The Score Magazine May 2017 - Page 25

Yamaha MX 49 & 61 Great for stage, studio and everywhere in between parts for each performance. The keyboard features 128 notes of polyphony, so you won't have to worry about notes cutting off even with the densest sequences from your DAW. The MX series synthesizers feature carefully selected sounds taken from the Yamaha MOTIF XS. That powerful sonic palette is packed into sleek packages (available in 49- and 61-note versions) that fit today's on-the-go life style. But the MX Series aren't just synthesizers; they are designed to bridge the gap between hardware and software. By adding extensive audio and MIDI USB connectivity, advanced DAW and VST controller features and a suite of powerful music production software, the MX integrate hardware reliability with controller flexibility to give you the best of both worlds at a ground breaking level of affordability. 128 performances & 16-multi-timbral parts for each performance. Bi-directional USB Audio/MID interfacing But the MX doesn't just control software DAWs and VSTs; it's an audio interface. One thing about this series of keyboards i s the fact that one can record its internal sounds directly to the computer. There's no need to go the analog route, therefore you get the highest sound quality possible. You can control internal sounds, DAW parameters and VST instruments via the knobs and buttons of your MX. This hands-on control is truly impressive. The keyboard comes with a complete suite of music production software. Included in your package is Steinberg Cubase AI which features 48 audio tracks and 64 MIDI tracks, notation and built- in VST effects, allowing you to do complete productions. In addition the keyboard comes with compelling VSTs to get you started, namely, Steinberg Prologue and the Yamaha YC-3B organ emulator. Bottom Line Rewrites the rules for what you can expect from a do-it-all gig keyboard at an entry-level price. An outstanding value. The Yamaha MX49 and Yamaha MX61 each feature 128 performances, all editable. There's a total of 16-multi-timbral The Score Magazine highonscore.com 23