The MX61 integrates hardware reliability with controller flexibility to give you the best of both worlds at a ground breaking level of affordability. The Yamaha MX61 combines a synth engine built around voices from the top-end MOTIF range of workstations, a USB controller keyboard and USB audio, MIDI computer integration, advanced DAW and VST controller features and a suite of powerful music production software together into one convenient and affordable package. Seriously lightweight and portable, the MX61 gives you all the tools and inspiration you need to quickly turn your musical ideas into reality.
The mix of dynamic and inspiring sounds from the legendary MOTIF and the great keyboard action you would expect from a Yamaha make this synth a joy to use. The user friendly interface and and full music production capabilities mean it can handle almost any task with advanced integration making the Yamaha MX the ideal keyboard for Cubase users. To top it all off the MX61 is also highly portable with an easy carry design for those on the go.
The Yamaha MX61 is also equipped to playback audio and MIDI directly from a USB stick, a portable music player through the AUX IN, or stream audio from your connected DAW via the built-in USB interface so you'll be jamming along to your beats or backings in an instant.
Over 1000 MOTIF Sounds and VCM Effects
The MX61 series 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 MX61 has the best Motif XS Voices right at your fingertips. Voice selection is easy using the MX61's streamlined user interface and the newly designed category selection. You can even edit and store your own sounds onboard.
The MX61 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 MX61 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 MX61 are all user editable, but come programmed with the latest club friendly beats.
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 MX61 the perfect tone generator solution for live performance and live playback of DAW MIDI tracks.
Bi-directional USB Audio/MID Interfacing
The MX61 doesn't just control software DAWs and VSTs; it's an audio interface as well. Just connect a USB cable to your computer and you can monitor all the sounds from your computer via the headphone output of the MX61 or listen to your DAW tracks by connecting the MX61 to external studio monitors or PA gear. The audio converters on the MX61 are made for professional music applications so everything on your computer - even games - will sound better when using the MX61 as the output. The MX61 interface is bi-directional so you can record its internal sounds directly to your computer, without ever going to the analog domain, for the highest possible quality.
Extensive Hands-On Controls for VSTs and DAWs & Complete Analog and Digital Connectivity
The Yamaha MX 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 setup 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. It's never been quicker to take full control of Cubase.
In addition to the USB audio/MIDI port, the MX has a USB to Device port so you can connect USB devices for storing MX 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 Complete Suite of Music Production Software Included
The MX series 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 even 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. Finally, Yamaha has worked with some third party developers to ensure that there will be fully functional cross platform editors available at release.
- 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 lightweight design with a quality Yamaha keyboard
- Complete analog and digital connectivity
- 999 arpeggio patterns
- 166MB of internal Wave ROM
- Auxiliary input and WAV/MIDI file playback
- Advanced synth editor
- A complete suite of music production software included (Cubase AI, YC-3B organ emulator, Steinberg Prologue analog synth)