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    Yamaha MOX8 88-Key Keyboard Synthesizer

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    Yamaha MOX8 Keyboard Synthesizer, 88-Key Product Description

    For the past decade, Motif synthesizers have been the industry standard for both live performance and studio production. Combining Motif technology with multi-channel USB computer integration technology and bundled VSTs, the MO X6 and X8 are the most powerful, mobile and affordable Yamaha music workstations ever. They are destined to bring Motif music production to this generation of players and producers.

    The MOX combines a MOTIF XS sound engine (with 355MB of Wave ROM, over 6000 arpeggiator patterns, and VCM effects), a MIDI keyboard controller (with AI knobs and extensive DAW/VST control), and advanced multi-channel USB audio computer integration together in one convenient package. Add to that, the built-in direct performance recording, song/pattern sequencing and the included Cubase AI software plus two unique VST instruments packed into lightweight bodies, and you get pound-for-pound the most powerful, mobile and affordable Yamaha music workstation ever.

    Motif XS Sound Engine

    MOX has the exact same 1270 sounds as the acclaimed MOTIF XS covering a wide variety of music styles. Starting with the Yamaha's acclaimed Concert Grand Piano CF3 grand piano sound; all the acoustic instrument sounds (strings, brass, guitar, bass, drums and more) that made the Motif XS so popular are covered. Of course the 8 element voices, 18 different filter types and extensive effects section are also great for creating the vintage analog and modern digital synthesizer sounds that are used in the electronic and hip hop music scenes. All the sounds you'll need for both live performance and music production in a variety of styles are contained in the MOX.

    Performance Mode

    You can combine multiple Voices together (up to 4 parts) and play them on one MIDI channel in performance mode, so you can play dynamic layered sounds or play solos along with drums and bass backing tracks. With the interactive Arp engine, even playing simple chords or just one finger give you complete musical performances to spark your creativity. The MOX has 256 preset performances in a wide variety of music style (Rock, World, Hip Hop Jazz, etc).

    Easy Operation

    Category search mode makes it fast and intuitive get to your ideal instrument. 16 different instrument categories with sub-categories make it quick to get the sound you need. With the Performance Creator (a feature taken from the S90XS, you can easily build up layer or split Performances by a single button press. Start with a Voice you like, press LAYER and a suitable layer sound will be chosen. Press SPLIT and a left hand Bass sound is called up automatically. Go to DRUM ASSIGN and you can play along with the tons of built-in rhythm patterns.

    Sequencer mode to build up your inspiration as quickly as possible

    MOX features a built-in sequencer which lets you produce high-quality music productions without the need for a computer or any other external devices. The sequencer features both real-time recording, which records your performance data as you play it, and Step recording, which is suitable for recording precise phrases or other difficult passages. Moreover, you can use the creative inspiration from Performances and directly record them to a Song/Pattern simply by pressing the [REC] button. After creating the outline, in a matter of seconds you can easily edit and refine your song to final completion right on the MOX.

    Plenty of Effects

    MOX has a wide variety of effects for both the internal keyboard sounds and for use with the A/D inputs including a Vocoder for vocal formant controlled synth sounds. Also Yamaha's proprietary VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) technology that, rather than simply attempting to approach the desired sound using conventional digital audio methods, actually models the original analog circuitry - right down to the last resistor and capacitor. With the MOX, the high-quality effects found in the industry-standard digital recording consoles are at your fingertips.

    MOX also includes the award-winning "REV-X" reverb, the same professionally renowned reverb found in the SPX2000.

    Audio and MIDI Connections

    A single USB cable lets you integrate both Audio and MIDI with your MAC or PC computer. MOX has a built-in 4" 2-out USB audio interface so you can record MOX's internal sound directly to your MAC or PC. Two dedicated audio inputs can be used to record guitars and vocals into your computer. Compatible with all the major DAWs including Cubase, ProTools, MOTU, and Sonar (in fact any program that support ASIO drivers), you can digitally record the sounds of the MOX and anything connected to the stereo analog inputs directly to your favorite DAW. Not only for music production, the USB connectivity and in-depth keyboard controller functionality lets you also playback and control your VST soft synths via the audio outputs of your MOX, allowing you to easily integrate VSTs into your live stage shows with no extra gear -- just add computer and play.

    Bundled Software and Editors

    The MOX comes bundled with a 48-track version of Steinberg's Cubase AI software, Prologue, Steinberg's VA soft synth for vintage analog synth sounds and a Yamaha Organ YC-3B "Clonewheel" organ emulation VST. (The installer package of Soft synthesizers is available at yamahasynth.com) Dedicated Editor Software lets you easily edit your MOX just like a soft synthesizer. In fact, by using the MOX Editor VST, you can turn the MOX into a hardware accelerated VSTi. Combined with Media Bay in Cubase, you can categorize and select MOX's sound from a unified universal library of all your VST sounds. There is even a special editor for setting up the MIDI keyboard controls and remote functions. The MOX is one of the best examples of Yamaha's commitment to integrating the keyboards into the computer music production environment.

