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Yamaha MX88BK Music Synthesizer Black

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The MX88 music synthesizer is the complete solution for the modern piano player, aspiring music producer or live performer. Featuring an 88-note weig...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 01-05-2018

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Versatile, powerful with DAW software included.

The MX88 music synthesizer is the complete solution for the modern piano player, aspiring music producer or live performer. Featuring an 88-note weighted keyboard, MX88 boasts realistic piano touch and sound thanks to over 100 years of piano manufacturing experience.

MX88 offers modern synthesizer technology based on the legendary Motif Sound Engine and features a wide range of sounds from classic, authentic instruments to modern, cutting-edge synths. Computer and iOS connectivity is easy with the integrated class-compliant USB audio/MIDI interface, making MX88 perfect for producing music using Cubase AI (included.)

MX88 also unlocks Cubasis LE and FM Essential on iOS devices. The 88-note, GHS weighted action is heavier in the low keys and lighter in the high keys, just like an acoustic piano. The special matte black key tops are designed to absorb moisture and remain tactile after extended use without becoming slippery.

Class-compliant USB Audio/MIDI for true "plug-and-play" connectivity 
Layer, zone, switch, cycle, randomize and control up to eight Voice elements
Recreates the sound and behavior of vintage effects and signal processors
16 channels of MIDI data via a single USB cable without any external devices
DAW Remote controls the transport, mixer and software instruments

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Tone generator
Tone Generator: AWM2
Maximum Polyphony: 128 notes
Multi Timbral Capacity: 16 parts (Internal)
Wave: Approx.166 MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format)
Voices: Preset: 1,106 Normal Voices + 61 Drum Kits, GM: 128 Normal Voices + 1 Drum Kit, User: 128 Normal Voices + 8 Drum Kits
Performance: User: 128 (16 parts)
Effects: Reverb x 9 types (42 presets), Chorus x 17 types (88 presets), Insertion Effect x 48types (267 presets) x 4, Master EQ (5 bands)

Tempo (BPM): 5 – 300
Songs: 27 Demo Songs
Patterns: 208 Patterns
Arpeggio: 999 types
Sequence formats: SMF Format 0 (playback only)

Sequence Software compatible with the Remote Control function: For Windows®: Cubase 8 or later, SONAR X2 Producer For Mac®: Cubase 8 or later, Logic Pro X, Digital Performer 9 *Functions to be controlled differ depending on the software
Controllers: Pitch Bend Wheel x 1, Modulation Wheel x 1, Assignable Knob x 4, [DATA] dial x 1
Display: 3 digit LED + 20 x 2 line character LCD (backlit)
Connectors: OUTPUT [L / MONO] / [R] (standard phone jack), [PHONE] (standard stereo phone jack), [FOOT CONTROLLER], [SUSTAIN], MIDI [IN] / [OUT], USB [TO HOST] (Class Compliant support)/ [TO DEVICE], [AUX IN], DC IN
Power Supply: 9 W
Accessories: AC adaptor (PA-150B or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha), Owner' Manual, Cubase AI Download Information

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YamahaMX88BK Music Synthesizer

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I love this machine!

By Grin

from Waverly, IA

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  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Realistic Sound
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch Sensitive Keys


  • No Speakers

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • Learning

Comments about Yamaha MX88BK Music Synthesizer:

I use the yamaha mx88 along with Apple Logic Pro X and combine the two to get one awesome DAW with tons of sounds, etc.

(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Nice.. but

By Timex

from Topeka KS

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Comments about Yamaha MX88BK Music Synthesizer:

I really like the keyboard but it does not have speakers. That was a shock to me. Promo material gave no indication that this thousand d0llar keyboard required a sound system to operate. I'm still debating whether to return it or not. Since I just use the keyboard in my ministry office, I don't have sound systems so its a real downer. I bought this particular model specifically because it had a one-touch transpose feature rather than some 2-3 step process. Never dreamed it would not have speakers.... and did I mention it doesn't have speakers!

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Outstanding Instrument

By RayT

from Dayton, OH

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  • The action is great! Feels like a real piano.
  • The patches are excellent.
  • The weight is perfect. Not heavy at all.


  • It does not fit in a SKB 3i-5616-KBD
  • The size is awkward. The depth is 15/16" too big

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    Comments about Yamaha MX88BK Music Synthesizer:

    I would HIGHLY recommend this keyboard. I've played them all and this is now my favorite. The Graded Hammer Standard keys is a game changer. I never thought I'd be able to put a Yamaha CFX Grand in the back of an SUV. :)

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    By Arlyn

    from Bay City michigan

    Comments about Yamaha MX88BK Music Synthesizer:

    I personally own the Motif ES, s90ES, s90XS and the p105 all by Yamaha. The MX88 has all of the sounds that I need for gigging on a busy schedule. The bonus is, it only weighs 30 lbs! In my opinion Yamaha should sell millions of these I'm not sure how they can sell this keyboard so cheap, but I'm super glad that I bought mine.

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