The Yamaha MX49 49 Key Synthesizer Keyboard is an expressive instrument with over 1000 Motif XS sounds, USB Audio/MIDI connectivity and advanced DAW/VST controller features! With the MX49 you get realistic piano, EP, strings and drums along with out of this world 8-element synth sounds in one easy to use, affordable keyboard. VCM effects as well as analog and digital connectivity allow this Yamaha synth to be used in virtually any set-up.
Yamaha MX49 49 Key Synthesizer Keyboard Features
Over 1000 Sounds from the MOTIF Series
- Over 1000 sounds from the MOTIF series
- Equipped with VCM 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
The MX49 synth keyboard 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 MX49 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.
The MX49 synthesizer comes 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 MX49 keyboard 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 Yamaha MX49 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 MX the perfect tone generator solution for live performance and live playback of DAW MIDI tracks.
Bi-directional USB Audio/MID Interfacing
Just connect a USB cable to your computer and you can monitor all the sounds from your computer via the headphone output of the Yamaha MX49 or listen to your DAW tracks by connecting the MX to external studio monitors or PA gear. The audio converters on the MX49 are made for professional music applications so everything on your computer, even games, will sound better when using the MX as the output. The MX49 synth interface is bi-directional so you can record the internal sounds directly to your computer without ever going to the analog domain.
Extensive Hands-On Controls for VSTs and DAWs
The MX49 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.
A Complete Suite of Music Production Software Included
The MX49 keybard 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.
Complete Analog and Digital Connectivity
In addition to the USB audio/MIDI port, the Yamaha MX49 has a USB to Device port so you can connect USB devices for storing 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 MX49 features an expertly crafted keyboard that only Yamaha could produce. Weighing only 3.8kg, The MX49 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.
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