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Yamaha MODX8+ 88-Key Synthesizer
Yamaha MODX8+ 88-Key Synthesizer

Yamaha MODX8+ 88-Key Synthesizer

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MSRP: $2,499.00
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The MODX8+ from Yamaha is a synthesizer boasting 88 weighted keys and the ability to realistically reproduce piano, instrument, and synth sounds.

Part of the MODX+ series of synths designed for artists on the go, this model is compact and lightweight.

Yamaha MODX8+ Features

  • 88-key weighted action synthesizer with the piano, instrument and synth sounds pianists need to stand out on the stage, studio or stream
  • 16 AWM2 Parts feature eight programmable synthesizers with 18 different filter types, amplitude, pitch and filter envelope generators, nine LFOs, 3-band EQ and a dedicated dual insert effect with Virtual Circuitry Modeling
  • FM-X produces classic ‘80s or cutting-edge EDM synthesizer sound with incredible dynamic range, power and fidelity
  • Smart Morph enables morphing between FM-X sounds
  • 1.75GB of non-volatile, low latency user flash memory with high speed reading/writing for your own custom samples or synth libraries
  • Packed with DSP innovation, power and sound quality to bring you everything from high-definition reverbs to detailed Virtual Circuit Modeling (VCM) effects
  • Bring external sources like analog synthesizers, vocals and other instruments into the MODX+ via the A/D input
  • Super Knob allows simultaneous control of up to 128 parameters in a single Performance
  • Motion Sequences are tempo-synchronized and completely customizable
  • Envelope Follower converts audio into a control source for control of virtually any synthesizer parameter
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  • Keyboard
    • Keys: 88
    • Type: GHS keyboard
    • Initial Touch: yes
    • Aftertouch: no
  • Tone Generator
    • Tone Generator: Motion Control Synthesis Engine AMW2: 8 Elements FM-X: 8 Operators, 88 Algorithms
    • Max. Popyphony
      • AWM2: 128 (max.; stereo/mono waveforms)
      • FM-X: 128 (max.)
    • Multi Timbral Capacity: 16 Parts (internal), Audio Input Parts (A/D*, USB*) *stereo Part
    • Wave Preset: 5.67 GB (when converted to 16 bit linear format), User: 1.75 GB
    • Performance: 2,227
    • Filter: 18 types
    • Effects
      • Reverb x12 types
      • Variation x88 types
      • Insertion (A, B) x 88 types*2
      • Master Effect x 26 types *2
      • A/D part insertion x 83 types (Preset settings for parameters of each effect type are provided as templates)
      • Master EQ (5 bands)
      • 1st part EQ (3 bands)
      • 2nd part EQ (2 bands)
  • Controllers
    • Master Volume
    • AD Input Gain Knob
    • USB Volume
    • Pitch Bend Wheel
    • Modulation Wheel
    • Control Sliders x 4
    • Knobs x 4
    • Super Knob
    • Data Dial
  • Display7" TFT Color Wide VGA LCD touch screen
  • Connectors
    • [USB TO HOST]
    • MIDI [IN]/[OUT]
    • FOOT CONTROLLER [1]/[2]
    • OUTPUT [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, standard phone jacks)
    • [PHONES] (6.3 mm, standard stereo phone jack)
    • A/D INPUT [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, standard phone jacks)
  • Power Consumption16 W (when using PA-150B AC adaptor)
  • Live Sets
    • Preset: 256 and more
    • User: 2,048
  • Performance Recorder
    • Note Capacity: approx. 130,000 notes
    • Storage Size: approx 520,000 notes (for patterns) and approx. 520,000 notes (for songs)
    • Note Resolution: 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
    • Tempo BPM: 5-300
    • Songs: 128 songs
    • Tracks: 16 Sequence tracks
    • Recording Type: Real time replace, Real time overdub, Real time punch in/out
    • Patterns: 128 patterns
    • Arpeggio
      • Parts: 8 Parts simultaneous (max.)
      • Preset: 10,239 types
      • User: 256 types
    • Sequence Formats: MODX original format, SMF formats 0, 1
  • Dimensions (WxHxD)52.5x6.1x15.8"
  • Weight30.4 lbs

More about Yamaha's MODX+ Synthesizers

Compact, lightweight, and mobile, MODX+ is packed with features that allow you to create your own flavor of audio art. Its premium functionalities, innovative effects, and intuitive controls make it a favorite of applications on stage, in the studio, or live on the stream. Boating a single-cable connection that dispensed with the need for a separate audio interface, MODX+ comes with a pair of A/D inputs, making it ideal for any professional recording studio or live computer rig.

Make Amazing Music On the Go

Building on the renowned technology for Yamaha’s flagship MONTAGE series, MODX+ features 128 notes of AWM2 sample and synthesis polyphony, equipping musicians to reproduce acoustic instruments, synthetic sounds, and even drums. Adding to these legacy tools are 128 notes of FM-X polyphony for incredible dynamic range, power, and fidelity.

Each of the AWM2 engine’s 26 parts features eight programmable synthesizers with 18 different filter types; amplitude, pitch, and filter envelope generators; nine LFOs; 3-band EQ; and a dedicated dual insert effect with Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM).

MODX+ also features 1.75GB of non-volatile, low latency user flash memory with high-speed reading/writing so you can create and store samples and sounds.

MODX+ gives you access to world-class sounds, including those from Yamaha’s MOTIF series and the legendary DX7. MODX+ is compatible with MOTIF XS/XF Voices and Performances, while the free FM converter app makes it compatible with DX7, DX7II, TX802, and TX816 synth content as well. Additionally, the Bösendorfer Imperial Premium Grand Piano is available for free download to all registered MODX+ owners.

Take Tactile Control Over Your Audio

The Super Knob simultaneously controls up to 128 parameters in a single Performance. Control volume, pan, and effect sends or detailed synth parameters like filters, LFOs, and Operators. Make these adjustments hands-free using the FC7 foot controller (sold separately).

Delivering dedicated controls on the front panel, Motion Sequences are tempo-synchronized, completely customizable control sequences that can be assigned to virtually any synthesizer parameter. Additionally, MODX+ Rhythm Pattern offers easy access to thousands of drum machine-caliber patterns from a front panel button.

Motion Control brings production automation to live performances. The stereo A/D input lets you add external sound sources (analog synths, vocals, other instruments) into the Motion Control system, as well as incorporating MODX+ functionalities like Vocoder, Envelope Follower, and Auto Beat Sync to further personalize your music.

Other Premium Functions

Transfer data to and from your computer using MODX+ Connect. This tool works as a VST3 plug-in with the Cubase series and works as an AU plug-in (with AU-compatible DAW software). MODX+ Connect can also be used as standalone software.

Store and recall MODX+ and MONTAGE Performances and share them with other users with Soundmondo. This app for iOS devices lets you upload and download Performances directly to MODX+. Each stored Performance can be rated, named, and given a custom image.

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