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Yamaha MX88BK Music Synthesizer Black

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Product Price $999.99
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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

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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.

FEATURES
  • 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

Ideal for production or performance. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
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)
  • Sequencer
  • Tempo (BPM): 5 – 300
  • Songs: 27 Demo Songs
  • Patterns: 208 Patterns
  • Arpeggio: 999 types
  • Sequence formats: SMF Format 0 (playback only)
Other
  • 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
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive / good action (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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5.0

I love this machine!

By Grin

from Waverly, IA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • 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 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice.. but

By Timex

from Topeka KS

Verified Buyer

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!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding Instrument

By TMouse

from Dayton, OH

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Pros

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

Cons

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

Best Uses

    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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    5.0

    Yamaha makes the best keyboards

    By Julian Leal

    from Chicago

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Responsive / Good Action

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Electronic Music
    • MIDI

    Comments about Yamaha MX88BK Music Synthesizer:

    This is my third Yamaha keyboard I've bought over the years. I started with a 61 key portable, then an 88 key digital piano, and now I plan to use this 88 key synth for recording and live shows because it does it all.

     
    5.0

    Amazed at sound and keyboard hammer action

    By Steve

    from Northern Virginia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Pre-programmed music
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha MX88BK Music Synthesizer:

        As an owner of a Yamaha conservatory 7' C7, I can say the keyboard action on the MX88 is amazing... it's much more responsive that I thought for this price point. The built-in performances are amazing, and the weight is manageable for one person. I feel it's the best bang for the buck in any 88-key product on the market. Of course, this is a PRO keyboard - there are no built-in speakers on instruments a level beyond consumer household use. Thick Motif sounds with 88 weighted keys for under a grand - you can't go wrong.

         
        5.0

        Brilliant!

        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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