Yamaha’s newest mid-range Synthesizer keyboard workstation MODX has leaked and will probably replace the best-known MOXF series.
The summer holidays are over and slowly big music tech companies are coming back from their holidays. After Native Instruments has already presented 9 new products and Roland has announced news for this week, now also a new Yamaha Synthesizer has been spotted. If we can trust the leak, Yamaha is about to introduce a mid-range Synthesizer keyboard workstation called MODX that will probably replace the MOXF series. From the first look, it can be described as a stripped down version of their flagship Synthesizer MONTAGE.
The new MODX from Yamaha could be in my opinion a great new Synthesizer because it has many features of the MONTAGE but for less money: AVM2 sample & synthesis engine, FM-X synth engine (8 operator), LCD-touchscreen, Waveform-ROM, seamless sound switching for performance with up to four parts, 10,239 arpeggios, master keyboard functions, multi-channel USB audio interface and powerful Super Knob.
If you are interested in the MONTAGE but don’t have the budget, the MODX can be a very good and affordable alternative. Since different retailers already list the keyboard, the complete feature set is also leaked.
- AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) sample and synthesis engine
- 76-note semi-weighted keybed for fluid playability
- Unparalleled sonic versatility for creating sounds from iconic 80s sounds to modern-day EDM cutting-edge leads
- Integrated performance controls include faders and encoders for in-depth control over parameters
- Ideal for both studio and stage use
- FM-X Synth Engine (8 operator FM)
- LCD-Touchscreen 7″-Colour-Wide-VGA-TFT
- Waveform-ROM expanded from 741 MB to 5.67 GB
- 2,370 new Waveforms, 6,347 total in ROM
- 1 GB Flash-ROM built-in
- Ca. 2,000 preset performances
- 640 user performances
- 5,120 library performances
- Seamless Sound Switching “SSS“ for Performances with up to four Parts
- 13 dual insert effects (12 Parts + A/D Input)
- Over 256 preset live set slots, 2,048 User & 2,048 library live set slots
- 10,239 arpeggios
- Eight arpeggio Parts simultaneously
- Eight Scenes per Performance
- Master keyboard functions for each Performance
- Multichannel USB Audio Interface, 2-in/10-out
Yamaha has not yet released any information on the MODX, nor price nor when it’s available. Retailers write about a possible availability in September for a price of £1399 in the UK for the 76-note version. Full information will follow soon.
Source: Yamaha Musicians