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61-note Digital Performance Keyboard with 1,000+ Sounds, VCM Effects, 16-channel Multitimbrality, and DAW Integration
Item ID: MX61

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Record and Perform with Real MOTIF Sounds!

In the studio or on the go, Yamaha's MX-61 performance keyboard gives you the real MOTIF sounds you want plus the tools you need to put them to use. Packed with over 1,000 sounds taken right from the MOTIF XS, plus easy split/layer configurations, Performance Mode, and killer VCM effects, the MX-61 keyboard elegantly balances extreme versatility with simple operation. The result is a feeling like the function you want is always right under your fingertips, and not the usual option overload. And when you dive into advanced functions such as the extensive selection of DAW and VST plug-in controls, it's easy to see how much value the Yamaha MX-61 manages to fit into such an affordable and lightweight keyboard.

Yamaha MX-61 Performance and Recording Keyboard at a Glance:
  • Create music with a massive range of MOTIF sounds and killer VCM effects
  • This lightweight keyboard comes fully loaded with performance options
  • Advanced I/O and hands-on controls let you take command of your studio
Create music with a massive range of MOTIF sounds and killer VCM effects

From realistic acoustic pianos to unique world instruments and classic synths, the sounds Yamaha loaded into the MX-61 keyboard are both fabulous and conspicuously useful. Rather than a dozen french horns followed by scads of similar-sounding amorphous strings, the MX-61 keyboard includes all of the bread-and-butter sounds you could ask for. And when it comes to spicing things up a little, Yamaha's Virtual Circuit Modeling (VCM) effects are absolutely out of this world.

This lightweight keyboard comes fully loaded with performance options

One of the nice things about the MX-61 is that it's one of those rare advanced high-tech keyboards that you can simply sit down at and play. That's because gigging out is largely what Yamaha had in mind when they designed this ultra-compact and super-lightweight instrument. For instance, creating entirely new layer and split configurations is as simple as pressing a button. Each split and layer can have its own arpeggiator assignment, and with 128-note polyphony backing you up, you virtually never have to worry about dropout, even when you play over a full 16-channel SMF MIDI file. There's also a stereo 1/8" aux input available, so you're free to play over your favorite tunes via any standard media player.

Advanced I/O and hands-on controls let you take command of your studio

Not every great stage keyboard is such a stellar performer once you get it in your studio. That's why Yamaha paid special attention to the way serious keyboardists and songwriters have been using their keyboards in the studio, which led them to making a few bold moves with the MX-61 keyboard's design. For instance, with just a single USB cable, you can connect your MX-61 keyboard's audio and MIDI I/O to your computer, providing a complete all-digital communications chain with your DAW software. Many of the MX-61 keyboard's hardware controls can take over DAW functions, and the main jog wheel even functions as an AI knob in Cubase (Steinberg Cubase AI included).

Yamaha MX-61 Performance and Recording Keyboard Features:
  • The highlights of the MOTIF keyboard in an affordable and portable package
  • 61-note semi-weighted keyboard provides smooth and balanced action
  • Loaded with over 1,000 sounds taken from the MOTIF XS keyboard workstation, including 8 x element synth sounds
  • Sounds include pianos, strings, drums, and many other classic digital and strikingly realistic acoustic sounds
  • Virtual Circuit Modeling (VCM) effects let you spice up your sounds
  • Effects include classic flangers, phasers, wah-wahs and more
  • 1-button layer and split controls make setting up complex sounds easy
  • Advanced arpeggiator provides separate arpeggiation for each voice
  • 16-channel SMF (Type 0) playback and 1/8" stereo aux input give you plenty of options for playing over backing tracks
  • 128 note polyphony ensures every note is played
  • Extensive hands-on control for VSTs and DAWs provides incredible studio integration
  • Functions as a 2-channel Audio/1 x 1 MIDI interface when connected to a computer
  • Jog wheel doubles as AI knob in Cubase for added convenience
  • Steinberg Cubase AI DAW application and other production software included
  • Slim and lightweight design make this a perfect performance keyboarding for gigging musicians
Get the MOTIF sounds you love and the versatility you can't perform without from the affordable Yamaha MX-61 keyboard!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number MX61

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See also: Work Stations, Yamaha, Yamaha Keyboard Workstations