Pianos & Keyboards
The new MX series combines Motif XS sounds, USB Audio/MIDI connectivity and advanced DAW/VST controller features at a ground breaking level of affordability. - Over 1000 sounds from the MOTIF series - Equipped with VCM effects - Easy Split /Layer Performance Mode for Instant Inspiration - 16-Part Multi timbral and 128-note polyphony - Extensive Hands-On controls for VSTs and DAWs - Bi-directional USB Audio/MID interfacing - A complete suite of music production software included - A lightweight design with a quality Yamaha keyboard - Complete analog and digital connectivity
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.
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.
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' 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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