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Yamaha MX88BK Music Synthesizer Black

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The MX88 music synthesizer is the complete solution for the modern piano player, aspiring music producer or live performer. Featuring an 88-note weighted keyboard, MX88 boasts realistic piano touch and sound thanks to over 100 years of piano manufacturing experience.MX88 offers modern synthesizer technology based on the legendary Motif Sound Engine...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The MX88 music synthesizer is the complete solution for the modern piano player, aspiring music producer or live performer. Featuring an 88-note weighted keyboard, MX88 boasts realistic piano touch and sound thanks to over 100 years of piano manufacturing experience.

MX88 offers modern synthesizer technology based on the legendary Motif Sound Engine and features a wide range of sounds from classic, authentic instruments to modern, cutting-edge synths. Computer and iOS connectivity is easy with the integrated class-compliant USB audio/MIDI interface, making MX88 perfect for producing music using Cubase AI (included.)

MX88 also unlocks Cubasis LE and FM Essential on iOS devices. The 88-note, GHS weighted action is heavier in the low keys and lighter in the high keys, just like an acoustic piano. The special matte black key tops are designed to absorb moisture and remain tactile after extended use without becoming slippery.

Features

Class-compliant USB Audio/MIDI for true "plug-and-play" connectivity 
Layer, zone, switch, cycle, randomize and control up to eight Voice elements
Recreates the sound and behavior of vintage effects and signal processors
16 channels of MIDI data via a single USB cable without any external devices
DAW Remote controls the transport, mixer and software instruments
Specifications
Tone generator
Tone Generator: AWM2
Maximum Polyphony: 128 notes
Multi Timbral Capacity: 16 parts (Internal)
Wave: Approx.166 MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format)
Voices: Preset: 1,106 Normal Voices + 61 Drum Kits, GM: 128 Normal Voices + 1 Drum Kit, User: 128 Normal Voices + 8 Drum Kits
Performance: User: 128 (16 parts)
Effects: Reverb x 9 types (42 presets), Chorus x 17 types (88 presets), Insertion Effect x 48types (267 presets) x 4, Master EQ (5 bands)

Sequencer
Tempo (BPM): 5 – 300
Songs: 27 Demo Songs
Patterns: 208 Patterns
Arpeggio: 999 types
Sequence formats: SMF Format 0 (playback only)

Other
Sequence Software compatible with the Remote Control function: For Windows®: Cubase 8 or later, SONAR X2 Producer For Mac®: Cubase 8 or later, Logic Pro X, Digital Performer 9 *Functions to be controlled differ depending on the software
Controllers: Pitch Bend Wheel x 1, Modulation Wheel x 1, Assignable Knob x 4, [DATA] dial x 1
Display: 3 digit LED + 20 x 2 line character LCD (backlit)
Connectors: OUTPUT [L / MONO] / [R] (standard phone jack), [PHONE] (standard stereo phone jack), [FOOT CONTROLLER], [SUSTAIN], MIDI [IN] / [OUT], USB [TO HOST] (Class Compliant support)/ [TO DEVICE], [AUX IN], DC IN
Power Supply: 9 W
Accessories: AC adaptor (PA-150B or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha), Owner' Manual, Cubase AI Download Information
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YamahaMX88BK Music Synthesizer
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive / good action (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Portable (3)
  • Touch sensitive keys (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing value with lots of fun to be had.

By Crazy Agile

from San Francisco, CA

Pros

  • Feels wonderful
  • Lots of cool voices in the MOTIF engine
  • Quite portable
  • Sounds great!
  • The price is just right.

Cons

  • None for me!

Best Uses

  • I use mine at home for practice.

Comments about Yamaha MX88BK Music Synthesizer:

I am a fairly new player who was looking for something to freshen my skills and be able to advance some production knowledge. I love how easily this can connect to your computer. It sounds great, feels sturdy, and looks sexy!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Strongly recommend this unit. Its a keeper for me!

By Tony

from undisclosed

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Comments about Yamaha MX88BK Music Synthesizer:

I'm a Korg guy and this is my first Yamaha. I am very pleased with this unit and plan to use it for live performances. They "nailed" it on the weighted keyboard. The feel of the keys are absolutely perfect. Different pressure on the keys clearly impact the note intensity (velocity). An excellent collection of acoustic piano, electric piano, organs, bass, and strings. Interface is basic but very straight forward and easy to navigate around. Real midi connections and usb outs are a plus. Light weight but solid construction. Overall an excellent value.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I recommend this keboard 100% and plus.

By Victor

from Kissimmee Fl

Comments about Yamaha MX88BK Music Synthesizer:

This keyboard is great, amazing. Just bought it today. I am impressed for the quality of the sounds, the action of the keys (hammer graded weighted keys), all features , the effects and parameters, etc.. This keyboard is fully portable. It sound real, also it sound excellent with my Roland KC 350. I am very satisfied with my Yamaha MX88 :)

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing!!!!!

By Jay

from Fresno ca

Comments about Yamaha MX88BK Music Synthesizer:

Really great piano for anyone on a budget. If you can't afford a keyboard like the Yamaha motif or a montage then this is the keyboard for you.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This keyboard is great

By Mr G

from Tobyhanna,pa

Comments about Yamaha MX88BK Music Synthesizer:

The feel of the keys are great happy I brought it

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Absolute best rig at this or even some higher price points

By Documentorian

from Orlando, FL.

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Realistic Sound
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch Sensitive Keys

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Electronic Music
    • Travel

    Comments about Yamaha MX88BK Music Synthesizer:

    I originally purchased both the Yamaha MX-49 and the MX-61 keyboards. Both were fine. However, after those initial purchases, the MX-88 arrived in store for me to test out. As soon as I started playing, that was all she wrote! The big difference between th MX-88 and the other two MX's I mentioned is the key action and response. This is hands down THEE BEST action and subsequent response. It makes the digital pianos (in particular) end up sounding (and feeling) like a real acoustic piano (being amplified or recorded). I've had soooooooo many digital pianos in my life / career that have all been good, sure. But this one ..... no comparison to past rigs I've owned, both mid and high priced ones. BUY THIS !!!

     
    4.0

    Great Little unit..hope it lasts with as light as it is.....

    By RL

    from Houston Tx

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Portable
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha MX88BK Music Synthesizer:

        Good unit

         
        5.0

        Finally found what I've been looking for all my life.

        By Escalus Drax

        from Biloxi, MS

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Fairly lightweight and portable for its size
        • Full range of musical production capability
        • Music software designed for keyboard included
        • Pre-programmed music
        • Realistic Sound
        • Responsive / Good Action

        Cons

        • Cables/keyboard stand not included
        • No Speakers

        Best Uses

        • Electronic Music
        • MIDI

        Comments about Yamaha MX88BK Music Synthesizer:

        I easily compose multiple-track midi compositions using this keyboard and the software (which is designed to work flawlessly with this keyboard). There is no timing lag between the midi out on the keyboard and the USB on the computer since the software utilizes the instruments directly from the keyboard. Multiple tracks are easily recorded on a performance with a full range of instruments and sounds to choose from. I am fully satisfied with this keyboard.

         
        5.0

        Love this keyboard!

        By Stevy

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Yamaha MX88BK Music Synthesizer:

        I love this keyboard! Great sound, great feel, great features!

         
        5.0

        Love my mx88

        By Keyboard

        from Longview, Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Portable
        • Pre-programmed music
        • Realistic Sound
        • Responsive / Good Action
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment

          Comments about Yamaha MX88BK Music Synthesizer:

          I am a church musician

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