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
Motif XS sound engine
- 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
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.