Yamaha 49-Key Music Production Synthesizer Keyboard MX49

Retail Price: $799.00
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Yamaha 49-Key Music Production Synthesizer Keyboard MX49

Pro-Level Yamaha Motif Sounds in an Affordable Synth!

Designed with the gigging musician in mind, the Yamaha MX49 offers all the professional sounds, effects, and performance features you could want in a super-lightweight keyboard. At under 9 pounds, the 49-key MX49 is easy to transport from studio to stage. Tap into the more than 1,000 voices taken directly from the Yamaha Motif XS series of synths, editable right on the keyboard. Standard 5-pin MIDI, audio, and USB I/O make it easy to integrate the MX49 into your setup. In the studio, advanced controller features give you hands-on control for DAWs and virtual instruments, and the included Steinberg Cubase AI software provides everything you need to get started making music right out of the box.

Over a Thousand Sounds at Your Fingertips

From pianos and strings to drums and synth sounds, the MX49 has a voice for every purpose. This synth borrows its 1,000+ awesome voices from Yamaha's Motif XS series, making a pro soundset available in a significantly more affordable unit. The MX49's streamlined interface is easy to navigate, too, providing you with hands-on selection of all the voices as well as the ability to edit and store your own sounds directly on the keyboard.

Live performances are made all the better with the MX49's 16-part multi settings and 128-note polyphony. Switch between any of the 16 parts without the sound cutting off, and enjoy playing lush DAW MIDI tracks without dropping any notes.

VCM Effects for Vintage Tones

Give your performance that '70s sound with the keyboard's built-in Virtual Circuit Modeling (VCM) effects, which simulate the vintage sounds of equalizer, flanger, phaser, and wah effects introduced by legendary keyboards from way back when.

Easy Split/Layer Performance Mode

Whether you're noodling around, or finding sounds fast for a last-minute gig, you'll appreciate the MX49's split and layer functions available in Performance Mode. Combine two voices to play on the keyboard using the dedicated Split and Layer buttons -- each with their own arpeggiator -- and a dedicated part for a drum track.

Functions as a 2-Channel Audio/1x1 MIDI Interface

Connect your MX49 to your computer via USB to send and receive MIDI data and stereo audio over one cable. You'll be able to monitor your DAW tracks and all the sounds from virtual instruments via the headphone output of the MX49. Designed for professional music applications, the MX49's built-in digital-to-analog converters make your DAW's output sound great. Moreover, the MX interface is bi-directional so you can record the internal sounds of the MX49 directly to your computer without sending them through another conversion.

USB to Device Port and 1/8" Stereo In

There's no shortage of connectivity options on this synth. In addition to the USB audio/MIDI port, there's a USB to Device port so you can connect USB devices for storing MX data to external memory or for playing back WAV files directly from a USB stick. Add an MP3 player or tablet to your setup by connecting to the AUX input using a mini stereo cable.

Do More with Your DAW

Dedicated knobs and buttons allow you to use the MX49 as a controller for internal sounds, DAW parameters, and VST instruments. The keyboard's easy-to-use interface is combined with a remote template editor on your computer, which means that any of your VSTs can be set up to be controlled by the MX49. When using the MX49 with the included Cubase AI music-production software, you can mouse over any parameter, then use the MX49's large AI knob to control it.

Music-Production Software Included

Cubase AI offers 48 audio tracks and 64 MIDI tracks, notation, built-in VST effects, and much more. The MX49 also ships with instruments like Steinberg Prologue and the Yamaha YC-3B organ emulator, as well as Remote Template editors for setting up controls for VSTs. The MX49 provides everything you need to get started making music right away.

Yamaha 49-Key Music Production Synthesizer Keyboard Features:

  • 49-Key synthesizer keyboard ideal for live performance and studio use
  • Over 1,000 sounds from the Motif XS series
  • Equipped with VCM effects, which add vintage flavor to your tones
  • Easy Split /Layer Performance Mode lets you combine voices
  • 16-Part multitimbral and 128-note polyphony for lush performances without note dropoff
  • Extensive hands-on controls for VSTs and DAWs
  • Bi-directional USB audio/MIDI interfacing
  • Includes Steinberg Cubase AI music-production software, Steinberg Prologue, and Yamaha YC-3B
  • Complete analog and digital connectivity: USB audio/MIDI port, USB to Device port, Aux 1/8" stereo input, L and R 1/4" line outputs
  • Ultra-lightweight design (8.38 pounds)