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Yamaha MODX7 Synthesizer

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    Description
    The Yamaha MODX7 is a 76-key synthesizer offering multiple synthesis methods and powerful controls for musicians and producers in homes, studios, and concert venues. Its 76 keys trigger sounds from AWM2 and FM-X sound engines, which bring the same sample-based and frequency modulation synthesis technology from Yamaha's premium MONTAGE line. 4-Part Seamless Sound Switching allows held notes to continue naturally when changing performance patches.

    Interactive controls include easily assignable sliders and knobs, pitch and modulation wheels, and the Super Knob—a large illuminated control that facilitates manipulation of multiple parameters simultaneously. Utilize the MODX7's Motion Sequences to rhythmically modify settings and tweak the rhythmic control data in real time. Thanks to Live Sets, you can structure your Performances without having to copy, reorder, or rename them.

    Connect to your computer via USB to send and receive multichannel audio and MIDI over a single cable. Additionally, the MODX7 provides traditional 5-pin MIDI I/O, two 1/4" line outputs, and a 1/4" headphone jack. Two 1/4" analog inputs enable versatile processing of external audio sources, which can also feed the source-selectable envelope follower. 1/4" inputs are also present for foot controllers and footswitches (available separately). The MODX7 is supplied with an AC adapter.

    SOUND

    Sound is the most important aspect of any instrument. The power of the MODX synthesis engine allows unlimited potential to create your own unique sound demanded by any artist.

    The MODX sound engine is based on the same technology powering the flagship MONTAGE: AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) sample and synthesis engine and a pure FM-X (Frequency Modulation) synthesizer modernized for amazing sound playback and complex sound design.

    AWM2

    Only found in Yamaha music synthesizers, the AWM2 engine offers much more than just sample playback. Each of the 16 AWM2 parts feature eight fully-programmable synthesizers with a filter (18 different types!,) amplitude, pitch and filter envelope generators, nine LFOs, 3-band EQ and a dedicated dual insert effect with Virtual Circuitry Modeling.

    FM-X

    FM-X is an amazingly sophisticated pure synthesizer engine capable of producing classic ‘80s or cutting-edge, EDM sound with incredible dynamic range, power and fidelity. MODX features an 8-operator FM architecture and 64-note polyphony, allowing for a massive array of sound design options.


    192-NOTE TOTAL POLYPHONY

    MODX features 128-note stereo AWM2 polyphony and 64-notes of FM-X polyphony. Due to the unique architecture of MODX and MONTAGE, this polyphony is always available without latency or compromising other features.


    SSS (Seamless Sound Switching)

    Seamless Sound Switching (SSS) lets you change performances seamlessly without any cut-off in envelope or effects. This is perfect for live performances where you end one song and start another without stopping.

    * This function is only available for Performances that have a maximum of 4 parts.

    INTEGRATED FLASH

    MODX includes 1 GB of non-volatile user flash memory with high speed reading/writing for your own custom samples or synth libraries from yamahamusicsoft.com.

    EFFECTS

    From high definition reverbs to incredibly detailed Virtual Circuit Modeling (VCM) effects, MODX is loaded with DSP innovation, power and, most importantly, sound quality. Use effects like Beat Repeat, Vinyl Break or Bit Crusher to get EDM sound. The Spiralizer effect creates the auditory illusion of a tone continually rising or falling in pitch without getting higher or lower.

    You can even add a compressor with sidechain for a modern “ducking” effect. Or go retro with vintage effects like Analog Delay, VCM Phaser or a variety of Amp Simulators. Piano players will appreciate piano-focused effects like Damper Resonance for a super-realistic piano experience and the HD reverbs that let you put yourself in any performance space.

    A/D INPUT

    Coupled with two A/D inputs, MODX is a perfect centerpiece for any professional recording studio or live computer rig.

    SIDECHAIN

    Automatically control the dynamic behavior of one part from another. Sidechain is very popular in modern dance music where a pad or other sustain part is “keyed” to the kick drum. When the kick drum plays, it ducks down the sustained part creating a “pumping” rhythmic effect.

    MULTI-CHANNEL USB AUDIO INTERFACE

    As expected for modern computer-based music production, MODX features a professional 4-in/10-out, multi-channel USB audio interface. A single-cable connection replaces the need for an external audio interface. iOS compatible.

    CONTROL

    Every artist wants to sound unique. Take control and stand out from the crowd. Bring the sophistication of music production automation to realtime live performance with Motion Control.

    SUPER KNOB

    The Super Knob allows simultaneous control of up to 128 parameters in a single Performance. This means you can control nearly anything from mix functions like volume, pan and effect sends to detailed synth parameters like filters, LFOs and Operators.

