Item #1573970 Model #MODX8+
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Yamaha MODX8+ 88-Key Synthesizer Standard

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Compact synthesizer designed to give you control of your sound.

The Yamaha MODX8+ features a graded-hammer action keybed, for an authentic acoustic piano touch, making it an excellent choice for piano players. The MODX8+ is the largest keyboard of its family, but still has the portable characteristics that make it a MODX+ synthesizer. MODX8+ has 88 weighted-action keys that make it a delight to play. Like the rest of the MODX+ series, MODX8+ gets its power from the same technology found in the flagship MONTAGE keyboard, combining Yamaha’s AMW2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) technology, and the advanced synthesis capability of FM-X (Frequency Modulation). MODX8+ provides 128 notes of AWM2 polyphony as well as 128 notes of FM-X polyphony—double the original MODX8. Together, these two iconic sound engines provide an impressive palette for playback and complex sound design. If you're looking for a cutting-edge technology in a full 7-octave synth, the Yamaha MODX8+ is an outstanding choice.

Combine Samples and Synths

The MODX8+ sound is derived from the same technology powering the flagship MONTAGE—Yamaha’s AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) sample-based engine and the FM-X (Frequency Modulation) synth architecture. This unique mixture results in stunning emulative acoustic instruments, synthesized sounds, drums and more. AWM2 technology allows for a large amount of data compression without sacrificing sound quality, resulting in unparalleled, realistic sound reproduction. On the other hand, the FM-X engine is a highly sophisticated form of synthesis capable of producing awe-inspiring sounds with remarkable dynamic range and unprecedented power and fidelity. Together, AWM2 and FM-X give you the ability to create an impressive array of sounds that have never been heard before.

Add Movement to Your Sound

The real performance power of the MODX8+ series comes from its Motion Control technology, putting rhythmic and dynamic control at your fingertips for a unique, personalized sound. The Super Knob allows simultaneous control of up to 128 parameters in a single Performance. This means you can control nearly anything from mix functions like volume, pan and effect sends to detailed synth parameters like filters, LFOs and operators. Motion Sequences are tempo-synchronized, completely customizable control sequences that can be assigned to virtually any synthesizer parameter and provide incredible new ways of creating sound.

Ready for the Road

Taking a page from the MONTAGE series, MODX8+ keyboards have an extraordinary amount of power and features, but the difference is in its form. MODX8+ has a modern design that’s considerably lighter, making transport easier and load-in a breeze. If you’re looking for a lightweight keyboard that can travel easy, but you’re not willing to sacrifice sound and performance features, then MODX8+ is the right keyboard for you. Let MODX8+ empower your creativity and inspire your music.

Specifications
  • Keys: 88
  • Keybed: Weighted action
  • Polyphony: 256 notes (128 AWM2 + 128 FM-X)
  • Internal Flash memory: 1.75GB
  • Weight: 30.4 lb.

Features

  • 88-note weighted-action keybed, for a familiar feel to pianists
  • Motion Control Synthesis unifies and controls AWM2 and FM-X sound engines
  • 256 notes total polyphony (128 AWM2 + 128 FM-X)
  • 1.75GB internal Flash memory
  • Super Knob controls multiple parameters simultaneously
  • Send 10 and receive four audio channels, plus 16 channels of MIDI, via a single USB cable
  • Live Sets allow Performance organization without copying, changing order or renaming
  • Four-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