The Yamaha MX88 88‑Key Synthesizer, features GHS weighted action which is heavier in the low keys and lighter in the high keys, just like an acoustic piano. The MX88 features a Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) weighted action. This provides realistic acoustic piano touch and response. Special matte black key tops absorb moisture and remain tactile after extended use, perfect for long practice or performance sessions.
Full Concert Grand Piano Voice
The Full Concert Grand Piano in the MX88 comes directly from the MOTIF series. With a powerful focused low end, highly-detailed midrange and pristine high end, the Full Concert Grand Piano is perfect for any style of music in any environment.
Don’t sacrifice sound for portability - get the MX88! The MX88 is a lightweight and portable music synthesizer with 88 full-sized, touch-sensitive keys and over 1,000 Voices from the legendary MOTIF.
Optimized Touch Curve
Uniting the GHS action with the Full Concert Grand Piano Voice is an optimized touch curve. This curve provides the player with a high level of expression, realism and dynamics. This is the only instrument of its kind, designed exclusively by Yamaha.
Sounds For The Modern Piano Player
Beyond its acoustic qualities, the MX88 features an impressive selection of keyboard voices. Choose from authentic re-creations of classic tine and reed electric pianos or retro tonewheel organs with a rotary speaker effect. There are also punchy and percussive Clav sounds when you want to get funky. This wide variety of sounds makes the MX88 perfect for the stage, studio or worship service.
Realistic Strings, Guitars, Basses And Drum Kits
Amazing re-creations of orchestral strings, woodwinds, pipe organs, brass and more make the MX88 an inspirational tool for orchestrators, educators and producers. For the aspiring producer, the highly expressive and playable acoustic and electric guitars, basses, tonewheel organs and drum kits offer a powerful and professional sonic pallete.
Motif Sound Engine
MOTIF Sound Engine Voices consist of up to eight Elements. These Elements can be layered for a thick, fat sound or zoned so a different Element plays in different parts of the keyboard. You can also switch between Elements by velocity for extreme dynamics or randomize Elements for anything from subtle variation to experimental sound.
FM Essential is a FREE 4-Operator FM synthesizer app for iOS. The standard version features 10 Voices, but connecting the MX88 Music Synthesizer (via the Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter – not included) unlocks 271 FM Voices, from classic 80s to cutting-edge modern EDM. Full voice-editing capabilities are also unlocked.
FM Essential also features built-in effects, EQ, drum phrases and a step sequencer for automating your control changes.
Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) re-creates the sound and behavior of vintage effects and high-end studio signal processors by modeling the circuits down to the original analog component level.
128 notes of polyphony ensure dropout-free performance playing live or with full 16-track sequences.
The MX88 is more than a great-sounding synthesizer. It can work with iOS applications, DAW software and software synthesizers on Mac and PC.
Building on the same core technologies found in Steinberg’s Cubase advanced music production software, Cubase AI is a special compact version offering all the basic tools for recording, editing and mixing. It offers powerful yet easy-to-use software tools for a wide range of music styles exclusive to customers of selected Steinberg and Yamaha hardware.
The MX88 is USB audio and MIDI class-compliant, which allows you to record and playback stereo audio to and from your computer or iOS device. This is perfect for recording the MX88 into your DAW and listening to your mixes through speakers or headphones.
However, the MX88 does more than connect to your DAW - it's also a dedicated control surface. Use the onboard transport controls with your DAW and interact with plug-in parameters via the control knobs. There are dozens of built-in Remote Control Templates for interacting with popular soft synths and plug-ins and a 16-channel MIDI interface for using the MX88 as both a keyboard controller and tone generator.
Specially designed for quick, easy operation, it makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze and places touch-intuitive production tools in your hands to take your creativity to new heights and open up a new world of endless possibilities.Specifications
- Sound Engine Type: Motif Sound Engine
- Number of Keys: 88
- Type of Keys: Fully weighted Graded Hammer Standard
- Other Controllers: Pitchbend, Mod Wheel
- Polyphony: 128 notes, 16-part multitimbral
- Number of Presets: Over 1000 voices
- Effects Types: VCM vintage effects & processing
- Audio Inputs: 1 x 1/8" (aux in)
- Audio Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (stereo out)
- Headphones: 1 x 1/4"
- USB: 1 x Type A, 1 x Type B
- MIDI I/O: In/Out/USB
- Pedal Inputs: 2 x 1/4" (sustain, foot controller)
- Expansion: USB Flash Drive sounds (WAV, AIFF, SMF)
- Software: Cubase AI included (download code), Cubasis LE iOS app (unlocks), FM Essential Synth iOS app (unlocks)
- Dimensions: Height: 6.6" x Width: 51.9" x Depth: 15.9"
- Weight: 30.6 lbs.