio tracks and 64 MIDI tracks, notation, built-in VST effects, so with just the MX BK/BU and AI you can do complete productions. In addition to Cubase AI, the MX BK/BU series is compatible with Cubasis LE, a DAW app for iOS.
Analog & Digital Connectivity
In addition to the USB audio/MIDI port, the MX BK/BU has a USB to Device port for external data storage to USB flash drive. You can even play back .WAV data from the flash drive. If you want to add a tablet or an MP3 player to your system just connect to the AUX input using a mini stereo cable and you are ready to go.
MX BK/BU synthesizers come equipped with VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) effects, which simulate vintage effectors at the circuit level. The sounds of the ‘70s are brought back to life, through simulating the hard-to-find vintage sounds of equalizer, flanger, phaser, and wah effects introduced by the keyboard legends of the era.
The MX BK/BU is a compact, lightweight Music Synthesizer with over 1000 Voices from the legendary MOTIF series plus deep computer and iOS integration. The MX BK/BU features a Class Compliant USB audio and MIDI interface for plug-and-play operation with your Mac, PC or iOS device.
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Also, **I wish it came with a USB cable**. I’m waiting for one I just ordered for it. Then I’ll get to use it with my DAW & really see the keyboard’s depth.
In the 80s I used to gig with pro boards like the DX7 & Roland D50. This little beast blows em away.
TIP: I always set it one octave down (easy to do w/button) for best sound.
+ breathtaking sample quality & choice. strong piano, ep & synth patches, & lots to choose from.
+ it looks awesome in blue
+ hardware 4 knobs excellent for realtime pitch shifts
+ performance mode w/drum tracks & arpeggiator brings it to life
+ USB card port makes it easy to tweak & save many different setups; works great. tip: save factory defaults into usb file as well; vs job/restore fxn
+ total pro patches; same as on $2k+ synths; it sounds Awesome and its a great value
- no looper/sequencer (I bought a digitech pedal looper)
- no layer & split simultaneous mode
- no aftertouch or weighted/semi weighted keys; though keys are still excellent
- almost no 3rd party patches for this available (!); I only found 4
- I'd like more dance/EDM style sounds
I have lots of fun with this; its easy to use; very smart design engineering; classic high quality Yamaha synth. Update: this works great with the Digitech JMSXT Jamman Solo XT Stereo Looper Phrase Sampler Pedal... must-have gear; i use it w/alto or behringer mixer. I hate DAWs; the idea of using software in front of a pc is ridiculous to me (I'm oldschool); using a hardware pedal looper works great. Last night I jammed for 2 glorious hours with this keyboard + looper. Tips: use auto-quantize mode on looper, and set tempo in looper & MX49 to match performance (120 or 106bpm etc). record 8-16 bars or whatever of mx49 performance drums & bassline into looper, then store as main loop. Next i added lots of mx49 percussion bits one loop at a time. then bg chord comps with clav or pads. so it stacks /overdubs til it sounds fantastic. then i play over it with organ or synth lead patch for improv. Huge difference in fun vs playing over performances alone.
Question: why do so many patches play just one note max at a time? like synth leads... I like playing 2-3 notes in chords; am i missing something? tia
to the music,
Update 2/2019 The more I play this, the more I like it. I play along with music videos on youtube with a mixer. HIGHLY recommend this keyboard; also I love the patches in the 3rd-party "mx dance pro" download (under $50); those are what I use primarily to play along w/edm like tiesto umf etc; stunning quality that beats the built-in patches (thx Peter).
After asking on the Yamaha and Logic Pro forums, users stated that it's not possible except by using an audio out (placing a mic in front of the output speakers). I refused to accept that solution.
That's when I actually read the manual and found that this thing has a built-in audio interface. So instead of connecting this to my Scarlett 2i4, I plug this directly to my Mac and let Logic Pro see this as an interface. Voila! Crystal clear voices coming from the MX61 that can be easily recorded in the DAW.