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Yamaha MODX8 88-Key Synthesizer

Item ID: MODX8

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88-key synth with the heart of a MONTAGE, but greater mobility.


M‭ODX gives you the confidence to take on any project, gig or ‭musical exploration with amazing sound. Thanks to the combination of Yamaha’s two amazing synthesizer technologies: Advanced Wave Memory ‭2 (AWM2) and Expanded Frequency Modulation (FM-X). The result is a world of sound not possible with a single synth engine. Add to that a world of performance features and a lightweight design that can go just about anywhere with you, the MODX Series expands on the sophistication and inspiration that Yamaha keyboards are known for. MODX also features Yamaha’s proprietary Motion Control, which adds an unprecedented amount of movement to its AMW2 and FM-X combination sound engines.

Combined Synth Engines
MODX Keyboards feature the best of both worlds. Incorporating Yamaha’s Advanced Wave Memory 2 (AWM2) and Expanded Frequency Modulation (FM-X) sound engines, you get an exciting blend of sampled-based and FM synthesis technologies wrapped into one powerful instrument. AWM2 ‭uses a combination of high-quality sound recordings with a ‭powerful synthesizer engine to create stunning emulative acoustic ‭instruments, synth sounds, drums and more. FM-X is a unique, expressive, highly programmable ‭synthesis technology for dynamic music creation and sound ‭design. At a basic level, FM-X works by using one sound to change ‭(modulate) the pitch (frequency) of another. This method lends ‭itself to creating harmonically rich and expressive sounds.

AWM2 works by breaking down sound into Elements. Elements ‭can by layered for a thicker sound, split across various parts of ‭the keyboard, switched in and out based on how hard you play, ‭randomized and much more. Elements can also be shaped in terms ‭of loudness, timbre and pitch and processed with high-quality ‭DSP. AWM2 offers highly dynamic and expressive sound with ‭unparalleled fidelity. ‭

Music that Moves You
A MODX Performance has up to 16 Parts. A Part can be a stand- ‭alone instrument like an acoustic bass or a synth lead. A Part can ‭also be a component of a more complex sound. For example, an ‭orchestral performance might use a single Part just to re-create ‭the violin section. ‭MODX continues the tradition of inspiring musicians to discover, ‭create and control their own unique sound. The real-time control ‭capabilities in MODX allow dynamic changes to your music. Orchestral brass swells that not only get louder but larger, ‭textures that fade-in sounds while fading-out others or dynamic changes to multiple effect parameters simultaneously. This level ‭of control empowers uniqueness where your approach to MODX is ‭yours alone. ‭

Using the MODX Motion Control Synthesis Engine ‭allows precise, interactive control over all aspects of ‭FM-X giving almost unlimited synthesis possibilities. ‭The Super Knob is a powerful real-time macro ‭controller. With the Super Knob, you can direct ‭individual dynamic elements into a single musical ‭expression. You can also change the shape of notes ‭from long to short, bright to dark or move a player ‭from being right next to you to the back of a concert ‭hall. Like the Super Knob, the Motion Sequencer is ‭like having an additional set of hands automatically ‭interacting with the sound. ‭

Made to Travel
The lightweight MODX is a dream to transport. Gone ‭are the days of feeling exhausted after the load-in. ‭With a modern, compact design, MODX provides ‭sound power without power lifting. Yamaha has been ‭making musical instruments that deliver amazing ‭sound for over 130 years. MODX continues that ‭traditional with amazing sound, expressive control ‭and compact design.

 

FEATURES

  • 88-note weighted-action keybed perfect for professional pianists
  • Motion Control Synthesis unifies and controls AWM2 and FM-X sound engines
  • Super Knob controls multiple parameters simultaneously
  • Send 10/receive 4 audio channels plus 16 channels of MIDI via a single USB cable
  • Live Sets allow Performance organization without copying, changing order or renaming
  • 4-Part Seamless Sound Switching: change Performances while holding notes without sound or effect cutoff
  • Motion Sequences drive synthesizer parameters through rhythmic control data you can interact with in real time