NAMM Update – The Yamaha MX49 & MX61 Workstation Keyboards

At the 2013 NAMM ShowPhil Clendenin of Yamaha gives a quick overview of their new MX49 & MX61 workstations.

The Yamaha MX49 & MX61 workstations offer sounds from the company’s MOTIF series, 128-not polyphony, 16-part multi-timbral capability, DAW control and USB Audio/MIDI interfacing in a portable design.

See the Yamaha site for details.

Yamaha Intros Affordable MX49 & MX61 Synthesizers

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Yamaha has officially introduced the MX49 & MX61 synthesizers.

Here’s what Yamaha has to say about the two new synths:

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.


  • Over 1000 sounds from the MOTIF series
  • Equipped with VCM effects
  • Easy Split /Layer Performance Mode for Instant Inspiration
  • 16-Part Multi timbral and 128-note polyphony
  • Extensive Hands-On controls for VSTs and DAWs
  • Bi-directional USB Audio/MID interfacing
  • A suite of music production software included
  • A lightweight design with a quality Yamaha keyboard
  • Complete analog and digital connectivity

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Yamaha MX49 & MX61 Workstations (Sneak Preview)

News has leaked out about a couple of new workstations from Yamaha, the MX49 and MX61.

Here are features (unofficial) for the Yamaha MX49 & MX61:

  • 49 and 61 keys (MX49/MX61)
  • Over 1.000 voices from MOTIF XS
  • 128 maximum polyphony
  • VCM effects
  • 999 arpeggios
  • 4 knobs
  • Ultra compact and lightweight
  • Stereo Aux
  • Audio and MIDI USB interface
  • Software YC-3B and HALion SE

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