Great buy at any level!
By: Edward Garza
What is your overall opinion of this product?
At first I was skeptical because of the price, but, that soon changed after the demo. The sounds were very realistic and as the others who were there will attest yo, we're THE SAME as the other Yamahas and Korgs that we're there. So, I bought and I have been playing it extensively and am very impressed with the feel and the versatility.
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
Decent weight to it and plays very solid with a standup piano feel but can be used like a synth or piano. The sounds are very accurate and there are many. Orchestral sounds are also amazing. Quality like Yamaha is known for.
Ease of Use
How user friendly is it? Would it work well for a beginner, intermediate or experienced player?
At first, you can run through the sounds pretty easily but you should take the time to read thoroughly through the manual and the Cubase software. This is where you become a true enthusiast and excel at putting together songs and sequences and music tracks. Do your due diligence! The Cubase software can also be upgraded to the latest versions.
Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features?
This is well equipped with the type of features you look for in a workstation/synthesizer. The biggest difference is how many sounds and rhythms you want. The MM8 has the best number of features to price for anything under $2,000. Features and sounds are top notch.
How is the sound quality? How does the sound compare to other products you've use?
Features and sounds are high quality and top notch. You should invest in a good set of studio monitors or keyboard amp to get the full effect - obviously.
How is the feel of the keys? Are the controls laid out well?
Feels like a standup piano but with the sound bank, you get great playability and feel using synth sounds. However you can still get the feel of any sort of piano, including a grand piano - great grand sounds.
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
With all this for only $899! Best value under the $2,000 price point. Great for gigs, recording or just home use.
Awesome Piano like synthesizer with extremely realistic sounds
By: Frank from Temecula, CA, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
This keyboard is built durable and tough. Everything about it gives a professional feel and touch.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
I love the dual layer feature and you can control the sound of the main and dual voices to achieve the exact sound you want. Even though this is a synthesizer class keyboard a pair of quality stereo speakers built-in to the keyboard would in my opinion complete this product as they could be used as monitors on stage or for just practicing at home or in the studio.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
This keyboard is extremely easy to use. The buttons are well layed out. The manual was very simple and easy to understand. I was playing this keyboard with full functionality within minutes. This keyboard has a lot of custom options and they are easy to get to and adjust.
How is the tone?
This MM8 has over 400 original MOTIF sounds and voices and they are very realistic first class sounds! I especially loved the guitar sounds. With the right touch and technique a keyboard player could actually play guitar music and a listener would not be able to tell the difference.
Was this item an overall good value?
Excellent value for the price.