Yamaha MX61 61 Key Synthesizer Keyboard Controller

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    Product Description

    The Yamaha MX61 61 Key Synthesizer Keyboard combines over 1000 Motif XS sounds, USB Audio/MIDI connectivity and advanced DAW/VST controller features at a groundbreaking level of affordability! You won’t find another 61 key synth with this remarkable feature set and price. Yamaha equips the MX61 synth with world famous Motif XS pianos, EPs, strings and drums along with 8-element synth sounds and a plethora of vintage VCM effects.

    Yamaha MX61 61 Key Synthesizer Keyboard Features

    • Over 1000 Motif sounds from pianos, electric pianos, strings, drums and exciting synths
    • Equipped with VCM effects which simulate vintage effects
    • 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
    • A lightweight design with a quality Yamaha keyboard
    • Complete analog and digital connectivity
    Over 1000 Sounds from the MOTIF Series
    The MX61 keyboard from Yamaha contains more than 1000 Voices derived directly from the world famous MOTIF XS series. From realistic acoustic sounds like piano, electric piano, strings and drums to complex 8-element synth sounds, the MX61 synth has all of your favorite Motif XS Voices right at your fingertips. The category selection makes it easier than ever to find the Voice you need. You can even edit and store your own sounds right onboard.

    VCM Effects
    MX synthesizers come equipped with VCM effects, which simulate vintage effectors at the circuit level. The sounds of the ‘70s are brought back to life, through simulating the hard-to-find vintage sounds of equalizer, flanger, phaser, and wah effects introduced by the keyboard legends of the era.

    Easy Split /Layer Performance Mode for Instant Inspiration
    Performance Mode on the Motifs has always been the place to find instant inspiration and the MX61 synth is no different. You can easily combine two Voices to play on the keyboard using the dedicated Split and Layer buttons each with their own intelligent arpeggiator and a dedicated Part for a drum track to create evocative Performances that feel like a whole band is playing. The 128 Performances on the MX are all user editable, but come programmed with the latest club friendly grooves.

    16-Part Multi Timbral and 128-note Polyphony
    Each Performance contains not only the three sounds described above, but all the settings for a complete 16-Part Multi setting for play. You can switch between any of the 16 Parts without the sound cutting off. With 128 notes of polyphony there are plenty of notes to play even the densest sequences from your DAW. These features make the MX61 keyboard the perfect tone generator solution for live performance and live playback of DAW MIDI tracks.

    Bi-directional USB Audio/MID Interfacing
    Connect a USB cable to your computer and you can monitor all the sounds from your computer via the headphone output of the MX or listen to your DAW tracks by connecting the MX to external studio monitors or PA gear. The audio converters on the MX61 synth keyboard are made for professional music applications so everything on your computer, even games, will sound better when using the MX as the output. The MX interface is bi-directional so you can record the internal sounds of the MX directly to your computer, without ever going to the analog domain, for the highest possible quality.

    Extensive Hands-On Controls for VSTs and DAWs
    The Yamaha MX61 also features solid knobs and durable buttons for controlling internal sounds, DAW parameters and VST instruments. The deceptively simple interface is combined with a remote template editor on your computer so any VST you own or any new VSTs you buy can be easily set up to be controlled by the MX. There are advanced integration templates for use with a variety of DAWs. When used with Cubase, there is even an AI knob so any parameter can be controlled by the large rotary encoder just by mousing over it. It has never been quicker to take full control of Cubase.

    A Complete Suite of Music Production Software Included
    The MX series is the only hardware synth in its price range to come with a complete suite of music production software tools. The included Steinberg Cubase AI features 48 audio tracks and 64 MIDI tracks, notation, built-in VST effects, so with just the MX and AI you can do complete productions. It comes bundled with Steinberg Prologue and the Yamaha YC-3B organ emulator so you have some compelling VSTs to get started. Plus there are Remote Template editors for setting up controls of VSTs. Finally, Yamaha has worked with some third party developers to ensure that there will be fully functional cross platform editors available at release.

    Complete Analog and Digital Connectivity
    In addition to the USB audio/MIDI port, the MX has a USB to Device port so you can connect USB devices for storing MX data to external memory and even playing back wave files directly from a USB stick. If you want to add a tablet or an MP3 player to your system just connect to the AUX input using a mini stereo cable and you are ready to go.