    That’ s 128 parameters…SIMULTANEOUSLY!

    The Super Knob can even be assigned to a second FC7 foot controller making it easy to manipulate the sound when playing with both hands.


    MOTION SEQUENCES

    Motion Sequences are tempo-synchronized, completely customizable control sequences that can be assigned to virtually any synthesizer parameter and provide incredible new ways of creating sound.

    Motion Sequences also have dedicated controls on the front panel making it easy to manipulate and change in real-time, providing incredible interactivity and expression.


    ENVELOPE FOLLOWER

    The Envelope Follower converts audio into a control source for control of virtually any synthesizer parameter. For example, a drum loop could drive effects parameters for a cool rhythm or a vocal recording could control multiple parameters for a “talking” synthesizer. The audio can even be a “live” source through the A/D input.

    AUDIO BEAT SYNC

    ABS (Audio Beat Sync) detects the beat of and external device like an electronic drum kit, drum machine or audio player plugged into the A/D input and synchronizes the MODX Arpeggiator, Motion Sequencer or Songs to the tempo of the external input. The MODX synthesizer “listens” to live music and plays in time.


    CUBASE AI BUNDLE

    MODX is bundled with Cubase AI, Steinberg's professional music production application that offers integrated recording and editing.

    Cubase AI MOBILITY
    Designed for musicians on the go, MODX is compact, lightweight and mobile.

    LIGHTWEIGHT

    The MODX6 weighs in at 14.6 lbs, the MODX7 at 16.3 lbs and the 88-note weighted Graded Hammer Action MODX8 comes in at a svelte 30.4 lbs.

    SOFT CASE

    The premium soft case for MODX is protective, lightweight and stylish. Not just a mere “gig bag”, the MODX soft case is manufactured with top-notch nylon, high quality zippers, pockets for pedals and cables and a luxurious inside that will keep your MODX protected and looking great for years to come.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Additive, Frequency Modulation, ROM, Sampling, Subtractive, Wave Table
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 16
    Waveforms: Additive, Pulse, Pulse Variable, ROM, Saw Down, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Super Saw, Triangle, Wave Table, White Noise
    ROM Size: 5.67 GB Pre set / 1 GB User
    ROM Resolution: 24 bit, 44.1 kHz
    Osc Modulation: After Touch, Breath Controller, Continuous Controller, Envelope, Fader, Glide / Portamento, Input, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Sequencer, Sync Hard, Velocity
    Oscillator Notes:
    + AMW2: 8 Elements ROM
    + FM Synthesis: 8 Operator
    + 6,347 waveforms
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 16
    Evelope Paramerters: Initional Level, Attack, Decay, Decay 2, Sustain, Release, Level 4, Freerun, Looping, Triggered, Time
    Filters
    Filters: 1
    Types: Band Pass, Comb, Formant, High Pass, Low Pass, Notch, Resonance, Serial, Parallel
    Filter Modulation: After Touch, Breath Controller, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Pitch Wheel, Portamento, Sequencer, Velocity
    Filter Notes:
    18 Filter Types
    LFO
    LFO: 9
    LFO Parameters: Noise, Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Delay, Freerun, Key Sync
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 128
    Timbrality: 16
    Tuning: Micro, Standard
    Modes: Polyphonic, Split, Unison
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 2,000
    Storage: Internal, USB
    Editing: USB
    Arpeggiator
    Preset: 10,239 types
    User: 256 types
    Parts: 8 Parts simultaneous (max.)
    Effects
    Reverb x 12 types, Variation x 76 types, Insertion (A, B) x 76 types*, Master Effect x 15 types *A/D part insertion x 71 types (Preset settings for parameters of each effect type are provided as templates) Master EQ (5 bands), 1st part EQ (3 bands), 2nd part EQ (2 bands)
    Sequencer
    16 Sequence tracks
    Tempo track
    Scene track
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 73 keys, Semi-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Aftertouch, Velocity, Buttons, Pads, Knobs, Motion Control, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Control, Pedal - Patch Change, Pedal - Sustain, Pedal - Volume, Tempo Knob, Tempo Tap, Arpeggiator, Sequencer
    Display Type: LED
    Display Notes: 7" TFT Color Wide VGA LCD touch screen
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 1,144mm (45-1/16") x 331mm (13-1/16") x 134mm (5-1/4")
    Weight: 7.4 kg (16 lbs 5 oz)
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Inputs: 2 x 1/4"
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, USB
    DAC Bits: 24
    DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
    Power: 12V DC
    Production
    Year Released: 2018
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] usa.yamaha.com
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $1,499.99 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $1,899.00 - convert
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