Yamaha MX Series Synths

YamahaMX61The MX Series synths come in both 49 and 61-key versions and combine a “best of” collection of Motif XS sounds with USB DAW I/O, MIDI and VST Controller capabilities.

The MX Series represents the new mobile music-making trend with realistic acoustic piano, electric piano, strings and drum sounds. It includes some of the best Motif XS sounds for producing music for just about any genre. Both models include a powerful eight-element engine, Yamaha’s Virtual Circuit Modeling effects and 1,134 preset voices with on-board editing and storage for 128 user Voices and 128 user Performances. With dedicated split, layer and rhythm pattern buttons, the MX splits the keyboard for layering sounds and adding backing drum patterns easily.

Both the MX49 and MX61 have USB interfaces for the direct recording of your keyboard patch creations into a computer and the ability to playback DAW audio and VST instruments via the MX’s audio outs. The controller layer has integrated templates for use with a variety of DAWs (Cubase, Sonar, Logic and Performer) and a Remote Template editor for setting up control for any VST plug-in or instruments.

The MX series comes with a complete software suite that includes: Cubase AI DAW recording software, the YC-3B organ VST set, Steinberg’s HALion SE VST set and a free PsiCraft Performance Editor from Vyzor.

The MX49 is $599.99 and the MX61 goes for $799.99. See http://uk.yamaha. com/en/products/ music-production/ synthesizers/mx