Yamaha MODX6 61-Key Synthesizer Workstation Keyboard (Discontinued)
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The MODX6 is based on Yamaha's flagship Montage line, utilizing the same sound engine and "motion sequences" technology at a more affordable price point.
Motion control lets you do multiple simultaneous parameter adjustments with just a "Super Knob", which lets you create interesting sound textures and spaces that otherwise would require a lot of real-time tweaking while playing.
It has tons of sounds, effects, rhythms, arpeggiators and more, to let you do everything from basic piano to producing complete tracks. It has even has a cool Rhythm Pattern feature that automatically adds different types of rhythms that dynamically move with the arpeggiator which are great for modern electronic music.
In addition to the 61-key synth keybed, it also features pitchbend, modwheel and a wide array of assignable buttons, knobs and sliders.
Other noteworthy features include having its own FM synthesis, effects and signal processor modeling, seamless sound switching and more.
It's nifty "Super Knob" control and smart rhythm functions, combines with its sound engine to make this a very versatile tool for keyboardists of any musical style.
- Keys: 61 Synth Keys
- Polyphony: 192 Total (128 Stereo AWM2 and 64 FM-X)
- Sound Engine(s): AWM2, FM-X
- Controllers: Pitchbend, Modwheel, Assignable Super Knob, Assignable Faders, Knobs and Buttons
- Effects: Up to 27 simultaneous effects
- Audio Recording: Yes via Built-in Audio Interface
- Audio Playback: Yes via Built-in Audio Interface
- Sequencer: Performance Recorder
- Audio Inputs: 2 x 1/4"
- Audio Outputs: 2 x 1/4"
- MIDI Inputs/Outputs: In/Out/USB
- Other Connections: 1 x 1/4" Headphones, 4 x 1/4" Sustain & Foot Controller
- USB: 1 x Type B, 1 x Type A
- Dimensions: 5.27” x 36.88” x 13.03”
- Weight: 14.9 lbs.