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Yamaha MODX8

Featuring Yamaha's expressive 88-note Graded Hammer Standard keybed, the MODX8 headlines the company's next-generation series of affordable, high-performance synthesizers. Packing powerful technologies ported from Yamaha's flagship Montage series, the MODX range features numerous state-of-the-art upgrades from their MOXF predecessors, including the AWM2 sample and synthesis engine fortified with eight times more waveforms, a powerful new 8-operator FM-X engine modernized for amazingly dynamic sonics and complex sound design, and Motion Control Synthesis for seamless integration and powerful control of both sound engines.

Packed with sophisticated features
In addition to the AWM2 and FM-X sound engines, the MODX8 is packed with sophisticated features (many carried forward from the MOXF), including the Super Knob, which gives you simultaneous control over multiple parameters; the ability to send ten and return four audio channels plus 16 MIDI channels to/from your computer or iOS device over USB; Live Sets, which allow for Performance organization without copying, renaming, or changing order; and an A/D input that processes external audio sources through the MODX DSP.

Also onboard is Yamaha's Motion Sequences feature, which drives synth parameters via rhythmic control data you can intuitively interact with in real time; an Envelope Follower that lets you use internal or external audio as a synth parameter control source; and a Vocoder effect that re-creates the classic voice-synth sound. Four-part Seamless Sound Switching, the capacity for 27 simultaneous effects, an onboard 4-in/10-out audio interface, and 768MB of internal flash memory complete the feature set. The MODX8 gives you a powerful modern synthesizer, a potent controller with a multichannel USB audio/MIDI interface for extensive DAW and VST control, and an expressive 88-note Graded Hammer Standard keyboard to drive it all.

A powerful instrument that does it all
Keyboardists have long respected the top-notch sounds Yamaha loads into their keyboards, and the MODX8 is no exception. From stunningly realistic acoustic and electric pianos, guitars, basses, and drums to orchestral instruments to vintage and modern synth sounds, each patch is expertly crafted down to the finest detail, so you can call up any preset you like and never have to worry about tweaking your tone. When you're in the mood to patch from scratch, however, the MODX8 provides a robust set of sound-sculpting tools for realizing your ultimate musical vision.

Add to that a full complement of VCM-based effects and processors, and you'll never run out of creative possibilities with the Yamaha MODX8. MODX8 boasts a broad selection of effects for both the internal sounds and for use with the A/D inputs, giving you access to the same effects found in Yamaha's professional digital recording consoles. And MODX8 supports the use of 27 effects simultaneously, so you can polish your tracks to perfection.

Yamaha MODX8



Dimensions
Width: 1,333mm (52-1/2")
Height: 160mm (6-1/16")
Depth: 404mm (15-7/8")
Weight: 13.8 kg (30 lbs 7 oz)

Keyboard
Number of 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
Maximum Polyphony: AWM2: 128 (max.; stereo/mono waveforms) FM-X: 64 (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: 1.00 GB
Performance: Approx. 2,000
Filter: 18 types
Effects: Reverb x 12 types, Variation x 76 types, Insertion (A, B) x 76 types*, Master Effect x 15 types *A/D part insertion x 71 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)

Other
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
Display: 7" TFT Color Wide VGA LCD touch screen
Connectors: [USB TO DEVICE], [USB TO HOST], MIDI [IN]/[OUT], FOOT CONTROLLER [1]/[2], FOOT SWITCH [ASSIGNABLE]/[SUSTAIN], 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 Consumption: 16 W (when using PA-150B AC adaptor)
Accessories: AC adaptor (PA-150B or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha*), Owner’s Manual (this book), Cubase AI Download Information *May not be included depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer.
Live Sets: Preset: 256 and more, User: 2,048

Performance Recorder
Tracks: 16 Sequence tracks, Tempo track, Scene track
Recording type: Real time replace, Real time overdub, Real time punch in/out
Note Capacity: Approx. 130,000 notes
Note Resolution: 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
Tempo (BPM): 5 – 300
Songs: 128 songs
Arpeggio: Parts: 8 Parts simultaneous (max.), Preset: 10,239 types User: 256 types
Sequence formats: MODX original format, SMF formats 0, 1

Yamaha MODX8

Yamaha MODX8

 

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