Item #1329113 Model #MX88BK

Yamaha MX88 Music Synthesizer Black


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Versatile, powerful with DAW software included.

The Yamaha MX88BK synthesizer opens up a world of musical possibilities for keyboardists and producers alike. Featuring over 1,000 professionally crafted presets from Yamaha's flagship MOTIF synthesizer, the MX88BK places an astounding array of acoustic and electronic sounds at your fingertips. Its 88 graded hammer-effect keys provide a realistic piano feel for expressive playability, while powerful on-board effects and real-time controls invite spontaneous creativity.

MOTIF Sound Library Brings Studio-Quality Sounds Onstage
The MX88BK grants access to Yamaha's extensive MOTIF sound library, with over 1,000 presets spanning acoustic pianos, EPs, strings, drums, and evolving synth textures. Yamaha's proprietary VCM technology models vintage stomp boxes and studio gear at the circuit level, letting you tap into coveted '70s-era sounds. From intricate sequences to dense layering, the MX88BK's 128-note polyphony ensures your most complex musical passages are heard in full.

Weighted Keys and Advanced Connectivity
With 88 hammer-effect keys and precise velocity sensitivity, the MX88BK delivers a balanced, realistic piano feel for expressive playability. Its slim, lightweight design makes transportation a breeze, ready to inspire at a moment's notice. A class-compliant USB MIDI interface provides plug-and-play connectivity to your favorite Mac, PC, or iOS apps without the need for external drivers.

Perform and Produce Without Limits
A 16-part multitimbral architecture turns the MX88BK into a powerful tone generator for composition and live performance. Split and layer sounds, assign effects, and create custom presets — all in real time. Octave shift, transpose, and chord memory functions are instantly accessible, allowing you to adapt to any musical situation.

Premium Software Suite Included
Included with purchase, the MX88BK comes with an exclusive software bundle to enhance your music creation experience. Steinberg's Cubase AI DAW provides an intuitive platform for sequencing and arranging. Expand your sonic capabilities with the Yamaha MX88 music synthesizer.

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 48 types (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 
  • 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: 9W
  • Accessories: AC adaptor (PA-150B or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha), Owner's Manual, Cubase AI Download Information


  • 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