BUENA PARK, Calif.—Be moved and get moving with the new value-packed MOX8 and MOX6 music production synthesizers, which feature MOTIF XS power and quality in a portable body casing.
“These are very lightweight, but powerful keyboards,” said Athan Billias, Director of Marketing for Yamaha’s Pro Audio and Combo Division. “They offer heavyweight features at a nice price. Pound-for-pound, these are the most powerful, mobile and affordable Yamaha music workstations ever offered.”
Features include the latest sounds, with 1,217 Voices and 355MB of waveforms taken directly from the MOTIF XS. Expanded Articulation offers realistic replication of acoustic instruments and exotic synth sounds. It also includes the same synth engine as its big brother with 18 different filter types, along with the ability to replicate warm, natural vintage sounds via Virtual Circuit Modeling.
The MOX keyboards make song creation easy, with 256 Performance patterns to spark musical inspiration, 6,720 arpeggiator patterns and a four-part interactive arpeggio engine taken from the MOTIF XS. A Performance Creator feature allows for easy set-up of splits, layers and drum parts. The integrated USB audio/MIDI interface eliminates the need for a separate audio I/O for creating music with a PC. Record the MOX directly into a PC and add vocals or guitars through the stereo A/D input channel. Direct Performance recording lets players record directly into the sequencer.
In addition to the built-in 4-in/2-out USB audio interface, the MOX keyboards accommodate any ASIO based software. MIDI keyboard controller functionality controls DAW and VST programs with ease. Both keyboards come with a software package that includes the Cubase AI5 48-track DAW program, Yamaha YC-3B soft synth organ and Steinberg Prologue analog modeling synth.
The MOX8 has 88 Graded Hammer Standard keys, weighs 32.6 lbs. The MOX6 has 61 semi-weighted keys, weighs 15.4 lbs. They are expected to ship in May, 2011.