    A Lightweight Design with a Quality Yamaha Keyboard
    While almost all other keyboard controllers use inexpensive OEM keyboards, the MX features an expertly crafted keyboard that only Yamaha could produce. Weighing only 4.8kg, The MX61 synthesizer can be carried easily with one hand. MX synthesizers have a compact design so they are easy to carry to the gig and also fit easily into today’s compact home music production studios.

    Product Specifications
    Yamaha MX61 61 Key Synthesizer Keyboard Specifications
    • Number of Keys: 61
    • Initial Touch: Yes
    • 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 48types (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)
    • 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
    • Included Accessories: AC adaptor, Owner’s Manual, Online Manual CD-ROM x 1 (containing Reference Manual, Synthesizer Parameter Manual, and Data List), DVD-ROM x 1 (containing DAW software)
    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 984 x 112 x 299 mm
    • Weight: 4.8kg
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    Victor, EZEVIC97@YAHOO.COM
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    Not as great
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    What is your opinion of this product?
    I love Yamaha products but this MX61 is by far the least of what they have put out there and I plan to return it for the following reasons, 1 the volume is low and cannot get sound from it. There is a firmware update to correct this problem but still did nothing . The sound quality is no different from any software synth. Very disappointed .
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    Drummergirl2raw
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    "Great Keyboard with good sound"
    What is your opinion of this product?
    I just received the MX61 last week and it really has a nice sound . Very light as well so it's easy to transport. The only drawback for me was that I could not record with onboard sequencing. I want the convenience of not having to use a computer or stick when I want to do an on the fly recording. I am returning this and upgrading to the MOXF6 since that has on board sequencing. Yes I am paying more but for me it's worth it for me. For the money, the mx61 is great for all of the features it does have.
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    Kevin Yarbray, Kevin.yarbray@Gmail.com
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    Cool
    What is your opinion of this product?
    Mainly because of the weight but when I heard it in person I love it I do have a MOTIF XF 88 that I take on the gigs but I will take ??MX 61 on the next gigs and the price was right
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    KennyF
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    Excellent Sounds, Quality Keyboard Action, Good DAW Interface Controller
    What is your opinion of this product?
    I was shopping around for a Synth with the best sounds and the best keyboard action...I've had several synths over the years and some have springy keys, and some are "clacky" noisy while playing them. The Yamaha keyboard action is the best for Synths in this price range. They feel right and are not clacky or springy, but are very smooth and accurate...The sounds on the MX61 are excellent, and it weighs only 12 lbs. It's well built, and being lightweight will make it a lot easier to load up and go to those jam sessions and gigs...My older keyboards weigh about 80 lbs. and I never take them to jam sessions because they're just too heavy and too much to get up on the stage. The MX61 has the quality sounds, good keyboard action, and is light enough to start taking my keys to the gigs ( I play guitar too). You can layer sounds, like strings and piano, piano and organ, or split the keyboard, or layer whatever you want while performing and not have to take 2 keyboards with you.. I love it!
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    Keith
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    Great Keyboard for Funk band
    What is your opinion of this product?
    Easy Quick changing of sounds between songs.
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    Desmond Mason
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    Well worth the money!
    What is your opinion of this product?
    Awesome for the $! The only qualm I have about this product so far is that it doesn't let you save a list of favorites anywhere, but that is a small issued when compared to the quality sounds I have experienced, the fact that I can easily play along to music with the AUX capability, and the extreme portability that lets me practice almost anywhere! I would definitely recommend this product if you need a synth to add to your set up!
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    Alvin Gonzalez
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    First, I got to say thank you for open the door as a customer, is a great item,I love it....
    What is your opinion of this product?
    Is a great gear, super light and have the sound than I need, I really happy with the yamaha mx61, is WHT I really expect. ....!
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    DJ Savere
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    I love this keyboard it is everything that the BIG BOYS use!
    What is your opinion of this product?
    I always wanted a keyboard that gave me all the sounds that you hear on CDs and radio. This instrument is a total winner, and for the price you cannot beat it! With me starting my studio its is a big plus and being lightweight always is a plus.
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    Ken from Denver, Co.
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    Well worth the money
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    ddpianoman
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    Very Light and portable, Not quite as good as I hoped.
    What is your opinion of this product?
    I got the MX61 to get a nice piano sound and overall, it is very nice. Not crazy about everything else. I was looking for a companion to my Korg Triton and wanted a MOX6 but decided to save a few hundred and try this.
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