Yamaha MX61ii BK Synthesizer, Blue
The MX61ii BU features over 1000 Voices from the legendary MOTIF series plus deep computer and iOS integration in a compact, lightweight keyboard.
- Lightweight and compact 61 key synthesizer
- Over 1000 sounds from the MOTIF series
- East split/layer performance mode
- 16-Part Multi Timbral and 128-note Polyphony
- Class compliant USB Audio and MIDI interface
- Complete suite of music production software included
- Colour: Blue
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For keyboardists needing great sounds, computer connectivity and integration along with full-sized keys in an ultra-portable package, the MX61ii BK is a lightweight synthesizer featuring the legendary MOTIF sound engine and computer integration. Unlike dedicated keyboard controllers with no internal sounds or hardware synths that require a separate audio interface, MX61ii BK features a powerful synthesizer engine, deep computer DAW and iOS APP control and an integrated, Class Compliant USB Audio/MIDI interface.
Over 1000 Sounds From The MOTIF Series
The MX series contains more than 1000 Voices derived directly from the world famous Yamaha MOTIF XS series. From realistic acoustic sounds like piano, electric piano, strings and drums to complex 8-element synth sounds, the MX has all of your favourite MOTIF XS Voices right at your fingertips. The MX even has a streamlined interface for instant hands-on selection of all those great Voices. The newly designed category selection makes it easier than ever to find the Voice you need. You can even edit and store your own sounds right onboard.
Plug and Play, 'FM Essential'
'FM Essential' is a synthesizer app for the iPhone and iPad that provides for real-time synth performances and also lets you edit voices. If you plug an MX61ii BK with the iOS application 'FM Essential', you can unlock and play all the functions and Voices in the app.
Easy Split /Layer Performance Mode for Instant Inspiration
Performance Mode on the MOTIFs has always been the place to find instant inspiration and the MX61ii is no different. You can easily combine two Voices to play on the keyboard using the dedicated Split and Layer buttons each with their own intelligent arpeggiator and a dedicated Part for a drum track to create evocative Performances that feel like a whole band is playing. The 128 Performances on the MX61ii are all user editable, but come programmed with the latest club friendly grooves.
16-Part Multi Timbral and 128-note Polyphony
Each Performance contains not only the three sounds described above, but all the settings for a complete 16-Part Multi setting for play. You can switch between any of the 16 Parts without the sound cutting off. With 128 notes of polyphony there are plenty of notes to play even the densest sequences from your DAW. These features make the MX61ii the perfect tone generator solution for live performance and live playback of DAW MIDI tracks.
Bi-directional USB Audio/MID Interfacing
But the MX61ii doesn't just control software DAWs and VSTs: it's an audio interface as well. Just connect a USB cable to your computer and you can monitor all the sounds from your computer via the headphone output of the MX61ii or listen to your DAW tracks by connecting the MX61ii to external studio monitors or PA gear. The audio converters on the MX are made for professional music applications so everything on your computer -- even games -- will sound better when using the MX61ii as the output. The MX61ii interface is bi-directional so you can record the internal sounds of the MX61ii directly to your computer, without ever going to the analogue domain, for the highest possible quality.
Extensive Hands-On Controls for VSTs and DAWs
The MX61ii also features solid knobs and durable buttons for controlling internal sounds, DAW parameters and VST instruments. The deceptively simple interface is combined with a remote template editor on your computer so any VST you own or any new VSTs you buy can be easily setup to be controlled by the MX61ii. There are advanced integration templates for use with a variety of DAWs. When used with Cubase, there is even an AI knob so any parameter can be controlled by the large rotary encoder just by mousing over it. It's never been quicker to take full control of Cubase.
A Complete Suite of Music Production Software Included
The MX series is the only hardware synth in its price range to come with a complete suite of music production software tools. The included Steinberg Cubase AI features 48 audio tracks and 64 MIDI tracks, notation, built-in VST effects, so with just the MX61ii and AI you can do complete productions. But Yamaha didn't stop there: it comes bundled with Steinberg Prologue and the Yamaha YC-3B organ emulator so you have some compelling VSTs to get started.
There are Remote Template editors for setting up controls of VSTs. Finally, Yamaha has worked with some third party developers to ensure that there will be fully functional cross platform editors available at release.
In addition to Cubase AI, MX61ii offers the iPad music production App, 'Cubasis LE'. If you connect an MX61ii to the iPad, you can unlock the feature set of Cubasis LE. Bi-directional audio/midi interfacing and USB class compliancy of the MX61ii enhances the music production capabilities of Cubasis LE.
Complete Analogue And Digital Connectivity
In addition to the USB audio/MIDI port, the MX61ii has a USB to Device port so you can connect USB devices for storing MX data to external memory and even playing back wave files directly from a USB stick. If you want to add a tablet or an MP3 player to your system just connect to the AUX input using a mini stereo cable and you are ready to go.
A Lightweight Design with a Quality Yamaha Keyboard
While almost all other keyboard controllers use inexpensive OEM keyboards, the MX61ii features an expertly crafted keyboard that only Yamaha -- the world's largest keyboard manufacturer -- could produce. Weighing only 3.8kg this synthesizer can be carried easily with one hand. MX synthesizers have a compact design so they are easy to carry to the gig and also fit easily into today's compact home music production studios.
MX61ii synthesizers come equipped with VCM effects, which simulate vintage effectors at the circuit level. The sounds of the '70s are brought back to life, through simulating the hard-to-find vintage sounds of equaliser, flanger, phaser, and wah effects introduced by the keyboard legends of the era.
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D): 984 x 112 x 299 mm