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YAMAHA MOX - INTRODUCTION
How do you fancy having a professional Yamaha Motif in a very lightweight and affordable package? Well, Yamaha have just released two new synths - the MOX 6 (61 semi-weighted keys) and the MOX 8 (an 88 note graded hammer action keyboard). The new MOX has 1217 voices as well as 6720 Arpeggiator patterns taken from the Yamaha Motif XS range. The MOX 6 weighs an incredible 7.0 kg (15.4 lbs.), whilst the MOX 8 only 14.8 kg (32.6 lbs.) despite its full size keyboard. The prices are such that there is currently nothing on the market that provides this much by way of price, portability and professional sounds. This sounds like an ideal home studio keyboard workstation synth... it has a sequencer but its weight obviously lends itself to the live situation as does the new layout and controls. Well, it all sounds good but I need to put this through its paces and determine whether this light weight keyboard can stand the rigours of the road. Perhaps only time will tell, but it certainly appears to provide the ideal carrying weight for someone who needs 88 hammer-action keys.