Please Note All The MODX 8 Listings Include A Power Supply
Yamaha MODX 8 Music Synthesizer
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A new and exciting synthesizer release from Yamaha, the ModX (pronounced Mo..D X) is the first major synth release which has been released to sit under the mighty Yamaha Montage. Affectionately known as the 'Montage Junior' the ModX is also equipped with the same 'Super Knob' which allows many parts to be controlled at the same time, fading in and out varous phrases and parts to give an ever changing and emmersive sound.
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This Will Replace The MOXF Series
MODX 6 = 61 Keys Semi Weighted Keys
MODX 7 = 76 Keys Semi Weighted Keys
MODX 8 = 88 GHS Keys (This Listing)
MOXF successors with improved controls
Compared to its predecessors, the new MODX range of synthesizers offer a multitude of additional functions and workflow improvements to increase the joy of working with the instruments. All three models; MODX6, MODX7 and MODX8 feature four faders, a multi-purpose Super Knob and a touch screen. Seamless Sound Switching avoids cutting off sounds when changing between performances. The MODX series allows for up to 128 notes of AWM2 stereo samples in addition to 64 FM-X synthesizer voices. Employing up to 13 simultaneous dual insert effects and supplementing three independent master effects unlocks even more sound-designing potential. Modern synthesizer sounds with a long history The MODX sound library encompasses a huge catalogue of both modern and classic sounds, since its engine employs the very same technologies that also empower Yamaha flagship synthesizer MONTAGE: AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) sampling and synthesis engine and frequency modulation FM-X. The MODX synthesizers are compatible with performances from MONTAGE, MOTIF XS/XF, MOXF and, by means of the free FM Converter on YamahaSynth.com, with DX and TX sounds, granting MODX users access to one of the largest sound libraries of all time. A sampled Bösendorfer Imperial Premium grand piano and the possibilities of sound-sharing web portal Soundmondo enhance the sonic capabilities even further. Motion Control incorporates this wealth of sounds into a programmable matrix for dynamic sound textures, so the MODX series combines excellent sounds with unmatched performance possibilities for sonic manipulation.
The ideal companion for every type of musician The MODX series spans three models that differ mainly in size, catering to the needs of different kinds of musicians. The smallest model is MODX6 with 61 semi-weighted keys to perfectly meet the demands of synthesizer fans and sound programmers who want to focus on getting the most out of the sampling and synthesis engines. With 76 keys, the MODX7 offers more room for playing hands and is made for keyboardists who want to have their sounds available over a wider range of keys. The MODX8 features 88 Graded Hammer keys to 2 of 2satisfy even the most discerning pianists by providing them the feedback they need for a perfect performance. Lightweight, high performance With their sonic variety and exquisite features, the MODX6, MODX7 and MODX8 synthesizers remain compact and lightweight, rendering them the perfect instruments for gigs and rehearsals. Even the large MODX8 with its 88 Graded Hammer keyboard weighs only 13.8 kg. A high-quality, premium soft case are available, which protects the synthesizers on the way to and from a gig.
MODX ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE
Yamaha has redefined the synthesizer midrange: MODX is here! Empower your creativity, take control and stand out from the crowd with MODX: a compact, lightweight synthesizer designed for inspired music-making. The power of the MODX synthesis engine allows unlimited potential to create your own unique sound demanded by any artist. Bring the sophistication of music production automation to realtime live performance with Motion Control.
Only found in Yamaha music synthesizers, the AWM2 engine offers much more than just sample playback. Each of the 16 AWM2 Parts feature eight programmable synthesizers with a Filter (18 different Types!), Amplitude, Pitch and Filter Envelope Generators, nine LFOs, 3-band EQ and a dedicated Dual Insert Effect with Virtual Circuitry Modeling.
FM-X produces classic ‘80s or cutting-edge, EDM synthesizer sound with incredible dynamic range, power and fidelity. MODX goes well beyond the capabilities of the original DX7 with an 8-Operator FM architecture, 64-note polyphony, many Filter Types and more. Create sounds no one has ever heard with Motion Control for ever-evolving and changing textures.
