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Yamaha MOX6 61 Key Synthesizer Workstation Keyboard

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They call it the mobile Motif for a reason! The Yamaha MOX6 61 Key Synthesizer Workstation Keyboard combines a MOTIF XS sound engine, a MIDI keyboard controller with extensive DAW and VST control, multi-channel USB audio interfacing, onboard sequencing, and an extensive DAW / VST software bundle. The MOX6 is the most powerful, mobile and affordable Yamaha music workstations ever.

For the past decade the Yamaha Motif has been the de facto industry standard in music production synthesizers for both live performance and studio use. The MOX6 combines Motif technology with new USB computer integration technology, making it extremely powerful and versatile. The Yamaha MOX6 is destined to bring Motif music production power to a whole new generation of players.

Yamaha MOX6 61 Key Synthesizer Workstation Keyboard Features

  • 1,217 Voices and 355 MB of waveforms taken from the Motif XS 
  • XA (Expanded Articulation) tone generation system 
  • More than 256 Performances that spark your musical inspiration 
  • Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) effects 
  • 6,720 arpeggiator patterns and the 4 part interactive arpeggio engine 
  • Direct Performance recording 
  • Performance Creator for quick setting of Splits, Layers, and Drum Parts 
  • Category Search provides instant access to the Voices you want 
  • Comprehensive sequencer including step recording 
  • New developed 61-key semi weighted keyboard 
  • Lightweight body 
  • Built-in 4-in 2-out USB Audio/MIDI interface 
  • Bundled with YC-3B Organ Emulator soft synth, Prologue analog synth, and Cubase AI 
  • Advanced Integration with PC
Motif XS sound engine
Yamaha MOX6 Synthesizer Workstation has the exact same 1,270 sounds as the acclaimed Motif XS covering a wide variety of music styles. Starting with the Yamaha's acclaimed Concert Grand Piano CFIII grand piano sound; all the acoustic instrument sounds (strings, brass, guitar, bass, drums and more) that made the Motif XS so popular are included.. Of course the 8 element Voices, 18 different filter types and extensive effects section are also great for creating the vintage analog and modern digital synthesizer sounds that are used in the electronic and hip hop music scenes. All the sounds you'll need for both live performance and music production in a variety of styles are contained in the Yamaha MOX6.

Performance mode to enhance your creativity
With the MOX6 you can combine multiple Voices together (up to 4 parts) and play them on one MIDI channel in performance mode, allowing you to play dynamic layered sounds or play solos along with drums and bass backing tracks. With the interactive Arp engine, even playing simple chords or just one finger gives you complete musical performances to spark your creativity. The MOX6 has 256 preset performances in a wide variety of music style including Rock, World, Hip Hop Jazz, etc.

Easy operation and comprehensive controls
Category search mode makes it fast and intuitive get to your ideal instrument with the Yamaha MOX6 keyboard. 16 different instrument categories with sub-categories make it quick to get the sound you need. With the Performance Creator (a new feature taken from the S90 XS, you can easily build up layer or split Performances by a single button press. Start with a Voice you like, press LAYER and a suitable layer sound will be chosen. Press SPLIT and a left hand Bass sound is called up automatically. Go to DRUM ASSIGN and you can play along with the tons of built in rhythm patterns.

Plenty of Effects including Virtual Circuitry Modeling effects
Yamaha MOX6 has a wide variety of effects for both the internal keyboard sounds and for use with the A/D inputs including a Vocoder for vocal formant controlled synth sounds.. Also Yamaha's proprietary VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) technology that, rather than simply attempting to approach the desired sound using conventional digital audio methods, actually models the original analog circuitry — right down to the last resistor and capacitor. With the MOX6, the high-quality effects found in our industry-standard digital recording consoles are at your fingertips. The Yamaha MOX6 synth keyboard also includes the award-winning REV-X reverb, the same professionally renowned reverb found in the SPX2000.

Sequencer mode to build up your inspiration as quickly as possible
The MOX6 keyboard features a built-in sequencer which lets you produce high-quality music productions without the need for a computer or any other external devices. The sequencer features both real-time recording, which records your performance data as you play it, and Step recording, which is suitable for recording precise phrases or other difficult passages. Moreover, you can use the creative inspiration from Performances and directly record them to a Song/Pattern simply by pressing the [REC] button. After creating the outline in a matter of seconds you can easily edit and refine your song to final completion right on the MOX6. The MOX6 features 6,720 types of arppegiator patterns which contains all the phrase of instruments, so you can easily add additional part onto your song data.

