Yamaha MODX8 Synthesizer Keyboard

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  • Highly versatile Synthesizer for stage and studio
  • AWM2 sample and synthesis engine
  • Integrated performance controls with faders and encoders
  • Built-in USB audio interface and LED touchscreen
  • Redefine your creative inspiration

Yamaha MODX8 Synthesizer Keyboard

Redefining the synthesis world. The Yamaha MODX8 Synthesizer Keyboard is a 88-note synthesizer featuring a semi-weighted keybed for fluid playability.

The MODX8 features the AWM2 engine provides ultra-versatile sound design capabilities. The sample and synthesis engine delivers sonically accurate emulations of acoustic instruments, synth sounds and percussion.

The FM-X section provides unique and expressive synthesis technology, which is highly programmable and ideal for music producers. The MODX8 Synth also includes 1GB of integrated flash memory and 192-note total polyphony. It even has a built-in USB audio interface, making it perfect for studio and stage.

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88-Note Semi-Weighted Fluid Keybed

With the same feel as an acoustic piano, the semi-weighted keybed provides fluid playability for all players. The specialised keybed not only feels good to play but it also adds expression to your playing.

In total, the MODX8 provides up to 192-notes of polyphony, comprised of 128-note polyphony for the AWM2 engine and 64-notes for FM-X section. The SSS technology (Seamless Sound Switching) allows for performances which include up to four parts. This can be highly useful for live performances and studio sessions.

Advanced Memory Wave 2 Synthesis Engine

The 2nd generation synthesis engine provides faithful recreations of classical instruments, synths sound and percussion. The cutting-edge engine emulates organic sounds with exceptional attention to detail, taking your sound design abilities to the next level. The AWM2 engine is specially made for Yamaha synthesizers, giving you the ability to process both samples and sounds.

FM-X Frequency Modulation

The unique frequency modulation technology within the MODX8 gives you in-depth control over your sounds. It features an 8-operator FM architecture with 64-note polyphony. The FM-X section features deep programming abilities, allowing you to create everything from classic pad sounds to in-your-face EDM basslines. The comprehensive range of filter types provides you with immense control over your sounds, allowing you to create any tone you desire.

Built-In Studio Effects

The MODX8 also features a wide variety of high-grade studio effects. The effects range from modern-day reverbs to emulated analog effects. At the core of the effects section is the powerful DSP engine. This helps to provide the highly detailed effects and exceptional audio quality. Everything is included from virtual circuit modelling effects to modern-day effects such as Bit Crushing and Beat Repeat.

One of the most unique effects included is the Spiralizer. This one-of-a-kind effect provides the illusion of a tone rising or falling in pitch. To top it off, the synth also provides sidechaining abilities for added flexibility.

Faders, Encoders & Other Performances Controls

Unleash your creativity during live performances using the integrated faders, encoders and more. Four faders and encoders can be used to control a variety of settings and functions. Use them to control automation, pitch, tone and many other parameters.

The Super Knob acts as a virtual music conductor. It works by channeling individual dynamic elements into one control. You can use the control to shape the notes from long to short or bright to dark for a uniformed change in sounds. It provides simultaneous control of up to 128 parameters in a single performance.

Performances are used like user-created presets, allowing you to save and recall sounds and settings for live performances. There are 2,00 preset performances in total, with 640 user programmable performances and 5,120 library performances.

Integrated 2-in/10-out USB Audio Interface

Computer-based music production is the standard within the industry today. The MODX design incorporates a multi-channel USB audio interface to communicate and process sounds to your computer.

The interface is coupled with two A/D inputs, making the MODX8 the perfect keystone to any studio or live setup. An integrated USB volume knob allows you to control the volume of the USB audio stream for added flexibility.

Versatile Envelope Follower

Envelope Followers are used to convert audio files into a control source for various synth parameters. The versatile envelope follower within the MODX8 provides in-depth control. For example using a vocal recording to control multiple parameters can turn the MODX into a talking synthesizer.

Integrated 1GB Flash Memory

The MODX features 1GB of non-volatile low-latency flash memory. The flash memory allows you to store and recall sounds, settings, performances and more. It boasts high-speed reading/writing for optimised performance. You can also use your own custom Sample or Synths libraries from the Yamaha website.


  • AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) sample and synthesis engine
  • 88-note semi-weighted keybed for fluid playability
  • Unparalleled sonic versatility for creating sounds from iconic 80s sounds to modern-day EDM cutting-edge leads
  • Integrated performance controls include faders and encoders for in-depth control over parameters
  • Ideal for both studio and stage use
  • FM-X Synth Engine
  • LCD-Touchscreen 7"-Colour-Wide-VGA-TFT
  • Waveform-ROM expanded from 741 MB to 5.67 GB
  • 2,370 new Waveforms, 6,347 total in ROM
  • 1 GB Flash-ROM built-in
  • Ca. 2,000 preset performances
  • 640 user performances
  • 5,120 library performances
  • Seamless Sound Switching “SSS“ for Performances with up to four Parts
  • 13 dual insert effects (12 Parts + A/D Input)
  • Over 256 preset live set slots, 2,048 User & 2,048 library live set slots
  • 10,239 arpeggios
  • Eight arpeggio Parts simultaneously
  • Eight Scenes per Performance
  • Master keyboard functions for each Performance
  • Multichannel USB Audio Interface, 2-in/10-out
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