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    Yamaha MM6 Synthesizer, 61-Key

    Experiment with Yamaha's world-class synth sounds, or make use of versatile song recording features - the MM6 is a serious musician's synthesizer.

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    Yamaha MM6 61-Key Synthesizer Product Description

    Drawing on the same sounds of the popular pro-level MOTIF series instruments, the MM6 has a wide variety of dynamic, realistic and just plain powerful Voices to help you create amazing music. The MM6 also gives you total control over your sound, with real-time tweakable knobs, and features special Patterns that provide full backing -- drums, bass and chords -- for your live performance and song creation. And since the MM6 is exceptionally light and portable, you can bring it anywhere and everywhere your music takes you.

    Features of the Yamaha MM6 Synthesizer



    Pro-Quality MOTIF Sounds

    The sounds are the first and most important thing you look -- and listen -- for in a synthesizer. Rest assured, this synthesizer delivers. The MM6 has 418 Voices and 22 Drum Kits on board, based on the sounds of the famed pro-level MOTIF series synthesizers. These exceptionally high-quality sounds range from authentic and natural acoustic instruments to wild, unique and in-your-face synth Voices. An extra set of GM Voices (128 Normal, 1 Drum Kit) is built into the instrument as well, giving you all you need to play back songs recorded in that popular format.

    So many Voices, so little time... That's why Yamaha also included a convenient Category Search function. Just select the type of instrument you want to play -- organ, guitar, synth lead, strings, whatever -- then select the specific Voice. All your favorite sounds are right at your fingertips.

    Total Tweakability

    Take control. Twist some knobs and tweak the sound. Make it sing and make it scream. The MM6 puts some serious control in your hands. Change the filter cutoff and resonance settings as well as the EG attack and release with the four knobs - in real time as you play.

    Jam-Along Backing Patterns

    The MM6 has a full set of Patterns that give you rhythmic backing in a wide variety of music styles -- including Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, Dance, Ambient, Pop, Rock, Jazz and even World styles. These Patterns are just what you need to shake up the dance floor. All dynamic, all powerful - the MM6 gives you the real thing. Patterns that stay in the groove, but never sound mechanical. Drum loops with a truly human feel that dance and float around the beat, yet remain firmly in the pocket. Riffs and licks that get you inspired, get you moving, and get you creating some serious music.

    Arpeggiate Yourself

    Generate some excitement. The powerful Arpeggiator feature lets you automatically create repeating rhythmic phrases and note patterns. A full 213 Arpeggiator types are built in, letting you trigger a variety of musically useful and exciting patterns to get the house jumping. Many of these Arpeggiator types use synth lead, piano and guitar Voices to generate melodic and broken chord patterns based on the chords you play with your left hand. Bass arpeggios and Drum Voice rhythm loops are also included, letting you easily set up dynamic riffs and beats to jam over.

    Create Your Music, Your Way

    When you play live, you want to be able to make sound changes quickly -- not just between songs, but in the middle of a song too. The Performance Memory feature is just the tool you need to smoothly switch gears and take things up a notch or two. Each Performance can store combined settings for the Voices you want to use (including special keyboard splits and layers), the Patterns you want as backing tracks, and any other crucial settings for your live work. Then, simply call up each Performance by pressing a single button.

    Save and Swap

    Share the wealth. With the rear panel USB connection, the MM6 makes it easier than ever before to transfer your valuable data between devices. Plug in a USB thumb drive or memory stick and store the important MIDI songs, Pattern files, Performance settings and all other data you've created, and then bring it to a computer for archiving and organizing. You can also save your recorded songs in the universal SMF (Standard MIDI File) format, then transfer and use those on any another SMF-compatible device, including computers running MIDI music sequencing software.

    Music Production Software Included

    The MM6 is all about making music. And since much of today's music is being made on computers, the MM6 is built to fit right into any computer music system. Just connect the USB To Host terminal on the instrument to your computer with a standard USB cable, and you've got the makings of a sophisticated recording setup. And just to make sure you get a head start, Yamaha included a free copy of Cubase LE -- a full-featured music production software that has all you need to record your performance data from the MM6 via MIDI (and even use plug-in synthesizers in the software), edit the data, process the sounds with effects, arrange it in multiple tracks and perform final mixdown.

    The Yamaha Story

    Yamaha has been serving the needs of the music community since they manufactured their first reed organs in the late 1800's. Since then, they have expanded their vision to encompass every facet of the music industry. Their holistic approach includes musical instruments, live sound and recording equipment, and music instructional materials.

    As one of the few companies to produce both instruments and recording/sound reinforcement products, Yamaha Corporation is in a unique position to improve the overall quality of their line. Their technological advancements in engineering and design can be incorporated into their musical instruments for improved functionality. Similarly, they can ensure their live sound and recording gear is designed to take advantage of the enhanced functionality of their instruments.

    High quality standards are apparent in every product Yamaha manufactures. Guitars, basses, drums, keyboards, effects, cables, monitors, digital workstations, mixers, control surfaces, PA speakers, headphones, and more all receive the same attention to detail, for years of trouble-free use.

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Yamaha products.

    Yamaha MM6 Technical Description

    Technical Details of the Yamaha MM6 Synthesizer


    Tone Generator - AWM2

    • Polyphony - 32 notes

    • Multi Timbral Capacity - 16 parts

    • Wave Memory - 70MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format)

    • Preset Voices - 418 normal voices + 22 drum kits

    • GM Voices - 128 normal voices + 1 drum kit

    • Onboard Effects - Reverb x 25 types, Chorus x 30 types, Variation x 189 types

    • Master Equalizer - 5 types


    Sequencer

    • Note Resolution - 96 ppq (parts per quarter note)

    • Tempo - 11 - 280 BPM

    • Recording type - Real time replace

    • Tracks - 8 + 8 (Pattern track)

    • Patterns - 168 patterns (x 4 sections)

    • Preset Songs - 3

    • User Songs - 5

    • USB Songs - 400 maximum

    • Arpeggio - Preset x 213 types


    I/O

    • Main Output Connector - L/MONO, R (standard phone jack)

    • Headphone Connector - 1 (standard stereo phone jack)

    • Dynamics Connections - Foot Controller, Sustain

    • MIDI Connections - In/Out, USB (To Host, To Device)

    • Power - DC Inlet


    Other

    • Power Consumption - 12W

    • Dimensions - 37.3(W) x 14.7(D) x 4.8(H) inches

    • Weight - 11.1 pounds


    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Yamaha products.

    Yamaha MM6 61-Key Synthesizer Catalog Description

    Loaded with creative tools, hands-on control, and excellent Motif-derived sounds@8 sequencer tracks, Pattern track, plus arpeggiator@Performance memory stores panel settings@Cutoff, resonance, attack, and release knobs@Over 400 voices and over 20 drum kits@Stereo 1/4" and headphone outputs; MIDI and USB I/O

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    User Reviews for Yamaha MM6 61-Key Synthesizer

    Product Rated 9.3 Out of 10 (14 ratings)
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    • "If you cannot play the piano/drums or write songs, the MM6 just Might do it for you...Maybe. Say that 6 times fast." - Read More
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