A single USB cable for both Audio and MIDI connections
A single USB cable lets you integrate both Audio and MIDI with your MAC or PC computer. The Yamaha MOX6 synth keyboard has a built-in 4-in 2-out USB audio interface so you can record MOX6's internal sound directly to your MAC or PC. Two dedicated audio inputs can be used to recording guitars and vocals into your computer. Compatible with all the major DAWs including Cubase, you can digitally record the sounds of the MOX6 and anything connected to the stereo analog inputs directly to your favorite DAW. Not only for music production, the USB connectivity and in-depth keyboard controller functionality lets you also playback and control your VST soft synths via the audio outputs of your MOX6, allowing you to easily integrate VSTs into your live stage shows with no extra gear- just add computer and play.

Bundled software and editors
The MOX6 synth keyboard comes bundled with a 48-track version of Steinberg's Cubase AI software, Prologue, Steinberg's VA soft synth for vintage analog synth sounds and a new Yamaha Organ YC-3B Clonewheel organ emulation VST. (The installer package of Soft synthesizers is available at yamahasynth.com) Dedicated Editor Software lets you easily edit your MOX6 just like a soft synthesizer. In fact, by using the MOX6 Editor VST, you can turn the MOX6 into a hardware accelerated VSTi. Combined with Media Bay in Cubase, you can categorize and select MOX's sound from a unified universal library of all your VST sounds. There is even a special editor for setting up the MIDI keyboard controls and remote functions. The MOX6 is the latest and best example of Yamaha's commitment to integrating our keyboards into the computer music production environment.

New 61-key semi-weighted action
The MOX6 features a newly developed, 61-key, semi-weighted keyboard. The keyboard has been designed and adjusted so that you easily and expressively play the rich variety of sounds of the instrument.

Mobility – Light and easy to carry
The MOX6 weighs only 15.4 lbs, making it easy to carry to rehearsals or gigs and make it pound-for-pound the most powerful workstation Yamaha has ever made. The MOX6 is 50% lighter in weight than the comparable MOTIF model.

Product Specifications
Yamaha MOX6 61 Key Synth Workstation Keyboard Specifications

Keyboard
  • Number of Keys: 61
  • Type: Semi-weighted keyboard
  • Initial Touch: Yes
Tone generator
  • Tone Generator: AWM2, with Expanded Articulation
  • Maximum Polyphony: 64 notes
  • Multi Timbral Capacity: 16 parts (Internal), A/D input part
  • Wave: 355MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format), 2,670 waveforms
  • Voices: Preset: 1,024 Normal Voices + 64 Drum Kits, GM: 128 Normal Voices + 1 Drum Kit, User: 128 x 3 (selected and copied from Preset bank), Normal Voice + 32 Drum Kits
  • Performance: User: 128 x 2 (up to 4 parts)
  • Filter: 18 types
  • Effects: Reverb x 9 types, Chorus x 22 types, Insertion (A, B) x 54 types x 3 parts, Vocoder x 1 (uses both Insertion Effect A and B blocks), Master Effect x 9 types, Master EQ (5 bands), Part EQ (3 bands, stereo)
Sequencer
  • Note Capacity: Approx. 226,000 notes
  • Note Resolution: 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
  • Maximum Polyphony: 124 notes
  • Tempo (BPM): 5 – 300
  • Song recording type: Real time replace, Real time overdub (with the exception of the Pattern Chain), Real time punch in/out (Song only), Step (with the exception of the Pattern Chain)
  • Song tracks: Pattern: 16 Phrase Tracks, Pattern Chain: Pattern Track, Tempo Track, Scene Track, Song: 16 sequence Tracks (Loop on/off can be set for each Track), Tempo Track, Scene Track
  • Songs: 64 Songs, Mixing Voices: 16 Voices per Song and up to 256 Voices for all Patterns, Mixing Templates: 32 for all Songs and Patterns
  • Patterns: 64 Patterns (x 16 sections), Measures: 256 maximum
  • Phrases: User Phrases: 256 per Pattern
  • Arpeggio: Preset: 6,720 types, User: 256 types (MIDI Sync, MIDI transmit/receive channel, Velocity Limit, and Note Limit can be set.)
  • Scene Memory: 5 per Song
  • Sequence formats: Original format, SMF format 0, 1 (Format 1 load only)
Other
  • Sequence Software compatible with the Remote Control function:
    • For Windows: Cubase 5.5, SONAR 8
    • For Macintosh: Cubase 5.5, Logic 9, Digital Performer 6, 7 (Functions to be controlled differ depending on the software.)
  • Controllers: Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Assignable Knob x 8, [DATA] dial x 1, Assignable Function buttons x 2
  • Display: 240 x 64 dot, backlit LCD
  • Connectors:
    • OUTPUT [L/MONO]/[R] (standard phone jack)
    • A/D INPUT [L]/[R] (standard phone jack)
    • PHONES (standard stereo phone jack)
    • FOOT CONTROLLER
    • FOOT SWITCH ASSIGNABLE/SUSTAIN
    • MIDI [IN]/[OUT]/[THRU]
    • USB [TO HOST]/[TO DEVICE]
    • DC IN
  • Power Supply: 10W
  • Accessories: AC adaptor (PA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha), USB cable, 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)
Size/Weight
  • Dimensions(WxHxD): 40.5 x 5 x 14 inches 
  • Weight: 15.4 lbs


