Yamaha has introduced the MX BK/BU Synthesizer series, offering over 1000 voices from the MOTIF series, plus deep computer and iOS integration in a compact, lightweight keyboard. Here’s what they have to say about it: The MX BK/BU series synthesizers feature carefully selected sounds taken from the Yamaha MOTIF XS. That powerful sonic palette is… Read More Yamaha Intros 16-Part Multitimbral MX BK/BU Synthesizer, FM Essentials iOS App
SampleScience has introduced AdLibXRom, a sample-based instrument, featuring the sound of the AdLib sound card. The AdLib soundcard, widely used in 90’s PCs, had a synthesis chip build by Yamaha. This chip was the YM3812, a FM and additive synthesizer which had up to 9 channels of digitally produced sound.
2016 Summer NAMM Show: Yamaha has introduced the latest models in the company’s EMX series powered mixer lineup. Like their predecessors, each of the new models – the EMX2, EMX5 and EMX7 – integrate a mixer, power amplifiers and digital effects into a single chassis- so you only need to add speakers and a sound source. The… Read More Yamaha Intros New EMX Powered Mixers
At Musikmesse 2016, Yamaha was showcasing their new Montage synthesizer. The Yamaha Montage, available in 61-, 76- and 88-key configurations, offers twice the power of the Motif line, plus an advanced FM synth engine.
Our coverage of the Yamaha Montage synthesizer introduction generated a lot of questions from readers about FM-X – the company’s ‘modern, pure Frequency Modulation synthesis’ engine. So, we talked with Yamaha product specialist Blake Angelos, right, to find out more. “Although it’s is based on the same type of synthesis as the DX-7,” said Angelos, “It is very… Read More Yamaha FM-X Synthesis: Way More Powerful Than A DX-7
At the 2016 NAMM Show, Yamaha introduced a couple of new adapters that are designed to let you connect your MIDI gear wirelessly via Bluetooth to devices up to 10 meters away. Yamaha’s Nate Tschetter gave us a quick overview at the Winter NAMM Show.
2016 NAMM Show: At the NAMM Show, Yamaha announced some updates to Soundmondo, its social media site for synth patch sharing. Soundmondo lets you connect your synth to the Internet, via Web MIDI, for patch sharing and more. Yamaha’s Nate Tschetter gave us an update on Soundmondo:
At the 2016 NAMM Show, Yamaha introduced a keytar attachment for the company’s line of Reface mobile mini keyboards. The combination of the keytar attachment and the Reface’s support for battery power means that users have the same freedom to move around as guitarist and bassists. Yamaha’s Nate Tschetter gave us a quick overview of the new Reface… Read More Yamaha Intros Reface Keytar Adapter