192-NOTE TOTAL POLYPHONY
MODX features 128-note stereo AWM2 polyphony and 64-notes of FM-X polyphony. Due to the unique architecture of MODX and MONTAGE, this polyphony is always available without latency or compromising other features.
From high definition Reverbs to detailed Virtual Circuit Modeling (VCM) effects, MODX features DSP innovation, power and sound quality. Use effects like Beat Repeat, Vinyl Break, or Bit Crusher to get EDM sound.
The Spiralizer effect creates the auditory illusion of a tone continuously rising or falling in pitch. You can even add a Compressor with Sidechain for a modern “ducking” effect. Or go retro with vintage effects like Analog Delay, VCM Phaser, or a variety of Amp Simulators. Piano players will appreciate piano-focused effects like Damper Resonance for a super-realistic piano experience and the HD Reverbs that let you put yourself in any performance space.
A stereo A/D Input allows you to bring external sources like analog synthesizers, vocals and other instruments into the MODX Motion Control system. The control offered goes well beyond simple onboard effect processing. Control individual parameters with the physical controls or have MODX provide “invisible hands” using Motion Control. With the addition of the Vocoder, Envelope Follower, and Auto Beat Sync, the A/D Input on MODX becomes an instrument unto itself.
Sidechain is a popular effect in modern dance music where a pad or other sustain part is “keyed” to the kick drum. When the kick drum plays, it ducks down the sustained part creating a “pumping” rhythmic effect.
CONTENT Beyond being an amazing synthesizer, MODX is an expandable content platform. Get new sounds for your MODX at yamahamusicsoft.com
Soundmondo is a social sound sharing network that lets you store and recall MODX Performances and share them with other users. Each stored Performance can be rated, named and given a custom image from your photo library. With the Soundmondo App for iOS you can upload and download new Performances and directly to MODX with an iOS device. COMPAT IB IL ITY : MONTAGE AND MOTIF DX AND TX Out of the box, MODX offers access to one of the largest sound libraries ever – over 35 years in the making by our world-class sound designers and artists. MODX is directly compatible with MONTAGE as well as MOTIF XS/XF and MOXF Voices and Performances. The free FM Converter Web App on YamahaSynth.com makes it compatible with DX7, DX7II, TX802, and TX816 synthesizer content as well. Demonstrator tips on page 41 BÖSENDORFER As part of the MODX introduction, Yamaha is pleased to offer an incredible Bösendorfer Imperial Premium Grand Piano download for FREE to all MODX owners. Please go to https://eu.yamahamusicsoft.com/synth/bosendorferpiano-montage for details.
MULT I-CHANNEL USB AUDIO INTERFACE
As expected for modern computer-based music production, MODX features a professional 2-in/10-out, multi-channel USB Audio Interface. Coupled with two A/D Inputs, MODX is a perfect centerpiece for any professional recording studio or live computer rig. A single-cable connection replaces the need for an external audio interface, even for your iOS device.
Rhythm Patterns are an easy way to add a Rhythm Part to a Performance. By combining Rhythm Patterns and the Envelope Follower, you can change the Patterns even further.
Every artist wants to sound unique. Empower your creativity, take control and stand out from the crowd. Bring the sophistication of music production automation to realtime live performance with Motion Control. Demonstrator tips on page 42
The Super Knob is to shaping sound as a conductor is to an orchestra. It directs individual dynamic elements into a single musical expression. Like a conductor, the Super Knob can tell one player to turn up while another turns down. You can change the shape of notes from long to short, bright to dark or move a player from being right next to you to the back of the concert hall. The Super Knob allows simultaneous control of up to 128 parameters in a single Performance. This means you can control mix functions like Volume, Pan, and Effect Sends or detailed synth parameters like Filters, LFOs, and Operators. You can even control the Super Knob with an FC7 foot controller making it easy to manipulate the sound when playing with both hands.
Motion Sequences are tempo-synchronised, completely customisable control sequences that can be assigned to virtually any synthesizer parameter and provide incredible new ways of creating sound. Motion Sequences also have dedicated controls on the front panel making it easy to manipulate and change in real-time, providing incredible interactivity and expression
Notable Features Compared To The MOXF Series
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 Masterkeyboard functions for each Performance Multichannel USB Audio Interface, 2-in/10-out.
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