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Yamaha MX Synthesizers.

Yamaha MX Synthesizers Yamaha Corp. of America; www.yamaha.com; (714) 522-9000; $599.99 (MX49); $799.99 (MX61).

Yamaha has introduced the new MX49 and MX61 synthesizers. At the core of the MX series synthesizers are carefully selected sounds taken from the Yamaha MOTIF XS, packed into a slim and sleek package (available in 49 and 61 note versions) that fit today's mobile life style. By adding extensive audio and MIDI USB connectivity and advanced DAW and VST controller features, the MX series integrates hardware reliability with controller flexibility providing.

From realistic acoustic sounds like piano, electric piano, strings and drums to complex eight-element synth sounds, the MX has all of the Motif XS voices needed for complete music production in a wide variety of genres. Both models include an eight-element engine, Yamaha's renowned Virtual Circuit Modeling effects and 1,134 preset voices, including piano, electric piano, strings and drums. The MX also allows on-board editing and storing of 128 user voices and 128 user performances. With dedicated split, layer and rhythm pattern buttons, the MX has the ability to easily split the keyboard, layer sounds and add backing drum patterns on the fly.

The MX49 and MX61 come with USB Audio I/O capabilities. The MX series will not only playback audio from VSTs and DAWs, it has extensive controller features as well. There are advanced integration templates for use with a variety of DAWs and a Remote Template editor for setting up VST controls. When used with Cubase, an AI knob lets any parameter can be controlled by the large rotary encoder by mousing over it. MIDI and WAV files can be streamed directly from a connected USB memory device and there is an 1/8" external input for connecting external audio devices and tablets.

The MX series comes with a complete software suite that includes Cubase AI DAW recording software, the YC-3B organ VST set, Steinberg's HALion SE VST set and a free PsiCraft Performance Editor from Vyzor.

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Title Annotation:Musical Merchandise
Publication:American Music Teacher
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2013
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