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Yamaha MOX8 88 Key Synthesizer Workstation Keyboard

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The Yamaha MOX8 88 Key Synthesizer Workstation Keyboard packs an incredible punch in a surprisingly lightweight package, it's no wonder why they call it the mobile Motif! The Yamaha MOX8 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 MOX8 is the most powerful, mobile and affordable Yamaha music workstations ever.

Motif has been the de facto industry standard in music production synthesizers for both live performance and studio use for the past decade. The Yamaha MOX8 synth keyboard combines this Motif technology with new USB computer integration technology, making it extremely powerful and mobile. The Yamaha MOX8 synth keyboard is destined to bring Motif music production power to a whole new generation of players.

Yamaha MOX8 88 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 
  • 88-key Graded Hammer Standard for MOX8
  • 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
The MOX8 synth keyboard from Yamaha 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 Yamaha 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 MOX8 synth keyboard.

Performance mode to enhance your creativity
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 MOX8 has 256 preset performances in a wide variety of music style including Rock, World, Hip Hop Jazz, etc.

Easy operation and comprehensive controls
The MOX8 features a category search mode that makes it fast and intuitive get to your ideal instrument. 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 Yamaha 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
MOX8 synth keyboard 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 MOX8, the high-quality effects found in our industry-standard digital recording consoles are at your fingertips. MOX8 synth 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
Yamaha MOX8 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 MOX8 keyboard. The Yamaha MOX8 also 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. MOX8 has a built-in 4-in 2-out USB audio interface so you can record MOX8'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 Yamaha MOX8 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 MOX8, 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 MOX8 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 MOX8 just like a soft synthesizer. In fact, by using the MOX Editor VST, you can turn the MOX into a hardware accelerated VSTi. Combined with Media Bay in Cubase, you can categorize and select MOX8'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 MOX8 is the latest and best example of Yamaha's commitment to integrating our keyboards into the computer music production environment.

88-key Graded Hammer Standard(GHS) action
The MOX8 features an 88-key GHS keyboard. This feature provides authentic, realistic keyboard response—much like the playing feel of an acoustic piano—with the lower keys being heavy in touch, the higher keys light, and all the natural gradations in between.

Mobility – Light and easy to carry
The MOX8 weighs only 32.6 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 MOX8 is 50% lighter in weight than the comparable MOTIF model.

Product Specifications
Yamaha MOX8 88 Key Synth Workstation Keyboard Specifications

Keyboard
  • Number of Keys: 88
  • Type: GHS keyboard
  • Initial Touch: Yes (A/V Only)
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): 52 x 6.75 x 16 inches
  • Weight: 32.6 lbs


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