Yamaha MX BK/BU Series 49-Key Synthesizer (128 Polyphony) - Black

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MX49 BK

Your Price: $699.99 CDN

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Great for stage, studio and everywhere in between

For keyboardists needing great sounds, computer connectivity and integration along with full-sized keys in an ultra-portable package, the MX49 BU is a lightweight synthesizer featuring the legendary Motif sound engine and computer integration. Unlike dedicated keyboard controllers with no internal sounds or hardware synths that require a separate audio interface, MX49 BU features a powerful synthesizer engine, deep computer DAW and iOS APP control and an integrated, Class Compliant USB Audio/MIDI interface.

The MX series contains more than 1000 Voices derived directly from the world famous Yamaha MOTIF XS series. From realistic acoustic sounds like piano, electric piano, strings and drums to complex 8-element synth sounds, the MX has all of your favorite MOTIF XS Voices right at your fingertips. The MX even has a streamlined interface for instant hands-on selection of all those great Voices. The newly designed category selection makes it easier than ever to find the Voice you need. You can even edit and store your own sounds right onboard.

- Over 1000 sounds from the MOTIF series
- Plug and Play, "FM Essential", a synthesizer app for the iPhone and iPad that provides for real-time synth performances and also lets you edit voices
- Easy Split /Layer Performance Mode for Instant Inspiration
- 16-Part Multi timbral and 128-note polyphony
- Extensive Hands-On controls for VSTs and DAWs
- Bi-directional USB Audio/MID interfacing
- A Complete Suite of Music Production Software included
- Cubasis LE
- Complete analog and digital connectivity
- A lightweight design with a quality Yamaha keyboard
- Equipped with VCM effects

Specs:

Dimensions (W x H x D):830 x 91 x 298 mm
Weight: 3.8kg

Keyboard

Number of Keys: 49
Initial Touch: Yes

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)

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 X 2 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] / [TO DEVICE], [AUX IN], DC IN
Power Supply: 9 W
Accessories: AC adaptor (PA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha), Owner' Manual, Cubase AI Download Information

Clear sounds with decent build2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLangley, British Columbia
It does have the motif sounds it claims but doesn't have the low-end depth you can find in the Motif Series (Can be fixed with Master EQ). It blends in well when played live, you can record sounds straight in to your computer via the USB-MIDI connection. The audio interface isn't really powerful unless you have a fast CPU that reduces latency. It's multitimbral so you can send 16 tracks to it at the same time. Wouldn't trade this synth but would definitely pair it up with a full sized Motif-line workstation!
Posted by John on Jan 29, 2019
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