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Yamaha MX61 - Blue Reviews

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  • Jim
    from Central PA March 3, 2017Music Background:
    Piano, Bass, Mandolin, Violin, Uke

    Yamaha MX61 - Blue

    Let me start with a word about Sweetwater. Great organization. Very helpful with info on anything you want to know about a product. A follow up e-mail to make sure you are happy with the purchase.

    Only down side with Sweetwater, is that they love to send you a new catalog (602 pages) with every purchase. I have several if anyone needs an extra. lol

    Now on to the MX61.
    Great synth. I use it at home for recordings, and out playing gigs. The "Factory" settings gives you a multitude of instruments/sounds that can then be tweaked real-time to find the exact sound you want, then store it as part of a "Presentation" that holds the settings for that sound, like Rhythm type, voices, Split/Layer/None, octave/transpose, etc. There are 64 "Presentations" that can be called up with the press of a button. I have setup a sort of "Fits Most Songs" sound and assigned it to Mem#1. Then others for special sounds like Bass in my left hand and Glassy Organ in the right hand for the song "Walk Of Life" by Dire Straits. Then plug in a jump drive and write all settings out to the backup. Many backups, say one for dance band, another for wedding music. reload them from the jump drive to be ready for your next gig.
    Someone spent a lot of time designing this thing.
    Also has a button that switches it to "DAW Remote" Basically turning it into a midi controller. I haven used this mode.

    P.S. I originally purchased the MX49 and exchanged it for the MX61 for the extra octave. A must for playing gigs. other than that both 49 or 61 have all the same features.

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