Yamaha MM6 "Mini Mo"Item ID: MM6
61-key Synthesizer with Motif Sounds, Real-time Control Knobs, and Onboard Sequencer
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Easy-to-use Synth with MOTIF SoundsThe MM6 synthesizer combines sounds from the MOTIF, grooves from around the world, and a simple-to-use interface in a portable, 61-note keyboard. You can use the MM6's onboard sequencer to create songs, or connect to your computer via USB and record using the included Cubase software. Real-time knobs provide filter and envelope generator, while built-in grooves (with drum, bass and backing sounds) can be played along with other sounds in Performance mode. Whether you just want to jam with friends, put together songs on the fly, or lay down some full-fledged productions on your DAW, the MM6 gives you the flexible tools to do it.
Yamaha MM6 Synthesizer at a Glance:
Based on sounds from the MOTIF
Drawing on the same sounds of the popular pro-level MOTIF series instruments, the MM6 has a wide variety of dynamic, realistic and just plain powerful voices to help you create amazing music. The MM6 also gives you total control over your sound, with real-time tweakable knobs, and features special Patterns that provide full backing drums, bass and chords for your live performance and song creation. And since the MM6 is exceptionally light and portable, you can bring it anywhere and everywhere your music takes you. The MM6 has 418 Voices and 22 Drum Kits on board, based on the sounds of the famed pro-level MOTIF series synthesizers. These exceptionally high-quality sounds range from authentic and natural acoustic instruments to wild, unique and in-your-face synth Voices. An extra set of GM Voices (128 Normal, 1 Drum Kit) is built into the instrument as well, giving you all you need to play back songs recorded in that popular format.
Easy search function
So many Voices, so little time! Thats why Yamaha also included a convenient Category Search function. Just select the type of instrument you want to play organ, guitar, synth lead, strings, or whatever, then select the specific Voice. All your favorite sounds are right at your fingertips.
Take control. Twist some knobs and tweak the sound. Make it sing and make it scream. The MM6 puts some serious control in your hands. Change the filter cutoff and resonance settings as well as the EG attack and release with the four knobs in real time as you play.
Backing Rhythm Patterns
The MM6 has a full set of Patterns that give you rhythmic backing in a wide variety of music styles including Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, Dance, Ambient, Pop, Rock, Jazz and World styles. These Patterns are just what you need to shake up the dance floor. All dynamic, all powerful, the MM6 gives you the real thing. Patterns that stay in the groove, but never sound mechanical. Drum loops with a truly human feel that dance and float around the beat, yet remain firmly in the pocket. Riffs and licks that get you inspired, get you moving, and get you creating some serious music.
The powerful Arpeggiator feature lets you automatically create repeating rhythmic phrases and note patterns. A full 213 Arpeggiator types are built in, letting you trigger a variety of musically useful and exciting patterns to get the house jumping. Many of these Arpeggiator types use synth lead, piano and guitar Voices to generate melodic and broken chord patterns based on the chords you play with your left hand. Bass arpeggios and Drum Voice rhythm loops are also included, letting you easily set up dynamic riffs and beats to jam over.
When you play live, you want to be able to make sound changes quickly, not just between songs, but in the middle of a song too. The Performance Memory feature is just the tool you need to smoothly switch gears and take things up a notch or two. Each Performance can store combined settings for the Voices you want to use (including special keyboard splits and layers), the Patterns you want as backing tracks, and any other crucial settings for your live work. Then, simply call up each Performance by pressing a single button.
With the rear panel USB connection, the MM6 makes it easier than ever before to transfer your valuable data between devices. Plug in a USB thumb drive or memory stick and store the important MIDI songs, Pattern files, Performance settings and all other data you've created, and then bring it to a computer for archiving and organizing. You can also save your recorded songs in the universal SMF (Standard MIDI File) format, then transfer and use those on any another SMF-compatible device, including computers running MIDI music sequencing software.The MM6 is all about making music. And since much of todays music is being made on computers, the MM6 is built to fit right into any computer music system. Just connect the USB To Host terminal on the instrument to your computer with a standard USB cable, and you've got the makings of a sophisticated recording setup. And just to make sure you get a head start, Yamaha included a free copy of Cubase LEa full-featured music production software that has all you need to record your performance data from the MM6 via MIDI (and even use plug-in synthesizers in the software),edit the data, process the sounds with effects, arrange it in multiple tracks and perform final mixdown.
Yamaha MM6 Synthesizer Features:
The Yamaha MM6 Synthesizer is a versatile, easy-to-use synth!
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Reviewsbased on 10 reviews
The Magnificent "Mini Mo"
by Gabrielle Silva from Boulder COI have to say that this little hummer has far exceeded my expectations. I LOVE the rhythm bits that give me the freedom to improvise endlessly in time. It's really easy to learn using the DVD "Making ... read more [+]Beats on the Yamaha mm6". So creative. Buy this. close [-]
April 3, 2013
Music Background: Professional jazz musician
by miami producer aka J-audio from miami,cali,ny,atlREALLY if the price was a 1,000$ i would still buy it.. geesh this thing is awsome dawg
August 16, 2012
Easy To Use w/Great Sounds!
by Michael T from south LouisianaI was looking for an affordable keyboard to add to my growing collection. Most of my keyboards are ventage synths like the Ensoniq TS10 & TS12 which were great and easy to use. I was a bit apprehensiv... read more [+]e about its ease of use because I am blind but this keyboard just blew me away with great sounds and easy navigation even without being able to see the unit. You can't go wrong. Now I REALLY want the Motif that I can't afford. LOL close [-]
March 29, 2011
Music Background: Old geezer musician getting back into the music scene.
The Yamaha MM6 will THRILL You!!
by jetropo from GeorgiaJust received this synthesizer very recently, it is all that I expected it to be, very light weight which is a major plus, if fact, lighter than my old YAMAHA PSR. the sounds are just WOW in your face... read more [+]!! . I have read many reviews online before buying this extraordinary instrument. I started playing right out of the box, although you will need to browse through the manual for recording on the 8 track sequencer, this is only to avoid losing information stored. Some reviews are expecting this MM6 to have all of the features of the very expensive synthesizers out there on the market. The Yamaha MM6 is made what it was meant to do, satisfy the average to pro musician who appreciate the great sounds from the MOtif engine in a smaller package, that is why it is called the Mini Mo because of its uniqueness, you would love to haul this baby around, the configuration is easy on the eyes. This synthesizer suits me well because I already have a 16 track recording studio mixer so I don't need what all the high end models have. The most important thing that I look for in a keyboard synthesizer is sound, I can compromise most things outside of sound. As they say the YAMAHA MM6 will THRILL YOU!! By the way, the drum kits, pianos, Live Orchestra, etc, are awesome!!! close [-]
December 11, 2007
Music Background: Pro Musician/Producer
The MM6 is a super-value deal for anyone in search of a high-quality keyboard and a wide variety of sounds! I spent some time with the Mini Mo and was extremely impressed with the instruments ranging from acoustic to electronic. This is a great choice for a gigging musician, the studio, or as a first professional keyboard for yourself or your deserving loved ones!
Yamaha MM6 "Mini Mo"
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