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"Exceeded my expectations!"
General
What is your overall opinion of this product?
This keyboard is a lightweight version of the acclaimed Motif XS. This fits right in the backseat of my car and I don't have to do any heavy lifting. Many products that are this light in weight are usually associated with lower-grade keyboards that are often sold in retail stores. Not this one!
Quality
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
I bought this to replace my Roland XP-30 which was damaged. I wasn't bitter because I was ready to retire it anyway. I currently own the original Motif 7 Classic which came out in 2001. I still use it in my live shows with my band and worship services in church. I also own a Motif XS Rack which I use in my studio. In terms of the sounds, one word: Superior! I mostly work in genres of Straight Ahead & Smooth Jazz, Classic R&B, House/Dance, Neo-Classical, and Classic Rock. This keyboard fits all of those genres! Years ago when the Motif XS came out, I wanted it but couldn't afford it. I tend to use the FM-based electric pianos like the type from the legendary DX-7. This has ALL of them, plus the Fender Rhodes-type sounds suitable for Neo-Soul. Acoustic pianos are rich. They may not be as full as the "Power Grand" from the first Motif, but they are not weak at all.
Ease of Use
How user friendly is it? Would it work well for a beginner, intermediate or experienced player?
When my Roland XP-30 was destroyed, I missed the ease of use of that keyboard. The Yamaha MX61 makes up for that and I don't have to go through a lot of complicated menus. I can transpose the key at the push of the button, as well as change octaves.
Features
Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features?
The features on this keyboard was beyond my expectations. I knew I was going to get great sounds, but I never expected this board to have the exact sound engine as the Motif XS. I was amazed.
Sound
How is the sound quality? How does the sound compare to other products you've use?
The sound quality of all of the patches were exactly like the ones that I use in my Motif Classic. The acoustic and electric pianos, organs, flutes, horns, and trumpets sound like the real thing, which is why I consider the Motif to be one of my all-time favorite keyboards.
Feel
How is the feel of the keys? Are the controls laid out well?
All of the controls are laid out well. The although the keyboard is made out of plastic (very fragile), but as it is said, you get what you pay for, but don't let that term scare you. If you can take care of any other keyboards and treat it with such care to where it will last you for years, you can do the same thing with this keyboard.
Value
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
In the price range that this keyboard was in, I thought I was going to get lesser-quality sounds that were PCM based. I'm glad to see that I was wrong. At this price range it is practically a steal. Even though the MX61 doesn't have all of the bells and whistles like the Motif XS and the Motif XF (and I'm glad because I can do without ALL of those things), it is a keyboard that is perfect at any level. This keyboard replaces the Roland XP-30 that was destroyed (a driver accidentally ran over it in a cramped parking lot while I was packing my car) and it just about replaced the Motif Classic that I have been using for the last 10 years. The original Motif has a sampler, but I don't even use that feature. I'm a musician that relies on "live" sounds. Another feature that is has that I don't use is the supplied Cubase software. My laptop has delayed latency and I use a digital multi-track recorder which I am more than content with. The MX61 rocks!
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