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Yamaha’s MODX Synthesizers

Victoria Wasylak • Pro Audio • January 24, 2019

The MODX from Yamaha is a line of compact, lightweight, hybrid synthesizers inspired by flagship Yamaha synth technology.

This successor to the popular Yamaha MOXF line will be available in three models –MODX6 (61 semi-weighted keys), MODX7 (76 semi-weighted keys) and MODX8 (88 weighted and graded keys)– to fit the needs of synth players, keyboardists and pianists alike. The MODX sound engine draws on the same technology powering the flagship MONTAGE synth: AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) sample and synthesis engine plus a pure FM -X (Frequency Modulation) synthesizer modernized for dynamic synthesis and complex sound design.

The MODX also incorporates Motion Control, a highly programmable control matrix for dynamic sound interaction. This gives musicians unparalleled ability to direct and manipulate their sound by interacting with their performances in fine detail. The MODX expands on the MOXF by offering a wide array of control and workflow elements.

Seamless Sound Switching has been introduced in the tradition of MONTAGE to allow switching between Performances without any sound cutoff. MODX has DSP power with up to 13 simultaneous dual insertion effects and 3 system/master effects. MODX polyphony has been increased to 128 notes of stereo AWM2 (sample-based) plus 64 FM-X (Frequency Modulation synthesis).

The control panel now includes four faders, multi-function Super Knob and a touchscreen display. At the same time, the MODX is housed in a lightweight body that makes it easy to carry to sessions, gigs and rehearsals.

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