    88-note Graded Hammer Standard Action

    The MOX8 features an 88-key GHS keyboard. This feature provides authentic, realistic keyboard response-much like the feel of an acoustic piano-with the lower keys being heavy in touch, the higher keys light, and all the natural gradations in between. The MOX6 features a recently developed, 61-key, semi-weighted keyboard. The keyboard has been designed and adjusted so that you easily and expressively play the rich variety of different sounds in the instrument.

    Easy To Carry

    The lightweight bodies (MOX6:15.4 lbs, MOX8: 32.6 lbs) make it easy to carry the MOX to rehearsals or gigs and make them pound-for-pound the most powerful workstations Yamaha has ever made. Both models are 50% lighter in weight than the comparable Motif models.

    Features

    - 1217 Voices and 355 MB of waveforms taken directly from the Motif XS
    - XA (Expanded Articulation) tone generation system for incredibly acoustic instrument performance and more than 256

    - Reproduction of the unique, natural, warm sounds of vintage instruments via Virtual Circuitry Modeling effects
    - 6720 arpeggiator patterns and the 4 part interactive arpeggio engine from the Motif XS
    - Direct Performance recording lets you record your Performances straight into the sequencer
    - Category Search provides instant access to the Voices you want
    - Comprehensive sequencer for creating Songs and Patterns, including step recording
    - Recently developed 61 semi-weighted keyboard action
    - Built in 4 in 2 out USB Audio/MIDI interface
    - Bundled with Yamaha YC-3B Organ Emulator soft synth, Steinberg Prologue analog synth, and Cubase AI5.
    - Advanced Integration with PC and keyboard controller


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    Yamaha MOX8 Keyboard Synthesizer, 88-Key Technical Description

    Specifications

    - Model: MOX6/8
    - Keyboard:
    - Keys:
    - MOX6: 61 key semi weighted
    - MOX8: 88 key GHS keyboard
    - Initial Touch: O
    - After Touch: -
    - Tone Generator Block:
    - Tone Generato: AWM2+Expanded Articulation
    - Maximum Polyphony: 64 notes
    - Multi Timbral: Capacity 16 internal parts + Audio input (A/D input )
    - Wave memory: 355MB (16-bit linear)
    - Waveform: 2670
    - Voice:
    - Preset:
    - 1024 normal voice
    - 64 drum kits
    - GM:
    - 128voice + 1 drum kit
    - User 128 x 3 Voice
    - 32 drum kits
    - Performance: User 128 x 2
    - Filter: 18 types
    - Effects:
    - Insertion A/B x 54 types x 3 part
    - Vocoder x 1
    - Reverb x 9
    - Chorus x 22
    - Master Effect x 9
    - Master EQ 5 band
    - Part EQ 3 band stereo
    - Sequencer:
    - Note Capacity: Approx. 226,000 notes
    - Note Resolution: 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)
    - Maximum Polyphony: 124 notes
    - Tempo: 1-300
    - Recording Type:
    - Real time replace
    - Real time overdub (with the exception of the Pattern Chain)
    - Real time punch in/out (Song only)
    - Step (with the exception of the Pattern Chain)
    - Tracks:
    - Pattern:
    - 16 Phrase tracks
    - Pattern Chain:
    - Pattern track
    - Tempo track
    - Scene track
    - Song:
    - 16 sequence tracks (Loop on/off can be set for each track)
    - Tempo track
    - Scene track
    - Patterns: 64 Patterns (x 16 sections) Measures: 256 maximum
    - Phrases: 256 per Pattern
    - Songs: 64 Songs
    - Mixing voices: 16 Voices per Song and up to 256 Voices for all Patterns
    - Mixing Templates: 32 for all Songs and Patterns
    - Arpeggio:
    - Preset 6720 type
    - User 256 type
    - 4 part arpeggio
    - Scene Memory: 5 per song
    - Sequence format: MOX original format SMF format 0/1
    - Others:
    - Master User: 128
    - Sequence Software For Windows: Cubase 5.5, compatible with the SONAR 8
    - Remote Control function For Macintosh: Cubase 5.5, Logic 9, Digital Performer 6&7
    - Controllers:
    - Pitch Bend wheel
    - Modulation whee
    - Assignable Knob x 8
    - Assignable Function button x 2
    - [DATA] dial x 1
    - Display: 240 x 64 dot, backlit LCD
    - Connections:
    - Output (1/4 in. L/R)
    - Headphone (1/4 in. stereo)
    - A/D Input (1/4 in. L/R)
    - Foot Controller
    - Foot Switch
    - MIDI In/Out/Thru
    - USB (to host, to device)
    - Power Consumption: 10W
    - Dimensions:
    - MOX8: 1320 (W) x 405 (D) x 168 (H) mm

    51.97 (W) x 15.94 (D) 6.61 (H) inches
    - Weight:
    - MOX8: 14.8kg
    - MOX6: 7.0kg
    - Accessories:
    - AC Adaptor (PA-150)
    - USB Cable
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